Durban - the Ocean, the People, the Sun
Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa (roughly 3.5 million), forming part of the eThekwini (Zulu word for Durban) metropolitan municipality. It is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and is famous as the busiest port in Africa. Stretching along beautifull beaches, Durban has eversince been known as one of South Africa's great escapes - in terms of holidays of course.
Victoria Embankment - also called Esplanade - is one of the oldest and most famous streets in the city. Visit the Sugar Terminal (insight into the former importance of the sugar trade), Wilson's Wharf (pretty hip waterside development mit some decent eateries etc.), BAT Centre (art and craft shops, art studios, some live music etc.)
Good ol' Durbs is famous for its surfing. Stay at Tekweni Backpackers in Durban and you will get all the info on surfing that you are looking for!
Durban's beaches are characterised by soft, golden sand, palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The main beaches are shark netted and patrolled from sunrise to sunset by trained lifeguards who have an impressive track record in beach safety.