With at least 320 days of sunshine there are plenty of opportunities for lying around on the beach. But there's actually much more to Durban than the blue ocean and yellow sands of the Golden Mile. When the sky's are cloudy or visitors fancy a change there a lot of culture to be enjoyed all over the city.
A list of cultural places to visit in Durban
- American Art Centre – Located on Florida Road, the American Art Centre features a shop and gallery where visitors can view a range of high quality telephonewire baskets and jewellery, traditional Zulu ceramic, antique Zulu beadwork, llala Palm baskets, fine art, unique Zulu beaded jewellery and special handcrafted gifts. Purchases made at the centre provide an income and employment for more than 600 artist and crafters.
- KZNSA Gallery – Located on Bulwer Road this gallery is the home of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts. The gallery includes an exciting and ever-changing collection of exhibitions by international and local artists. There is also a gallery ship that contains an excellent selection of arts and crafts. The Arts Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and tea and includes an adjoining children's playground.
- Artisan Contemporary Gallery – Located on Florida Road.
- Durban Art Gallery – This is Durban's largest gallery in which is housed a comprehensive collection of South African art, both past and present, along with a selection of international work.
- The Dodds Gallery - Located on Vause Road, this is a brand new gallery in the hearts of Berea. It's situated in the grounds of a plant nursery and includes a restaurant, shop and children's play area. The gallery specialises in fine South African art, bronzes and collectables.
- ArtSPACEdurban – Located on Millar Road, off Umgeni Road
- The Collective – Located on Florida Road
- Elizabeth Gordon Gallery – Located on Florida Road and houses a collection of fine art by leading South African artists.
- Fat Tuesday – Located on Bellevue Road