About Durban Yacht Mole

Durban's Victoria Embankment, also known as the Esplanade, and now more offically renamed Margaret Mncadi Avenue, is one of the major landmarks of the city. It runs part of the length of the harbour, apartment and office buildings on one side, and the water on the other.

Did you know? There are three trails through the Emmanuel Cathedral with a sturdy boardwalk system to keep visitors above the muddy swamp.

Despite its name change, it's still known to residents who lived here before the name change as the Esplanade, and it travels past the Yacht Mole, another name you have to live in Durban to know.

The Yacht Mole is all about life on the water. It is a pier that juts out into the Durban harbour, almost directly opposite the harbour's jetties, so the view here at night is nothing short of splendid and it's the reason that there are a couple of restaurants, like Cafe Fish, that line the wharf overlooking a huge number of yachts, moored by locals and visitors alike.

The Point Yacht Club (established in 1892 and heavily attended by Point residents, hence the name), the Maritime Museum and the BAT Centre (a community art centre) all make their homes here too. A lot of the roadside en route to the Yacht Mole and leading into it has undergone restoration, and antique style street lights, wider roads, more parking, and a new traffic circle make getting to and from the Yacht Mole a lot easier, and make it all look a lot more modern.

The Playhouse Theatre is just up the road from here.

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WhereYacht Mole, Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours

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