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The Chatsworth Explorer (+/- 5.5 hours)

Delve into cultural immersion. Visit temples, a youth centre and navigate through the narrow lanes of a bustling Indian market as we unravel the history shaped by the apartheid Group Areas Act. Engage with the vibrant community on an insightful journey through the heart of Durban's Indian Township of Chatsworth.

About

This colorful tour explores the history of Indentured Indians and visits the second largest Indian settlement in South Africa, Chatsworth. This tour, only available on a Friday & Saturday, visits the bustling Bangladesh Market where we taste some local Indian fried snacks and spicy pickles before we move off deeper into the modern township stopping at temples, a local bakery and a youth centre doing good in the community. 

Price

1900 ZAR per person

This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. A surcharge of 50% will apply to solo travellers for the tour to run with only 1 person.

Itinerary

  • 08h00 — Collection from your accommodation

  • 08h30 — Shree Ambalavanar Temple, Cato Manor

  • 09h30 — Bangladesh Market

  • 10h30 — Oven Delights Bakery

  • 10h45 — Spice World

  • 11h15 — Shri Vishnu Mandir

  • 11h45 — Chatsworth Youth Centre

  • 12h00 — Lunch at Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding

  • 13h00 — Depart Chatsworth

  • 13h30 — Arrive at accommodation

Included

  • Tour guide

  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle

  • Donations to Temples

  • Indian Snacks & Vegetarian Temple Lunch

  • Coffee & Donut

  • Return transfers from Durban or Umhlanga. 

  • Bottled water. 

Notes

Please note that this tour is only available on a Friday or Saturday as this is when the market is open. 

The proposed itinerary, activities and accommodation are subject to change with minimal notice due to factors such as availability, adverse weather conditions, seasonal variations or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Nevertheless, we are committed to minimising any potential impact on your overall experience.

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