Durban is known for its factory outlets, which stock everything from surfing items to footwear at reasonable prices. For necessities, major shopping centres include the Musgrave Centre and Pavilion; the latter is in Westville, a 10km drive from the centre on the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg.

Station Drive Precinct

Following trends set in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Station Drive Precinct is an artsy complex that's helping to regenerate a run-down part of town. Shops within include designer-clothing boutiques, a photography studio, a distillery and a brewpub. There is a market here on Sunday mornings and a host of events on the first Thursday of each month.