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Kavadi Celebration in Durban

Kavadi celebrations are Hindu practices that take place all over the world with what can only be described as dramatic dedication and unquestionable devotion. In Durban, there is a massive population of Hindu followers. So, it is no surprise that this annual event is something to which local residents and visitors from around the planet can look forward with much excitement.

Durban, the main metropolis of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, boasts some 60 temples that participate in this event. Some are right in the city centre, while others are scattered slightly further afield. Kavadi is held to honour the Hindu god of war and patron deity of Tamil, Lord Muruga. It is believed that the more pain that is endured by those devotees that participate, the happier this god will be and the greater their ultimate reward. Continue Reading

Durban Beaches

Durban BeachesThe city of Durban lies on the east coast of South Africa, and is part of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It has some of the country’s most beautiful and popular beaches, especially loved for the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The province, as a whole, has about 600 kilometres of coastline, but the popular beaches in Durban are along the Golden Mile, which is actually about four miles (or 6.4 kilometres) long. The beaches are flat and sandy, with plenty of room for a stroll, sun-tanning or a game of volleyball. The waves are great for surfing, but safe for young and old to enjoy as well. Most of the beaches are protected by shark nets, as well as safety beacons and lifeguards. Continue Reading