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

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Natal Maritime Museum

Where? Durban North
Durban is the maritime trade centre for Africa and the city's economical epicentre so it is fitting that this is where the Port Natal Maritime Museum dropped anchor. This tribute to local seafaring traditions ...

Visit the Talana Museum

Where? Dundee
Winning the unspoken 'battle of museums', the Talana Museum arose victorious in the voting war as South Africa's Best Country Museum. 'Talana', a Zulu word holds the meaning of 'the shelf where precious items ...

Colenso Museum

Where? Colenso
The Colenso Museum, built in 1879, is also known as the Robert E. Stevenson Museum because of the military historian and former director of Natal Hospital Services' contribution to its annuls. It is rather ...

Matatiele Museum

Where? Matatiele
Matatiele is a beautiful town in KwaZulu Natal filled with history and to show it off at its best is the Matatiele Museum. Originally a Dutch Reformed Church, this sandstone building now houses a vast ...

Old Fort

Where? Durban Central
EThekwini, more commonly known as Durban, is the capital city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and has a host of incredible sites to explore and things to do. In addition to its commercial and ...

The Winterton Museum

Where? Winterton
Winterton is a little town found on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg. Close to the Second Boer War battle sites of the Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop, it is often passed ...

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 ...

Visit the Natal Sharks Board

Where? Umhlanga
The heart, red and bloody, pounds across the sterile table causing yours to hit hard against your chest. Your eyes sparkle with adrenalin as you make out your own silhouette in the glazed eye of the predator. ...

Tatham Art Gallery

Where? Pietermaritzburg
The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903. Situated in Pietermaritzburg the Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts. The Tatham ...

Geology Education Museum

Where? Durban
The museum provides a series of displays pertaining to the high school geography syllabus, ranging from a basic introduction to minerals and rocks, to the fields of Economic and Structural Geology and ...

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 ...

Join a Whaling History Tour

Where? Bluff
Explore another side of Durban’s fascinating history on a whaling tour. The whaling history of Durban started in 1907 when the Norwegian Consol in Durban raised money to start an operation. The operation ...

Fort Nottingham Museum

Where? Fort Nottingham
This fascinating museum is hidden inside an old fort, here you can see interesting exhibits of the early settlers that came to the Natal Midlands around 1856. Learn more about the fort, who built it, the ...

Visit the Natal Museum

Where? Pietermaritzburg
Trade in an afternoon playing with mini plastic dinosaur toys for an afternoon spent gazing at a life size models of Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the ruler of the Cretaceous period, T-Rex, at the Natal Museum ...

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 ...

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