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South African Durban has to be one of the continent's most appealing cities, especially after the 2010 World Cup breathed new life into the area by revamping the waterfront; the splendid Moses Mabhida Stadium remains one of Durban's primary attractions to date. Durban moves to the beat of gqom, its own home-grown music genre, which is slowly making its way onto global charts from South Africa's sunny, tropical melting pot of eclectic cultural influences.

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Durban International Airport

The airport, located about 35km away from downtown Durban, serves both national and international destinations. Shuttle buses operated by multiple companies run between the airport and multiple locations across town, making stops at several hotels and areas popular with tourists. The shuttle can also be used as a means of public transportation within the city.
Adresse: King Shaka Dr, La Mercy
Telefon: +27 32 436 6758

Public Transport

A local means of leisurely transport is the colorful, man-pulled rickshaw - a part of the local culture as much as a way of getting around. The Durban People Mover shuttle operates on several routes (from uShaka Marine World to Suncoast Casino, with stops along the way and in the downtown area) and runs from early morning until 10pm daily. Tickets may be purchased on board. Mynah bus service runs to residential areas and stops at several location outside downtown - North and South Beaches, Botanic Gardens, Kensington Road and further locations. Aqualine buses run to the metropolitan area.


Make sure the taxi you're taking uses meter. Some reliable local companies include: Mozzie Cabs +27 31 303 5787 Zippy Cabs +27 31 202 7067 Eagle Taxi Cabs +27 31 337 8333


There are multiple pharmacies across Durban. Alpha Pharm has several locations around the city: 189 Dr Yusuf Dadoo St/104 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd/55 Gillespie St, South Beach and more.


There are several post offices across town. Post boxes are red in color.
Adresse: 290 West St, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 305 7521


+27 - South Africa code 31 - Durban city code


220/230 volts, 50 HZ

Distillery 031

Distillery 031 is rather unique in that it specializes in craft alcoholic drinks, all made with prime local ingredients. Alongside signature rum, vodka, gin, cachaça and even absinthe, Distillery 031 serves an incredible selection of creative dishes, original pub grub (give their take on Italian "aranchini" a try), and brunch specials.
Adresse: 3 Station Dr, Morningside, Berea
Telefon: +27 87 941 4540

Club 101

One of the city's favourite haunts for gqom-lovers, Club 101 is a popular local hot-spot that teems with party-goers well into the morning hours. Serves moderately priced drinks and food, and is rather popular among the younger demographic.
Adresse: 101 Pine St, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 368 4084

Cubana Durban

The longstanding Cuban bar and eatery is most attractive at sundown, when visitors flock here to wine and dine to Latin beats. Serves American cuisine, a wide array of cocktails, and has an on-site cigar lounge to complete the Cuban experience.
Adresse: 128 Florida Rd, Windermere, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 303 4383
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-2am

Havana Music Cafe

The low-key cafe is a bar by day and dance club by night. Join local party-goers on the compact dance floor after sundown, or some during daylight hours to savour a drink on the outdoor terrace.
Adresse: 160 Monty Naicker Rd, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 301 1406

Under The Moon

A few kilometers away from the town centre centre lies Under The Moon, another popular evening venue for those who do not mind taking a short trip outside the city limits. The lounge regularly hosts DJs, serves high-quality food and drink, and has an outdoor dance floor.
Adresse: Curnick Ndlovu Hwy, Shembes Village, Inanda
Telefon: +27 82 888 3444


The beachfront Egagasini is a restaurant, bar, and lounge all at once. Started a few dealendes ago back in the current president's (Jacob G. Zuma) native village of Nkandla, it has now relocated to this favourable waterside spot, where sounds of house and RnB fill the air.
Adresse: 4/6 Gillespie St, Durban
Telefon: +27 79 539 3777

Eyadini Lounge

Located outside the city proper (in the neighbouring township of Umlazi), Eyadini Lounge is a hugely popular nightlife hot spot of impressive capacity, where young and older gather under open skies and have a good time listening to music spun by a a changing line-up of DJs.
Adresse: 3 Peace Rd, Umlazi, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 906 1395
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-2am

