This intriguing tour takes us on a journey through historic Cato Manor and the bustling Indian Township of Chatsworth. We stop at two of the oldest Hindu Temples in Africa and then head on to visit the colorful Bangladesh Market for some shopping and a taste of local Indian snacks and pickles. The Nelson Mandela Chatsworth Youth Centre is our next stop with lunch being served at the beautiful Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple after a tour of the temple grounds and main hall. One or two surprise stops will be thrown in for good measure! Chatsworth was born at the height of apartheid's madness when the government sought to ghettoise persons of 'Indian' origin into what it intended to be a frozen racial landscape. Our tour unravels the story of a community that grew from a project of racist social engineering, how it transformed over time through need and creativity by the people living there and what this social space means today, 50 years after its formation.
I studied Tourism Management and was recruited by an airline before completing my degree. Went back to university to complete studies whilst working. Developed a passion for my city, its history and its people. Became a certified Tour Guide in order to professionally convey my passion to guests visiting my amazing community. Established Travel Bug Tours, a small tour company based in Glenwood, Durban. Became a training facilitator at Sensys Training to teach short courses such as Events Management, Financial Management and Supervisory Skills Training, all whilst still working for a major airline at King Shaka International Airport. I lived and schooled in the township of Chatsworth. I was intimately involved in the religious community at the time and have personal knowledge and experience regarding many of the sites we are visiting.
You will be picked up, taken on the tour and dropped off from a central location in Durban. You may also meet me at my home…
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After picking you up from your location, we drive to the Shree Gengaiammen Temple as well as the Second River Temple in Cato Manor. These are the oldest Hindu Temples in Africa. We then head on to the historic Indian Township of Chatsworth and visit the bustling local Bangladesh Market at the heart of the community. After a tour and tasting of market snacks and pickles, we drive on to the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple for a short tour and lunch.
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Guests are required to dress conservatively as we will be visiting multiple places of worship within a conservative and religious community. You may carry a skirt or scarf to use over clothing when stopping at religious sites. Remember to bring a sun hat, sunscreen and cash for the market.
The Chatsworth Explorer