Formule 1 Durban

65 Nmr avenue, Durban, 4001, South Africa
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by bozorboso

Hi, I'm moving to Durban from the U.S. next week, and I'm wondering what sports bars, cafes, etc. I can go to that will show American football games (ESPN or such). I'm especially desperate to find somewhere to watch the Superbowl. I've searched the internet over and haven't found anything yet. Any advice?

Re: superbowl

by mandybee

Im in cape Town and MOST sports bars here really show Rugby/soccer// etc., but not American Football-

HOWEVER- on our satelite TV (most hotels and homes have it) we have an american sports channel ESPN so i guess that you may be lucky enough to watch it in the comfort of your home or a hotel or at a friend???

Our Satelite tv is called DSTV (digital satelite TV) and ESPN is definately on it!!!

Re: superbowl

by daryoush

In durban, go to the Bluff. there is a bar/ grill called the Green Dolphin....i remembered watching many American sports and tv. If not there, try a bar called Jack Daniels. Hope you get this in time. GO GIANTS!

Travel Tips for Durban



Wrapped up in one province are all the sights and sounds of Africa.
Amidst endless fields of sugarcane, youýll find game parks that teem with wildlife, exquisite beaches lapped by a warm ocean and a thriving African culture.

Comrades marathon: mass lunacy on a national scale

by CatherineReichardt

Durban hosts the world's largest (and arguably greatest) ultramarathon events - the legendary Comrades marathon.
I first witnessed Comrades a couple of days after I arrived in South Africa in 1987, and my considered (armchair) opinion at the time was that this was the greatest expression of mass national lunacy that I had ever witnessed. Over 20 years on, my opinion remains unchanged, but I am hooked, and, like most South Africans, spend most of the day watching the drama unfold! By the end of the race, I have bawled my eyes out at the human tragedy, and by the time that the official fires the gun to indicate the end of the 12 hour period (when they close the finish line), I am dehydrated! Firing the gun must surely be one of the worst jobs in the world, and so traumatic that the official actually turns his back to the desperate runners scrambling towards the line. Heartrending stuff that puts other reality TV to shame!
Comrades was first run in 1921 by 34 runners: by contrast, the race in 2000 (the 75th race), attracted 23, 961 entrants. Competitors have 12 hours to finish the 89km course (yes, you read right!) between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and if they're mad enough to repeat this act of self abuse ten times (and finish each time), they are awarded a coveted green number. Doesn't seem much of an incentive to run 900km, but that's runners for you ...
Comrades takes place in late May or early June (29 May in 2011, which is easy enough to remember given it's my birthday) and alternates between an 'up' run (from Durban) and a 'down' run (from Maritzburg) each year. There is about a 700m height difference between start and finish, which is exacerbated by the fact that the route winds through the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which adds even more 'up and down' to the course. Counterintuitively, the 'down' run is considered by most to be harder, because of the pounding your knees get (as opposed to the rest of your body, which is presumably equally abused whatever direction you run it!)
Every January, huge numbers of ordinarily sane people abandon all semblance of common sense and start training for Comrades - clearly this is a New Year's resolution, fuelled no doubt by overindulgence over the festive season. They bash the pavements at ungodly hours of the morning, run qualifying marathons over weekends and effectively don't see their partners or families for six months (unless they too are mad enough to run, in which case they see a great deal of each other!). In literally every company, at least one person would run the race - many larger companies actually sponsor teams and mine gave one of our employees a cash bonus this year for running a mindbogglingly good time - and it adds to the nation's sense of involvement in the race to know that your friends and colleagues are participating.
Every year, the local field is joined by some intrepid foreigners. Some of these are professional athletes in pursuit of the substantial winner's prizes (a pair of identical Russian twins have been taking it in turns to win the women's race for years), but most are ordinary runners looking to experience this extraordinary phenomenon. Should you be lunatic enough to consider this, then consult the website below for details on how to enter (including the qualifying requirements).
If you are sane enough to have no intention of running Comrades, might I respectfully suggest that you avoid visiting Durban or Maritzburg at this time, as flights and accommodation are fully booked, and the law of 'supply and demand' kicks in, which results in prices going through the roof!
Otherwise, if you're in KwaZulu Natal over this period, participate in the festive atmosphere: I wouldn't recommend going to the stadium where the race finishes (which is crowded with relatives waiting to collect the mortal remains of their loved ones as they collapse across the finish line), but otherwise you have 89km of route from which to pick your vantage point! Do as the locals do, and bring a deckchair, a coolbox and some refreshments (braais and beer are almost obligatory) and cheer supportively as the masses stumble past! My only warning is that you'll be awfully sick of the theme tune from "Chariots of Fire' by the end of 12 hours!

Very large Shopping centre just outside of Durban.

by Waalewiener about Pavillion-Westville

This large Shopping centre is located on the highway N3 just north of Durban,the stores in this Mall are open 7 days a week. There are many stores in this Shopping Mall:
Restaurants,Cinema's,Supermarket, Bake Shops,Book Stores,Souvenir Stores,
Drug Stores,Coffee Shops Clothing Stores,Jewelry Stores, Flower Shops, Shoe
Shops,Surfing Stores,Hairdresser's Shops,
Music StoresComputer Stores and Banks. You can expect to spend as much or as little as you want , it depends on what you will purchase.

Zulu Culture at Phezulu Safari Park

by GerryFM

The Phezulu Safari Park is set in the spectacular Valley of 1000 Hills, a few minutes drive west of Durban.

This is a great half day trip, where you can enjoy a traditional African meal and get a look into the intriguing culture of the Zulu people.

You will be treated to some traditional Zulu Dancing and will get to visit their typical "bee-hive huts". It is geared for the tourists, but they also offer you a chance to visit a current Zulu village, where you can get an insight on how the Zulu people live today.

Durban Town Hall

by mvtouring

Still one of the most beautiful buildings for me in Durban is the Town Hall. It is an exact replica of the town hall in Belfast. The building was built in the beginning of the 20th century and houses the library and the mayors offices.


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