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We asked people living in Durban to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Durban, you should pack lightweight clothing due to the city's warm, humid climate. Include items such as shorts, t-shirts, and light dresses. However, also pack a few warmer items like a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings or unexpected weather changes. Don't forget to pack a good quality sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong African sun. Swimwear is a must if you plan on enjoying Durban's beautiful beaches. Also, consider packing a good pair of walking shoes or sandals suitable for walking on the beach and exploring the city. If you plan on dining out or attending events, pack some smart-casual outfits as well. Remember to pack all necessary toiletries, although most items can be purchased locally. If you take prescription medication, bring enough to last for your initial period, along with a copy of your prescription. Don't forget to pack your important documents such as your passport, visa, driver's license, and any necessary insurance documents. It's also a good idea to have copies of these documents in case they get lost. Lastly, pack a good quality camera or ensure your phone has a good camera to capture the beautiful scenery and moments in Durban. If you enjoy reading, consider bringing a book or two for beach days," commented one expat who made the move to Durban, South Africa.

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