The Benjamin

141 Florida Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hotel
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Bafana Bafana!

A travel blog entry by angelamarie


You have not lived until you have attended a professional soccer match in a foreign country. This past weekend, we ventured around the city center with local guides our age. We saw some very interesting markets, including the market for traditional medicine. The highlight of the weekend, however, was the soccer match we attended Saturday afternoon. The South African national team is called Bafana ...

Digging Durban

A travel blog entry by eddim


... the only source unless they go to Pinetown a suburb of Durban. We had a taste of what they call Fat Cake, which is essentially fried dough; delicious of course. From there we continued through the village to the spiritual healer’s house on the way learning how the Zulu’s live in the village and some of their traditions and customs. The healer was unfortunately not home but our guide gave us a good overview of what he would do, what things he would ...

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief

A travel blog entry by jesshill


... It was satisfying to get in again, and we spent our day having a look around Pretoria. Definitely some nice spots, and a few spaces that reminded me a little of London.

So lastly! Today has seen our trip take a different form, by starting the 'Baz Bus' down to Cape Town. It is a little odd to be surrounded by other tourists again, and can inagine it must look odd the other way: with locals seeing a whole bus of backpackers going along ...

Day 25 - Re-visiting Pietermaritzburg

A travel blog entry by scatterling


... on to Ash's senior school. We just took pics from the parking lot, and then went down to buy a chicken for lunch and to walk around the Cascades shopping centre which was our local shopping centre.

We were having lunch with friends, Theunissen and Elmarie, who were near neighbours from Mtubatuba in Zululand. He worked at Sappi with Jeremy. It was so lovely to see them, and we had a pleasant afternoon sitting ...

That's a lot of sugar!

A travel blog entry by maclaren

... full to permit tours, but the amount of sugar was simply mind blowing. Apparently when piled in storage it is more dangerous than quick sand, if you are caught in a pile you are basically brown bread. I’ll not bore you with the facts; the pictures should be impressive enough.

I wanted to go to the KwaMuhle museum which details the Durban system where Whites used to subjugate the Blacks, but unfortunately I arrived after it was closed. ...

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This hotel, located on 141 Florida Road, Durban, is near uShaka Marine World, Mitchell Park, Natal Shark Board, and Nambiti Game Conservancy.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding