Durban is South Africa's perennial beach holiday destination, thanks to the delightful sub-tropical climate of the Indian Ocean. Set in the Kingdom of the Zulus, officially known as the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban is the ideal place to tap into a melting pot of African, Indian and European cultures - as it offers up an exciting and varied itinerary for any discerning tourist. Renowned for its wide golden beaches, Durban is definitely a holidaymaker's gateway to the dozens of seaside resort towns located along the south and north coasts of the city, such as Scottburgh and Umhlanga Rocks respectively. If you're looking for superb swimming and surfing conditions - this is the spot for you. The city resonates with an exciting mix of cultures. These include the heritage of the mighty amaZulu warriors whose presence reverberates all the way past the Tugela River in the north where the legendary King Shaka once ruled. It is also home to a large Indian community owing to the deep-rooted British colonial history. Don't forget the incredible Moses Mabhida Stadium or the King Shaka Airport which has increased Durba's international capacity both as a sought-after holiday destination as well as a key contributor within South Africa's import and export business sector. The ever popular 'Golden Mile' is the city's most central beach. A promenade packed with amusement parks, entertainment facilities, flea markets and colourful traditionally clad Zulu rickshaw pullers also parallels the beach. Public transport within the city has subsequently been augmented by a fleet of 'tuk-tuk' type three-wheelers taxis. would also be worthwhile visiting the Natal Midlands or the surreal-looking Drakensberg Mountains which set the backdrop in the west.