Rickshaws

An  American  missionary,   Reverend Jonathan  Goble  invented  rickshaws in Japan  during 1853 to improvise a form of transport for his, wife, who was an invalid.  Sir Marshall Campbell, a sugar magnate who had visited Japan, introduced this picturesque form of transport to the town  in   1893. During  the  1930’s  there were  more  than  1000 rickshaws  in  Durban. Competitions  were  held annually  to  decide  the  best-dressed  rickshaw  puller. By 1973 rickshaws had almost disappeared from the scene and today there are only about 1 5  legally licensed rickshaw pullers in Durban.  They are lavishly dressed and mainly operate along the sea front.

Sani Pass

Sani Pass

The spectacular Sani Pass pierces the Drakensberg Mountains through a narrow defile cut by the...

Mont-aux-Sources

Mont-aux-Sources

In 1830 two missionaries explored the mountains and when they reached the eastern edge they found...

Giant’s Castle

Giant’s Castle

South of Cathkin Peak the main wall of the Drakensberg maintains a level of more than 3 OOOm for...

Cathkin Peak

Cathkin Peak

One of the great cornerstones of the main wall of the Drakensberg, Cathkin Peak, stands out so...

Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak

For many years Cathedral Peak was known as Zikhali's Horn - after the son of Matiwane. King...

Mandela Monument

Mandela Monument

A little  known chapter  in President  Mandala's  history took place right in the  midlands of...

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