Durban

The coastal city of Durban is alive with African, Indian and colonial influences. Begin with a seaside stroll along the Golden Mile. Then visit the Old Court House Museum, the Port Natal Maritime Museum or the Durban Natural Science Museum, and wrap up with a stop at the Botanical Garden. A stroll through the Indian Quarter will take you to Victoria Street Market and Juma Musjin Mosque. To pick up some souvenirs, head to Wilson’s Wharf, renowned for its artisanal goods, and then to Heritage Market or Gateway Shopping Mall. The Durban Art Gallery and Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts are both well-known for their quality craftsmanship. Fearless adventurers, swim with the white sharks on the nearby reefs! All year long, Durban moves to the beat of its world-class events, including the Durban International Film Festival (July), Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience (August-September) and Poetry Africa (October).