Durban is a business center and a beachfront paradise – all wrapped up in a remarkable package
Always the bridesmaid, Durban seldom takes first place when one thinks of South Africa’s major urban centers; Johannesburg is the country’s magnet for international commerce and charming Capetown, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, claims the spotlight with its grandiose geography and picturesque bustle.
The truth is, Durban has all these things and more. The largest city on the eastern coast of Africa, Durban is nestled along the beaches of the Indian Ocean, making it a desirable destination for both business and leisure travelers. But sub-tropical sand and sun aren’t the only draws for this South African city of 3.5 million people.
Durban is built on a far-reaching economic foundation. Its waters are home to Africa’s busiest container shipping port, bringing in import/export businesses. It’s also the gateway to nearby nature reserves, national parks and the historic sites of Zululand and the Drakensberg. This vibrant city also has ideal meetings and