This post is inspired by a similar article posted on News24.com's travel section, however, it got me thinking (as a native of Durban) about unique experiences you could have as a tourist or even just a Durbanite who wants to soak up the richness of Durban's personality. Another post will also go up in the near future about 5 experiences to be had around Durban as the city is too big, I cannot include these in this particular post.
Durban itself is the third largest city in South Africa and is very culturally diverse. Settled by the British in the 1800s, the port remains the busiest in South Africa. The area "Natal" was named as such by Portuguese explorer, Vasco De Gama, and means "Christmas" in Portuguese.
But enough about history! Here is a list of 5 special things to do when in Durban:
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Relaxation of water restrictions.
Dams supplying Cape Town are at 71% capacity, compared with 36% a year ago. As a result, the City of Cape Town will relax water restrictions as of Saturday, 1 December 2018. Residents will now be allowed to use 105 litres a day, per person. While locals are encouraged to keep their water-saving habits, no doubt the City of Cape Town hopes that the new limit will further increase tourism this summer season.
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