Durban City Hall

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Durban City Hall was commissioned in 1903 and designed by Stanley Hudson as a replica of the Belfast City Hall. This imposing building has an Auditorium, Public Library, Art Gallery, and Natural Science Museum. The City Hall is in Francis Farewell Square, named … Continued

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

Heathrow to Durban

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I find Terminal 2 at Heathrow beautiful and on this Saturday afternoon it was relatively quiet too, giving time to relax before twelve hours of flying time. The overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, can be tough, but I shared a bank … Continued

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