The Mitchell Park Zoo was initially set to be an ostrich farm, but when the plan didn't work, it was later turned into a vibrant zoo. An extensive collection of exotic birds, tropical fish, small animals and reptiles are housed in this pleasing setting. There are also spacious lawns for picnics. Easily accessed from the far end of Musgrave road.
This museum is located in the center of the town and examines Durban's history. The museum focuses on the history of racial laws in Durban, and is housed in the former Department of Native Affairs building. Photographs and video exhibits examine the political and social struggles that characterized the apartheid period and the colonial period before it.
Spend a day at the People's Park and experience the life of a kid again. It includes a track, a kid's play area, a cozy little cafe and also cute fountains due to which the park is always buzzing with people of all ages. The place also sometimes doubles up as a music venue where various musical acts are performed by local or international artists. The park is open to all and offers a delightful escape from the monotonous daily routine for people in the city.
The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre houses an audience of up to 400 with comfortable stadium-style seating. Before or after the performances, you can check out the tavern or the coffee shop which are attached to the building. The company was founded by University of KwaZulu-Natal Professor Elizabeth Sneddon, and was the first theater in the area to service the drama department of a university. The EST hosts about 17 productions a year.
Whether it's something romantic, a comedy, an action-thriller, horror movie, or any other genre, catch the latest new release movies at Nu Metro. With over 27 locations in South Africa, Nu Metro is one of the biggest movie theater houses of all of South Africa. This Galleria location also includes 3D cinema-screenings.
Take a break from the concrete jungles that our urban cities are, and spend a day at the Japanese Gardens. The park is filled with beautiful trees, shrubs and little ponds which contain water flowers and other features. A day spent here with your family or loved ones will help you relax and unwind from the monotony and routine that stresses you out and help you just live in the moment for a while.
The Mahatma Gandhi Bust commemorates Indian freedom fighter and leader Mahatma Gandhi. It is located right in front of the rail station where Gandhi bought his ticket to Johannesburg. It is visited by various enthusiastic tourists and locals who wish to reminisce about his victories and tragedies.
The Dick King Statue is an equestrian sculpture of Richard Philip King aka Dick King with his horse Somerset, which is made up of bronze. It commemorates King's participation and struggles for when he rode from Durban to Grahamstown in just 10 days during Durban's siege where he helped save Port Natal in 1842.
If you have been craving for some leisure time then spend a moment at the Amphitheatre Gardens and you can be assured that your mood will lift right up. The park is filled with luscious greens and is extremely spacious and airy. A day spent here with your family and loved ones or even just in peaceful solitude will help you relax and unwind from the stress and woes of life. There is also an art market here on most Sundays and a flea market is held every month so feel free to drop by and just relax for a while.