The Poetry Africa festival

The Poetry Africa festival

Poetry Africa is an annual international poetry festival, which is held in Durban. The annual week long festival hosts more than twenty poets, mainly coming from South Africa and various other African countries. The international poetry festival is based mostly in Durban, and is held during the final quarter of the year, boasting an extensive programme which includes various theatrical performances and poetry readings, as well as music and book launches with a festival finale taking place at Durban's BAT Centre, near the harbour. Daytime activities include free seminars and workshops, open mic opportunities, and school visits.

The Poetry Africa festival is organized by the Centre for Creative Arts, which is a multi-disciplinary arts organization falling under the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The festival reflects artistic integrity, and is professionally produced, receiving excellent media coverage. All activities featured in the festival have important development components, which reach into communities that do not have access to skilled art practitioners such as those participating in the festival. Schools and tertiary institutions are a particular focus; as are grass roots community arts organizations. Poetry Africa festival has also been supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture, HIVOS (Humanist Institute for Development Co-operation), Royal Netherlands Embassy, Stichting Doen, National Arts Council, French Institute of South Africa, Pro-Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, African Synergy Book Cafe and the City of Durban.

Accommodation Near The Poetry Africa festival

Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.2km West of The Poetry Africa festival

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: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Penney Private Holiday Flats

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.4km South of The Poetry Africa festival

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

0.4km South East of The Poetry Africa festival

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

0.5km South East of The Poetry Africa festival

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

0.8km South East of The Poetry Africa festival

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

0.8km South East of The Poetry Africa festival

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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Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.1km North West of The Poetry Africa festival

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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Blue Waters Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North West of The Poetry Africa festival

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.

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Sleeps: 6

Summersands 39

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North West of The Poetry Africa festival

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.

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North Beach Durban Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North West of The Poetry Africa festival

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.

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