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Durban Central Map - Durban Central detail and street level map showing landmarks and major attractions in Durban Central. The International Convention Centre, a world-class example of modern architecture that lies between the beachfront and downtown Durban, and across from the Exhibition Centre, has placed Durban on the International Conference map and draws business travellers from far and wide. For additional info see Durban Central Information.

If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Central Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Central, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Central Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Central Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.

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Featured Attractions in (or near) Central

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 of the Country Club Course ... more information

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 ... more information

Denis Hurley Centre

The Denis Hurley Centre opened in central Durban, alongside the Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral, in November 2015. Named after the bishop, Denis Hurley, who performed a pivotal role in the fight against apartheid, the centre offers food... more information

Dick King Statue

Dick King is best known for his epic 10-day ride from Durban (then it was called Port Natal) to Grahamstown in 1842 to round up reinforcements for the British. At the time, Durban was in danger from the Boer forces ... more information

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 counterparts and promises comfortable swimming ... more information

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens are famous for the original specimen of a Cycad (Encephalartos woodii) that is still widely acknowledged as probably the rarest plant in the world, as well as for its extensive collection of South African Cycad species. A highlight of the Gardens is the Orchid House which ... more information

Durban City Hall

Although the area that is today known as Durban has been inhabited by human beings for tens of thousands of years, it was only when Portuguese Explorer, Vasco Da Gama, ‘discovered’ it in 1497 that it was really put on the map, both literally and figuratively speaking. The city itself had ... more information

Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club comprises of two golfing estates separated by the Umgeni River. Lying just south of the river, in fact bordered by both the river and the sparkling waters of the warm Indian Ocean lies the premiere course, the Durban Country Club. Established in 1922 the club enjoys a ... more information

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 is just minutes from hotels and beaches. Palm trees ... more information

Durban Natural Science Museum

The Durban Natural Science Museum is dedicated to the earth, it's history, it future, its life and the life forms that live and have lived on it. The worldly home of this historic earth collection is housed in a 2200m² interior of Durban City Hall (pictured) which although historic in its own standing - impressing with its modern renaissance ... more information

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. Despite its name ... more information

Durban's Rooftop Garden

A couple of blocks up from Rivertown – a private inner-city urban regeneration project that is converting Durban's city centre into a trendy living and working space - and just over the way from the International Convention Centre (ICC), is a rooftop ... more information

Emmanuel Cathedral

The beautiful Emmanuel Cathedral is part of Durban's landscape, tucked rather snuggly into Cathedral Street against the prominent flyover of the N3 highway just as it descends into the centre of town and the dual streets of Pine and Dr A B Xuma - one up and one down. Hard to believe that when the ... more information

Golden Mile

As its name implies, the Golden Mile boasts a gorgeous stretch of several golden beaches, which are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. These are flanked by the hustle and bustle of some of Durban’s best ... more information

Gugu Dlamini Park

What is, essentially, a roof garden above the Workshop in central Durban, the Gugu Dlamini Park (formerly Central Park) was named on World Aids Day, 1 December 2000, in tribute to Gugu Dlamini for breaking the silence on Aids in South Africa... more information

Hazrath Badsha Peer Shrine

In the midst of the busy market on Victoria Street stands the Brook Street cemetery, one of the most famous and oldest cemeteries in Durban. Here, in amongst the four different religious denominations of the cemetery is the Hazrath Badsha Peer Shrine... more information

Indian Quarter

Speak to anyone who has lived in Durban for years about the 'Indian Quarter' and for a moment they will hesitate, for they know this part of town simply as 'Grey Street', which is even more confusing as its been re-named Dr Yusaf Dadoo Street and most of what was Indian Town, is now just as likely ... more information

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

Widely regarded as Africa's premier orchestra, the KZNPO's commitment to musical excellence has been the driving force behind the myriad of live concerts given annually, as well as a comprehensive education and development programme that is an essential resource for aspiring musicians in South Africa. more information

Medwood Gardens

In the heart of the bustling city centre of Durban, where industry and commerce happily collide in a haze of activity, the tranquillity of the Medwood Gardens comes rather unexpectedly. This little retreat, situated in Durban Central, invites tourists, business(wo)men and locals the ideal escape from the ... more information

Old Durban Railway Station

In Durban Central, the heart of the bustling conurbation of KwaZulu-Natal, is a real taste of history. The Old Durban Railway Station, as well as the City Hall and Old Post Office, exude the classically dramatic neo-Baroque style of yesteryear, and tell a fascinating tale of Durban’s history and heritage.... more information

Rivertown Precinct

Durban's Rivertown has been described as a 'cultural revival spot', a major regeneration of the Durban CBD, and a revamp of the heart of Durban. It is Durban the way you've never seen it before. Not to be left out of the innovative... more information

Royal Durban Golf Club

Flat but interesting championship course within the confines of the Greyville horse racing track, and close to the city centre. Several holes border on the racetrack on the opening nine, so don't come to Royal with a slice. This course is one of the most demanding golf courses in the country. At first ... more information

St Paul's Church

Just across the road from the Durban City Hall, in Monty Naicker Street (what used to be Pine Street), is a square in which stands an old vicarage and the 1909 St Paul's Church. The Gothic Revival Edwardian church is a rebuild after the original, which ... more information

The Indian Quarter

The two-storey building that is the Victoria Street Market, with under cover parking below, is a top-to-bottom array of clothing, leather goods, jewellery and the odd Indian spice shop. But if you are looking for the Indian bed throws, cushion covers and lightweight blouses this is no longer the place to ... more information

The Markets of Warwick Tour

Combining a bird's eye view of how most people live in Durban with a rather interesting shopping experience (you are encouraged to bring along your wallet and money to spend money, particularly at the bead market) the tour is an initiative of the local traders to showcase their markets, assisted ... more information

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, some amazing waterfalls and rock faces all combine to ... more information

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban's Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World - spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest Marine Theme park. uShaka incorporates fresh and sea ... more information

Vasco Da Gama Memorial

In the heart of the Victoria Embankment (now known as Margaret Mncadi Avenue) stands the Vasco da Gama Clock, there to memorialise Vasco Da Gama's first sighting of Durban, which happened on the eve of Christmas in 1497 (Natal is derived from the Portuguese word for Christmas). It was given to ... more information

West Street Mosque

Although popularly known as the West Street Masjid (masjid is Arabic for mosque), this beautiful Edwardian interpretation of a place of worship's full name is the Juma Masjid Sunnat Jamat Anjuman Islam, or Anjuman Islam Juma Masjid for short... more information

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