Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018

6 October 2018 – Durban, South Africa

Africa & Indian Ocean


Durban is a modern African city that has opened its arms to visitors from around the globe. Tourism has played a major role in the growth of the city for decades, and consequently there is a well-developed hospitality infrastructure that is dedicated to providing all the services that today’s visitors expect.

Durban Tourism is an organisation established specifically to market the city and provide visitors with all the assistance they require in terms of developing a travel itinerary, assisting with accommodation and tour bookings, and providing accurate and detailed travel information.

We invite you to visit our beautiful city, and we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy your stay and come back soon to take in all the exciting attractions that you may have missed the first time around.

Option 1: Durban Ricksha Bus City Tour Experience

Hop on the Ricksha Bus for a scenic overview of a range of Durban’s major attractions. The tour is delightfully entertaining and takes you sightseeing through pretty much the whole of Durban. The tour-guides are very knowledgeable and friendly and if you didn’t feel a like a part of the Durban heartbeat before, you will get off feeling like you own the city!

Saturday 6th October 2018

Tour duration: approx. 3 hours
Cost: Complimentary

Maximum Capacity: 70 Guests (A second tour of 70 can be arranged if required)

Start time: 09h00 – 12h00
Meeting Point: Durban ICC Main Entrance
Areas Covered: * Beachfront * uShaka * Emmanuel Cathedral * Victoria Street Market * Juma Musjid Mosque * City Hall * Francis Farewell Square * Durban ICC * Kwa Muhle Museum * The Cube on Innes Road * Green Hub * Mitchell Park * Florida Road * Moses Mabhida * Blue Lagoon * Suncoast Casino

Drop-off location: Durban ICC Main Entrance

Option 2: Inanda Heritage Tour

The Inanda Heritage Route allows a visit to some of Durban’s most important historical sites, places where South Africa’s future changed for the better because of the bravery of a few individuals. The Phoenix Settlement is where Mahatma Gandhi developed his Philosophy of passive resistance, which has been lauded the world over, and justice.

At Inanda Township one can visit the Ohlange Institute, founded by Rev. John Dube; this is also the site where Nelson Mandela cast his historical vote in South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. Inanda Seminary, Shembe Settlement of Ekuphakameni and Inanda Dam.  Shisanyama Lunch and entertainment – Artizen Lounge.

Available: Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October 2018

Tour Duration: approx. 8 hrs
Cost: R 1950 per person

Maximum Capacity: None (Groups of 6 guests travel together)

Start time: 10:30am
Meeting Point: Durban ICC
Drop-off location: Durban ICC

Option 3: Township Tour

Townships offer visitors a glimpse of another side of Durban. Originally established by the apartheid government to house black people working in the city, townships have become sprawling and vibrant neighbourhoods in the post-apartheid era where an exciting new urban African culture is being born. Mixing with the locals in a vibrant township No visit to Durban is complete without a tour to one of these townships. Tours guided by knowledgeable locals will provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich community life townships enjoy and experience the pulse of this vibrant culture. Umlazi is the biggest township in KwaZulu-Natal and the second biggest in South Africa after Soweto. It was established in 1967 as a black township under the apartheid government; now free of the oppression that defined life under apartheid, Umlazi is a buzzing example of township life in South Africa. With massive infrastructural development since 1994, it’s an interesting and fun place to visit as part of the tour, with friendly locals and great food and drink on hand.

Available: Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October 2018

Walk Duration: approx. 6 hrs
Cost: R850 per person

Maximum Capacity: None (Groups of 6 guests travel together)

Start time: 10:30am
Meeting Point: Durban ICC
Drop-off location: Durban ICC

Spaces on the above tours are limited and are confirmed on a first come first served basis. To confirm your place please contact Ella and state which tour you wish to book:

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