The Panorama Bar

Elangeni Hotel's Panorama Bar is one of the town's best locations for an evening drink with a view, the view being that of rolling waves washing over the palm tree-dotted coastline. Serves cocktails and a pleasant selection of drinks, both alcoholic and otherwise.
Adresse: 63 Snell Parade, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 362 1300

Lucky Shaker

Lucky Shaker isn't just another cocktail bar - run by a well-established mixologist, the venue and its extraordinary team of professionals aren't afraid to take on a challenge, and produce some unparalleled, innovative, custom-crafted creations on the spot.
Adresse: 5 Park Lane, Parkside Umhlanga Rocks
Telefon: +27 84 567 2565

8 Morrison Street

The unique space of 8 Morrison Street is a concept relatively new to Durban, but one enthusiastically supported by local creatives, who now have a space to showcase and sell their products (a few of the offices are occupied by artisan craft stores and cutting edge fashion boutiques).
Adresse: 8 Morrison St, Durban

The Space

Located in Westville (inland from Durban proper), this pavilion is one address to write into your itinerary if South African-designed and tailored clothing is what you're after. A large collection of various types of clothing is showcased here, with multiple local talents' work represented.
Adresse: Pavilion, Westville, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 265 1292

I Heart Market

Each first Saturday of the month sees a raucous gathering of street food, clothing, and jewellery vendors at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Items on sale will equally suit a plethora of different tastes, from casual to more sophisticated ones.
Adresse: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Åpningstider: Saturdays 9am-2pm

Victoria Street Market

Also known as Indian Market, the Victoria Street Market is a meeting place for dozens of vendors selling everything from Indian spices to clothing and colorful trinkets. It's a great place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs to bring home. Haggling is acceptable.
Adresse: 151-55 Bertha Mkhize St, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 306 4021

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Just a few kilometers north of Durban lies the fittingly named Gateway Theatre of Shopping. It is, reportedly, on of the subcontinent's best one-stop shopping centers, and one that enjoys a convenient location just off the main highway. It houses a multitude of clothing stores, various boutiques, a food court, cinema, bowling alley, and other shopping and entertainment spots.
Adresse: 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga
Telefon: +27 31 514 0500

Ike's Bookshop

Ike's Bookshop was once conceived by a political activist and anti-apartheid fighter, whose story is detailed through many of the pieces showcased in the store. Years later, Ike's still stands, offering a large selection of second-hand books for those who take a particular interest in African literature.
Adresse: 48a Florida Rd, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 303 9214

African Art Centre

Support local artists by shopping at the fair trade African Art Centre. The shop cum gallery showcases modern arts and crafts hand-made by local creators from across the KwaZulu-Natal province. Interior decor items, artwork, jewelry, and more are available for purchase.
Adresse: 94 Florida Rd, Windermere, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 312 3804

Cécile and Boyd

The tasteful designs showcased at Durban's installment of the interior design boutique Cécile and Boyd are a treat for the eyes and (potentially) an excellent memory from a trip to Durban. Browse stylish decor items, art, accessories, and more.
Adresse: 253 Florida Rd, Morningside, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 303 1005

uShaka Marine World

The incredible aquatic entertainment complex combines thrill water rides with one of the world's largest collections of marine animals, some of which (such as seals and dolphins) visitors are welcome to come into close contact with. The uShaka Beach offers free entry. Several on-site companies provide diving courses, kayak hire, boat rides and similar.
Adresse: 1 King Shaka Ave, Point, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 328 8000
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-5pm

The Golden Mile & Beaches

Durban is home to some of South Africa's finest stretches of sand. The Golden Mile in central Durban is a collection of multiple well-kept beaches fit for both swimming and surfing and equipped with all necessary amenities; Umhlanga beaches to the north are known for being cleaner and less crowded. Beware of strong currents and keep away from pier sides.


