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Thursday, 31 August 2006

Welcome to the REAL South Africa: The Curries of Durban - Page 3

Written by Diana Armstrong
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If you know anyone who has been to South Africa, they will probably have visited Capetown, Johannesburg and Kruger National Park, but it is highly unlikely that they would have visited the eastern port city of Durban, the biggest port in Africa. This city, more than any other city in South Africa, is where three major cultures have co-existed side-by-side for 150 years.  Zulus in beaded African headdresses, Indians in iridescent saris, and Brits in starched safari outfits



Where to Stay:


Durban has very beautiful beaches. To find peace and quiet and a less crowded beach, stay or visit the seaside suburb called Umhlanga Rocks. You can have a delicious Durban Curry at the Oyster Box Hotel served on their outside terrace with a spectacular of the Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse, the entire coastline and the city in the distance.


Where to Eat:


The Ulundi Restaurant at the Royal Hotel opposite City Hall in downtown Durban has an old curry restaurant reminiscent of the old British Colonial days.


The Jewel of India restaurant at the Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront, 63 Snell Parade is directly on the ocean in Durban.


Jaipur Palace, Northway, Durban North is a little out of town. It serves Durban Curry and also traditional Indian curries from various parts of India.


Kashmir, Umhlanga Rocks restaurant is in the chic and decidedly up-market suburb north of Durban called Umhlanga Rocks.


Side trips:


Durban is a good jumping-off point for all the game reserves of Kwa Zulu Natal, such as Hluhluwe Game Reserve.


Tourist Information:


Best time to travel? April, May, and June.


You can email the local tourist board at:

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