Category Archives: Durban

Indigenous Wildlife and Cultural Traditions in the Valley of 1000 Hills

Today I visited the PheZulu Safari Park, a popular tourist attraction in the stunning Valley of 1000 Hills just outside of Durban.  Not only did we interact with snakes and crocodiles, but we also sat in traditional thatched huts while … Continue reading

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A Uniquely Eco-Chic Durban July

Today I attended one of the largest events of the year in Durban: the Durban July.  When I heard that this was a horse race, I was rather skeptical about the event and didn’t think I’d want to attend.  However, … Continue reading

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Life & Death Between Chai

Tonight we saw an incredible photography exhibition at the Factory Cafe.  It was called “Life & Death Between Chai”, and it featured the works of three Durban photographers – Gareth Bright, Caitlin Smith, and Kevin Goss-Ross – who documented the … Continue reading

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A South African July Fourth

July Fourth may be a quintessentially American holiday, but that did not stop us from celebrating here in South Africa!  Our advisors hosted a wonderful celebration for us, complete with delicious food hot off the grill and red, white, and … Continue reading

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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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