This stadium, named after the former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, was constructed in the Durban sports precinct for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Its unique design allows it to both expand to 80,000-person capacity and reduce to hold 54,000 people. The modern structure includes a large arch which symbolizes the country's struggles and unification.
Built with what is described as a Miami South Beach Art Deco Style, the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World sits on 26 hectares(64 acres) of beachfront adjoining Durban's famous Golden Mile. An entertainment haven for shoppers, gamblers, and those looking to be entertained alike, this is the largest casino in Durban with over 1,250 slot machines and 500 card tables, as well as 18 restaurants and 20 retailers. For those who want everything during their trip to Durban, from pristine beaches to late-night action, this may be the best bet to get it all in one place. A variety of activities for children are also available, including daycare for ages 3-6 and the Magic Company video arcade.
Every Saturday night (into the early hours of Sunday), you will find these groups in community halls throughout the townships: Isicathamiya Zulu male choirs competing. The title of this dance and musical style is a Zulu word that means "to walk or step on ones toes lightly." These choirs are immaculately dressed in suits and white gloves, and they dance and sing in unison and harmony. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the most recorded group of this style of entertainment. (Hear them on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album). Check local listings for various locations.
Established in 1994, the Durban International Convention Centre is one of the best and biggest convention centers in the country. Opened by legendary president Nelson Mandela, the center has played host to many significant national and international events. It comprises an exhibition center, meeting spaces, a sports arena, and convention spaces. The International AIDS Conference 2000, FIFA World Cup draw 2010, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1999, and COP17 2011 are some of the past events that have been held here. Garnered with lavish accolades owing to its excellent facilities, the convention center has won many prestigious awards like the Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre by World Travel Awards, International Association of Congress Centres's World's Top 15 Congress Centres, and a five star grade by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
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.
The Natal Sharks rugby team have had many successes over the years in national (Currie Cup) and international competitions (Super 12). The Kings Park Stadium, also known as ABSA Stadium, is their home ground. The season is held during the winter, beginning with the Super 12 in about April, followed by the domestic championships and the Curry Cup, mid-year. Wear black and white to show support, beware if you don't. There is 'the Shark Cage' shop of memorabilia at the stadium, also serving Springbok merchandise. The stadium is just north of Old Fort road, between N.M.R. and Umgeni roads.
Ster-Kinekor Musgrave is located in the Musgrave Shopping Centre. It is in the leafy suburb of Musgrave, a few minutes drive from the city centre. It is run by the large Ster Kinekor Corporation, with over 10 screens and shows mainstream films. There is a counter where you can buy pop-corn and refreshments. Viewing times are subject to change dependent on film running times. Details of current screenings can be found on their website.
The Delano Room which is part of the famous Suncoast Casino in Cape Town, is one of the most distinguished event venues in the city. At the Delano Room various types of conferences, meetings, seminars and more take place. There are various seating styles available in the room with relation to the type of event taking place. To learn more about this venue and the upcoming events, do visit their website.