Guided walking tours in Durban: Even before the first European settlers arrived and then founded the settlement of 'Port Natal' in 1824, the Durban area had been inhabited for thousands of years. This harbour city has a colourful history with Zulu, Indian and British influence on the culture, cuisine, fashion, religion and architecture. Each one of these elements makes for an interesting tour theme.
Tours that focus on the city's religious history visit key temples, mosques and churches. Key structures, statues and monuments are landmarks that tell of the shaping of the city and its people. Oriental-themed tours highlight Indian history, culture, cuisine and religion. The city's architecture tells of its multi-cultural history with Colonial, Cape Dutch and Indian influences early on and later in its Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco buildings.
Durban's humid subtropical climate makes the city warm and humid throughout the year, especially in the summer months. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes and always wear a hat and sunscreen lotion. Keep hydrated by taking a waterbottle with you.