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Half Day Durban Tapestry City Tour



Durban Tapestry City Tour – Setting the scene
City Tour including Beachfront, Botanic Gardens, City Centre, Indian Market.

The City of Durban is unlike any other city in South Africa. The warm Indian Ocean creates a sub-tropical climate that nurtures the vast sugar cane plantations which brought the people from Madras and Calcutta to cut it when the Zulus refused as they didn’t need money.

The Colonial British power established the first streets and government whilst the Indian traders grew businesses in the Casbah. Pass along the Victoria Embankment, into the City past the Edwardian City Hall of 1910 and on to the Botanical Gardens which was an experimental farm to see what would grow that could make money! Here we visit the Orchid House and collection of rare Cycads behind a natural lake with many species of birds.

We experience a view of the beaches, wander through the interesting colonial architecture of Durban, enjoy the scents of spices and see the hawkers and herbalists ply their trades at the Indian Market – where a bargain is only a negotiation away.

We explore the temples, churches and architecture Durban is blessed with. Drive past the beautiful City Hall and Playhouse theatre complex before reaching the Indian market where you’ll have time to explore. Take a peek inside the Emanuel Cathedral before we head off to the informal settlement of Cato Manor. End the morning with tea at the beautiful Botanic Gardens (own account).

KwaZulu-Natal is one of the largest provinces, with some of the most breathtaking scenery, vibrant cultural mixes, and some of the most fascinating history. We offer tours that cover it all.

The Durban Tapestry tour is one of discovery and of “setting the scene” by visiting places that reflect the varied contributions and life-styles of Durban people. From the beautiful colonial buildings, modern office blocks, churches, temples, bazaars, the busy port operating in a large bay, old established suburbs and recently arrived people settled in cardboard, wood and plastic homes.

You will leave this tour with a feeling of “belonging” to Durban. Welcome.

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All prices quoted are for a minimum group size of 10 people. 

For individual rates, please contact us.

Itinerary reference: AAT009821

Price: R445 p/p 

Rates include: Registered guide, transport in an air-conditioned vehicle and entrance fees

Rates exclude: Lunch, drinks/beverages, gratuities and any items of personal expense