The Oriental Walk-About Tour The Oriental Walkabout covers Durban’s first railway, historical buildings, the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on the City, insight into the cultures and histories of Durban’s Indians and Zulus, visits to the Jumma Musjid Mosque and Emmanuel Cathedral, as well as a fascinating visit to the Muti (traditional medicine) Market, Meat and Fish Markets, and the famous Victoria Street Market.
The Historical Walk-About Tour takes visitors through the City to look at various buildings, monuments and statues of historical significance. The tour includes a discussion of Durban’s rich and unique architectural styles, including the many Art Deco buildings for which Durban is famous. The tour will take you to the following points of interest:
- Station Building
- Town Hall
- Francis Farewell Square
- City Hall
- Dick King Statue
- Vasco Da Gama Clock
- John Ross Statue
- Old Court House
- Old train station buildings – Workshop E Platform House
- KwaMuhle Museum
Each tour is run twice daily from Mondays to Fridays 9:30 and 13:30.
Both tours start and end at KwaMuhle Museum, 130 Bram Fischer Road (former Ordinance Road), Durban, 4001.
Tours take approximately three hours. Minimum of two, maximum of six people per guide. Guests are advised to bring water, sunscreen, hats and comfortable walking shoes.
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