After Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban is the third most populated city in South Africa and the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Durban is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which encompasses neighbouring towns and has a population of around 3.44 million people, making it one of the largest cities on the African continent’s Indian Ocean coast.
Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa, looking out upon the Indian Ocean. The city lies at the mouth of the Umgeni River, which demarcates parts of Durban’s north city limit, while other sections of the river flow through the city itself. Durban has a natural harbour, Durban Harbour, which is the busiest port in South Africa and is the 4th-busiest in the Southern Hemisphere.