With World Routes 2015 set to take place in less then eight weeks time in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Our host has arranged a number of complimentary tours to enable delegates to explore the country’s most popular domestic leisure tourism destination. Book your place today to ensure you don't miss out.
Recently named ‘A New 7th Wonder City’ of the world, 7th on the New York Times’ list of ’52 Places to Go in 2015’, one of CNN’s ‘most underrated cities’ delightful Durban is the gateway to the majestic Zulu Kingdom province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Attracting increasing international attention with its year-round warm weather and sub-tropical climate, Durban is South Africa’s third largest city, framing a bustling port and forming a hive of activity. The city is home to Africa’s best managed, busiest port and is also an important centre for trade and industry, and a premier international business investment destination. The city’s coastal location, sea port, trade port and superb road, rail and air links via King Shaka International Airport, provide a strong advantage over many other centres in the country.
We recommend all delegates take some time to explore all that thisfantastic city has to offer and our host, Durban, Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal has kindly arranged a variety of complimentary tours for delegates to enjoy during their stay.
The tour programme includes:
Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World
The people of Durban are immensely proud of the state-of-the-art Moses Mabhida Stadium. Visitors can head up the arch of the Sky Car and enjoy other fascinating activities. The tour explores change rooms where sporting heroes regroup, as well as tunnels they have walked through. The stadium hosts a number of local and international events.
The Valley of 1,000 Hills
The Valley of 1,000 Hills is the majestic valley created by the uMngeni River and its many tributaries. There are leafy suburbs and village centres. The valley offer visitors an experience of cultural activities, outdoor adventure and local arts and crafts. The village offers fine dining and a sophisticated shopping centre. It is a destination for an adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers, where you can enjoy a game drive experience.
Inanda Heritage Route and KwaMuhle Museum
The Inanda Heritage Route takes in some of the most important historical sites of Durban. Winding its way through the Inanda Valley, it provides a critical snapshot South African history. The Phoenix Settlement, established by Mahatma Ghandi, Inanda Seminary, the first secondary school for African girls, John Dube’s, the founding president of the African National Congress’ grave and the Ohlange Institute where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote, all form part of this route. The Inanda Dam nearby makes for a fascinating day outing.
King Shaka International Airport
King Shaka International is a world-class airport with a massive passenger capacity and international Routes. It offers a full range of banking, Forex and car rental services. The Dube TradePort Corporation, a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. Dube TradePort has been declared as an Industrial Development Zone which is geared to promote foreign and local investment.
A number of pre and post tours are also available to book including the culture, wildlife and coastal experience and the heritage and adventure tour.