Today Durban is South Africa's busiest port and beach resort. Most of the province of Natal is populated by the north Nguni or Zulu and Durban has a strong infusion of tribal citizens. Durban has the largest Indian population descendants of indentured laborers.
This is the city where Mahatma Gandhi started a political career that eventually led him to great prominence in the struggle for independence in India. Gandhi was invited by a wealthy Moslem client in Durban as a lawyer and not as an indentured worker.
Although Durban is viewed by most as a resort city with deluxe hotels, good beaches and interesting restaurants and night life, it does offer a rich cultural heritage and history.