Rickshaw Travel

Colorfully decorated rickshaws are unique to Durban—you won't find them in any other South African city. Though their origins lie in India, these two-seat carriages with large wheels are pulled exclusively by Zulu men dressed in feathered headgear and traditional garb. Limited to the beachfront, the rickshaw runners ply their trade all day, every day, mostly along the Golden Mile section. The going rate is R40 per person for about 15 minutes, and R15 for a photo (don't assume you can take a picture without paying for the privilege). Although it's worth doing because it will be memorable and you won't have the opportunity anywhere else, negotiate the rate before climbing on.

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