Meet your knowledgeable local guide upon pickup at your hotel, and join your small group for an enthralling walking tour to explore Durban’s diverse cultures.
First, go back in time to South Africa’s apartheid era and head to the Kwa Muhle Museum, where informative exhibits chronicle the country’s recent past. As you tour the museum, your guide will enlighten you about the influence of apartheid on Durban’s diverse populations.
Delve further into South Africa’s history at the Cato Manor Heritage Centre as you view impressive photographic exhibits designed for visitors to consider the past. Then, follow your guide to the Old Court Museum and learn about the time that Gandhi spent there.
Next, your walking tour veers toward Victoria Street Market – a great venue for exploring Durban’s contemporary cultures. Amid the vibrant stalls filled with curios of all kinds, from aromatic spices to colorful garlands, you’ll be swept up in the excitement of 170 hawkers selling their wares.
Learn more about Durban’s cultural legacy along the Inanda Heritage Route, a trail of significant historical landmarks. See where African and Indian farmers came to farm sugar cane in the early 1800s, and where Nelson Mandela cast his first democratic vote in 1994.
Complete your tour at a Durban township with a traditional Zulu dance performance, where tribal rhythms will get your hands clapping to the fantastic beat. Your guide will return you to your hotel or, if you choose, you can enjoy a refreshing beer and a selection of delicious African dishes as you stay to watch another set of entertaining Zulu dances (own expense).