Attractions IN/AROUND Sydenham

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest since 1850. Everything ...

Beaches / Entertainment

Durban Beaches

As the main metropolis of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban certainly has much to see and do. However, year after year, its beautiful beaches continue to be the lure that attracts visitors from all over the world. The Indian Ocean is warmer than its ...

Landmarks

Durban International Convention Centre

A focal point of Durban's Central business district, the International Convention Centre Durban is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just a quarter of an hour from the airport, Durban's International Convention Centre ...

Entertainment / Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of Africa's largest super regional retail destinations. Features: Barnyard Theatre, Ster Kinekor cinema, Cinema Nouveau, IMAX, rock climbing wall, artificial waves, skateboard park, Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Game, ...

2010 Stadiums

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban is one of South Africa’s most significant metropolises, and the proud home of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Named after one of the most dedicated freedom fighters of the apartheid regime, this has been voted the most popular stadium ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Umgeni River Bird Park

Designed and built in an old quarry site on the banks of the Umgeni River, just 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches, wonderful green vegetation, ...

... and a little further afield

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bayhead Natural Heritage Site

Durban's bay and extensive harbour is home to a remaining 15 hectare stand of mangroves - where formerly there were extensive mangroves (438 hectares) right around the edges of the bay - that is today a protected natural heritage ...

Golf Courses

Beachwood Golf Course

The Beachwood Golf Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those ...

Nature Reserves

Beachwood Mangroves Reserve

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is a 76 hectrare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area. The area is used as a Nature Conservation Education Centre. The black mangrove, the red mangrove, and the white mangrove may be ...

Golf Courses

Bluff National Park Golf Club

The Bluff National Park Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship golf course. You'll find the course 10km south of Durban. Reputedly a relatively flat course and a most pleasant walk, it has generous fairways and is a challenging course, especially when the ...

Landmarks / Nature Reserves

Bluff Nature Reserve

Considered Durban's oldest bird sanctuary, you will find the beautiful 45 hectare Bluff Nature Reserve right next to its counterpoint - the Engen oil refinery - in Tara Road on the Bluff, not far from Brighton ...

Landmarks / Religious

Brook Street Cemetery

Brook Street Cemetery lies in the west end of Durban's city centre, alongside the Victoria Street, Early Morning and Brook Street markets (part of the Markets of Warwick tour; a highlight of any visit to Durban). The historical cemetery has been ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Tthe Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Durban situated in Yellowwood Park, is principally a hospital that looks after the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them (as many as 90%) because of human negligence ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Coedmore Castle

Dubbed Durban's “castle lite”, Coedmore Castle is a beautiful historic homestead, built in 1875 and situated right in the centre of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve. The old stone castle lies in amongst a ...

Golf Courses

Cotswold Downs Golf Course

Cotswold Downs is known for its natural splendour and abundance. It is located in Hillcrest, Durban, which places it within convenient proximity to the attractions and amenities of the big city, while it continues to relish in the quiet serenity of the ...

Landmarks

Cube on Innes Road

The Cube is exactly what it says it is. A cube. A giant 3-D cube that also features wall mural art. The piece rests in a park on the Berea, unveiled as a street art mural a year before the Soccer World Cup in 2010, to function as one of the tourist ...

Sydenham as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Berea, Bluff, Bothas Hill, Brighton Beach, Camperdown, Chatsworth, Cowies Hill, Crestholme, Drummond, Durban Beachfront, Durban Central, Durban North, Gillitts, Glenashley, Glenmore, Glenwood, Greyville, Hillcrest, Inchanga, Kloof, La Lucia, Morningside, Mount Edgecombe, Musgrave, New Germany, Pinetown, Point Waterfront, Queensburgh, South Beach, Umbilo, Umdloti, Umgeni Park, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Waterfall, Westville, Yellowwood Park

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