The township experience is becoming popular with tourists to Durban, which was evident at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 welcome party.
Delegates from Asia, Europe and the US got a taste of the township lifestyle at Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi shortly after arriving in the city. This is the first time a welcome party was held in eKasi since it started 36 years ago.
In getting a taste of this unique lifestyle experience through immersive tours, museums and its African cuisine, international travellers also get to mingle with the locals, where they learn to bead and dance to local sounds at contemporary lounges.
And Umlazi, Kwamashu, Inanda and Chesterville are just some of the townships that have created insightful tours to appease this growing appetite in the tourism sector.
Voted one of the best 207 restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016, Max’s Lifestyle has attracted some big names including actor Common, rapper TI and the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.