KwaZulu-Natal, third most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town, is situated along the east coast and is home to the busiest port in the country.
The Durban port, which is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa, is a thoroughfare for most goods destined for Gauteng which makes the city a thriving location for the any industrial business, particularly in the logistics and manufacturing sector. Durban, combined with the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and neighbouring towns, is one of the biggest cities along the Indian Ocean coastline of the African continent and is home to around 3.4 million people.
The city is one of SA’s most popular tourist attraction due to its well-known sights and very favourable mild winter climates. The city saw an 11% increase in international passenger numbers since the introduction of direct flights between London and Durban at the beginning of 2019. King Shaka International Airport is now considered as South Africa’s fastest growing international air gateway.
Some of the biggest internationally known business have chosen Durban as their home. These include Toyota’s manufacturing assembly plant in Prospectus, Unilever’s Head Quarters is located Umhlanga, Derivco International is located in La Lucia, Mr Price’s Head Quarters is located in Stamford Hill and Dube TradePort is located just behind the King Shaka International Airport.
Key attractions include World Famous Moses Mabhida Stadoum (2010 Soccer World Cup Stadium), Ushaka Marine World, Comrades Marathon (The world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race) and a beautiful 200km stretch of subtropical Indian Ocean frontage.
Durban is easily linked to Cape Town and Johannesburg via two national routes, the N2 and N3 respectively, and there are multiple daily flights back and forth to all major cities across south Africa.
Tongaat Hulett, an agricultural and agri-processing business, has sold off a substantial amount of land over the last few years to be redeveloped - this has led to an increase in multiple new industrial, commercial and residential development on the North Coast. The North coast offers a more competitive cosmopolitan working life compared to JHB and Cape Town’s business nodes.