Gallery in Durban

Art Gallery

Under City Hall's impressive dome is this gallery with a small but interesting collection of South African artworks, including paintings, mixed media and ceramics. It also has temporary and rotating exhibitions.
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…
Museum in Durban

KwaMuhle Museum

This was formerly the Bantu Administration headquarters, where Durban’s colonial authorities formulated the structures of urban racial segregation (the ‘Durban System’), which were the blueprints of South Africa’s a…
Museum in Durban

Natural Science Museum

This museum at City Hall boasts an impressive, if pleasantly retro, display of stuffed birds and insects, plus African animals. Check out the cockroach and dung-beetle displays, the reconstructed dodo and the life-s…
Museum in Durban

Old Courthouse Museum

Found in the beautiful 1866 courthouse behind City Hall, this museum offers a worthwhile insight into the highs and lows of colonial living. There's also a moving exhibit on the sadly brief life of journalist Nathan…
Museum in Durban

Port Natal Maritime Museum

On a service road running parallel to Margaret Mncadi Ave you can explore two former steam tugs and see the huge wicker basket once used for hoisting passengers onto ocean liners.
Notable Building in Durban

Sugar Terminal

Maydon Wharf, which runs along the southwestern side of the harbour and south of Margaret Mncadi Ave, is home to the Sugar Terminal, which offers an insight into the sugar trade. The trade was the backbone of Durban…
Religious Site 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 vegetarian restaurant. Follow the N3 toward…
Wildlife Reserve in Durban

Umgeni River Bird Park

Found on the Umgeni River, north of the centre, this bird park makes for a relaxing escape from the throng. You can see many African bird species in lush vegetation and aviaries. Don't miss the free-flight bird show…
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, …