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  • Durban's major interest lies in its beautiful waterfront, bordered with long docks and situated very close to the busy quarter of Golden Miles (that can be also looked around by riding one of the numerous rickshaws pulled by Indians or Zulus). Other sightseeing glimpses of this very active city: pleasant suburban sea-side resorts (Umhlanga) and an important Indian community (the Victoria marketplace ...
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  • The city of Durban is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
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  • This is Africa's oldest yacht club, hosting various events. You can become a member via the website should you so wish.
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  • Durban city centre lies right next to the Indian Ocean. Despite the prevailing very high level of insecurity, it remains a favourite seaside resort among tourists.
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  • Durban is an industrial city renowned notably for its sugar refineries and its Toyota automobile manufacturing plant.
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  • Portuguese sailor Vasco de Gama was the first to arrive on the African coastline from the Indian Ocean.
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  • The majority of inhabitants speak Zulu, although the English, Afrikaans and Hindi languages are also used.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination South Africa

Durban's major interest lies in its beautiful waterfront, bordered with long docks and situated very close to the busy quarter of Golden Miles (that can be also looked around by riding one of the numerous rickshaws pulled by Indians or Zulus). Other sightseeing glimpses of this very active city: pleasant suburban sea-side resorts (Umhlanga) and an important Indian community (the Victoria marketplace in the Indian quarter).

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Durban: the key figures

Surface area : 1219912.0 km2

Population : 48782756 inhabitants

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