The tour begins with pick up from a central location and a short talk on the history of the Indians presence in South Africa, followed by a visit to the 1860 Heritage Center. We shall then proceed to the Victoria Street Market where we shall learn about the spices used in Indian cooking. We shall drive past the Morning Market and through Cato Manor, with me regaling you with stories on both as we make our way to Chatsworth, the largest Indian township in Southern Africa. Admire the colorful houses and then we stop for a highlight visit to one of the largest informal open air markets in the country, where the sights and sounds will have you enthralled! Try some spicy treats here so loved by the Indian community, then sample some delectable sweetmeats before we make our way to the Sri Radanath Temple, where you will marvel at the beautiful interior. Afterwards, enjoy a good Durban curry and rice at a surprise venue where we can relax and talk about your awesome Durban experience. Please note that on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month, when the Heritage Centre is closed, a like alternative is offered at a museum in Chatsworth.
Namaste! I am a retired teacher, a journalist for 18 years and an antiques business owner (10 years) who has resided in Durban all my life. I have taught school for 28 years so expect to be getting a history lesson interspersed with some great stories. I would love to show you these gems of my culture and heritage and also take you into an Indian township to see how we lived during apartheid. I would love for you to experience my culture through its food. I am very well traveled and will give you what I would want on a tour : a first class experience, with great food and great company
Your tour includes pick up and drop off at a central point, snacks at the market and a full meal including one beverage.
Durban Heritage Centre also commonly known as 1860 Heritage Centre is a museum documenting the Indian heritage. Victoria Street market is a spice and curios market in the city. The market in Chatsworth operates only on Fridays and Saturdays and is a community outdoor market for locals, Chatsworth is the largest Indian township in the country, the Sri Radanath Temple is an architectural masterpiece just 20kms south of Durban.
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This will be a tour of at least 7 hours duration so please carry bottled water and wear comfortable shoes. Please inform me of dietary requirements before hand and allergies eg to nuts.
The Durban Indian Experience