Tastes of Durban
David Bird / Deshnie Govender
The city of Durban, once known as Port Natal, is the third-largest city in South Africa, the largest in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, and the largest port in Africa. It is a melting pot of African, European and Asian cultures, and is often used as a springboard for trips to the Drakensberg mountain resorts, the historical battlefield sites and the province’s abundant game parks.
Its rich, multicultural heritage is reflected in the foods that are to be found throughout the city, from spicy, aromatic Indian cuisine and fish and seafood to dishes influenced by the Portuguese, Zulu nation and British. Tastes of Durban is a celebration of these foods that can be savoured here while on a visit and then recreated once you return home.