Surfing is one of Durban's favourite pastimes, and multiple international tournaments held here serve to show the sport's essential role in local culture. Learn to surf at uShaka Beach or head straight to New Pier and Bay if you are no stranger to the board. North Beach, along with Oasis Beach, are bodyboarding hot spots.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

The state-of-the art stadium continues to attract guests long after the 2010 World Cup it was originally built to host. A SkyCar takes visitors to the panoramic viewing platform at the stadium's very top (walking up the several hundred stairs on foot is another alternative), and thrill-seekers must try the Big Swing - an impressive free fall swing named world's tallest in 2011.
Adresse: 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 582 8222

Durban Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a welcome green retreat, which, at nearly 150 years old, is the continent's oldest botanic garden. Apart from its impressive collection of cycads and orchids, the garden is known for hosting various cultural events and concerts, being perfect picnic grounds and having a relaxing on-site tea garden.
Adresse: 70 St Thomas Rd, Musgrave, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 322 4000

Campbell Collections

The former home of Sir Marshall Campbell and his family, this Cape Dutch building has been converted into a museum complex containing unique artifacts of Zulu and Natal culture meticulously collected by the Campbell family over several decades. Do not miss the on-site William Campbell Furniture Museum and Mashu Museum of Ethnology.
Adresse: 220 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, Berea, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 260 1723

Umgeni River Bird Park

The bird park contains one of the world's most extensive collections of indigenous and exotic birds, all showcased in the park's multiple aviaries accessible to visitors. One of the indisputable highlights is the free-flight bird show held twice daily from Tuesday to Sunday (check the website for schedules).
Adresse: Riverside Rd, Durban North, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 579 4600
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-5pm

Wilson’s Wharf

The lively waterside area is a breezy spot with several appealing cafes and budget eateries, as well as vendor stalls selling traditional South African crafts and souvenirs. Come here to people-watch and, possibly, join a boat trip along the coastline with one of the several companies offering the service. Visit the nearby Sugar Terminal to learn about the local sugar production industry.
Adresse: 14-18 Boatmans Rd, Albert Park, Durban

BAT Centre

The hip home of established local artists, the BAT Centre is the place to go and witness painters, musicians and African dancers at work (there are live shows most nights, and the complex contains several art galleries), as well as shop for authentic South African crafts. The on-site bay view bar is a hit with regulars.
Adresse: 45 Maritime Place, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 332 0451

Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding

A short drive west of central Durban lies the curious lotus-shaped temple run by the local Society for Krishna Consciousness. Entry is free and granted to all (provided their shoes remain outdoors), this includes ritualistic singing and dancing that takes place every Sunday afternoon. There is a well-regarded vegetarian restaurant on-site.
Adresse: 50 Bhaktivendanta Swami Cir, Westcliff, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 403 3328

9th Avenue Waterside

9th Avenue Waterside runs under the patronage of a celebrated local chef and serves up offerings of local produce such as fish of the day, free-range duck, grilled beef steaks and lamb shoulder. The wine list provides an extensive selection of South African labels.
Adresse: 2 Maritime Pl, Harbour, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 940 4628

Olive and Oil

Glenwood's Olive and Oil consistently delivers superb Mediterranean dining, with a meal made up of several appetizers to share and a main - anything from meat and seafood grills to pizza and pasta. Service is impeccable, and outdoor seating available in good weather.
Adresse: 149 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood
Telefon: +27 31 201 6146

Butcher Boys

Heralded as one of Durban's finest, the Butcher Boys steakhouse delivers on counts of excellent food and impeccable service. It is rumoured to serve some of the best steaks in town, with an extensive menu that compliments the meat selection. Special lunch menu available.
Adresse: 170 Florida Rd, Morningside, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 312 8248
Åpningstider: Daily 11:30am–9pm

Havana Grill

Havana Grill serves some of the finest steaks in town (with meat carefully processed at the in-house butchery) and offers unbeatable vistas of the sea and Durban shoreline to diners who request panoramic seating at reservation. Serves meats, a plethora of fresh seafood, and dishes with some Italian and Mexican influences.
Adresse: North Beach, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 337 1305

The Cargo Hold Restaurant

Dine within arm's reach of the uShaka shark tank and marvel at graceful marine predators as you tuck into excellent seafood offerings of this one-of-kind restaurant. Book in advance to get the best table. It is not required to pay the Marine World entry fee to attend.
Adresse: 1 Bell St, Point, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 328 8065


Located on-site of the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding, Govinda's is a purely vegetarian restaurant that caters to both devotees and outsiders. No garlic or onion are used in food preparation, which does not prevent the restaurant from having dedicated return customers.
Adresse: 72 Pandora St, Longcroft, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 507 6559
Åpningstider: Sun–Fri 8:30am–4pm, Sat 8:30am–5pm

