The Golden Mile
Paul Shannon
Age Group:
Over 18s
South Africa
People And The Oceans
Camera Used:
Smart phone
Image caption:

Durban, South Africa, the home of the largest and busiest shipping port on the African continent. The photo shows a stretch of Durban’s “Golden mile” from the sea looking toward the coast.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the pristine beaches, in search of the warm Indian Ocean currents. Our clean oceans attract thousands of tourists yearly, not only in summer, but for the much anticipated “Sardine run” every winter. The tourism generated through our beaches helps sustain local businesses who sell hand-made African jewellery, foods and arts and craft.

The photo shows the Moses Mabhida Stadium built for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup with the moon captured between its majestic arch. The proximity of such an iconic tourist attraction to our beaches is testament to its integral part of South African livelihood and role in its future development.

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