Durban Tourism. Three-hour walking tours depart from the Tourist Junction on weekdays at 9:30 and 1:30: the Oriental Walkabout explores the Indian District, including Victoria Market and several mosques, and the Historical Walkabout covers major monuments and museums. Reservations are essential; a two person minimum applies. Durban Tourism can also provide details of various guided township tours by local tour operators, which offer an insight into the social history and modern-day challenges of the townships. 031/322–4164; R100.

Isle of Capri. This company offers sightseeing cruises around Durban Bay or out to sea, plus whale- and dolphin-watching tours. Boats depart from Wilson's Wharf on Margaret Mncadi Avenue. 14–18 Boatman's Rd., Canal Rd., Victoria Embankment, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4001. 031/305–3099;

Ricksha Bus Tours. An inexpensive way to see the main attractions Durban has to offer is to join one of the bus tours, operated by Durban Tourism. They depart daily at 9 am and 1 pm from the North Beach Tourism Office and take 2½–3 hours to complete the circuit. The route includes the Beachfront, uShaka Marine World, Emmanuel Cathedral, Victoria Market, Florida Road, City Hall, KwaMuhle Museum, Mitchell Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Suncoast Casino, and more, and a tour guide provides commentary en route. Durban, KwaZulu Natal. 031/322–4209. R100.

Sarie Marais Pleasure Cruises. Trips around the bay or out to sea are offered by this company. Half-hour harbour cruises run on the hour from 9–4 and hour-long sea cruises run noon–3 daily. Charters for up to 57 people are also available. Wilson's Wharf, 14–18 Boatman's Rd., Victoria Embankment, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4001. 031/305–4022; Harbor cruise R80; sea cruise R120; private charter R2,500.

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