Visit Africa’s famous BIG FIVE, see an Egyptian Mummy and prehistoric animals at the Durban Natural Science Museum on a guided tour through the panoramic museum galleries. More than a century old, the Durban Art Gallery was founded in 1892 and has hosted a collection of artworks that have seen the ushering in and the end of apartheid. Based right next to Durban’s iconic City Hall in the heart of the CBD, the museum also has an extensive natural museum on the lower floor. Backed by a panoramic view of Durban Harbour, the Durban Maritime Museum offers an insight into the influence of maritime culture on local life while also reflecting on the rigours and romance of lives lived at sea.
The Durban Botanical Garden was establishment in 1849 it is the Oldest botanical garden in Africa and the oldest institution in Durban. Every day of the year could feel like a holiday, especially if you make your way to Mitchell Park. Named after Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell, the park was established in the early half of the century as an ostrich farm. That venture did not go as well as planned, so it was transformed into a zoo instead. The 253-hectare Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve is regarded as one of the finest coastal / riverine forest and bush clump / grassland mosaic areas remaining in the greater Durban area, aside from the wonderful plant life, you also get to see zebra, bushbuck, reedbuck, impala, blue, red, and grey duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose, bushbabies and dassies or rock hyrax. There are even night drives that one can arrange.