Durban General Post Office Building

Durban General Post Office Building

The original Durban Town Hall, is today home of the General Post Office Building, and was designed in 1882 by Phillip Dudgeon. The foundation stone was laid in 1883 and the building was opened in 1885. The building is an excellent example of neo classical architecture with its tall columns and protruding clock tower. This old building also played an important part in the history of Natal.

The Victorian building was used as the Town Hall from 1885 to 1910, until the town grew unexpectedly, and a newer, bigger town hall was needed. This was before the arrival of skyscrapers to the city's skyline, and the Post Office and the new City Hall were the most prominent features of Durban's horizon. Today they are towered over by the various high rise structures of the Central business district, but their antique sophistication and beauty beauty still exudes.

The old building is perhaps remembered for the speech that war correspondent Winston Churchill gave from its steps after escaping from a Boer POW camp in Pretoria during the second Boer War. It was also the venue in 1908 where negotiations were first held to unify the four provinces of South Africa. Today the building stands as a National Monument.

Address : Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, Durban, 4001
Contact : (tel) +27 (0) 31 336 3930 (fax) +27 (0) 31 336 3925

Accommodation Near Durban General Post Office Building

Sleeps: 4

Luxury Ground Floor Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of Durban General Post Office Building

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.

Sleeps: 4

North Beach Durban Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of Durban General Post Office Building

North Beach Durban Apartment is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, situated in the North Beach area of Durban.The apartment is ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging, close to the beach and a variety of action.

Sleeps: 4

North Beach Durban Holiday Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of Durban General Post Office Building

North Beach Durban is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, situated in the North Beach area of Durban. The apartment is ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging, close to the beach and a variety of action.

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Blue Waters Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South East of Durban General Post Office Building

This classical hotel is located on Durban's Golden Mile, opposite it's own semiprivate beach, less than 10 minutes from the City centre and the International Convention Centre. We are 500m from the new Suncoast Casino Complex.

Sleeps: 6

Summersands 39

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of Durban General Post Office Building

Summersands 39 is situated in the prime area of the Durban Beachfront, it is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom, luxury self-catering apartment. It has modern furnishings and decorated with beautiful paintings and chandeliers.

Sleeps: 4

Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.6km South of Durban General Post Office Building

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.

Mabhida View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.4km West of Durban General Post Office Building

This cozy open plan apartment with lovely views is conveniently situated above a shopping mall in Morningside where one can conveniently pop downstairs to Woolworths Food, Checkers, Wimpy, Restaurants, bottle store and many more shops.

Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km South East of Durban General Post Office Building

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

Sleeps: 2

Madeline Garden Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.4km West of Durban General Post Office Building

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.

Penthouse North Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.6km South East of Durban General Post Office Building

The Penthouse is situated in the heart of Durbans Golden Mile, and literally opposite Durbans North Beach. The Penthouse is on the fourth Floor and has an exclusive access to the rooftop. It is private and secluded with some wonderful ocean views of the