Mahatma Ghandi (Full Day)

Mahatma Gandhi arrived in Natal in 1893 as a young lawyer. Gandhi had his first taste of racial discrimination shortly after his arrival in South Africa, when he was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg station after he refused to move to a third-class carriage. During the South African War the role of South African Indians was confined to stretcher bearing, a duty Gandhi himself undertook after the Battle of Spioenkop. Often controversial and unpopular amongst his rivals, Gandhi was nonetheless seen as a leader who was well respected. Towns in KwaZulu-Natal which have a Gandhi interest include Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith, Dundee, Glencoe and Newcastle.


Tour Description:

  • Collected at 9am

  • Travel to the Phoenix Settlement, where one of the major leaders of the twentieth century Mahatma Gandhi led his passive resistance movement

  • Visit the Inanda Seminary, one of the oldest African private schools for girls, established in 1869

  • Visit Gandhi’s home which was re-built and re-dedicated as a monument to peace and justice. It had been destroyed in the anti-apartheid turbulence of the 1980’s

  • Enjoy lunch in the area

  • Depart for Pietermaritzburg

  • Visit the statue of Ghandi which was erected on the site where he was arrested for riding in a whites’ only train carriage

  • Return home



  • Certified guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Lunch



  • Alcohol

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Porterage

  • Gratuities

  • Any items bought of a personal nature

Flack Place, Durban North, Durban, Kwazulunatal
South Africa, 4051  |  +27724617726

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