It is the location of one of the busiest ports in Africa.
People Born in Durban
Durban in People's Lives
Agatha Christie: I visted here with my husband in 1922, and we spent our time surfing, a sport we had become enthusiastic about. We were some of the first Britons to surf standing up.
Oscar Pistorius: I traveled here in 2007 to compete in the Senior South African National Championships as a sprinter, alongside able bodied athletes. It was the first time I had competed in a regular, rather than a disabled, race. I won a silver medal.