Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and in the municipality of eThekwini. It is the third largest city in South Africa and the busiest port in Africa. Durban is the closest seaport to Johannesburg and with two yacht clubs and the Bartle Arts Trust incorporating local visual art and musical creativity, some good restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, it is a lively port.
Durban was originally called Port Natal, and was founded by British settlers. It is in the middle of a vast sugar-growing area that was originally worked by labourers from India, many of whom stayed, started businesses and built homes. Durban has the largest population of Indians outside of India and there is a vibrant Eastern feel to the city. You\'ll find dozens of good curry restaurants and you just have to try a bunny chow while you\'re there. It\'s a half or quarter loaf of bread hollowed out and filled with curry.
The beach is the main part of Durban, with the only surf museum in South Africa and it is one of the most surf-friendly cities in the world. There is great surfing in the city, as well as up and down the coast. There\'s some reasonable diving in Durban Bay but the South Coast has some truly world class spots.