Places and Activities - Durban
Kwa Zulu Natal has an estimated population of 10.3 million (Census 2011), with Durban an estimated population of 3.2 million. There are 11 official; languages, with English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa are the most spoken.
Durban's climate is an idyllic subtropical, which prevails throughout the year. Inland areas are more temperate. Average winter temperature is 18 Degrees Celsius. The warm Indian Ocean sea water temperature is 17 degrees Celsius, enjoyed by swimmers all year round.
region got its name in 1816, when the reigning chief -
King Shaka, named his Kingdom KwaZulu - the Place of
the People of Heaven.
The history and folklore of KZN can be experienced through the many battlefields, cultural sites and tours, found in KZN.
Durban was bought from King Shaka for use as a trading post. The original township layout was named D'Urban after the then Cape of Good Hope Governor.
Durban is now a megacity, encompassing some 2297 square kilometre's. It has Africa's largest and busiest port (the 9th largest in the world), which moves 33 000 000 tonnes annually.