The BESETdurban Whaling Station Tour

whaling-station-tour-5-medium-520x400A tour of Durban’s dark whaling past

Words by Elana Geist

Dressed in sneakers and armed with Instagram, 120 curious Durbanites met on the steps of the Durban City Hall on Saturday, ready to get into the bus and trek to the restricted military area on the south side of the Bluff to visit the city’s former whaling station.

With the aim to explore Durban’s hidden treasures and share the stories that make up the city’s history, BESETdurban creates exclusive tours around the city to forgotten places and in this case, forbidden areas.

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The BESETdurban whaling station tour took 120 people to the restricted military area in the Bluff next to the harbour entrance.