The Turtle Gates in Marine Drive, Bluff, Durban. 

We are all familiar with the tale of the turtle and the hare, and how our perceptions are often misguided. In this story the ‘obviously weaker’ character triumphs in the end simply because of perseverance. We also learn that the slothful and procrastinator will always be the loser!

Turtles are frequently depicted in popular culture as easygoing, patient, and wise creatures. Due to their long lifespan, slow movement, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are an emblem of longevity and stability in many cultures around the world. Turtles are regularly incorporated into human culture, with painters, photographers, poets, songwriters, and sculptors using them as subjects.