Rickshaw Ride in Durban

Rickshaw rides are for when you are looking for something that is uniquely Durban, then you may want to consider taking a tried and tested ricksha ride. Either way you spell it you are in for a real treat. This dynamic and really fun mode of transport, will allow you to experience the wind in your hair, and feel the sun on your face. You can ease your conscience by knowing that this mode of transport does not have a carbon footprint, so you are doing no harm to the environment.

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The rickshaw (rickshaw) was brought to Durban, in 1893, by the sugar magnate Sir Marshall Campbell, from London. The design was based on the Japanese design and incorporated into a transport system, which only had a handful of cars. They were used to transport ladies and gentlemen to the Berea and back. They were also made available for seaside tourists.

By the 1920’s the rickshaw (rickshaw) was a very well known symbol of the city in general. In 1902, at its peak, more than 24,000 men registered as pullers, for no less than 1,700 rickshas (rickshaws). The men would come to the city for a few months and then return to the country with their earnings.

These iconic symbols are very much part of the Durban main beach rickshaw culture that is Durban. Although, there are only a handful left, their pullers are very dedicated to this dying craft. Although there are less than 20 pullers left, they are dedicated to the art of thrilling their customers. Aside from the beautiful decorated transport, the pullers are decked out in beautiful head-dresses, which are mainly beads and other traditional decorations. All of these beautiful decorations are hand crafted, and there are no two the same.

The constant calls of the pullers are a great draw to stop and experience a craft, which is very unique to the Golden mile. The pullers tend to follow in their fathers’ footsteps and carry on the craft until their sons take over. They travel great distances each day, to offer you a very unique experience. This dying art is a major experience in the beach area.

For as little as R20.00 you can enjoy the beach front as you have never experienced before. You can not only enjoy the ride of a lifetime but also experience a true tradition of the Zulu culture. You can enjoy your ride, knowing that the fee you pay will support the family of the man, giving you the experience of a lifetime.