ISLE OF CAPRI CRUISES We will take you on an UNFORGETTABLE trip around Durban. Durban Harbour is the Biggest and busiest harbour in the southern hemisphere. There is so much to see, that the trip would seem shorter, than what it was. We will show you enormous ship up close. We will also ensure that you spend an informative hour on the boat. We also show visitors the different docking points, Cargo Loading Areas and Durban’s famous North Pier, where large cargo vessels exit the harbour through, what with respect to shipping, is a very narrow channel. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed on local sea and marine life, and is on hand to discuss and answer, questions in this regard. Owner operator and skipper in charge Bennie, has and unrelenting passion for marine ecology and welcomes the opportunity to inform and educate.
Welcome to the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery Established nearly 30 years ago, the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, located in a gracious old Edwardian house on vibrant Florida Road, is one of KZN’s leading commercial art galleries. The gallery is well stocked with original works by eminent and emerging SA artists and hosts exhibitions of new works, on a regular basis. The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers consultations both in the home and office to give advice, and to cater to clients’ specific requirements. A well established framing department, specializing in conservation framing, is on hand to give ideas and advice. All framing is done on the premises to ensure strict quality control. The Gallery offers an exclusive range of handmade and handgilded frames. Quality prints are available and the Gallery will source unusual and different material to assist a client in creating a particular theme. Restoration of art works by highly trained and experienced restorers is a speciality and this work is also done on the premises. Old or damaged frames can also be restored by qualified staff. Consultations The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers consultations both in the home and office to give advice, and to cater to clients’ specific requirements. Framing A […]
The Durban Natural Science Museum has dynamic and innovative research and education programmes with a particular emphasis on Biodiversity Conservation, and Ecology. Mission The mission of the Durban Natural Science Museum is to acquire and disseminate knowledge about the Earth, its history, and life on Earth, both past and present. One of South Africa’s smallest but busiest natural science museums, it is renowned for its realistic dioramas (habitat groups), life size T. rex model, near-complete Dodo skeleton and Egyptian mummy, Peten Amen. We are open to the public 363 days a year and admission is free! Founded on July 23rd 1887, the Museum celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2007/08 and these celebrations culminated in the sealing of two time capsules on the 23 September 2008 in celebration of its contributions to the conservation of natural heritage. The first time capsule will be opened in 2057 (49 years time) and the second will be opened in 2087 on the occasion of the Museums bicentennial celebrations. Some facts and figures The Durban Natural Science Museum is one of the smallest of South Africa’s science museums and is the only one of its kind funded by a local authority – the eThekwini Municipality. […]
Durban Local History Museum is the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal’s rich multi-cultural heritage. eThekwini Municipality exhibits this enthralling history to the public in several unique museums located within the city. The collections, exhibitions and programmes at the Durban Local History Museums provide a captivating window into eThekwini’s diverse history and rich cultural heritage. Introduction The history of our region and that of Ethekwini in particular is full of colourful characters, interesting facts and rich cultures. Pieced together these form the tapestry of our past, exposing both the blemishes and greatness of our humanity. This web page puts together some snippets of our history in the hope that readers will gain a greater awareness of our shared past while at the same time hopefully encouraging them to explore the subjects in greater detail. The Durban System In the early years of the twentieth century Durban’s population level was relatively low. In 1900 the total population of the town was about 55700 of whom 14600 were African. By 1921 the total had risen to 90500 most of whom were male. This increase prompted the establishment of a structure to administer Africans. This structure of control was built on the revenue derived from the municipal […]