Joburg vs Durban?

Hi everyone – I was hoping for some input from you on this one. Julia, one of my American readers who is relocating to South Africa with her family, is facing a choice: Durban or Johannesburg? My first reaction was envy – what luxury to be given a choice! For us it was just “Joburg or not.” But then I was thinking maybe it was easier that way. I think of all the extra research I would have immediately engaged in, and shudder.

Anyway, I was hoping you could help out with your comments. I know almost nothing about Durban, so if those of you who do could jump in with your comments, that would be great. (Of course I’m still hoping Joburg will come out well in the comparison:-). Thanks!