The Durban Indian Experience

Berea, Sydafrika

Upplevelse under ledning av Usha

6 timmar, Hålls på Engelska
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The tour begins with pick up at and short visit to the Durban Botanical Gardens where we discuss the history of the Indians presence in South Africa, followed by a visit to a heritage centre, which serves as a museum of indenture. Watch a short video and learn about the importance of spices in Indian cooking and in Ayurvedic medicine, after which we drive through the Casbah area to a local spice market where we get to taste the spices and watch them demonstrate mixing techniques. We step back in history to visit a general dealer store which still operates as they did a hundred years ago. Following our story we drive through historic Cato Manor and visit a temple established in 1909. We then drive to the largest Indian township in the southern hemisphere, marvelling at the multi coloured houses and the bustle of an apartheid era township. Our lunch stop is at a temple restaurant and here we sit in utter serenity as we enjoy delicious food prepared by loving hands. You will learn all about township life and then experience it all first hand as you visit the craziness of a local market where everything can be found...from shoelaces to snake gourds!!! Enjoy some delicious Indian snacks here before a visit to a temple built in the South Indian style. Expect a few surprise stops to make your experience that more exciting! Do join me in an unforgettable day out!!
The tour begins with pick up at and short visit to the Durban Botanical Gardens where we discuss the history of the Indians presence in South Africa, followed by a visit to a heritage centre, which serves as a museum of indenture. Watch a short video and learn about the importance of spices in Indian cooking and in Ayurvedic medicine, after which we drive through the Casbah area to a local spice market where we get to taste the spices and watch…

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Värd på Airbnb sedan 2017
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Namaste! I am a retired teacher, a journalist for 18 years and an antiques business owner (10 years) who has resided in Durban all my life. I have taught school for 28 years so expect to be getting a history lesson interspersed with some great stories. I would love to show you these gems of my culture and heritage and also take you into an Indian township to see how we lived during apartheid. I would love for you to experience my culture through its food. I am very well traveled and will give you what I would want on a tour : a first class experience, with great food and great company. Please note that we may sometimes be accompanied by my son who assists with logistics.
Namaste! I am a retired teacher, a journalist for 18 years and an antiques business owner (10 years) who has resided in Durban all my life. I have taught school for 28 years so expect to be getting a history lesson interspersed with some great stories. I would love to show you these gems of my culture and heritage and also take you into an Indian township to see how we lived during apartheid. I would love for you to experience my culture through its food. I am very well traveled and will giv…
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Var ni kommer att vara

You will visit a heritage centre/museum/ repository of everything dealing with Indian indenture, a spice market, an old fashioned grocery store, 3 Indian temples, one of which is the largest in the southern hemisphere, an Indian township and a local market. Inbetween I will point out landmarks and places of interest and regale you with stories and personal history.

Betyg 4,94 av 5 efter 18 omdömen.

Tanja
augusti 2021
Es war ein wundervoller Tag mit Usha, die einem ihr Durban zeigt, eine Welt, die einem als Tourist sonst völlig verborgen bleibt. Die Tour ist persönlich, aber auch sehr informativ und zeigt indisches Südafrika in einer wunderschönen Stadt.
Nicole
december 2020
I went on the tour with Usha in December and loved the experience. I wanted to learn more about the Indian experience,both past and present, in Durban and South Africa and she provided an awesome experience. I learned a ton and had a great time.
Luke
november 2020
Really what a super experience! Usha took us on a journey across a city I’ve been to many times and gave such a new experience of it! Social distancing, masks and full covid compliance so a good option for these times!
Dennis
januari 2020
It has been one of my best AirBnb experiences. Since the time we met Usha, my friend and I felt really comfortable with her. We felt such a good energy from her since the begining until the end of the experience. We recommend this experience 100%. And if you are interested in antiques, she knows an excellent place. 😍😍😍
Sebastian
december 2019
The tour was absolutely fantastic! We've visited places we definetly wouldn't have found/gone on our own! Usha made it very easy for us to take a deep breath of the indian way of life in durban! And she is of course a very lovely person! 100 % recommendation!!!
Nicoletta
december 2019
Usha showed us areas of Durban we would not be able to visit by ourselves and gave us a good insight in the complex history of indian communities in South Africa with personal examples and many references. It was definitely a very interesting tour!

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