Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Durban

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Durban on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Durban

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  • Melanie M
    Kraaifontein, South Africa46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are a few things to do if you are not gambling, like watching a movie, eating at a restaurant or just enjoying the beachfront
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • Sightsee53737192265
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most Beautiful Deities. Food excellent, people very warm and friendly. Most Divine experience for the Soul. Will recommend everyone visit this place.
    Written 5 April 2023
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  • angela c
    Durban, South Africa129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an interesting curated collection of African artworks and home wears and ceremonial outfits
    Had a private guided tour. Cost was R100pp, well worth it.
    Loved the 'puppet dolls' in cultural outfits
    Wish we'd stayed a bit longer and been able to wonder around by ourselves after the tour, and I'd taken more photo's.
    Our guide was bubbly and knowledgeable.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Christine B
    Land O Lakes54 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This seems to be in a congested area of town and getting in and out is difficult. The markets are small and crowded, most of them seem to have the same things. The incense that was burning mixed with the spices was hard on me personally and made me light headed. We spent about 20 mins in and saw what we wanted. I’m sure there is more, doesn’t seem like the best part of town, but I didn’t feel unsafe either.
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • Jana R
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This mall is very big infact its MASSIVE. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The Mall has EVERYTHING you need. Parking is safe although I thought it was little "hidden"( we did not see enough clear indications towards parking all around the mall while looking for parking)
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • JustinWRA
    Durban, South Africa42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Killie Campbell Museum epitomises "hidden gem". While a little unsuspecting and without a great deal of information online it proved to be a surprising and rewarding visit. Lulu the museum curator was available and took me on a guided tour of this the private residence of the Campbell family. The museum is home to a wonderful collection of Zulu cultural artefacts, literature and history. Lulu explained the stories behind the family, their legacy and the collection in a way that brought it to life. A day well spent.
    Written 22 August 2018
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  • K Bosch
    Durban, South Africa34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum, everything is very well looked after and friendly staff! Beautiful city Hall building as well. Great art gallery as well.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • U_S_travelers
    United States9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant atmosphere, and well located in an up-and-coming district. Local beadwork, textiles, and art in several mediums. Good place for browsing, viewing, shopping, or just talking with the local artists.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • Barbz G
    Richards Bay, South Africa75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved revisiting the Cathedral. Lots of history for my family so it was a wonderful nostalgic walk down memory lane. We also popped into the Archibishop Hurley Centre - so double whammy bonus
    Written 31 October 2018
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  • B.C.QAGELA
    Durban, South Africa413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The church is next to Musgrave Centre Mall, its architectural building stand out from the rest of the buildings around the area, the inside is characterized by beautifully crafted stained glass windows, pictures of the station of the cross are beautiful and really tell a story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • KimiK48
    200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this small but informative museum several years ago as it was 'strategically' located between my hotel and the ICC.
    Gave some valuable background and insights into the ugly history and practices of apartheid.
    I'm glad to see that is still exists and highly recommend a visit if you stay in the area for a conference or otherwise.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • B.C.QAGELA
    Durban, South Africa413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Playhouse is a wonderful venue for musical performances. On Friday 26 July 2019 St Faiths Choir was performing a modern version of Amahubo musical with Durban Philharmonic Orchestra, The performance was classical, choriography was superb and lighting was absolutely wonderful. The voices of choristers as blending very will with the orchestra, during the interval, we had a bite from the bar area which was very well organized. All in all we had a good time. ,
    Written 30 July 2019
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  • tye
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small old house situated in Westville.
    It is safe and parking is not an issue as it is usually quiet.
    It's about a 15 minute walk around.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Vivz
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What amazing talent Durban has. Live music, beautiful ambience. Just blew my mind. Thank you for the experience.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • Fantajan
    Pretoria, South Africa331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was surprised to find such a well-researched, resourced, and informative museum on genocide in Durban. It honestly is one of the best museums in all of South Africa. While the subject matter is not uplifting, it is an important reminder that the hatred that fuels genocide continues to be fanned, primarily by politicians, across the globe. The museum is an important reminder of the consequences of such hate, once activated. While there is a strong focus on the Holocaust, the beginning of the exhibit focuses on other genocides throughout history. The Holocaust displays are moving, particularly so because they capture the lived experiences of Jewish survivors who immigrated to South Africa in the lead up to, during, and shortly after the Holocaust. Their stories bring everything to life. There was also a special exhibition on photography in the extermination camps that are incredibly moving and hard to look at. We are reminded that must not look away - we must not forget.
    Written 2 June 2023
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