Fodor's Expert Review S.A. Sugar Terminal
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
Much of Durban's early economy was built on the sugar industry and the backs of forced labor, both local and indentured, and even today the hills and fields around the city and along the north and south coasts are covered with sugarcane. It's not surprising then that Durban's Sugar Terminal is the largest in southern Africa and one of the most advanced in the world. A short video presentation provides background to the sugar industry, and then you'll be taken on an educational tour of the terminal. Together, the tour and video presentation take 45 minutes. It's extraordinary to see the terminal's three enormous silos piled high to the domed ceiling with tons of raw sugar. The architectural design of the silos has been patented and used in other parts of the world.