Hindu Temple

Most of the Indian population of Durban follow the Hindu religion and the Sri Vaithianatha Easvarar Alayam temple in Umgeni Road is the oldest and largest in South Africa.  Various Hindu festivals take place during the year.    At the Kavady festival  in February and  July, decorated  chariots are drawn through the streets and eventually thrown  into the  Umgeni River as a  sacrifice to the gods.  At Easter the ritual of fire walking takes place at the Umbilo temple.

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

Geology The Drakensberg Mountains had their onqm some 200 million years. ago when a vast landmass...

Piet Retief’s Grave

Piet Retief’s Grave

The treaty under which the Voortrekkers received land from Dingane was signed on 6 February 1838....

uMgungundlovu

uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was...

R E Stevenson Museum

R E Stevenson Museum

The R E  Stevenson Museum was established in 1974, and is devoted to the history of the town and...

Old Parsonage Museum

Old Parsonage Museum

This charming sandstone building on the corner of Kerk and Loop Streets, in  Utrecht is now a...

Uys monument

Uys monument

Hlobane 20km east of Vryheid was the scene of a desperate struggle against the Zulu where Boer and...

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