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The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau was formed in 2010 and provides valuable information and assistance to meeting planners and incentive buyers.
KwaZulu-Natal is is known for its particularly good weather (320 days of sunshine per year) and combines a long coastline with rolling midlands and incredible wild places that boast the Big 5.
This province also has a deep and varied cultural heritage - once home to the legendary King Shaka, it has one of the largest Indian communities outside India and also has a strong British colonial heritage. You'll see evidence of this mixed heritage on the streets of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, two major hubs of the province.
Durban is known as ‘South Africa's Miami' and it's a favourite spot for local holidays. The city has a host of very good restaurants, pubs, clubs and world-class hotels spread out across its Golden Mile. Florida Road is the place to enjoy fun and entertainment into the wee hours of the morning.
Durban is no stranger to hosting major events. Conference and meeting venues include the renowned Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre which has won numerous international awards. There is also a range of business hotels, boutique establishments, meetings venues and conference centres worth investigating.
Heading away from the bright city lights of Durban and up the North Coast you'll find the Big 5 game reserves and the wonders of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
To the east of Durban you'll find the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) boasting the highest mountain range in South Africa. Then there is the lush green Midlands area with inviting guest houses and pubs. Or explore the historic hallowed grounds of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields with their fascinating legends and stories of heroes long gone but definitely not forgotten.