The Little India Restaurant

The well-regarded local restaurant reflects Durban's ethnic heritage, and serves excellent Indian specialties at very affordable prices. One quintessentially local specialty to try is the so-called "bunny chow" - a hollow bread loaf filled with curry.
Adresse: 155 Musgrave Rd, Berea, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 201 1121
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-10pm

Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club

Sundays see the restaurant at its busiest, guests enjoying unpretentious local fare and listening to live jazz, whose sounds have been filling the restaurant's air since 1981. See their website for show schedules. Located inland from Durban proper.
Adresse: 23 Stanfield Ln, New Germany, Pinetown
Telefon: +27 31 702 9161

The Glenwood Bakery

This delightful artisan bakery in Glenwood bakes fresh bread and pastries, and is a sought-after breakfast spot in the neighbourhood. The bakery warrants a visit for either a quick snack (sandwiches and bagels are to die for), a more substantial meal or simply dessert. Bread is hand-formed and made with organic rye. Eggs Benedict served on Saturdays, and buckwheat blinis are a Sunday special.
Adresse: 398 Esther Roberts Rd, Glenwood Durban
Telefon: +27 31 205 0217

Circus Circus Beach Cafe

The sweet waterfront cafe is a popular breakfast spot (there are currently a total of 5 locations around Durban), with several delicious yet incredibly affordable choose from (individual dishes to full breakfast sets). Open for lunch and dinner, with pastas, burgers, meats and fish dominating the menu.
Adresse: 1 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 337 7700

Sunrise Chip 'n Ranch

Sunrise Chip 'n Ranch (known locally as "Johnny's") is a local institution, a legendary establishment whose seedy facade should by no means deter you. Locals come here for the one-of-kind atmosphere and, naturally, the delicious stuffed Indian roti rolls too large for a single diner to handle.
Adresse: 89 Sparks Rd, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 209 2020


With its unbeatable location in Durban's Florida Road, Spiga is a restaurant whose food and service measure up to its prime setting. It serves excellent Italian all through the day, offers a breakfast menu and boast a rather extensive drink list.
Adresse: 200 Florida Road, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 303 9511

Milky Lane

Milky Lane's several locations across Durban serve decadent ice creams (multiple toppings available), artisan milkshakes, special ice cream blends, waffles, and more. The joint is a popular spot for a sweet breakfast or indulgent daytime dessert.
Adresse: Shop UO1B Suncoast Casino Entertainment Centre Cnr Snell Parade &, 20 Battery Beach Rd, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 332 1849
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 9am–12am, Fri–Sat 9am–4am

Mayfair Cafe

One of our top picks for breakfast and lunch in Durban North is Mayfair Cafe - a trendy locals' favourite serving up a concise lunch menu of internationally-inspired dishes and elevated breakfast classics. Do not leave without having a coffee paired with one of their many sweet treat offerings.
Adresse: Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 563 2599

Cafe Jiran

Beachfront Cafe Jiran serves some of the best coffees on the promenade, with multiple delectable food options to compliment the drink list. The cafe doubles as a well-regarded local restaurant in the evenings. Outdoor seating is available.
Adresse: 151 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban
Telefon: +27 31 332 4485
Åpningstider: Daily 6.30am-10pm

Surf Riders Cafe

Its proximity to one of favourite surfer haunts - Durban's North Beach - makes this hip waterfront eatery a favourite for daytime dining within the local surf community. The menu is pleasantly varied, featuring burgers, pizzas, breakfasts, beer on tap and even cocktails.
Adresse: 17 Erskine Terrace, South Beach, Durban
Telefon: +27 62 747 7037
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 6:30am–5pm, Fri–Sat 6:30am–6pm

Vida e Caffè

A no-frills coffee joint with several locations across Durban, Vida e Caffè serves multiple varieties of coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, several snack items (salads, sandwiches, wraps, and some breakfast foods such as frittata) and delightful desserts.
Adresse: Oakwood, Shop 2, 465 Innes Rd, Windermere
Telefon: +27 31 023 0331
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–5pm