Huge crowd expected for Durban July

City of Durban says a person spends at least R8000 when visiting the city for the Durban July.

Horses racing at the Vodacom Durban July Horse Rave in 2011. Picture: Supplied

DURBAN - The City of Durban on Friday said it believes more than the expected 60,000 people will attend this weekend's Durban July horse race and fashion event.

Durban Tourism head Philip Sithole said research has shown that visitors to the coastal city spend an average of R8000 on their weekend trips.

He said this translates to a R100 million boost for the city's economy.

"The more we have people in our city, the more our economy grows and more jobs are created. We love it when people stay longer than the weekend of the Durban July."