Durban waterfront – South Africa
View of Durban – South Africa
uShaka Marine World in Durban – South Africa
- Durban was originally called Terra do Natal by Vasco da Gama when he visited in 1497.
- It has the busiest container port in Africa and is the 9th largest harbour in the world.
- The first steam railway in South Africa was opened in Durban in 1860.
- Mahatma Ghandi, political activist and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement actually started his political career in Durban when he arrived in 1893.
- The Bunny Chow is typically representative of Durban – a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry
- The world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathon, the Comrades Marathon, takes place here.
- One of the top surfing destinations in South Africa
- The rickshaw was brought to Durban, in 1893, by the sugar baron Sir Marshall Campbell, from London. Rickshaw pullers have been operating in Durban for more than 100 years.
- Aliwal Shoal near Durban is considered as one of the world’s top diving sites.
- The town gots its name from the former governor of the Cape Colony Sir Benjamin D’Urban in 1835.