Whaling History Tours Durban

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Many people who grew up, lived, worked and visited Durban, remember the whaling industry.

Durban's whaling history started relatively late.

In 1907, when the Norwegian Consol in Durban, Jacob Egeland, together with a fellow Norwegian Johan Bryde, raised monies to start an operation in Durban.

From its small beginnings, where a few steam driven whalers from Sandefjord in Norway, hunted the migrating whales off the Natal coast.

Later, to become, the largest land based whaling operation in the world.

This tour of the ruins of the factory site, in the company of past whaler men, is a history of this bygone era.

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