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Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding

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Address: 50 Bhaktivedanta Swami Circle | Unit 5 Chatsworth, Durban 4092, South Africa
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Nice temple in the heart of Chatsworth. Definitely worth a visit. Very good restaurant there as well. Good tasty vegetarian fair. One of the places i enjoy visiting and also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple was a nice experience as would be expected of a place of worship. It was however hard to find the entrance as the map pin wasn't on the exact location. Food at the Govindas restaurant was below average and extremely bland. We took away food only to discover that the biriani was spoiled and the coconut-laced sweets had... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice temple in the heart of Chatsworth. Definitely worth a visit. Very good restaurant there as well. Good tasty vegetarian fair. One of the places i enjoy visiting and also for a meal.

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Thank peerr2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is rather grand, very clean, with pleasant surrounds and a great vegetarian restaurant underneath. It makes for a pleasant short visit (or longer, if you eat there).

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Serene, peaceful, clean, well-kept, free entrance. Interior exquisitely decorated, especially the painted ceiling. Hard to access from Durban city centre, unless you organise a tour or book a cab (costly option). Freshly cooked vegetarian meals prepared in their restaurant.

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Durban
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place is really beautiful and the décor is stunning. All the vegetarian meals are absolutely divine. I Enjoyed every moment during my pregnancy in this Temple , eating the blessed food and drinking the most delicious milk ever. Always visiting this Wonderful Temple, when I am in the area. GREAT PLACE TO BE

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Thank 547pamn
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Something nice to visit even although you are not a Hindu. Lovely inside and so peaceful. Felt welcome and could experience it in private without disturbance. Free, no cost.

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Thank 798joeyv
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Was a bit boring but very well kept. Extremely hard to find and access from the city. Huge gardens. Not very interactive

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Thank Jade Monique T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We often visit the temple, and enjoy the service, the divine setup, peaceful atmosphere. It is always spiritually refreshing to visit

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Thank DevanMoodly
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful temple with amazing tasty pure vegetarian food i feel very peaceful and bery stressfree people are so nice must visit

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

An amazing place to visit. I would rank it as one the wonders of the world. Brilliant architecture both outside and inside. Great vegetarian cuisine. Amazing staff.

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