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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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+27 31 403 3328
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US$75.04*
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Full-Day Durban City Tour
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Tranquility at its best

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... read more

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

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 1 week ago

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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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank 23Holiday
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have been a customer of Govindas for years. The food is always freshly prepared, staff helpful, and pleasant. The variety of dishes is impressive. As a strict vegetarian, I am assured of hygiene and fod preparations free from all meat derivatives. The queues are long, and wait sometimes tedious, but this is a testamont to the quality of food... More 

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Thank Shivani S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the suburb of Chatsworth, this temple offers tranquility amid the bustle of a busy area. The pictures on the ceiling are colorful and inspiring. Overall architect of the building is well worth admiring. On a weekday you could pray peacefully. Small resultant below temple serves good food. Worth a visit if you are in the Durban area.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

During our visit to Durban we visit this temple that really worths a visit. It is very beautiful, and people that take care of it are very simple, simpatic, humble and it was wonderful to hear about this culture and principles. We felt a very good energy and peaceful.

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