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Keith Green 

Keith.Green@dubetradeport.co.za

Air Services Strategist

WHY DURBAN,  

KWAZULU-NATAL? 

TOP REASONS TO LAND HERE:

1. POPULATION

 

South Africa’s 2nd most populated:

Province of KZN - 10.9 million

City of Durban - 3.5 million

 

2. ECONOMY

 

South Africa’s 2nd largest economy:

16% contribution to the country’s GDP 

One of the fastest growing regions in the country

3. BUSINESS & TRADE

 

  • Boasts 2nd highest work export and import propensity 

  • 2nd highest level of industrialisation in South Africa 

  • KZN houses the 2 largest seaports in the Southern Hemisphere, handling approximately 80% of South Africa’s cargo

4. TOURISM

 

  • Diverse and popular leisure destination 

  • Heritage, Beach, Adventure,  Safari attracts 1.3 million foreign visitors 

  • 13.9 million domestic visitors per year

A PRIME TOURISM DESTINATION

THE WARMEST PLACE TO BE

Whether it’s adventure or relaxation you seek, KwaZulu-Natal makes for unforgettable experiences. KwaZulu-Natal, popularly known as the Zulu Kingdom, is a region blessed with astonishing natural beauty and diversity, cultural riches, adventure and mystery. 

 

A sunny sub-tropical climate, great holiday activities and excellent travel and accommodation infrastructure, together with warm and welcoming hospitality, combine to make this one of Southern Africa’s destinations of choice. 

This is the Zulu Kingdom experience. Located on the east coast, the Zulu Kingdom borders the Eastern Cape in the south and Mozambique in the north. The coastal belt, lapped by the Indian Ocean, gives way to the rolling hills and rugged peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains in the west.

 

The gateway to the Zulu Kingdom is Durban, a bustling, sophisticated cosmopolitan port city and top holiday destination famed for its beaches and eclectic mix of cultures which form a unique potpourri of eastern, western and African influences.

HOME TO SA’S 

GREATEST EVENTS 

HOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST 

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS:

  • VODACOM DURBAN JULY: AFRICA’S RICHEST HORSE RACE

  • COMRADES MARATHON: PREMIER ULTRA-DISTANCE MARATHON

  • DUSI CANOE MARATHON: AFRICA’S PREMIER CANOE CHALLENGE

  • TOURISM INDABA: AFRICA’S LARGEST TRAVEL AND TOURISM SHOW

  • AMASHOVA:  OLDEST ROAD CLASSIC CYCLE RACE IN SOUTH AFRICA

TWO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:

•    UKHAHLAMBA (DRAKENSBERG)

•    ISIMANGALISO (ST LUCIA WETLANDS)

NEW INVESTMENTS DURBAN AEROTROPOLIS

Durban Aerotropolis, a smart city designed to improve connectivity around the King Shaka International Airport for passengers and cargo. It is also intended to drive the spatial, social and economic transformation of the region enhancing the efficiencies around productivity and sustainability, and is destined to become a premier business and trade city in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Durban Aerotropolis forms part of KwaZulu-Natal’s largest city and primary manufacturing centre, Durban, which is also home to Africa’s busiest seaport, as well as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and best-equipped container terminal strategically connecting the city into global value chains.  

It brings to the fore a highly competitive business operating environment, complete with state-of-the-art connected infrastructure - road, rail, seaport and IT- all designed to accelerate business efficiencies and enhance the global supply chain.

Durban Aerotropolis adds 1.5 million residents and international investors representing:

•  USA

•  China

•  India

•  South Korea

•  Germany

•  Italy

With access to over 700 international destinations, the development of the Durban Aerotropolis positions KwaZulu-Natal as a key business centre in South and Southern Africa.