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Places to visit in Durban

During our short stay in Durban, we visited two places, the Botanical Gardens and the Indian Market.

Durban Botanical Gardens

These gardens are well worth a visit - in fact we enjoyed them more than the more famous Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

In addition to many flowers and ornamental trees, there was a lake with many unusual bird species.

Outside we were surprised to see a British-style red pillar box marked 'GR', presumably for King George VI.

Botanical gardens Flower
Durnban gardens view
Pelican Red bishop in Durban Botanical Gardens

The Indian Market

In the heart of Durban is this indoor market on two floors. Featuring all manor of Indian produce, from crafts of all kinds to curry powder (we saw one marked "Hell Fire"!), it is fascinating to visit. There is a little pressure from the shopkeepers, but not too much.

Victoria Street Market, Durban
Indian market in Durban Curry powder

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