Durban

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  • 1. BAT Centre

    Victoria Embankment | Arts/Performance Venue

    This vibrant center (though perhaps a little on the seedy side these days) is abuzz with artists and musicians. Most days—and some nights—you...Read More

  • 2. City Hall

    City Centre | 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...Read More

  • 3. Durban Art Gallery

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 4. Durban Botanic Gardens

    Berea | Garden/Arboretum

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

  • 5. Jumah Mosque

    Indian District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1927 in a style that combines Islamic and colonial features, this is the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonnaded...Read More

  • 6. KwaMuhle Museum

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

    Pronounced kwa- moosh -le (with a light e, as in hen ), this small museum, housed in what used to be the notorious Department of Native Affairs...Read More

  • 7. S. A. Sugar Terminal

    Maydon Wharf | Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Much of Durban's early economy was built on the sugar industry, and even today the hills and fields around the city and along the north and...Read More

  • 8. Tourist Junction

    City Centre | Information Center

    The city's principal tourist information outlet occupies Durban's old train station, an attractive brick building constructed in 1894 in Flemish...Read More

  • 9. Umgeni River Bird Park

    Durban North | Zoo/Aquarium

    Ranked among the world's best, this bird park shelters beneath high cliffs next to the Umgeni River and has various walk-through aviaries containing...Read More

  • 10. uShaka Marine World

    Beachfront | Zoo/Aquarium

    This aquatic complex combines the uShaka Sea World aquarium and the uShaka Wet 'n Wild water park. The largest aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere...Read More

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