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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.
This is the Zulu Kingdom - a heady cultural, historical and natural mix of attractions. The province is known for its particularly good weather (320 days of sunshine per year) as well as 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fantastic Blue Flag beaches, majestic mountains, rolling midlands and incredible wild places that boast the Big 5 and so much more.
KwaZulu-Natal has an incredible cultural heritage. Once home to the legendary King Shaka, this province 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, with loads of sun, sea and sand. The city has a host of fantastic restaurants, pubs, clubs and world-class hotels spread out across its Golden Mile and Durban’s Florida Road is the spot for fun and entertainment into the wee hoursof the morning.
Heading away from the bright city lights of Durban along the North Coast you’ll find the Big 5 game reserves and 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 Africa – next to Kenya’s Kilimanjaro.
There are the lush Midlands with fantastic guest houses and pubs and the historic hallowed grounds of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields with fascinating legends and stories of heroes long gone but definitely not forgotten.
Durban is no stranger to hosting major events. Durban's Conference and meeting venues include the renowned Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre which has won numerous international awards. There are also a range of fantastic business hotels, boutique establishments, meetings venues and conference centres worth investigating in this fun-loving province.