KwaZulu Natal has an estimated population of 9 million, with Durban having an
estimated population of 3.2 million (1996). There are 11 official languages,
with English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa being the most spoken. The region got
its name in 1816, when the reigning chief - King Shaka, named his Kingdom
KwaZulu - the Place of the People of Heaven. The history and folklore of KZN can
be experienced through the many battlefields, cultural sites and tours, found in
Durban's climate is an idyllic subtropical, which prevails throughout the year.
Inland areas are more temperate.
Durban was bought from King Shaka for use as a trading post. The original
township layout was named D'Urban after the then Cape of Good Hope Governor. Durban is now a
mega city, encompassing some 2297 square kilometre's. It has
Africa's largest and busiest port (the 9th largest in the world), which moves 33
000 000 tonnes annually.
Durban has always been a favorite holiday destination and in recent years have
been placing a lot more focus on the travel industry. One of the latest
developments is the uShaka Marine World theme park situated in the harbor area
which offers a world of ocean activities, rides, oceanarium, amusement park, displays, shopping, and beach
activities is also available nearby.
Amanzimtoti, as a neighboring town is only about 24 kilometers from the Durban
beach front which is one of the reasons Inyoni Rocks Cabanas is an ideal
accommodation spot, whether you need to do some business in Durban or want to
come for a holiday whilst having a big city nearby.