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Combine a trip to see the beautiful architecture of the Durban City Hall with a visit inside to see the exhibits that make up the Durban Natural Science Museum. This is a fascinating place for young and old alike, providing a first-hand introduction to the natural sciences, with a vast array of displays such as the life-size reconstruction of Tyrannosaurus Rex and the mummy of Peten-Amen who lived in Egypt some 2300 years ago. There is also the popular Kwazulwazi Science Centre, with models of human torsos, glowing rocks, computers, microscopes and much, much more to explore.
This museum is on the corner of West and Aliwal, behind the city hall. It has various galleries taking a look back at 'how things were' in the early days of Natal - costumes, buildings, and interactive displays. It also provides an illustration of Zululand and its history. The model of a Zulu warrior is particularly striking. The museum is housed in the building of the old courthouse (1863) and has been declared a National Monument. The shop has an interesting range of old photos.
A large, modern, motor driven Catamaran with a 60 person capacity. Hakuna Matata Charters take regular one and a half hour trips into Durban harbor and out to sea, along the north coast. Hakuna Matata is also available for charters. An exciting and safe way to view Durban's coastline. Visit website for more details.
The Dick King Statue is an equestrian sculpture of Richard Philip King aka Dick King with his horse Somerset, which is made up of bronze. It commemorates King's participation and struggles for when he rode from Durban to Grahamstown in just 10 days during Durban's siege where he helped save Port Natal in 1842.
Established in 1994, the Durban International Convention Centre is one of the best and biggest convention centers in the country. Opened by legendary president Nelson Mandela, the center has played host to many significant national and international events. It comprises an exhibition center, meeting spaces, a sports arena, and convention spaces. The International AIDS Conference 2000, FIFA World Cup draw 2010, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1999, and COP17 2011 are some of the past events that have been held here. Garnered with lavish accolades owing to its excellent facilities, the convention center has won many prestigious awards like the Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre by World Travel Awards, International Association of Congress Centres's World's Top 15 Congress Centres, and a five star grade by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
One of South Africa's most famous courses,Greyville Race Course runs around the Royal Durban Golf Course. If you are in Durban in July the Rothman's Durban Handicap is the social event of the year, with all of the cream of South African society turning out in their glad- rags for the occasion. Races are held three times a week. If you are an avid enthusiast, a guided tour, including lunch at the restaurant, is available on request, taking you through the courses rich history and reliving past dramas. Dress smart-casual.