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What’s a Durban?

I promise you, Durban really is on there. See?

I’m not going to lie, our family has a deep love of visiting South Africa.   It’s a fantastic place – one of the most beautiful places in the world -with incredible wildlife and an outdoorsy lifestyle that gives a visitor no chance for boredom.  And while I normally stop reading any travel article that uses the word “vibrant” to describe a place or culture, I honestly can’t think of any other word that fits South Africa as well.

If Vienna and London are imagined in the staid grays and whites of a proper European city and Budapest is a sepia tone of historic struggles, South Africa is bright purples and reds, with contrasting colors everywhere you look.

But when you are from America, South Africa doesn’t seem all that big.  After you visit the big tourist names of Cape Town and Johannesburg and see all there is to see on day trips, what else is left?

What is left is Durban.  And Durban is amazing.

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We’re Going to Cape Town! Now What?

Oh YES, you do want to visit here!

Oh YES, you do want to visit here!

No, you don’t have to make your kids watch Zulu, although it’s a good movie that stands up to the test of time and gives a real feel of a part of South Africa’s history.

Travel is always a lot more interesting when you are ready with what you want to see and the history behind it, and if you’re planning a trip to Cape Town any time soon, you might want to look at a few of these things…

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