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

The Glenwood Bakery*****

Artisanal, sourdough bread bakery, with small, specialised café

cat-icon 398 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Sthenjwa Luthuli and Luthuli Art.

Luthuli Art. Artist Studio. Wood cut, painting, sculpture

cat-icon uShaka Marine World, Point, Durban, South Africa

Etchings etc. Art Gallery, Framing & Gifts

Art gallery showing well known and emerging artists

cat-icon Shop 10, Park Boulevard, 11 Browns Drift Road, Umgeni Park, Durban, 4051, South Africa

Community, ZA

Contemporary Art Gallery in light industrial area with working studios

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

Phansi Museum

Celebrating the indigenous cultural history & heritage of Southern Africa.

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

Khanya Kude

A glamorous Afro-Chic Home away from Home

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

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

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)

S43. That Brewing Company. ***

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Wonderful combination: craft beer brewery, tapas & street food in an arty space.

cat-icon 43 Station Drive, Berea, South Africa

Corrie Hook Ceramics. Artist

A creative space offering unique gifts and one of a kind clay-works

cat-icon 34 Kelvin Place, Durban North, South Africa

Steve Mandy Designs. Artist

Funky painted shoes. Custom bleach painted tee shirts. African designs or pictures from your phone.

cat-icon 184 John Zikhali Road, Berea, South Africa