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Durban Walking Tour

Interests

History, culture and city life. the experience is design to connect you to the people of this beautiful land and provide you with some insight in the city.

Price

R890 per person.

Minimum 2 pax

All groups +5 please enquire using the form

Pick-up time & duration

Every Day 10:00AM to 13:00PM

3 HOURS

Inclusions

Tour guide, Water or Coffee

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What to expact from the Experience

On this Historical Tour, we will be visiting the  City center to look at various buildings, monuments, and statues of historical significance. The tour includes a discussion of Durban’s rich and unique architectural styles, including the many Art Deco buildings for which Durban is famous for and most importantly the Culture.

The tour will be showcasing some must-see and hidden gems in the city while providing guests with a deeper sense of understanding.

Bring an open mind and empty your perception box.

Durban is a unique city and has very complex issues which makes it unique

Culture and History of Durban

Durban, formerly Port Natal, the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal province and chief seaport of South Africa, located on Natal Bay of the Indian Ocean. European settlement began with a band of Cape Colony traders led by Francis G. Farewell, who charted the port in 1824 and named the site Port Natal. The land was ceded to the group by Shaka, the Zulu king (whose right to take that action is disputed), and the Old Fort (now a museum) was built. Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal and was named for Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony. In the late 1830s and early ’40s the Boers clashed with the British over control of Durban. It became a borough (town) in 1854 and was created a city in 1935.

With British colony came the arrival many indians who where brought here for cheap later, Durban now as the largest number of indian populations outside india.

 

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Key landmarks we will be visiting:

The tour will take you to the following points of interest:
 

  • Station Building

  • Victoria Market

  • Town Hall

  • Francis Farewell Square

  • City Hall

  • Dick King Statue

  • Vasco Da Gama Clock

  • John Ross Statue

  • Old Court House

  • Old train station buildings – Workshop E Platform House

  • KwaMuhle Museum

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"This is really an amazing experience.Their nightlife experiences are worth it and the company lives up to their name. Thanks Tye and Romeo!"

Treasure M wrote a review Feb 2020