The kilometres-long beach front has been built up lately to meet the requirements of mass tourism and turned into one big pleasure park. On the "Golden Mile" the season lasts all year long. Here one can find anything a holidaymaker could ask for: an endless beach protected by shark nets, swimming pools with fountains, waterslides, market stalls and merry-go-rounds, shopping centres and exotic restaurants, nightclubs and a long chain of hotels and apartment blocks right at the beach.
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Durban, the lively metropolis of the province of KwaZulu Natal, is - after Cape Town - the second most important seaport in South Africa. From 1860 on, Indians came to Natal to work in the sugar production and in 1896 a railway link between the sugar growing areas and the port of Durban was established.
Durban's economic development took off and has been gaining importance ever since. The sugar terminal is the biggest in the world and became one economic pillar of Durban's economy, the other being the tourism industry. Over the last few years, Durban has established itself as the convention centre of South Africa and is now perfectly well equipped for the entertainment of visitors.