With the Zulu name eThekwini (meaning bay/lagoon), Durban is the largest city in Kwazulu-Natal. It is regarded as the busiest container port in Africa and the harbour is the 10th largest in the world.
Extensive sun-kissed beaches are located along the Golden Mile,which was developed as a welcoming tourist destination. The Golden Mile is one of the city's biggest attractions and is renowned for its 6km stretch of neon lighting at night.
Durban is famous for it's iconic Rickshaw pullers navigating throughout the city. These colourful characters are celebrated for their giant, vibrant hats and costumes.
It is also home to the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere, the Gateway Theatre of shopping, which even boasts a skatepark designed by Tony Hawk, a former professional skateboarder.
Durban also hosts the annual Comrades Marathon which is the world's oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90km between KwaZulu-Natal's capital Pietermaritsburg and Durban. This prestigious event attracts participants from all over the world.
With it's warm inviting subtropical climate, diverse culture, richness of mixed beliefs and traditions, Durban is a major centre for tourism - able to offer the traveller anything from sparkling white beaches, to boat charters, excellent hotels, entertainment complexes and restaurants.