Durban, South Africa
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Durban (Bay or Lagoon) is a city in the country of South Africa, located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is the largest city in the province and third largest in South Africa. The city is a part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is the busiest port in South Africa and a popular tourist destination, due to its warm climate and extensive beaches. The municipality has a population of almost three and a half million inhabitants and is the biggest on the African east coast.
Durban is the busiest container port in Africa and is the third richest city in South Africa. It features the Golden Mile waterfront and its amazing beaches. The city is also a gateway to Zulu Kingdom and the Drakensberg. Major economic sectors within the area include manufacturing, transportation, finance, tourism and government. Durban is home to the Moses Mabidha Stadium, the new Durban Point Waterfront development, and the eZasegagasini Metro Gazette. The city houses several higher educational institutions, such as the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Varsity College, and Regent Business School. Major companies with office space or other facilities in Durban include e-Merge, Unilever, and Mondi.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Durban has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. Major points of interest include the Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, the Victoria Embankment, the aquarium uShaka Marine World, Kings Park Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the Greyville Racecourse, the Umgeni River Bird Park, and the International Convention Centre. Durban has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options include seafood at Cargo, African and Indian is available at the aptly named Spice and Roma Revolving Restaurant serves a delicious array of Italian cuisine.
Reaching Durban by plane is quite easy as it is 23 miles from King Shaka International Airport, serving both domestic and international flights. The city is also reachable by sea through the Port of Durban. Other transportation options include rail, Metrorail commuter rail services, car, buses, taxis, and rickshaws.