Durban is situated in the province of KwaZulu Natal, on the east coast of the South Africa. The city is set on Natal Bay and benefits from year-round warm waters making it one of South Africa's top vacation spots. Durban's “Golden Mile” is a string of beaches protected from sharks by nets and patrolled by life guards during the day. This is prime surfing territory but there's room for swimmers and body-surfers too. A promenade stretches along the Durban waterfront and is home to numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels, shops and the world class uShaka Marine World aquarium. Durban has a huge Indian population, as such the Indian street market is a bustling interesting place with mosques and temples as well as plenty of shops and delicious food.