Durban is South Africa’s third-largest City and one of the fastest-growing urban Areas in the World. Its Port is the busiest in South Africa and also one of the 10 largest in the World. Durban is blessed with humid weather and a warm current in the Ocean, making it a perfect holiday paradise. The beachfront is bordered by holiday accommodation and 5 Star Hotels and luxury apartments, all of which have an idyllic view of the Indian Ocean. Watersports such as surfing, body boarding, sailing and scuba diving are obvious, given Durban's proximity to the warm Indian Ocean. Rugby, soccer and cricket are also very popular with Durban boasting a World class Stadium, for all major sports.
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It is the promise of gorgeous stretches of golden sands, separated by artificial piers, sub-tropical sunshine and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, together with the reputation as a surfer’s haven that draws thousands of people Year upon Year. Add to this the array and fusion of international-class, ultra-modern and colonial-style accommodation that lines Durban’s beachfront. Most of this beautiful part of the World was once a coastal dune Forest system and there are still parts of it preserved in the Mangrove Swamps, and the Umgeni Bird Park bears testimony to the number of birds attracted to the Area. Much of Durban’s big business has moved out to more modern business complexes and what was once Umhlanga Rocks village, with a sprinkling of cottages, hotels and guest houses, is today a thriving Suburb and the playground of young and old who come here for the pristine Beaches, Hotels and sophisticated shopping Malls. The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, with surviving Stone Age sea shell midden at its lagoon mouth, provides a number of stunning trails and coastal forest boardwalks and the unique 'Hawaan' Forest and its coastal Wetlands, Grasslands and dune Forest is a beautiful place to visit!
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