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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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A place of serene beauty...

There are many religious sites that I have been to, various temples, churches, mosques, etc. However this temple is truly unique. A place of serene beauty that takes you away from... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Theran P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appreciate the beauty . The food at the Govinda is affordable and keeping with the customs . There is a new clothing shop that opened . Lots of books for sale . Dress code a must . take off your shoes , go inside , join the prayers and songs or just sit and mediate .

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

There are many religious sites that I have been to, various temples, churches, mosques, etc. However this temple is truly unique. A place of serene beauty that takes you away from the chaos of the world. The temple is truly unique in its design. They do offer tours around the temple, just speak to someone at the desk in the... More 

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Thank Theran P
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Thank Anne Marie N
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Thank karen w
Durban, South Africa
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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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Thank SuvarnaParbhoo
Durban
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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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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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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