You don’t have to be a railway geek to understand the appeal of a steam train. Even if the thrill of a romantic bygone era of train travel doesn’t get to you, that singular whistle certainly will. When you visit Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, then, you won’t want to miss a trip on the Umgeni Steam Railway.
No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari, and one of the best places to go on safari is in the legendary Kruger National Park. There’s more than one way to see the wildlife in the park, however – did you know you can go on a walking safari at Kruger?
There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa, but none has a more compelling title than the “Cradle of Humankind” near Johannesburg.
The history of townships in South Africa is a troubled one, growing as they did during apartheid as slums for non-whites. Today, the townships still exist, many large enough to be their own cities, and one of the ways visitors can start to understand their historic context is with a township tour.
Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, is the biggest city on the Indian Ocean and one of the busiest ports in all of Africa. The name “Durban” means “bay” or “lagoon.” In other words, this is a city closely tied to water – so it’s not surprising that it’s a popular beach destination.