The annual Kavadi celebration in Durban takes during the last weekend of the month of July, drawing in massive crowds of Hindu devotees. About sixty temples in and around the Durban area hold processions in honour of a popular Hindu deity, Lord Muruga
Durban's Phansi museum houses some of South Africa's largest collections of traditional art, crafts & artifacts. The collection is beautifully displayed in Robert's House, which was built in 1898 and is now a restored Victorian National monument. T
Durban Sugar Terminal: 8 km
The 3 massive silos of Durban's Sugar Terminal are the largest in the world. Tours take place dail every hour from 8:30am to 3:15pm.
Wilson's Wharf is located in Durban's harbour, and provides visitors with a truly unique experience, not to mention unparalleled views of the harbour. The most notable feature of the Wilson's Wharf is the huge variety of restaurants and food outlets, o
Pigeon Valley Park: 9 km
Self-guided trails through 10 ha of typical coastal lowland forest. Open 7:30am - 4:00pm Entrance off Princess Alice Ave.
Old House Museum: 9 km
The museum features a recreation of the home of Sir John Robinson was Natal's first prime minister, and owner the Natal Mercury Newspaper.
The Old House museum near Albert Park is located in a replica of an old colonial house that once in 1849 belonged to John Goodricke. Goodricke was a settler and builder under the Byrne emigration scheme to Natal and was also the mayor of Durban between
KZNSA Gallery: 9 km
The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts has regular exhibitions of contemporary art. Cafe on site. Address: 166 Bulwer Rd (Across from Wollies). For more info, visit: KZNSA Gallery
The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard College Campus offers degrees in Science, Engineering, Law, Management Studies, Social Sciences, Architecture and Nursing. Howard College campus is situated in Glenwood and has beautiful views of the Durban harbour and city centre.
Msinsi Nature Reserve: 10 km
A small patch (7 ha) of coastal grassland behind the university sports ground.
Location: Off Francois Ave between the University and Bellair Rd. Gate 10
The Playhouse Company: 10 km
Formerly the home of the The Natal Performing Arts Council, The Playhouse Company showcases Durban's top dancers and singers in both live theatre and opera.
Location: 231 Smith Street, Durban Bookings: (031) 369 9456
Post Office: 10 km Local History Museum: 10 km B.A.T. Centre: 10 km
Located near the small craft harbour along the Victoria Embankment, The BAT Centre is a culture community centre, consisting of The Visual Arts Studio and BAT Shop, with various artwork on display and for sale,a as well as offering various workshops & seminars.
Shree Ambalavanar Alayam Temple: 10 km
The original Shree Ambalavanaar Alayam was the first public Hindu temple to be erected in the Durban. Location: Umbilo Shree Ambalavanaar Alayam Temple 890 Bellair Road Cato Manor Durban
John Medley Wood was a self taught botanist who served as the curator of Durban's Botanical gardens for thirty one years from 1882 to 1913.Wood also contributed greatly to the knowledge of Natal ferns, and is generally credited with the establishment o