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Top Choice Brewery in Durban


This warehouse-like space alongside the train tracks is in a complex of arty enterprises that is set to gentrify this formerly downtrodden district. Beers from That Brewing Company are brewed and served here – the A…
Top Choice Indian in Durban

Mali's Indian Restaurant

In a city that boasts a huge Indian population, this place is about as good as Indian food gets in Durban's restaurant scene. North and South Indian dishes are available at this friendly, family-run spot.
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. A very classy joint that's both old-style and new-age, it challenges convention. It's essentially a jazz…
Booking Service in Durban


Hundreds of events, from the Natal Sharks games and cricket matches to film festivals and theatre performances, can be booked through Computicket. There are outlets at the Playhouse Company, and at Shoprite and Chec…
Gallery in Durban

Campbell Collections

These collections are well worth seeing. Muckleneuk, a superb house designed by Sir Herbert Baker, holds the documents and artefacts collected by Dr Killie Campbell and her father Sir Marshall Campbell (KwaMashu tow…
Stadium in Durban

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durbanites are proud of their state-of-the-art stadium, constructed for the 2010 World Cup. Resembling a giant basket, it seats 56,000 people, and its arch was inspired by the ‘Y’ in the country’s flag. Visitors can…
Amusement Park in Durban

uShaka Marine World

Divided into areas including Sea World and Wet’n’Wild, uShaka Marine World boasts one of the largest aquariums in the world, the biggest collection of sharks in the southern hemisphere, marine animals and exhibits, …
Temple in Durban

Temple of Understanding

Situated in Durban’s west, this is the biggest Hare Krishna temple in the southern hemisphere. The unusual building, designed in the shape of a lotus flower, also houses a well-respected vegetarian restaurant (open …
International in Durban

9th Avenue Bistro

The setting, in the car park of the Avonmore Centre, isn’t anything to rave about, but the fine-dining experience is. This smart, modern spot serves up fabulously reliable international fare. The tasting menu change…
International in Durban


The breakfasts, casual lunches and more formal dinners here are delectable. Imaginative dishes include the likes of calamari, quinoa, feta, red pesto and macadamia salad; produce is locally sourced, free range and o…