Durban Walking Tour
History, culture and city life. This experience is design to connect you to the people of this beautiful land and provide you with some insight into the city.
R890 per person.
Minimum 2 pax
All groups +5 please enquire using the form
Pick-up time & duration
10:00AM - 13:00PM
Water or Coffee
What to expact from the Experience
On this Historical Tour, we will be visiting the City Centre to look at various buildings, monuments, and statues of historical significance. The tour includes a discussion of Durban’s rich and unique architectural styles, including the many Art Deco buildings and culture- which Durban is famous for.
The tour will be showcasing some must-see and hidden gems in the city while providing guests with a deeper sense of understanding.
Bring an open mind and empty your perception box.
Durban is a city that has very complex issues which makes it unique
Culture and History of Durban
Durban, formerly Port Natal, the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal province and chief seaport of South Africa is located on Natal Bay of the Indian Ocean. European settlement began with a band of Cape Colony traders led by Francis G. Farewell, who charted the port in 1824 and named the site Port Natal. The land was ceded to the group by Shaka, the Zulu king (whose right to take that action is disputed), and the Old Fort (now a museum) was built. Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal and was named for Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony. In the late 1830s and early ’40s the Boers clashed with the British over control of Durban. It became a borough (town) in 1854 and was made into a city in 1935.
With British colony came, many Indians were brought here for cheap labour. Durban now as the largest Indian population outside India.
Key landmarks we will be visiting:
The tour will take you to the following points of interest:
Francis Farewell Square
Dick King Statue
Vasco Da Gama Clock
John Ross Statue
Old Court House
Old train station buildings – Workshop E Platform House