BESETdurban – a whale of a time – Featured Durban Blog

BESETdurban – a whale of a time: Double entendre totally intended with that headline. Not only did we have a whale of a time on a recent BESETdurban walk, but we got to explore and discover the gritty past of Durban’s abandoned whaling station, accessed from a restricted military base, located on the Bluff – accessible by very few Durban residents. Only the crew at BESETdurban could have pulled off this feat and this particular walk was concocted over an entire year, as Jonas Barusse negotiated with the powers-that-be at our municipality, our military, the bulk terminal and hundreds of walkers eager to get in on the action. In the end, only 120 people were allowed to join the walk and our city kindly transported everyone on buses from The City Hall, so it was like an epic school excursion! Whaling was a booming industry in Durban right up until the mid-70’s, and while the BESET team were putting this walk together, they came into contact with Peter Froude, who worked at the Durban Whaling Station (operated by Union Whaling), for 17 years up until its closure in 1975. He joined us for the morning and gave such amazing insight into this period of Durban’s history, regaling us […]

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