Durban Sights

By no means should you plan an entire vacation around Durban, because there is so much more to see beyond the city. Nevertheless, it's definitely worth a stopover. To get the most from your visit, get ready to explore the Central Business District (CBD), which includes the Indian Quarter; the Beachfront; and Berea and Morningside. If you're concerned about safety within the CBD, book tours through

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Umhlanga 8

City Center 6

Indian District 4

Beachfront 4

Berea 3

Maydon Wharf 2

Morningside 2

Glenwood 1

Cato Manor 1

Durban North and Glenashley 1

Chatsworth 1

Greyville 1

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Casino–Sight 2

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Forest 1

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Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

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Market/ Bazaar 4

Museum/ Gallery 5

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Park/ Playground 1

Pedestrian Mall 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Promenade/ Boardwalk 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 4

Sports Venue 1

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Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

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BAT Centre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This vibrant center (buoyed by a current contemporary revival) is abuzz with artists and musicians. Most days—and some nights—you...

Beaver Creek Coffee

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Coffee grown in the seaside town of Port Edward? You best believe it! At Beaver Creek, four coffee trees have grown since 1984 to more...

Bluff Beaches

  • Beach–Sight

South of Durban's harbor, these beaches offer a less crowded alternative to the more central city beaches, although it can get rough...

Campbell Collections

  • Museum/Gallery

Amid bustling, suburban Berea, Muckleneuk is a tranquil Cape Dutch home in a leafy garden. It was built in 1914 upon the retirement of...

City Hall

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1910 in Edwardian neo-baroque style, the hall looks as if it has been shipped straight from the United Kingdom column by column—hardly...

Durban Art Gallery

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A vibrant, contemporary mix of local, southern African, and international work is presented here, though the main focus is on work from...

Durban Botanic Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Opposite the Greyville Racecourse, Africa's oldest surviving botanical garden is a delightful 150-year-old oasis of greenery interlaced...

Durban Natural Science Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Despite its small size, this museum provides an excellent introduction to Africa's numerous wild mammals (the displays include a stuffed...

Francis Farewell Square

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

In the heart of Durban, the square (also known as Luthuli Square) is a lovely shady plaza bordered by some of the city's most historic...

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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The largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere, Gateway has been designed to let in natural light and is surprisingly easy to navigate.


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