What
  • Accommodation
  • Art & Craft - Other
  • Artist & Crafter Studio
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Leizure & Activities
  • Saunter Shopping Treats
  • Weddings & Conferences
Where

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Moving through Durban North and along the golden sands to the harbour entrance and then up to the slightly cooler suburbs of the Berea and Glenwood, you can experience African, Indian and Colonial influences on laid back “Durbs”.

Durban is a lovely city with some beautiful Art Deco and other buildings such as the state of art, Moses Mabdiba Stadium, which you will see en route to the various artists and crafters. Where possible we guide you around the edges of pulsating ‘eThekweni”. Most visitors miss some of our lovely Durban suburbs, leafy and calm with some interesting colonial homes.

Visit the gems of Durban, the people in their studios. Few of these are fancy shops. Most are the private homes of talented people, the artists and crafters, some better known overseas than in South Africa. There are amazing artists with very different styles on this route including floral artists, landscapers, those who paint people best, there are those who paint with an environmental conscience, sculptors and animal painters. The crafters include jewellery makers, glass workers, leather workers, those who embroider and ceramacists. You are spoilt for choice and can find treasures for your home, family and friends and, not least, yourself.

Along the way are delicious artisan foods to buy and we have included some outstanding places to eat including one of South Africa’s best restaurants. The selected Craft Shops and Galleries are there for a reason… they have good work on offer.

Never been into an artist’s studio? This is a good way to do it.  Each place you visit will give you an understanding of what they do. You may get to watch glass being blown, or the process of oil painting or relax and just look to find out what sorts of things appeal to you.

Great cafes are included for delicious lunch breaks as families do not march on empty stomachs. Durban is the home of good craft beer for you to sample at the end of the day’s sauntering.

Browse This Saunter's Listings

Beechwood Mangrove Forest

Unique protected reserve at the mouth of the Umgeni River.

cat-icon Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Riverside Road, Prospect Hall, Durban, South Africa

Studio3. Durban. Artists- printing & painting

Art studio: printing, painting. Sharon McClelland & Dee Donaldson

cat-icon 3 Southampton Street, Point, Durban, South Africa

Café 1999****

Fresh and innovative seasonal dishes

cat-icon Shop 2 Silvervause Centre, 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Berea, South Africa

STS Sport Bike Hire for The Golden Mile

Cruize along the promenade with pedal power.

cat-icon Moses Mabhida Stadium, Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban, South Africa

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Beautiful wildlife area of grassland & coastal forest with castle and gallery

cat-icon Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Coedmore Ave, Yellow Wood Park, Durban South, South Africa

Julio’s on The Bay, Wilson’s Wharf

Fusion of Portuguese & Mozambican food in stunning bay setting

cat-icon Wilson's Wharf, Boatmans Road, Durban, South Africa

Julio’s Cabana

Fusion of Portuguese & Mozambican food plus home-made desserts

cat-icon Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North, South Africa

Khanya Kude

A glamorous Afro-Chic Home away from Home

cat-icon 15 Flack Place, Durban North, South Africa

Luxury Catamaran Cruises. Madevu SA Charters

The ultimate private party venue, a luxury catamaran cruiser at sea

cat-icon Wilson's Wharf, Boatmans Road, Durban, South Africa

Madevu SA: Boat Tours of Durban Bay

Tour Durban harbour & view the Golden Mile from the sea

cat-icon Madevu SA Charters inside the main building at Wilsons Wharf. Wilson's Wharf, Boatmans Road, Durban, South Africa

Angela Buckland. Photographer

Range of exceptional photography, including location, architectural & ordinary people

cat-icon 11 Haraldene Road, Glenwood, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The BAT Centre

Creative hub with galleries, artist studios and craft shop

cat-icon 45 Maritime Place, The Harbour, Durban, South Africa

Momenti Gelato. Italian Fruit Sorbet & Ice Cream

Mouth watering Italian ice cream and vegan fruit sorbets

cat-icon 6 Station Drive, Unit 3 The Warehouse, Berea, Durban, South Africa

parc. Café ****

Locally sourced, artisanal & house-made cafe fare, excellent service

cat-icon 394 Esther Roberts Road, Berea, South Africa

The Nut House Embroidery

Embroidered South African themed Towels & Tea Towels for home & gifts

cat-icon 48 Evans Road, Glenwood, Berea, South Africa

Amasosha Art Movement. Mthobisi Maphumulo

Artists' Studio for a talented collective of young artists

cat-icon Ambassador House, 55 Monty Naicker Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (413 Ikomkhulu Art Space)

Mark Gold Jewels

Don’t give them what they ask for, give them what they never dreamed of

cat-icon Shop 3, 469 Innes Road, Morningside, Durban, South Africa

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery

Find eminent & emerging artists' works in one of KZN's leading Galleries

Community, ZA

Contemporary Art Gallery in light industrial area with working studios

Phansi Museum

Celebrating the indigenous cultural history & heritage of Southern Africa.

cat-icon 500 Esther Roberts Road, Berea, South Africa

Artisan Gallery

Not just an ordinary gallery. We bring art to you

cat-icon 69 Lovat Road, Park Hill, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa