Think Durban, think a humid, sticky climate that hits you the minute you step off the aeroplane. Think gardens that appear to grow on their own and inevitably end up looking like out-of-control subtropical forests, seemingly as a result of nothing greater than the power of suggestion.
Durban brings to mind endless miles of white, sandy beaches (Durban lays claim to the only surfing museum in the country), the Golden Mile, and beachfront high rise flats that have re-emerged as the ‘place to stay’. Perched on the top of a ridge is the city’s university in the gentrified and academically artsy neighbourhood of Glenwood, whilst on the other end of the ridge you’ll find the fashionable Florida Road, where a few restaurants and choice shops are a better place to hang out by far than the centre of town.
Business has escaped the city centre choosing the north coast’s Umhlanga as its home, where hugely ambitious malls nestle in amongst a flurry of new and modern townhouse complexes and business parks with sea views, and an avenue of green acacia trees. Continued
Article by: The SA-Venues Team