EXTRA TIME: Golden Arrows tour Durban

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When the KwaZulu-Natal club from Lamontville tours Durban, then the fans know there's another reason to go to town, other than to visit the beach


*Durban Tourism and Golden Arrows partnership bolstered with afternoon tourism trip* We had a fantastic experience today as we were hosted by Durban Tourism in a whirlwind tour of some of the local tourist destinations in and around our beautiful city. The trip was educational and informative to the players as the Durban tourism Staff fed us information in becoming better brand ambassadors for Durban, bolstering the partnership between the two Durban City brands. The short excursion started off with a tour of the KwaMuhle Museum, situated righ on the city's doorstep near the Workshop. Housed in the the former Native Affairs Building, its one of Durbans four major historical museums. The building houses a diverse collection of interesting and thought-provoking records of apartheid legislation, as well as a dedicated area to AIDS activists from Durban, and encouraging and interesting information on the disease. It is a monument to the city's troubled past acknowledging past injustices and abuses but also affirming the contribution of the majority of the population to the development of Durban. The tour then took the team to Inanda, with our tour guide pointing out interesting facts about our surroundings, that if you had time, could make a full morning of local discovery. Our first stop was Mahatma Gandhi's old home, Sarvoyada (meaning 'well-being for all'), on the borders of Inanda and Pheonix. Restored in 1994, after being razed to the ground by police in the apartheid era, it gives an insight to the amazing work that he did worldwide. The homestead included a printing press for his newspaper, Indian Opinion, as well as a clinic, school and homes. You get a sense of the justice, peace and equal rights that Gandhi fought for in this humble establishment. Our final place we visited was The Ohlange School, founded by John Langalibalele Dube in 1900. Perhaps in modern history, one of the most imprtantant significances of this site is that it was chosen by Nelson Mandela to cast his vote in South Africa's first democratic election.

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