THE eThekwini municipality says the Inanda Heritage Route, an area steeped in South African history, is a "must see" tourist site for the Soccer World Cup tourists.
The route's launch was attended by scores of guests who included KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development and tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu and Premier Zweli Mkhize.
The municipality says the route "has the potential to attract tourists".
The launch saw the unveiling of statues of ANC founder Dr John Langalibalele Dube was also unveiled. and that of former president Nelson Mandela at the site where he cast his vote in the first democratic elections in 1994.
The department of economic development and Durban Tourism said the idea was to "establish the Inanda Heritage Route as one of eThekwini's "must see" tourist attractions.
"Inanda is one of South Africa's biggest townships. It's been shaped by a rich tapestry of historical events," said Peter Gilmore, project manager, economic development.
"The Inanda trail is one of South Africa's most significant destinations. Although Durban is famous for its beaches, there are numerous other attractions in the city.
"Durban Tourism intends to change all that. This high-profile Inanda event is evidence of that commitment. Inanda is the cradle of democracy in South Africa," said acting Durban Tourism head Philip Sithole.