Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Curries fountain was for many years a well known feature of the city of Durban, and used to stand on the corner of West St and Point Rd. The cast iron landmark was erected by Councillor H.W Currie in 1889, in an attemp to provide relief from the severe drought which Durban was experiencing.

Currie sunk an artesian well in 1878 with hopes of finding water in the area below the Botanic Gardens. Water was discovered and the well, named Currie's Fountain was erected delivering roughly two hundred thousand liters of water to the town every day through a series of pipes which were laid for the purpose. In 1889 a lampost and drinking fountain were erected to the memory of Cllr. Currie on the corner of West Street and Point Road. The drinking fountain was modelled after Brussels' famous Mannikin Pis but Durban goes one better by incorporating two little boys in its design.

The plaque on the fountain reads:

H W Currie Memorial Fountain
Erected in 1889 in grateful remembrance of Mr H W Currie, for many years a Town Councillor and Mayor in 1879-1880, through whose resource and perseverance this town was saved from a serious water famine by the establishment in 1878 of the wells and pumps known as Currie's Fountain at the foot of the Botanic Gardens.

Recent years have seen the fountain being removed from its long time home in the city centre, being restored and relocated to a site at the Durban Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation Near Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Botany Bay Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

0.1km South West of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Our lodge has en-suite bedrooms with tv's fans and air conditioners for those balmy Durban evenings. We also offer safe off-street parking, pool bar, laundry / maid service and a fully fitted communal kitchen for your self catering requirments...

From R 550,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Acorn Bed & Breakfast in Durban

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

1.1km North West of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Acorn Bed & Breakfast in Durban, an oasis of graciousness and tranquility in Durban's exclusive Berea, has every modern convenience, yet retains the old-worlde impeccable service and style of yester-year.

Sleeps: 6
From R 650,00
Per unit, per night.

10th Avenue

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.2km North of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

This is a newly-decorated 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed simplex in Durban's fashionable Morningside, within a few minutes' walk from Greyville Racecourse, shops and restaurants, and within a few minutes' drive of all Durban's amenities

Graded:
Sleeps: 32 in 8 units/rooms
From R 1 937,75
Per unit, per night.

Villa La Palma

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.4km South of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

All our units are equipped with cooling and heating air-conditioners for your comfort as well as TV, Hi-Fi, DVD Player and a large selection of satellite and local channels for your easy viewing. Tea, coffee and bottled water is complimentary and ...

4 Isabella Gardens

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.4km North of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

4 Isabella Gardens is a lovely 3 bedroom (6 sleeper) duplex in 7th Avenue, Morningside, Durban. It is within walking distance to Greyville Racecourse, Avondale Spar, Argyle Road Spur, Florida Road with all its pubs and restaurants.

Graded:
From R 497,50
Per person, per night sharing.

Chelsea Villa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.5km South of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Built in 1890, Chelsea Villa Guest House is one of the original Victorian Homes in the area. Great care has been taken to preserve most of the original fixtures during times of renovation and decorating, to ensure that the house maintains the ...

Essenwood House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

1.6km North of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Essenwood House is an Edwardian home fully modernised, secure in it's own grounds with ample on site parking. Seven air-conditioned en suite bedrooms, four with own verandas and three with private entrance.

Graded:
Sleeps: 36 in 12 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Roseland House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.7km South West of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Our home has been lovingly adorned with many antiques from this period. All 7 en-suite double rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully furnished with your comfort in mind. Some rooms have their own private court yards and all have TV, hostess tray...

From R 550,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Bon Ami On Ninth

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.9km North of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

We offer upmarket, Hotel Style Accommodation featuring 15 en-suite bedrooms with the Housekeeper and Night Guard on site to see to all your requirements. Our aim is to exceed your expectations, providing the very best hospitality in colonial style...

Sleeps: 2
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Madeline Garden Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.9km North of Curries Fountain - Durban Botanic Gardens

Madeline Garden Apartment lies in the hub of Durban's sub-urban street life (one street away from Florida road and Lilian Ngoyi (formerly 'Windermere') road.