Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Durban's Rickshaw pullers have been a popular feature of the city, and especially the beach front area, since the early 1890's. The colourful rickshaws and the interestingly dressed men with beaded costumesand horned head gear, where introduced by sugar magnate Sir Marshall Campbell, as a means of transport for his wife, which he had previously seen in India.

By 1903 an estimated two thousand rickshaw pullers were operating in Durban, taking daily commuters and tourists through the city. Unfortunately between the early sixties and the mid nineteen seventies, their numbers started to decrease. Presently there are less than two dozen rickshaw pullers operating along the beachfront, and none in the city.

The last few rickshaws which remain in Durban offer their service almost exclusively to the tourist trade on the Marine Parade, though the rides still serve as an excellent way to view the local sights, and provide visitors both young and old with much delight.

Accommodation Near Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Penthouse North Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.1km South West of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

The Penthouse is situated in the heart of Durbans Golden Mile, and literally opposite Durbans North Beach. The Penthouse is on the fourth Floor and has an exclusive access to the rooftop. It is private and secluded with some wonderful ocean views of the

Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.2km West of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Durban Beachfront (N Beach) 4person Penthouse Self Catering Holiday Flat on Marine Parade. Full views of beachfront and north side of city.

Sleeps: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Penney Private Holiday Flats

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Penney Holiday Flats, budget accommodation, only 1 minute's walk to Durban's main beach area, making it ideal accommodation for holiday makers looking for sun, sea and sand.

Graded:
Sleeps: 240 in 60 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.5km South East of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep. Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.

Sleeps: 352 in 88 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.5km South East of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep.  Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.

Sleeps: 468 in 134 units/rooms

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.6km South East of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Tropicana's versatile accommodation options cater for all. Enjoy a fun-filled family break, travel with a loved one or simply enjoy a private escape in one of our single rooms.

Sleeps: 8

61 Marlborough Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.8km South East of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 sleeper Kitchen lounge Dining Room and Huge Balcony sea facing self catering penthouse apartment on marine parade Durban

Sleeps: 8

Ocean View Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.8km South East of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

This open plan beach apartment is newly renovated. Located on the second floor of a front row small complex, it offers the perfect beach spot for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Although ideal for just 2 guests, it can accommodate up to

Sleeps: 4

Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.1km North West of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

Set in a secure estate, luxury self catering apartment is well located along the prime area of the Golden Mile. It has an attractive appearance with well-maintained gardens and a pool.

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Blue Waters Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North West of Durban's Rickshaw pullers

This classical hotel is located on Durban's Golden Mile, opposite it's own semiprivate beach, less than 10 minutes from the City centre and the International Convention Centre. We are 500m from the new Suncoast Casino Complex.