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Sights and scenes along Durban’s Golden Mile

Skyline of the Golden Mile in  Durban, South Africa.

After a long bus voyage from Plettenberg Bay, I arrived in Durban. After unloading my stuff at my hostel, I made my way to this city’s biggest attraction – The Golden Mile.

A popular strip of urban beach, it is home to variety of restaurants, hotels, and water parks. Even in the middle of winter, the beach was packed with people. Thanks to the warm currents of the Indian Ocean and Durban’s subtropical climate, it is possible to swim here year-round.

Not everyone at the beach goes to work on their tan. These gentlemen spent their afternoon casting lines into the surf, trying to hook the big one.

In a nation where unemployment exceeds 25%, the side hustles get creative. On the beach in Durban, some have turned to sand sculpting to earn tips from the public.

Opposite the beach and beneath towers that have seen better days, a skate park attracts locals. Love the local street art as well!

Can’t afford to go to uShaka World? Not feeling the ocean, either? A free water park gives locals and tourists a place to cool off.

Been to Durban? Did you like the Golden Mile? Share your experiences in the comment section below!