The National Society of the Arts' Gallery complex houses four exhibition areas, in addition to a crafts shop, the Durban Center for Photography, and a classy open-air restaurant. The center does not have a particular focus but is committed to promoting emerging talent in the province. Exhibition mediums range from photos and paintings to video installations. The center's clean architectural lines and leafy setting make this a popular venue with Durban's trendy set, and
it's a lovely place to cool off after a hot morning touring the town. The gallery and crafts shop support and promote local art, so it's worth hunting for tasteful souvenirs. The daytime-only restaurant is wonderful child-friendly pit stop.