Durban’s derby day delight

Those who enjoy horse racing may find July a great time to be in Durban, as it hosts South Africa's biggest horse race.

Greyville Racecourse hosts the Vodacom Durban July Day on July 2nd, which is expected to attract thousands to watch the big event.

The course itself is a curious pear shape, which is the way some people's bets will inevitably go, leaving those backing the winner cheering.

Visitors may enjoy the atmosphere of the day in the same way they might with a major UK event like the Cheltenham Festival or the Grand National, with the event having been run since 1897.

Durban visitors may enjoy the warmth of the sub-tropical climate all the year, with al fresco dining available at the beachfront and in the tourist district of Morningside.

One local speciality people may wish to try is the bunny chow, a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with mutton or stew.