Durban, South Africa Tourism – Durban, South Africa Vacation
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Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa and Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5 million, making the combined municipality the biggest city on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. The metropolitan land area of 2,292 square kilometres (885 sq mi) is comparatively larger than other South African cities, resulting in a somewhat lower population density of 1,513 /km2 (3,920 /sq mi).
The Golden Mile
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
The Victoria Embankment (also known as the Esplanade) is home to many tourist sites.
The International Convention Centre (ICC) – the leading conference centre in Africa for the last 5 years, and rated 4th in the world in 2005.
uShaka Marine World, one of the largest aquariums in the world.
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is a major test match and one-day cricket venue.
Kings Park Stadium (previously known for sponsorship reasons as ABSA Stadium) is host to the internationally renowned Sharks Rugby Team.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Greyville Racecourse (home of the Durban July Handicap) and Durban Country Club and golf course.
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Umgeni River Bird Park
The Markets of Warwick – possibly the largest informal street market in South Africa
The Pavilion Shopping Centre