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Durban Walking Tour – South Africa’s Melting Pot

Durban Walking Tour Guide:

This coastal city is a melting pot of Indian, African, and colonial cultures. Delight in the contrast of a Catholic cathedral, an Islamic mosque and a Zulu medicine market – all close neighbors!

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Durban Walking Tour; Durban, a diverse city situated on the east coast of South Africa, is a melting pot of Indian, African and colonial cultures all colliding with each other on a daily basis. On this tour you will walk down a street where a cathedral, a mosque and a Zulu muti market are neighbors. Visit the oldest and second largest mosque south of the equator, then discover modern African traditions and shop for unique souvenirs. This tour will give you insight into the cultural roots of the city and the people who live there. Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Durban Walking Tour Highlights

  • Overview
  • African Culture: Bones, Herbs & Medicine
  • Colonial Influences: St. Emmanuel Cathedral
  • Jumma Musjid: The Oldest Mosque South of the Equator
  • Discovering Contemporary African Traditions
  • Souvenir Shopping at Victoria Street Market
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty City/Town, Off the Beaten Path
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…


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Tips

  • This culturally diverse city center can be dangerous. Keep this in mind and don't draw attention to yourself by wearing flashy jewelry, waving around an expensive camera or lots of cash.
  • Jumma Musjid Mosque is a sacred place and you can't just walk in off the street without permission. In order to enter the Mosque you need to make an appointment for a guided tour with the Islamic Propagation Centre.
  • Remember to stay on the bridge of the Victoria Street Market when looking out onto the Muti Market. Do not to cross over into the market, as you will be in a vulnerable situation.
  • Sample some delicious Indian delights from Victory Lounge. Situated on the corner of Bertha Mkhize and Dr Yusuf Dadoo streets, this café has been serving samoosas and curries for more than six decades.
  • Purchase your own sample of chocolate, red or indigo Shweshwe fabric. Ideal as a gift or for yourself, this fabric is uniquely South African and has made the transition from representing traditional to contemporary South African culture.

Bianca Bothma

Bianca Bothma grew up in Durban, South Africa and holds a degree in Journalism. Having lived in China and South Korea while teaching English, Bianca is fascinated by different cultures and enjoys traveling to remote, unfamiliar places. In South Africa she has worked in the field of human rights development and is currently pursuing a career as a freelance journalist.

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"Exciting, a whole new concept"
Around The World Travel Radio

"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
more enjoyable."
Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
Ed Wetschler, SATW & Editor of Tripitini