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 Elangeni Hotel, Durban Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

 

Interesting Facts about Durban

Durban is one of the Capital cities in South Africa and also the Capital of the province Kwazulu Natal.

Durban’s international airport was named after the famous King Shaka the Zulu king that ruled the lands surrounding Durban. Nearly seven million passengers pass through the King Shaka International Airport each year.

Durban has the highest population of Indians outside of India. Mahatma Ghandi, leader of the Indian independence movement, began his political journey in Durban.

Durban has the busiest container port in Africa and one of the busiest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Durban was one of the major host cities for the football world cup. Durban built a new stadium named Moses Mabhida Stadium (Named after a political freedom fighter). The stadium can seat 70000 people and is widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful stadiums.

The following facilities can be found in and around the city centre and close to the Congress Venue:

1. Addington Hospital - Nurses training hospital
2. Durban Natural Museum
3. Regent Business School
4. Department of Education and Culture
5. Old Court House Museum
6. Port Natal Maritime Museum
7. SASSA - Social Securtiy Office
8. Voices of Women Museum
9. Durban Exhibition Centre
10. UNISA Durban
11. Nelson Mandela University of Kwazulu Natal
12. Durban Holocast Centre
13. Moth Museum of Military Militaries


14. The Old Ford
15. The Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts
16. Thekwini TVET College
17. George Campbell School of Technology
18. Embury Institute for Higher Education
19. People's Park
20. Moses Madiba Stadium - 2010 Worldcup Soccer
21. Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
22. Killie Campbell Museum
23. Durban Botanic Gardens
24. Durban University of Technology
25. Curries Fountain Sports Development Centre


Things to Do in and around Durban

Addington Centenary Museum
In its centenary year Addington Hospital opened a speciality museum. The fascinating museum displays showcase the leaps in medical achievement over the last hundred years of health care.

National Park and Game Reserves
The variety of parks and reserves near Durban is home to Africa's Big Five and an abundance of African Wildlife. Highlights include beach and ocean activities, nesting turtles, wildlife viewing, tracking, game drives and bush walks. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is world renowned for its White Rhino conservation.

The UShaka Marine World
It is Africa's largest Marine Theme park. Offers a world of water rides, oceanarium, dolphin, seal & penguin shows, shopping, beach activities and lots more

Durban Beaches
From the beautiful beaches to people cycling or running along the newly built promenade, the beachfront is just a hive of activity

Moses Mabhida Stadium
This is your chance to see Durban like you've never seen it before. Your journey starts with a two-minute SkyCar ride up the stadium arch, before you step onto the platform and take in the unparalleled 360º views of Durban

Rikshaws
They are well known for their magnificent head-dresses adorned with beads and other decorations. The Rickshaws are a unique tourist attraction run by the Zulu population. You will also find many locals selling their hand-made crafts along the Rickshaw tour on the beachfront