There really is no better way to explore a city than doing so on her sidewalks amongst the footfalls of her citizens. With this morning tour, we’ll walk the streets of Durban, exploring her alleys, arcades, art Deco architecture and cultural diversity. The tour starts at the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium, the latest and most striking addition to Durban’s skyline. Together we hop onto city buses, visit some of the cities remarkable historical centers, explore the rich cultural diversity of the city epitomized in the fact that the largest Mosque in the Southern Hemisphere & first in the province across the road from Durban’s only cathedral. Engage with the city’s Indian history, stopping to smell vividly colored spices at the Victoria Street Market. Marvel at the variety of wares in the lively commotion of Warwick Junction- the commuter’s hub of the city. For lunch we devour a “bunny chow” a local bread-bowl (and rabbit friendly) Durban specialty. Walk off your lunch as we crisscross our way to Durban’s main street where we embark on our final leg of the journey for an experience never to forget in a local mini-bus taxi.
This afternoon return to The Oyster Box Hotel in the village of Umhlanga where we’ll enjoy a traditional High Tea in this charming Grande Dame. Inspired by the hotel’s original, colonial architecture and resplendent with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair. Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop and adds a calming atmosphere, after the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city streets.