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Indian Cultural Tour

In the mid 19th Century, the Indians from the Indian Sub Continent came to South Africa to work as indentured labourers on the sugar plantations of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Since then the Indians share a long history and are part of the South African Nation. Experience and enjoy their traditions, culture and history on this interesting tour.
We travel to the Durban City Centre, to start the tour at Tourist Junction, for information about Gandhi’s train journey in Durban 1893. It boasts a bust of Gandhi. Close by, we visit the Old Court House Museum presenting fascinating replicas of Durban's early settlements, and among its collections are photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Mahatma Gandhi.
The tour continues with a visit to Cato Manor the first area from which African’s and Indians were forcibly removed and relocated to “Townships” in the early 1960’s.
We continue the tour to visit the Gandhi Settlement Centre in Inanda, where you will be given insight into Gandhi’s work in this area. We visit Gandhi’s home. Gandhi founded a small ashram at Phoenix in 1904 and began printing the Indian Opinion newspaper there. Only the ruins of the original buildings remain. The area is also known as Bhambayi(Bombay). We visit the Blue Lagoon, situated along Durban’s beachfront, which is very popular with Indian families. Here you can enjoy a traditional “Bunny Chow”.
We visit Chatsworth, one of the largest Indian townships in Kwa-Zulu Natal, visiting the Hari Krishna Temple (The Temple of Understanding) and the Chatsworth Shopping Centre, where you can see and buy typical Indian spices, costume and ware. We return to Durban in the late afternoon.

(Departure: 08h30) Duration: 8 hours - Entrance fees and a light lunch included