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mandy.salomo@mrc.ac.za

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Transport

Shaka Tours and Safaris
Karin van Staden
Mobile: +27 83 779 6158
Email: karin@shakatours.com
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Apaque Trading CC T/A
ATM Shuttle and Tours
Email: atmtours@webmail.co.za / Skaniappen@gmail.com  
Mobile: +27 83 340 0518
Mobile: +27 61 508 7025

 

General Information - Durban

KwaZulu-Natal Province, also known as the garden province of South Africa, is a subtropical region of beautiful valleys and lush vegetation on the warm Indian Ocean. It is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations, and the province extends from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique to the north. 

The western part of the province is marked by the majestic Drakensberg mountain range, with several of the peaks higher than 3 000 metres. The range has been awarded World Heritage status for its natural beauty and the wealth of San/Bushman rock art found in its caves—the richest concentration on the African continent. 

Although KwaZulu-Natal is the country’s third smallest province, taking up 7,7 % of South Africa’s land area, it has the largest population at an estimated 9,9 million people. It is approximately the size of Portugal, covering a total area of 94 361 square kilometres. 

Despite considerable development in the province, large rural areas are still found where the people are very poor and still dependent on subsistence farming for their livelihood. It is the largest city of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, and one of the country's main seaside resort cities with excellent beaches and a distinctive tropical climate. The city is well equipped for the needs of tourists and has for years been the prime holiday venue for locals.

Weather
KwaZulu-Natal is situated in a summer rainfall area where the climate ranges from extremely hot along the coast in summer, to heavy snow on the mountains in winter.

If you would like to check the weather, please visit Accu Weather at  https://www.accuweather.com/en/za/durban/305605/current-weather/305605

Time difference: GMT + 2 hours.

SAFETY REGULATION FOR DURBAN

We value the support of our PHASA members at our conference. Below, just some safety measures to be considered for all guests attending our conference.

IN THE CASE OF AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT

  • Go to your nearest safe and public place.
  • Call the Police Emergency Number (10111), which is free from a phone box or landline, and briefly explain what happened.
  • If you are using a mobile phone, call 112 and your call will be transferred to the appropriate emergency service.
  • If you have been injured, the call centre will dispatch an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital. Alternatively, you can call the National Ambulance Service (10177)

AT THE AIRPORT
It is recommended that you:

  • Make sure your bags and luggage have locks and name tags.
  • Do not allow people to tamper with your bags.
  • When seeking directions, proceed to marked information counters only.
  • Keep your bags with you at all times.

AT THE HOTEL, GUESTHOUSE, OTHER ACCOMMODATION

  • Report any suspicious, unattended luggage or parcels to the personnel at reception.
  • Never leave your luggage unattended unless it is locked away in your room.
  • Store valuables in the safety deposit box.
  • Keep your room locked.
  • If someone knocks, check who it is before opening the door. Contact reception if you have any reason for concern.
  • Hand your keys in whenever you leave.
  • Make sure that luggage is only given to the bell staff and a receipt is issued for stored luggage.

ON THE STREET

  • Avoid an ostentatious display of expensive jewellery, cameras, mobile phones and other valuables.
  • Keep your handbag with you, keep it closed or zipped, and do not leave it unattended.
  • Keep your mobile phone with you and do not leave it unattended.
  • Do not carry large sums of money with you.
  • Exchange your currency at a bank or at the hotel – never exchange it on the street.
  • Carry your wallet in an inside pocket – never in the rear pocket of your trousers.
  • Credit card transactions must be processed in your presence.
  • At night, stay away from dark, isolated areas.
  • It is always better to explore in groups and to stick to well-lit, busy streets.
  • Plan your route beforehand and, as far as possible, do not ask directions from strangers.
  • A police officer or traffic officer will be happy to direct you if you get lost.
  • Should you want to call a taxi, your hotel or the South African Tourism helpline (contact number: 083 123 6789) can recommend a reliable service.

MONEY
It is recommended that you:

  • Separate your cash and credit cards, and don't carry all your cash with you during the day.
  • Rather store half of them in your hotel room safe.
  • Don't allow strangers to assist you wit ATM transactions. If your card gets stuck, immediately call that ATM'S helpline number.
  • Be alert, and never turn your back while your ATM card is in the machine.

SAPS DURBAN CENTRAL
282 Stalwart Simelane, Marine Parade, Durban, 4000
Phone: 031-3254225, 031-3254690
Fax: 031-3254425
Email: durbancentral.saps@saps.gov.za
LATITUDE: -29.84229 LONGITUDE: 31.02748
Information Courtesy of www.saps.gov.za

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
South African Police Service Emergency Number : 10111
Crime Stop (report criminal activity anonymously) : 08600 10111
Mobile phone emergency number : 112
South African Tourism helpline : 083 123 6789
ER24 : 084 124
Arrive Alive Call Centre : 0861 400 800
Netcare 911 : 082 911