KwaZulu Natal Museums

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. Show on Map

Destinations in KwaZulu Natal


Visit Time Warp Surf Museum

Where? Durban
Warm water, an eternal summer, lifeguards and shark nets mean that surf is always up on one of the six main beaches of Durban. Home to international surfing competitions where the world pros handle local tides ...

Himeville Museum

Where? Himeville
The little town of Himeville is nestled in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, with the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range behind it to make for a breath-taking backdrop of unimaginable proportions. The Himeville ...

Phoenix Settlement

Where? Durban Central
The Phoenix settlement (A South African Heritage site) was established in 1904 and the Sarvodaya house was built for Gandhi and his family. During the Inanda Riots in 1985 the house was burnt down and what you ...

Whaling Museum

Where? Bluff
A whale eardrum is one of several interesting artefacts on display at the new whaling museum opened by Bluff local, Dave Nielsen, who has decided to share the memorabilia he has kept from his father's heyday ...

Greytown Museum

Where? Greytown
The little hub of Greytown is situated in the picturesque South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is situated on the banks of the gorgeous Umvoti River and is known for its ample production of timber, ...

Voortrekker - Msunduzi Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Voortrekkers is Afrikaans/Dutch for pioneers but literally means 'those who trek ahead'. The Great Trek (Die Groot Trek) refers to a number of mass movements of these five groups of local Afrikaans pioneers ...

Bergtheil Museum

Where? Westville
The Bergtheil Museum, based in the leafy suburb of Westville is mostly focused on the first German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal. The museum is housed within Westville's oldest building, ...

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Where? Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Siege Museum, on Murchison Street next to the Ladysmith Town Hall, is housed in a building built in 1884 - regarded both here and abroad as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in the country. ...

Baynesfield Estate Museum

Where? Richmond
The Baynesfield Estate Museum is made up of a few different sites, giving you a look at the life of Yorkshire born Joseph Bayne who was a Byrne Settler and who founded the Baynesfield Estate museum. During his ...

Addington Centenary Museum

Where? Durban Beachfront
In 1879, Addington Hospital, named after Rt. Hon. Henry Addington (Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1801) was built across the beach from the Indian Ocean of KwaZulu Natal. In its centenary year Addington ...

Visit the Natal Railway Museum

Where? Hilton
The Natal Railway Museum is in the sweet, misty town of Hilton in KwaZulu Natal. Located at the Hilton station and next to what used to be the main railway line between Durban and Johannesburg. This line ...

Cato Manor Heritage Centre

Where? Durban Central
Photographs, documents, artwork and oral histories at this unique and interactive museum capture the life and times of the area and its inhabitants. The Cato Manor Heritage Centre uses the natural light and ...

Umgeni Steam Train Trip

Where? Kloof
If you're running out of steam on your holiday, take it easy at a train window while still taking in the country, it's countryside and it's history on one of South Africa's oldest steam trains. Steam puffs as ...

Macrorie House Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg is filled with beautiful, old houses but Macrorie House is the only early to mid-Victorian double-storey house open to the public. It is both a national monument and a heritage site. Built ...

KwaMuhle Museum

Where? Durban
Apartheid was a South African political regime that was based on discrimination, and was in effect from 1948 to 1994. It was a painful time for South Africa and its people, but it also played a major role in ...

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