The Old Fort in Durban

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The first Europeans settled in the Bay of Natal (today’s Durban) in 1824 to create a trading post. In 1834 the Great Trek began and by 1837 the Voortrekkers were starting to cross the Drakensberg, soon establishing the Republic of … Continued

Durban Botanic Garden

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Durban’s Botanic Gardens was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Umgeni River and intended, like the Gardens in Cape Town, to grow food and medicinal plants for the developing community. Today the gardens enjoy a wide role in conservation, research, and education, and … Continued

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