DURBAN – The city has started gearing up for the first big day of its new multimillion-rand promenade, on Saturday 16 November. With the new wavy stretch of public real estate complete, making it the longest promenade in Africa, one can walk the 8 kilometres (and there will be an official walk starting at 7am), from Durban Harbour Entrance up to Blue Lagoon Umgeni River mouth.

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The new section of the promenade. Photo: Roy Reed,.
The extension is meant to unlock the R35 billion Point Waterfront Development, to be undertaken in three phases over the next 10 to 15 years, according to a report in the Berea Mail. The first phase, costing R3.5 billion and including a mall and a hotel, is meant to start in 2020.