Party till dawn in the ‘warmest place to be’ and be sure to watch a magnifi cent sunrise over the warm Indian Ocean. Durban is famous for its Zulu and traditional music and is a hot-bed of musical talent, and live bands can be seen most nights of the week.

Clubs and Bars

Durban people enjoy a fun night out, so there are many clubs and bars scattered around the city. Your best bet is to speak to the locals to find the best venues. Many of these are concentrated in certain districts, like Glenwood, Florida Road, the beachfront, Kloof, Hillcrest and Umhlanga. Most of the big hotels, malls and casinos have clubs and cocktail bars where the trendy folk hang out.

Burn Nightclub

Party at the Burn Nightclub if you are into rock, punk and metal. Just five minutes walk from Florida Road, Burn is Durban’s premier alternative rock and live music venue.

Enquiries: 082 325 9746

The Origin

Durban’s most happening dance club (it took over where 330 left off) with separate zones playing straight-up dance music, soul and funk, deep house, vocal electro and minimal tech.


BAT Centre

The BAT Centre is an arts and culture community centre designed to showcase African art and culture, and to promote local talent. Live bands perform at the venue Thursdays to Sundays, and bands range from jazz and rock to isicathimiya and reggae.

Enquiries: 031 332 0451

Zulu Jazz Lounge

Catch the top South African jazz bands in the centre of Durban in the historic Playhouse Complex.

Enquiries: 031 304 2373


Durban has a number of excellent theatres where local and touring productions put on top class shows.There are also a number of dinner theatres.