Monthly Archives: June 2012

Adventures in Drakensberg

Today we went on an exciting excursion to the beautiful mountains of Drakensberg.  During our nearly four-hour long drive, we passed through a few nice towns along the way.  One such city was Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KZN.  I got … Continue reading

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The History of Kwa Muhle

Today we visited the Kwa Muhle Museum, the former center for the Native Administration Department in Durban.  The museum features many great exhibits that illustrate what it was like to live as a black South African in Durban during the … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Museum, an Evening at the Ballet

This was a day of cultural overload!  We spent the afternoon at the Durban City Hall, which houses both the Natural Science Museum and the Durban Art Gallery.  Although the exhibits were rather small, it was a great place to … Continue reading

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Adapting to the Kiff Lifestyle

Durban is known for its laid-back atmosphere and year-long balmy weather that continually attracts the young and old alike.  Whether you’re a surfer, skater, golfer, or simply a beach bum, you are bound to find happiness in the leisurely lifestyle … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Race Relations and Poverty in KZN

Although the controversial apartheid rule is officially in the country’s past, what exactly does it mean to be a person of color in the new South Africa?  One would hope that the ANC would have kept its promise to maintain … Continue reading

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Gateway to Surfing, Skating, Shopping, and More!

Today I visited my first mall in South Africa.  Now, normally the shopping mall is not high on my priority list of must-see sights in a new city.  However, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is rather unique in that it is … Continue reading

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Shark Frenzies and Havana Nights

It’s no secret that sharks are of a special interest to South Africa.  Tourists and locals alike can participate in shark cage diving excursions, while the Natal Sharks Board has been known for its controversial use of shark nets to protect swimmers … Continue reading

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