Low-cost UberDurban is so small that you could literally do everything on this list in one day and not even be mad about Uber prices. It’s an itty bitty city with so much to show, and this is the beginning of your brand new life. You will unwrap Durban like a puppy for Christmas, and fall further in love with it every day as it transforms your world. The grass is ridiculously green out here. So pack your bags and head East, or you can go back to your Woolworths lunch tomorrow… and we’ll see you when you’re on the beach in December.
If you’ve never lived in Durban, you’d move here and meet a ton of cool people all the time. They all know each other already, so they’ll LOVE you because you’re new and interesting. You’d make friends with all the up-and-coming musicians at Khaya Records when you sit on the balcony and listen to vinyls while smoking lots of cigarettes. They’ll say something like, “we should jam sometime” and you probably will. You can try anything in Durban – it’s a space to experiment and create, for talent to incubate. If you don’t have a talent you can just make one up and become a photographer, DJ or a stand-up comedian (like I did). Khaya shares its space with TheOtherRoom gallery and like everything in Durban is close to other art spaces like Cityzen Internet Cafe. The Green Camp Gallery project is also worth checking out, especially if you’re one of those people who gives a damn about sustainability.
People from Durban love to go thrift shopping because we are mostly broke. The Car Boot Market on Sundays is where you want to go to dress yourself in vintage dreams. If wearing dead people’s clothes isn’t your vibe you can always head down to Station Drive and pick up some fresh new threads from Jane Sews. You can also pop in at The Morning Trade to sort out all your organic produce and say ‘hi’ to all your new friends. There’s plenty to snack on at the precinct, and you can stock up on all the gorgeous furnishings you might need for your new apartment (with a sea view) at Con Amore.