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Toward Durban

I came by minibus from Swaziland.

The bay of Durban was discovered by Vasco da Gama in December 1497 and called Rio de Natal (Christmas River) because he mistook it for a estuary, Durban was founded by the British in 1835. 

The beach is, for a town of this size, quit good and with the help of CCTV also quite safe, if you like theme parks the uShaka Marine World is quite good, a Seaworld (aquarium) and Wet n'Wild (pools and slides) combined ticket is 209 Rand, rebates for children and senior citicens, open from 9 am to 5 pm. There are quite a lot of victorian buildings in the old part of the town, some interresting museums like the Durban Natural Science Museum or the Old Court House Museum and the KwaMuhle Museum, also interresting the Victoria Street Market with many Indian stalls and the Juma Masjid.

After a few days in Durban I went by Baz Bus from Durban, a backbackers oriented minibus, hop on hop off from Johannesburg to Cape town (it was then possible to buy at the hostel only the part to the next hostel, now maybe  not possible http://www.bazbus.com/index.html) to Drakensberg

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photo by: Sjoshie