Durban is the second most populous municipality in South Africa. It is the maximal city in KwaZulu-Natal and is famous as the busiest port in Africa. It is also a field centre of tourism due to the city’s warm subtropical status and beaches. Today, Durban is the busiest container opening in Africa, and a favorite tourist destination. The Golden Mile, matured as a welcoming tourist destination in the 1970s, as well as Durban at large, provide plenteous tourist attractions, particularly for people on pass from Johannesburg. It lost its planetary pass pre-eminence to Cape Town in the 1990s, but remains more favorite among domestic tourists.
As of the census of 2006 , there are 3,090,117 people and 786,745 households residing in Durban. The interracial makeup of the city is Black African 68.30%, Colored 2.82%, Indian/Asian 19.90%, and White 8.98%.