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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

S. A. Sugar Terminal

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Much of Durban's early economy was built on the sugar industry, and even today the hills and fields around the city and along the north and south coasts are covered with sugarcane. It's not surprising then that Durban's Sugar Terminal is the largest in southern Africa and one of the most advanced in the world. A short video presentation provides background on the sugar industry, and then you'll be taken on a walking tour of the terminal. Together, the tour and video presentation

take 45 minutes. It's extraordinary to see the terminal's three enormous silos piled high to the domed ceiling with tons of raw sugar. The architectural design of the silos has been patented and used in other parts of the world.

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Sight Information

Address:

25 Leuchars Rd., Durban, 4001, South Africa

Phone:

031-365–8100; 031-365–8153

Sight Details:

  • R15
  • Tours Mon.–Thurs. at 8:30, 10, 11:30, and 2; Fri. at 8:30, 10, and 11:30
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/31/1969

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