Durban is the third largest city in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also one of the most important ports of the African continent and one of the cities hosting the World Cup 2010 South Africa. Durban is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and its beaches the bathes the Indian Ocean.
In Durban, the language Zulu is the most widely spoken, followed by the English. One of the special characteristics of their beaches is that water is kept warm throughout the year thanks to the flow of Agulhas.
Tourist Attractions and places of interest:
Ushaka Marine World. Is the theme park Marino bigger in Africa, which houses also one of the five aquariums largest in the world.
Golden Mile. A stretch of four kilometers that has beaches, restaurants, walking and swimming pools.
Stadium Moses Mabhida of Duran. Will host one of the semi-finals of the world cup football 2010, has the capacity to 70,000 people.
Amanzimtoti. OR “freshwater” in language Zulu, a popular destination coastal hotels and restaurants.
Great Park of the Marshes of Santa Lucia. World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, has coral reefs, coastal dunes, lakes, and of course, swamps.
National Park of ukhahlamba/Drakensberg. Another World Heritage Site has some spectacular blue mountains and a group of cave paintings, the largest south of the Sahara.
Wet’n Wild. An aquatic park for all ages.
Village Walk. Walking thematic African environments, with shops and restaurants.
Gateway Theater of Shopping. One of the most important shopping centers of the city, next to Pavilion Shopping Center.
Florida Road. A street with restaurants and nightclubs.
Village of Shakaland. A place to familiarize themselves with the people and the Zulu culture.