What does responsible travel look like in Durban?

South Africa / Durban

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The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is 'eThekwini' meaning 'where the ocean and earth meet.'


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Beadwork - Biodiversity - Bunny Chow - City - Climate Change - Durban - eThekwini - Imagine - indaba - Indigenous - KwaZulu Natal - Lindaba (News) - Markets - Ocean - Rugby - Sharks - Surfing - Tides - Zulu

RSS

durban - Google News

Features

Top 10 things to do in Durban

Apps

Lonely Planet Durban

Quotes

Durban is an archetypal African city and as such represents a place where climate change poses significant and ongoing challenges to sustainable development and human well-being. Against the backdrop of a population that is already vulnerable in terms of poverty, health, water and food security, the implications of climate change are likely to be dramatic. The way in which Durban has responded to these impending threats stands as an example not only to other cities in South Africa and Africa, but also to the rest of the world. Durban provides an example of what is possible in the face of numerous developmental challenges and minimal resources and as such, is increasingly being acknowledged as South Africa’s climate capital, and also as a global leader in the field of climate protection planning.
- COP 17

Blogs

Sprig

Tourism Portals

Durban
http://www.durbanexperience.co.za - http://twitter.com/durbanxperience

Tourism Industry

South Africa: Durban Hotels Challenged to Go Green - AllAfrica.com

News

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=durban
http://www.dailynews.co.za

Recommended Listening (Radio and Podcasts)

East Coast Radio - http://www.ecr.co.za/kagiso/content/en/east-coast-radio/east-coast-radio-listen

Flickr

imajindurban
Imagine Durban
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Parks and Nature Reserves

FlickrGroups

Different Durban
Durban
Ulwazi

Foursquare

Suncoast Beach

Twitter

https://twitter.com/DurbanIsYours
https://twitter.com/durbanxperience
https://twitter.com/TheSharksZA
https://twitter.com/UlwaziProgramme

Food

Bunny chow

Tides

http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Durban-South-Africa/tides/latest

News

The Mercury

Sustainable Practices

Imagine Durban is a Council-led, community driven project on integrated, long-term planning.
http://www.imaginedurban.org - http://www.imaginedurban.org/category/themes/environmental-sustainability

durban (close) @ google earth


Recent Events

November 28 - December 9, 2011 - Durban hosts the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CMP 7.
http://storify.com/ronmader/durban-cop17

May 6 - Responsible Tourism in Cities
May 7-10, 2011 - Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC)
INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's tourism services. Centrally located and just a quarter of an hour from the airport, Albert Luthuli Convention Centre is minutes from hotels and beaches

Government

http://www.durban.gov.za

Imagine

Is Cycling a viable and safe option for Durban? - The traditional city urban transport planning process has given rise to transport systems that result in higher car ownership, more and longer trips and less public transport. This has brought about community costs in terms of road fatalities and injuries, congestion, large capital investment,high personal transport costs and environmental degradation. Many cities in the world today are looking at enhancing their sustainability by including cycling and walking as part of their integrated transportation strategies.

http://durban.kzn.org.za
http://www.durban.gov.za
http://www.durban.co.za
http://www.quikprodurban.com
http://www.mrpricepro.com
http://www.zigzag.co.za
http://www.bluntmag.co.za
http://www.wavescape.co.za

Wikipedia

Durban
Golden Mile
Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
Durban - Wikitravel

Markets

Tips for visiting traditional markets in Durban ...
http://www.afrika-t.com/2011/05/doung-jahangeer-seeing-cities.html
The Markets of Warwick Tour in Durban
http://www.marketsofwarwick.co.za

Estuaries

Durban's Estuaries

Biodiversity

Durban's Biodiversity Report

City Parks

The Durban Botanical Gardens hosts food garden workshops.

climate change

http://climaterealityproject.org/events/durban/

Dala

Dala (to make / create in the isiZulu language) is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more livable cities. Dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the production of art / architecture for social change.

Durban Trivia

Durban in KwaZulu Natal Province is the third large city in South Africa after Johannesburg (Gauteng Province) and CCape Town (Western Cape)
The Old Station Building is the result of a mix-up with Toronto station in Canada. Architects sent the wrong plans from London in 1992, so Durban has a rather closed station which can withold 5 meters of snow, while Toronto's station roof collapesed in the first major snow-fall.

Transportation

King Shaka International Airport is located at 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the city center, it opened its doors a month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The airport is part of the Dube Tradeport.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Shaka_International_Airport

Sports

Durban is home to the Sharks rugby team who play in the Kings Park Stadium (known colloquially as The Shark Tank), the Dolphins cricket team and the AmaZulu Soccer Club. Please note that Vuvuzelas are not permitted to be brought into the Stadium on game days.
http://www.sharksrugby.co.za - fixtures
https://www.facebook.com/TheSharks Twitter: @TheSharksZA
http://www.dolphinscricket.co.za
http://www.amazulufc.net

Stadiums

The Moses Mabhida Stadium epitomizes architectural innovation and takes its design inspiration from the South African flag, with its grand arch representing the unity of this sport-loving nation. The two legs of the arch on the southern side of the stadium come together to form a single footing on the northern side, symbolizing the new unity of a once-divided country.
http://www.mosesmabhidastadium.co.za
http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalglobe-imagery/4703330947
https://plus.google.com/b/117694449145790663688/+mosesmabhidastadium

Surfing

http://www.durbansurfing.co.za
http://www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za
http://magicseaweed.com/Durban-Surfing/228/
http://magicseaweed.com/Durban-Surf-Report/87

Hostels

http://www.gibelabackpackers.co.za

Indigenous

http://www.ulwazi.org - http://blog.ulwazi.org - http://twitter.com/UlwaziProgramme - http://www.flickr.com/groups/ulwazi

Weather

WeatherSA
Weather Underground

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is located on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa about 275 kilometers north of Durban.
Recommended listening: The isiMangaliso World Heritage Site - Kian Barker__ - Kian’s depth of knowledge for the unique isiMangaliso Wetland Park reaches across its troubled history to its emergence as a World Heritage Site: a home for diverse wildlife, from sea turles to elephants, and five eco-systems.
http://www.shakabarker.co.za/Wetland_Tours
http://greatguidesorg.blogspot.com/2010/03/st-lucia-town-transformed-by-eco.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISimangaliso_Wetland_Park

References

Current time
If it is 4pm in Durban, what time is it elsewhere?

Elsewhere

Durban - Safari Now
eThekwini Online
Durban: South Africa's Playground
Durban - Google Earth
Imagine Durban
http://www.africancotton.co.za - Zulu hats and fabrics
http://www.doung.net - Durban-based artist
thttp://www.minttheshop.com - online retro smalls from Durban
http://www.woodenspoon.co.za - food blog from Durban
http://www.mcn2.com - our digital heritage consultancy
http://www.sprig.co.za
http://durbanisyours.co.za

Features

http://www.mzansigirl.com/top-12-things-to-do-in-durban

Lonely Planet

Durban
Nightlife in Durban

FYI

The distance to Cape Town is 1,606 kilometers.

Nearby

Port Shepstone 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Durban
http://www.visitkwazulunatal.co.za

Editing

Durban


Apps

Durban City Guide @ Lonely Planet 2011
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