Durban is in South Africa

by : Douglas Scott

Durban is the second most populous city in South Africa.The city lies on the Indian Ocean Coast of South Africa and is the capital city of the Kwa Zulu Natal province of the country. It is famous as the busiest port in Africa.

It is also a major centre of tourism due to the cities warm subtropical climate and beaches.The beachfront will be alive with action when an even more spectacular Beach Festival lights up the Golden Mile from June.

The third FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup has started in Durban and is the first of six qualifying events for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup to be held.

A city with a rich, and diverse culture all of its own, where you can shop in a super mall in the morning, picking up the latest designer bargains, spend the afternoon relaxing or surfing on North Beach, then wander through some spellbinding temples and mosques before eating dinner in one of the many top class restaurants that the city boasts in the evening, or grab a snack, and head to one of the lively bars and clubs on the waterfront to dance the night away with other travellers from all over the world.

The most cosmopolitan city is a place with a unique mix of peoples, bringing influences from all over the world for instants China, India and South America then combining them with the traditional Zulu culture of the region to create an intriguing blend, that when mixed with the spectacular countryside and beaches making up the area that surrounds the city, Durban is without a doubt a truly exceptional destination.

It has only a smattering of theatres and concert venues, and great nightlife should not be high on your list of expectations when visiting this city. Not to be too harsh, with a little exploration it is possible to find some interesting events at memorable venues. Just dont expect to see anything that has been on circuit back home.

There are good value flight offers to Durban throughout the year and at certain low season times, seats can be as little as half price. When you couple this with the low price of accommodation, and eating out when you are there it becomes a destination that is often more affordable than you would think.

Well worth a visit come and see for yourself any time of year and you wont be disappointed.