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

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Durban North, Durban to the Berea, South Coast

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

hellosunshine.africa

Seaside creative studio for Under Wraps and Down to Earth Cushions

cat-icon Lot 111, Pig'n Whistle Drive, Clansthal, South Coast
cat-icon Chefs on Main Restaurant, Lifestyle Village Ramsgate, Marine Dr, Ramsgate, KZN

Shelldon Wells -Guide

City and Country Tours of Battlefields and tailor made Wildlife Safaris

cat-icon 38 Horseshoe Crescent, Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rickshaw Rides

A ride along the beachfront in a 3 wheeled carriage or tuk tuk

cat-icon Tropicana Hotel, Upper Marine Parade/ OR Tambo Drive, Beach front.

Xpression on the Beach

A one stop shop for beach entertainment – CYCLE, SUP, SURF, SHOP

cat-icon 17 Erskine Terrace, South Beach, Durban, South Africa

Corrie Hook Ceramics. Artist

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

parc. Café ****

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

Khanya Kude

A glamorous Afro-Chic Home away from Home

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

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

Phansi Museum

Celebrating the indigenous cultural history & heritage of Southern Africa.

Dee Donaldson. Artist – Painter

Artists' Studio - Painters. Also The Foyer, a bijou gallery

cat-icon 162 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, South Africa

9th Avenue Waterside Restaurant *****

An intimate restaurant in Morningside, creating original, imaginative cuisine.

cat-icon 2 Maritime Pl, Harbour, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Studio3. Durban. Artists- printing & painting

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

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

S43. That Brewing Company. ***

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

The Benjamin Hotel ****

Elegant hotel founded in 1896 with high pressed ceilings and marble floors.

cat-icon The Benjamin, Florida Road, Durban, South Africa

Acorn B & B ***

Overlooking Durban, is a secure, secluded oasis of privacy and tranquility.

cat-icon 3 Wolfenden Grove (off Marriott Road/Gladys Mazibuko Road) Berea, Durban
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