Live Music in Durban


This classy lounge-bar is in an up-and-coming part of Durban, but for now it's best to grab a cab to get here. This sprawling bar and lounge has a maximalist design with antiques, game trophies and strange paintings…
Jazz in Durban

Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club

In Pinetown, 15km west of the centre, this was the first place in Natal to cater to blacks in a so-called ‘white area’ in the 1980s. With a reputation as the centre of the jazz scene and still the preferred local ha…
Live Music in Durban

BAT Centre

One of Durban’s more interesting, if unreliable, arty haunts, this venue features semiregular jazz performances – check what’s on before heading down. Note that the area is isolated, so it can be dodgy at night. It'…
Classical Music in Durban

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra has an interesting spring concert program with regular performances in City Hall. Check the calendar and events listings on the website.
Live Music in Durban


Weekends see this unassuming restaurant liven up with performances from local rock, jazz and blues bands. There's another venue at Wilson's Wharf.