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Venture into the valley

Umgeni River in the Durban Green Corridor

Durban – Instead of heading for the beach, head for Inanda. And today is as good a time as any. Fifteen minutes out of Durban towards Inanda, an entire green valley opens up, offering everything from canoeing, historic trips, hiking trails and mountain biking. It sounds like something out of …

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The Battlefields & Nambiti Private Game Reserve – See the big 5


22 Days of the Exceptional Zulu Kingdom – Day 19 ABOUT NAMBITI One of the more popular private Game Reserves in the country, Nambiti is quintessentially African. With the establishment of successful development programmes, the reserve continues to benefit and enrich the local people, offer guests some of the finest …

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Throwback Thursday – Durban’s West Street


Throwback Thursday – Durban’s West Street The Durban CBD boasts a well-planned grid of city streets, many of which have now been renamed to honour struggle heroes. West Street is no different – originally named after Martin West, a British born man who worked for the Dutch East India Company. He …

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Throw Back Thursday: Durban’s Town Halls

5.1.1. Main Post Office 3426

Throw Back Thursday: Durban’s Town Halls Durban’s first town hall; the foundation stone was laid in 1883 and it was used as the Town Hall from 1885 to 1910 when the new Durban Town Hall (an almost exact replica of Belfast’s City Hall), just across the road, came into use. …

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Umhlanga, a Brief History


Umhlanga – the charming, trendy resort town on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal just north of Durban city is known today as the oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is the destination of choice for many. Umhlanga boasts prestigious luxury hotels, breathtaking beaches, and some of the …

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