Following the interest in the Cape Town and Johannesburg Then & Now videos, we felt it would be a travesty of the first order to leave out a Durban Then & Now. So we set out to recreate Durban scenes of the past in the same location 60 years later.
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Durban Main Beach Front
The Beachfront has always been the epicentre of accessible outdoor entertainment in Durban
View from Golden Sands Hotel
Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (West Street)
Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (formerly West Street) signals the centre of town under it’s new name honouring a hero of the struggle and former president of the ANC.
Long characterised by high-rise hotel blocks and the piers which straight-arrow their way into the surf, the face of Durban’s Golden Mile has changed dramatically in recent years; the most significant developments being the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Suncoast Casino and uShaka Marine World near South Beach.
In what is arguably South Africa’s most authentic African marketplace, Warwick Junction is a mashup of merchants selling everything from traditional ‘muti’ to music and fresh produce.
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