Durban named one of CNN's most underrated cities

2014-05-30 08:56
Durban – As far as tourism in South Africa goes, Cape Town is the darling, Joburg the must-see gritty city… oh and then, of course, there’s the bush.  

But Durban? Durban and the rest of KZN hardly feature and we think that’s pretty sad! Because, let’s just be honest here, KZN is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s prettiest provinces… if not the fairest of them all.  

So, we were really excited to see that the warm and friendly coastal hub made it into CNN’s top 10 underrated cities around the world.  

According to CNN, Durban is widely perceived to be one of South Africa’s more dangerous cities, putting visitors off making it their first port of call.

However, they cite the year-round good weather, golden beaches, vibrant mix of cultures and mind-blowing culinary experiences to be unique drawcards well-worth a visit.  

It’s also quite amazing to see how far the city has come over the past few years, as far as infrastructure is concerned. Take a look at this video of ‘Durban – Then and Now’ to see just how much has changed.  

Also watch Joburg Then and Now as well as Cape Town's version and compare which city has undergone the most visible metamorphosis over the past few decades.

The 10 cities on CNN’s list are as follows:

Durban, South Africa

Queens, New York

Bergen, Norway

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Darwin, Australia

Isfahan, Iran

Lisbon, Portugal

Glasgow, Scotland

Hoi An, Vietnam

Calgary, Canada

Which city would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below!

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