Durban Arts

Durban offers the visitor a a wealth of arts and cultures and assists in developing a unique South African identity. Probably no other city in South Africa is as diverse as Durban.

The influences of Asian, Zulu, English Colonial and Afrikaans cultures have made the city a treasure house of architectural styles and Durban is considered to have one of the best selection of Art Deco architecture of any city in the world.

Durban City Hall
This very prominent building was inspired by the City Hall of Belfast, Northern Ireland and replicated it. It is a notable example of Edwardian neo-Baroque architecture.

The building is richly embellished with groups of allegorical sculptures representing the Arts, Music, Literature, Commerce and Industry. Sculptures on the main pediment represent Britannia and Unity and Patriotism

City Hall, West Street, Durban City Centre
Telephone 311 1111

Durban Art Gallery
The Durban Art Gallery has an established local and international collection that includes art from the "old" South Africa and a growing permanent collection of new and established South African artists from all the communities, focusing on local, KwaZulu-Natal artists.

2nd Floor Smith Street, City Hal
Tel: (031) 3112264
Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday 11am - 4.00pm

African Art Centre
This art gallery promotes and sells original works of arts, sculpture, beadwork, tapestries, rugs, ceramics and carving from the Zulu and Xhosa tradition.

1st Floor, Old Station Building, 160 Pine Street, Durban
Monday to Friday 08h30 to 17h00. Saturday 09h00 to 13h00.
Tel: 031 - 304 7915

NSA Gallery
Bring your family along to enjoy time out of the bustle of the city, and sample the rich diversity of KwaZulu Natal art and craft. The gallery is a lively social hub for artists and art lovers. Rub shoulders and share opinions with established artists and rising talents.

166 / 17 4 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
Tuesday to Friday 09H00 to 17H00. Saturday 09h00 to 16h00. Sunday 10h00 to 15h00.
Tel: 031- 202 3686 / 7

The Playhouse
Durban's main theatre caters for everyone. The Playhouse Company is one of South Africa's premier theatre organisations hosting various festivals throughout the year

231 Smith Street, Durban.
Tel: 031 369 9555

ArtSpace Durban
ArtSpace Durban offers a contemporary visual arts gallery adjacent to and in collaboration with dedicated artists studio spaces.

3 Millar Road, Stamford Hill, Durban

Where to Stay
Durban Accommodation options are numerous; with a large variety of different types spread throughout the city.
Points of interest close to Durban Arts:


R K Khan Hospital

RK Khan is a regional and district hospital with 543 beds. The hospital in located in Chatsworth

Tel: +27 (0) 31 459 6000
King George V Hospital

King George V Hospital vision is to strive to be the centre of excellence to meet the specific health needs of the people of KwaZulu-Natal through the delivery of accessible, affordable, cost effective health care

Tel: +27 (0)312426000
Netcare Parklands Hospital

Netcare Parklands Hospital boasts a team of leading Specialists and highly skilled nursing staff

Tel: +27 (0)312424000
KwaZulu-Natal Children's Hospital

KwaZulu-Natal Children's Hospital(formerly Addington Children's Hospital) located on Durban beachfront was built in 1928 and was the first hospital for children in South Africa.

Addington Hospital

Addington is a 571 bedded and 2 200 staffed district and regional hospital, situated on South Beach.

Tel: +27 (0) 31 327 2000
Wentworth Hospital

Wentworth Hospital is unique in that it boarders on a nature reserve

Tel: +27 (0) 31 460 5000
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital provides accessible quality patient care to all persons in KwaZulu-Natal and part of the Eastern Cape

Tel: +27 (0)31 240 1000
Life Westville Hospital

Life Westville Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Afric

Tel: 031 251 6911
King Edward VIII Hospital

King Edward VIII is a 922 bedded hospital with about 360 000 out patients. King Edward VIII hospital is the second largest hospital in the Southern hemisphere.

Tel: +27 (0)31 360 3111
Isipingo Hospital

Tel: 031 913 7000
Chatsmed Garden Hospital

At Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients.

Tel: 031 459 8000
McCord Hospital

McCord Hospital has a 106 bed inpatient facility, three operating theatres, a day surgery, an outpatient department seeing an average of 15,000 per month

Tel: 031 2685700
Clairwood Hospital

Clairwood Hospital render a high quality, cost effective, efficient, convalescent and rehabilitative service.

Tel: +27 (0)31 451 5000
Life Entabeni Hospital

Life Entabeni Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

Tel: 031 204 1300
Netcare St Augustine's Hospital

Netcare St Augustine's Hospital is KwaZulu Natal's largest private hospital and is the second largest hospital in the Netcare Group

Tel: +27 (0)312685000

Kings Park Stadium

Kings Park Stadium with a seating capacity of 52,000 is located near the Durban beach front and is the home ground of the Sharks Rugby.

Tel: +27 (31) 3088400
Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium with a seating capacity of 54,000 is located close to Durban Beach Front and is the home ground of Amazulu soccer club.

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead has witnessed some of South African cricket’s finest moments.

Tel: 031 335 4200

King Shaka International Airport

King Shaka International Airport (DUR) is the primary airport serving Durban and is approximately 35 km north of the city centre

Tel: 032 436 6000
Virginia Airport

Virginia Airport (VIR) is serving Durban and is located 10 kilometres north of the city. It also serves as a testing ground for newly licensed pilots.

Tel: 031 563 7101

Durban International Convention Centre

Durban International Convention Centre is a purpose-built, fully air-conditioned centre with six convention halls that are interlinked but separate. Moveable walls allow for a number of different venue configurations.

Tel: +27 (0)313601000
Universities & Colleges

University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is a multi-campus, residential, teaching and research-led university

Tel: 031 260 1111
Mangosuthu University of Technology

Mangosuthu University of Technology provides students with career oriented skills through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the work place

Tel: 031 907 7111
Durban University of Technology

Durban University of Technology is a preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship.

Tel: +27 (0)313732000
Business School

Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L)

Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) is part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and situated in Durban and established in 1974

Tel: +27(0)31 260-7679
Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is situated in Durban and established in 1995 and focuses on the design, development and delivery of management programmes.

Tel: +27 31 300 7200
Regent Business School

Regent Business School is a private institution focused on postgraduate management education in South Africa.

Tel: (+27-31)304-4626
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