The Bluff

A 4km ridge that provides the land-locked harbour of Port Natal with its  southern  arm is known as the Bluff, or to the Zulu as isiBubulungu (‘the long bulky thing’). The ridge is a 90m high bush-covered dune of sand, which protects the harbour from winds.    Marine Drive runs along the seaward side and leads to a viewing site from where there is a  panoramic view of the harbour and city.  King, one of the founders of Durban, is buried on the bluff.