The Old Station Building in Durban

The Old Station Building in Durban

The Old Station Building in Durban is one of only few remaining examples of Victorian style railway stations in South Africa. Construction of the station was completed in 1892, but there was much confusion, the result of a mistake by the architects in London who had mistakenly switched the roof plans with those for the station in Toronto, Canada. The roof of the old station is capable of supporting more than five meters of snow, however the Toronto station's roof collapsed during the first winter.

Today the building is the home of the KZN tourist information bureau, known as "Tourist Junction" and is the point of departure for various walking tours around the city of Durban, which include the Historical Walkabout and the Oriental Walkabout. The Old station building is also the location of the African Art Centre which showcases a variety of local art including weaving, embroidery, sculpture, ceramics, and various forms of beadwork.

A bust of Mohatma Gandhi can be found just inside the front door, commemorating the purchase of a first class train ticket to Johannesburg in June 1893. On route to Pietermaritzburg someone on the train complained that there was a non white passenger in the first class compartment and he was forcibly removed from the train upon arrival at Pietermaritzburg. He had been separated from his luggage and was forced to spend an extremely cold night in a shed. It is said that this is where Ghandi's philosophies on passive resistance or Satyagraha originated.

Accommodation Near The Old Station Building in Durban

Sleeps: 18 in 8 units/rooms

Riviera Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.5km South of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

Sleeps: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Penney Private Holiday Flats

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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.

Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

Penthouse North Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

Sleeps: 352 in 88 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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: 240 in 60 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.4km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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.

Sleeps: 468 in 134 units/rooms

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.5km North East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

1.5km East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

Ocean View Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.5km East of The Old Station Building in Durban

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

Sleeps: 4

Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.7km North of The Old Station Building in Durban

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.