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City Walk Durban

City Walk

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Distance: ± 6 kms with many stops
  • Cost: R200 per person (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: Royal Hotel (back lobby)
  • Parking: Royal Garage or Uber from Suncoast Casino
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

We meet at the Royal Hotel just for old time’s sake. We walk through the top part of the city which certainly will be a walk down memory lane for many. Another area steeped in history.

 

This tour includes:

Royal Hotel
Playhouse
Natural Science Museum and Art Gallery
Congregational Church now a Mosque
Enterprise Building
Court House Museum
Public Works Building
Curio City Backpackers
Roof Top Garden
Old Railway Station
St Pauls Church
The Post Office
The City Hall
Farewell Square
Cenotaph

 

Point Walk

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Distance: ± 7 kms with many stops
  • Cost: R200 per person (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: Maha Café, 5 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Point, Durban
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

A refreshing walk around the Point taking in the old and the new; the area is steeped in history. Plus, many new and enchanting places you would never know existed unless you went on a walking tour!

 

This tour includes:

Point Prison
Rope Shed
Natal Harbour Board
Lion Match Factory
New Passenger Terminal
NSRI
Dock Houses
Lady in White
The Bond Shed
Point Canals
Escombe Sea Wall
Bamboo Square
Point Police Station
Point Fire Station
The Anchor Hotel
Point Railway Station
The Gate Retiring Room
The Seafarer’s Club
The Chairman
Victorian Warehouses
Robsons Brewery
Point Surf Company

Point Walk Durban
Victoria Embankment Walk

Victoria Embankment Walk 

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Distance: ± 6 kms with many stops
  • Cost: R200 per person (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: Royal Natal Yacht Club
  • Parking: Royal Natal Yacht Club
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

This walk is a mixture of maritime moments and beautiful Art Deco buildings.

 

The Victoria Embankment was built between 1896 and 1901 at the cost of GBP83,000. In the early days, the bay was devoted to recreation especially swimming, picnics, rowing, yachting and fishing. This area was a big mangrove swamp home to pelicans and flamingos. I will point out the railings on the Esplanade that my great grandfather, Henry Anthony Chadwick, made.

 

This tour includes:

Royal Natal Yacht Club
Point Yacht Club
9th Avenue Waterside Bistro
Maritime Museum
Stuttafords Building
Durban Club
High Court
Art Deco buildings
Old House Museum

Florida Road Walk

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Distance: ± 6 kms with many stops
  • Cost: R200 per person (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: Mitchell Park at entrance to Blu Zoo Restaurant
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

Join me as we follow the path that the elephants took 170 years ago when they walked to the marshlands in Greyville to drink water. Mitchell Park was a popular outing for the folk living in town, a trip into the country on a horse drawn tram was nothing unusual. Today there is a magic vibe in Florida Road with beautifully restored houses and trendy coffee shops.

 

This tour includes:

Mitchell Park
The Elephant House
Jamieson Park
Tramway House
Edwardian Houses
Florida Fields
Llanberis
Cecile and Boyd
Incite Church
Street Art
Hollis House
Florida Park Hotel
The Benjamin
Quarters
St Mary’s Church
Wood and Iron Houses
Ikes Bookshop

Florida Road Walk
Durban Walking Tours - Berea Walk

Berea Walk

the good, the bad and the ugly! 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: ± 7 kms
  • Cost: R200 per person (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: outside St Clements Café in Musgrave Road
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

The Berea once called a country suburb and home to many of our early settlers. We walk past some former stately homes dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. See where retail giants Sir Benjamin Greenacre and George Payne lived. Enjoy the beautiful Art Deco buildings plus the “Holy Acre”. This walk covers sections of Musgrave, Stephen Dlamini (Essenwood), Springfield, Currie and St Thomas Roads.

 

This tour includes:

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Maris Stella Convent
Muckleneuk House and Garden
Musgrave Methodist Church
Charleston
Kingsfold Mansions
St Thomas Road Mosque
Royal Palms
Invicta Cottage
Caister House
Musgrave Mansions
Overdale House
Strathmore Lodge
Cheviot Court
Surrey Mansions
Alexander Mansions
Durban Girl’s College
Union Period Houses
Feizal Motala Museum

Grey Street

Indian Delights Walk

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: ± 5 kms
  • Cost: R200 per person (includes a light vegetarian meal) (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: at the 1860 Heritage Centre, Derby Street (safe parking inside)
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

We start off by visiting the 1860 Heritage Centre to learn more about the indentured Indians who arrived on our shores in 1860 and the huge impact they played in the growth of Durban today. We then move on to admire more lovely Art Deco buildings from the 1930’s and end off for a light lunch at a typical vegetarian street café.

 

This tour includes:

1860 Heritage Centre

Art Deco buildings

Grey Street Mosque

Gandhi Memorial

Surat Vegetarian Delights Café

Durban Walking Tours - Grey Street Walk
Durban Walking Tours - Morningside Mansions

Morningside Mansions 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: ± 5 kms
  • Cost: R200 per person (includes tea/coffee/snack) (From 1st April 2021, R250 per person)
  • Meet: top parking Mitchell Park (entrance to Blue Zoo Café)
  • Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old

We start at Mitchell Park which dates back to 1894 and is named after Charles Mitchell who was the Governor of Natal. We walk past and admire some stately old homes built in the early 1900’s which include our President’s home called Dr John L Dube House (former King’s House). As you wander around the beautiful gardens of Manor House former home of Sir James Liege Hulett cast your mind back to the days of grand balls and croquet on the lawn! This walks covers sections of Innes, Eastbourne and Venice Roads.

 

This tour includes:

Manor House

Lillieshell Manor

Dr John L Dube House

Upton Hall

St James on Venice

Audacia Manor

St James Anglican Church

Clifton School

Holland House

Kearsney Manor Historical Tour

 

  • Duration: about 3 hours
  • Venue: situated in Stanger 70kms from Durban
  • Cost: R200 per person (includes tea/coffee/snack)  (From 1st 2021, R250 per person)

Join me on a historical tour of Kearsney Manor, Kearsney Chapel and the adjoining graveyard.  Kearsney Manor a gracious 22 bedroom home built in the late 1800’s home to Sir James Liege Hulett, his wife Lady Mary (Balcomb) and their eight children. In 1921 Kearsney College was started on this site. Steeped in history learn how Sir James Liege Hulett made his fortune after arriving in Durban at the age of 19 with 5 Pounds in his pocket. Relax and enjoy sipping your tea on the veranda of this stately home which has been beautifully restored and is now a popular Bed and Breakfast and wedding/function venue.

Durban Walking Tours - Kearsney Manor
Destination Walks Durban

Destination Walks 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: ± 5 kms 
  • Cost: R100 per person
  • Everyone welcome

Every week (mid-week), I will be introducing a new destination to visit and, in most instances, we take in a nice easy walk to the destination to incorporate some exercise.  I have a long list of places to visit as I love being a tourist in my own city and most of all, I love learning.

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