Durban City Hall

Durban City Hall

Completed in 1910, the Durban city hall displays a fine example of Edwardian Neo-baroque architecture. The current city hall is actually the second building in Durban made for this purpose, as the first city hall was taken over by the post office. During the late 1880's Durban started expanding at a rapid rate, and it was decided that the city needed a much larger town hall. In 1903 the town council announced that they would be accepting new design submissions for city hall. The chosen design came from architect Stanley G. Hudson, who was inspired by the city hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Construction was completed in 1910 and it was considered a 'very bold and progressive design' for its time.

The exterior features a dome, and a number of statues representing the Arts, music, literature, and commerce and industry. Inside the hall polished wooden floors, intricate stained glass, wrought-iron balustrades, marble pillars and ornate arches are displayed. There are three blocks located behind the facade, and are used as locations for the municipal chambers, the art gallery and library and the auditorium.

On the second floor of the building is the Durban Art Gallery, where an impressive collection of both international and South African art can be viewed. The Natural Science Museum is also housed in the building, and displays a unique variety of stuffed animals, birds, reptiles and insects, as well as a dodo skeleton and South Africa's only ancient Egyptian mummy.

Accommodation Near Durban City Hall

Sleeps: 18 in 8 units/rooms

Riviera Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.5km South West of Durban City Hall

The Riviera Hotel is a modern attractively decorated low budget tourist hotel offering excellent value and friendly efficient service.

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Sleeps: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Penney Private Holiday Flats

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North East of Durban City Hall

Penney Holiday Flats, budget accommodation, only 1 minute's walk to Durban's main beach area, making it ideal accommodation for holiday makers looking for sun, sea and sand.

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Sleeps: 240 in 60 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel & Self Catering

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Durban City Hall

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep. Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.

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Sleeps: 468 in 134 units/rooms

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Durban City Hall

Tropicana's versatile accommodation options cater for all. Enjoy a fun-filled family break, travel with a loved one or simply enjoy a private escape in one of our single rooms.

Sleeps: 8

61 Marlborough Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km East of Durban City Hall

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 sleeper Kitchen lounge Dining Room and Huge Balcony sea facing self catering penthouse apartment on marine parade Durban

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms

Ocean View Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km East of Durban City Hall

This open plan beach apartment is newly renovated. Located on the second floor of a front row small complex, it offers the perfect beach spot for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Although ideal for just 2 guests, it can accommodate up to

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Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km North East of Durban City Hall

Durban Beachfront (N Beach) 4person Penthouse Self Catering Holiday Flat on Marine Parade. Full views of beachfront and north side of city.

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Sleeps: 79 in 17 units/rooms

Valley View Holiday Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.7km East of Durban City Hall

Whether you are planning a holiday or traveling on business you will enjoy the relaxed and clean atmosphere of Valley View Apartments in Durban. The apartments are located one block up from popular Addington Beach. This relaxed self catering ...

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Sleeps: 4

Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.8km North of Durban City Hall

Set in a secure estate, luxury self catering apartment is well located along the prime area of the Golden Mile. It has an attractive appearance with well-maintained gardens and a pool.

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207 Tenbury

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.8km East of Durban City Hall

Tenbury is a very upmarket apartment situated on the frontline of Durban's Golden promenade. It has stunning views of the ocean and facilities located on the beachfront.

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