Passive Resistance Site

Passive Resistance Site

The 1946 Passive Resistance site is a national monument that has been renamed the Garden of Remembrance for all those who were banished, exiled and imprisoned during the campaign of resistance between 1946 and 1948. Based on non-violence, it was a militant opposition to apartheid and racism.

The resistors met at Nicol Square (known popularly as Red Square) in central Durban. From there they proceeded to the passive resistance site, on the corner of Gale Street and Umbilo Road, where police arrested more than 2 000 people. They were kept in police cells at Umbilo police station for the night and then placed in Durban Central prison. Former President Thabo Mbeki and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled a plaque at the park in 2006. The unveiling was part of the centenary celebrations of the founding of Gandhi's Satyagraha philosophy in South Africa in 1906.

Accommodation Near Passive Resistance Site


Chelsea Villa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.5km North West of Passive Resistance Site

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 ...

Sleeps: 32 in 8 units/rooms

Villa La Palma

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.7km North West of Passive Resistance Site

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 ...

Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms

Mackaya Bella Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.8km West of Passive Resistance Site

Mackaya Bella is an established 4 star modern, eco-friendly bed and breakfast, situated in the newly revitalised suburb of Durban South, close to numerous restaurants, galleries, cafes and boutiques.

Sleeps: 47 in 21 units/rooms

Villa Picasso

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

2.0km North West of Passive Resistance Site

Villa Picasso exudes a European influence with East African undertones, creating a uniquely metropolitan appeal. We warmly invite you to experience our guest house which offers superior services and fabulous features.

Sleeps: 36 in 12 units/rooms

Roseland House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

2.1km North West of Passive Resistance Site

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...

Nunuburd Lodge

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Glenwood, Durban

2.4km West of Passive Resistance Site

"Nunuburd" is dedicated to providing good value for money accommodation and service beyond compare, ensuring your accommodation needs are not only met, but exceeded.

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

An Upper Room B+B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Manor Gardens

2.4km West of Passive Resistance Site

An Upper Room B+B is situated on Durban's ridge with a spectacular view over the harbour. There are 4 twin bedded en-suite rooms, all with TV & DSTV. The rooms are fully air-conditioned.

Sleeps: 18 in 8 units/rooms

Riviera Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

2.4km North East of Passive Resistance Site

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

Botany Bay Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

2.8km North of Passive Resistance Site

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...


Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

2.8km South West of Passive Resistance Site

Comfortable, twin bed accommodation with en-suite shower opens onto a sunny patio and beautiful secluded garden.