Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding


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Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding

A short drive west of central Durban lies the curious lotus-shaped temple run by the local Society for Krishna Consciousness. Entry is free and granted to all (provided their shoes remain outdoors), this includes ritualistic singing and dancing that takes place every Sunday afternoon. There is a well-regarded vegetarian restaurant on-site.

Do & See

Durban's offerings extend far beyond beaches to a plethora of cultural pursuits, from historic homes-turned-museums of colonial sugar barons (think the Campbell Collections) to hip, grassroots art spaces taken over by young local talents (such as the BAT centre). Durban is home to an impressive marine theme park called uShaka, and frequently plays hosts to major cultural events, such as performances by its very own KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Playhouse Company, as well as international events such as the Mamas (MTV Africa Music Awards).