Enjoy a glimpse into some of Durban’s multi-cultural past and present. Visit the Gandhi Settlement, where one of the twentieth century’s major leaders, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, once lived. Gandhi arrived in Durban in 1893, as a legal adviser.
Initially unaware of the racial inequalities of colour in the colony – he threw himself into the struggle for elementary rights for Indians.
He helped to establish the Indian Opinion newspaper and the Phoenix Settlement, an experiment in communal living. It was here that his notion of Satyagraha of passive resistance emerged – a philosophy that became world recognised and helped win freedom from oppression.
See Gandhi’s original home as well as the wood and iron shed from where he published the Gujarati—English Newspaper. Then on to the Ohlange Institute, the first African-run and African-funded educational institution in Southern Africa, founded by Rev Dr John Langalibalele Dube in 1901. John Dube founded Natal’s first African newspaper Illange Lase Natal in 1903. Absorb the sounds, sights and smells of the Victoria Street Market, in the city’s old Indian Section of town. The Indian influence is still easily recognisable in the architecture of the area.
Duration: Approximately 5 hours
Price: Available on request