Top things to do

Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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, …
Top Choice Gardens in Durban

Durban Botanic Gardens

A 2000-sq-metre garden featuring one of the rarest cycads (Encephalartos woodii), as well as many species of bromeliad, this is a lovely place to wander. On weekends bridal parties galore pose with their petals for …
Top Choice Brewery in Durban

S43

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 Museum in Durban

Phansi Museum

Found southwest of the city centre, this museum features a private collection of Southern African tribal artefacts, displayed in Roberts House, a Victorian monument. Owner-collector Paul Mikula has amassed outstandi…
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. The outside looks like it could be a doctor's office, but inside you'll find North and So…
Live Music in Durban

Chairman

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…
Portuguese in Durban

Neo Cafe

Portuguese food isn't a rarity in KwaZulu-Natal, but when it's done as well as it is at Neo Cafe it's worth getting excited about. The menu is simple: chicken and seafood dishes smothered in perfectly spicy peri-per…
Ethiopian in Durban

Habesha Cafe

Durbanites rave about this casual Ethiopian spot that serves up traditional platters of food with plenty of injera. Everything on the menu is incredible, so it's best to go with a friend or two so you can sample all…