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    Posted April 2, 2012 by
    Durban, South Africa
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    The Colorful Beachfront of Durban, South Africa


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    "Durbs by the sea" as South Africans have referred to Durban for years is essentially all about its beaches. Practically every office and hotel block in the vicinity of the Durban Beachfront boasts a sea view. Many people go to Durban's Beachfront to enjoy its warm currents and sensational waves.


    It is the promise of gorgeous stretches of golden sands, separated by artificial piers, sub-tropical sunshine and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, together with the reputation as a surfer’s haven that draws thousands of people year after year. Add to this the array and fusion of international-class, ultra-modern and colonial-style accommodation that lines Durban’s beachfront and you can understand the attraction.


    Amusement arcades, fleamarkets, numerous quality restaurants and fast-food outlets mean you are never far from your next meal, and other attractions like uShaka Marine World - with the world’s fifth largest aquarium, a water slides amusement park and the recreation of a cargo ship wreck - the Snake Park and Mini Town combine to make a visit pretty much a whirlwind of activity and fun.


    Photos by Lulis Leal
    Durban, South Africa

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