I decided to take the kids to Mini Town. Mini-town is a miniature city inspired by Durban. As a child I remember my visits there and had told Frost about it. Nobody believed it was still here - Ingrid was sure it had been demolished and Ansellia had never been but it remains, a relic to the 1970s beachfront tourist zone.
|The New Face of Mini Town|
We arrived at 9.30am, just as the gates were opening. A man climbed into the little booth overlooking the 'city' and turned on the train, harbor, airport and music (which blared in an over-amped exhausted distortion).
|Wren and Frost in front of Durban City Hall - |
their great-grandad was once mayor. You can see
the real hotels of the Golden Mile in the background.
|Look, there is a man climbing out of the car by the CorobriK factory.|
|Mourners? Ninjas? Hijab?|
|Durban Harbor at Minitown. Frost said|
"Take a picture of me to send to Alex."
|The Crocodiles and huts in the 'country'|
Speaking of beasts, a vast real live Egyptian Goose was enjoying Durban Harbor in minitown. Wren saw it and was very excited. Here he calls out to me to look at the Real Live Duck.
|"Look Mummy - by me, a real live duck is come!"|
|Frost making a "tasty" pose outside the Sugar Terminal building.|
We hope to tour the sugar terminal later this week.
After we had done two circuits of Mini Town, I bought a lovely woven grass basket to use while we are here. I may try and stuff a few in our suitcase. Then it was off to UShaka Aquarium. More on that later.