Inanda Heritage Route
Inanda Heritage Tour
If you are looking for something to do in Durban that takes you away from the beach to a valley with a mesmerising history, then take the guided Inanda Heritage Route. It explores four major movements, which were to have an extraordinary effect on this stretch of the M25 – Gandhi’s movement of passive resistance (Satyagraha), John Dube’s Ohlange Institute for African boys (he was also the founder of the ANC), the Shembe church, and the Inanda Seminary, a mission secondary boarding school that catered exclusively for African girls
Pick & Drop Service Meal(Shisayama) Drinks
A valley with a mesmerising history.
The trail of three dreamers
Stop 1 - Cato Manor Museum
Cato Manor, a township boasting a unique multi-cultural community, informal settlements and various religious sites, is perhaps best known for its dramatic history of forced removals. Through large black and white prints, the Cato Manor Heritage Centre vividly exhibits the stark realities of evictions, rebellion, riots and suppression.
Stop 2 - Hero's Acre (Nate Nankasa)
Nakasa was awarded the Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University in 1964. The government let him go on the condition that he not return. He died in New York a year later.
He was buried in a cemetery in New York State but his remains arrived on home soil last month. Mary Papayya from the Nat Nakasa Bring Home a Hero Project says his family and friends have been waiting for this moment for years. “Nearly 50 years later we’re doing what Nat asked for. It was always his wish that he must be brought back home. When you speak to friends who knew him and his family, they say his last wish was to come back home.”Nakasa died after falling from a high rise building in New York in an apparent suicide in 1965. Nakasa’s flag-draped casket was led by a procession of Umkhonto we Sizwe veterans and police followed closely by his family on his arrival at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport on 19 August. Nakasa has been hailed an unsung soldier who could finally come home.
Stop 3 - Mashamplane's Shisanyama
Situated in Chesterville Extension 1 intersection, Mashamplanez Lounge is the new kid on the block which already has a following and a vibe; it definitely has to be one of the hidden shisanyama treasures in Durban. Shisanyamas have become meaty attractions, and what I love about Mashamplanez Lounge, apart from its flavoursome quality meat seasoned with tasty spices and sauces, is that you are welcome to bring your own cooler box with your preferred refreshments. I have visited almost all township shisanyama spots in Durban and I have to give a standing ovation to their service. There are hardly any long queues waiting to buy meat or drinks, and their meat is served hot off the grill. As you wait for your meat, the air will be filled with good music (on Sundays) from local DJs, laughter, the clinking of glasses, and making new friends will be the order of the day.
The owner of the place is always hands-on, making sure people are served in time and that the place stays clean. It is a must visit for Durban tourists and locals when looking for a great afternoon to relax and socialise.
Stop 4 - Isangoma (Zulu Shamaan)
Cato Manor has a long and interesting history and the pulse of the area still beats strong, with a large informal settlement sitting alongside commercial enterprises, as well as the newly opened uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum. Named after the river that runs through it, uMkhumbane is the big brother to the Cato Manor Heritage Centre.
Loxtion Tours focuses on the culture and historical side on what Durban has to offer.
072 907 2548
118 Borough Road
Cato Manor, Durban