things to do in durban at night

20 Things To Do in Durban at Night

This one is for the night owls – we see you, and look out for you. Whether you’re young or older, we have various things for you to do in Durban at night.

Planning a trip to Durban? Looking for things to do? Check out these pages below:

1. The BAT Centre

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The BAT Centre is an experimental hub of arts and culture – the hippest place to be! From donations for live shows to free workshops, you are guaranteed to get the cultural injection you need. You can also stop by to see crafters work on-site and even purchase their artwork!

Operating times: 8 am – 10 pm (Sunday – Monday)

Address: 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment, Esplanade

2. Zulumoon Gondolas

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s… Point Waterfront? Book a ride with Zulumoon Gondolas either with your significant other or a group of friends, and be enthralled by the beauty of Durban at night! Get your way in with Daddy’s Deals ASAP.

Operating times: 10:30 am – 8 pm (Sunday – Monday)

Address: 39 Timeball Boulevard, Point Waterfront

3. Smarket

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Are you still feeling a bit peckish after dinner? Head to the artisan Smarket and feast on the yummiest treats in Durban. If your little ones are still up, you can take them along, too as this spot is child-friendly, with games and activities on-site!

Operating times: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Saturday)

Address: 91, 123 Problem Mkhize Road, Musgrave (Cowey Park Centre parking)

4. Tiger Tiger

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Tiger Tiger is chuffing to get you to experience one of the coolest things in Durban at night. We’re talking two dance floors, six bars and top-tier sound equipment. You can also expect themed events accompanied by giveaways on some nights!

Operating times: 8 pm – 4 am (Friday & Saturday)

Address: 67 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Morningside

5. Adventure Putt-Putt Gateway

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And now for something that kiddies can do at night in Durban: mini golf! Durban’s only outdoor mini golf course, Adventure Putt-Putt Gateway, will have you and the kids living out your putt-putt dreams! Encounter an 18-hole course featuring rocks and waterfalls.

Operating times: 10 am – late (Sunday – Monday)

Address: 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge (Level 4)

6. The Playhouse Theatre

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A performing arts theatre brought to you by the Department of Arts & Culture; The Playhouse Theatre showcases music, drama and dance pieces which represent the diverse cultural groups of KZN. With its Tudor style, a theatre tour is highly recommended!

Address: 231 Smith Street, Durban Central

7. Moonlight couple’s massage at Sun Sibaya

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The Sun International Hotel based at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom offers one out-of-this-world experience at night! Make your way there with your partner and book a moonlight couple’s massage. You can take date night to the next level with this one!

Operating times: 8 am – 11:30 pm (Wednesday – Saturday)

Address: 231 Smith Street, Durban Central

8. Beach Bums

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Let’s throw in a listing of 30 things to do in Durban. We know you can eat at almost any restaurant in Durban at night, so what makes this one so special? Well, the bar faces Casaurina Beach, which comes alive at night! Who can say no to tempting food and cocktails (or mocktails) along with a beach view?

Operating times: 11 am – 11 pm (Sunday – Monday)

Address: 65 Casuarina Road, Genazzano, Westbrook


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Origin Nightclub is described as an entertainment wonderland – and what a show-off it is! Located in Winston Hotel, this club boasts 5 dance floors and 9 bars. Chill out in the ample lounge areas or take a break on the rooftop terrace. Being one of the biggest nightclubs in Durban, this is hands-down one of the iconic things to do at night!

Operating times: 8 pm – 4 am (Saturday)

Address: 9 Clark Road, Glenwood

10. Action Karting Gateway

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Back to catering for the kiddies, we have another entry courtesy of Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Action Karting Gateway provides a kart racing track that can be challenged by those aged 10 years and up! Here you can get that sought-after adrenaline rush.

Operating times: 9 am – 7 pm (Thursday)

Address: 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge (Rooftop level)

11. Rhumbelow Theatre

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Rhumbelow Theatre is definitely one of the most welcoming places to be in Durban at night! It is successfully run by the community and charges affordable rates for what they bring to the stage. Rooted in community development, Rhumbelow strives to bring you only the best entertainment.

Operating times: 7 pm – 11 pm (Friday & Saturday) and 5:30 pm – 9 pm (Sunday)

Address: 42 Cunningham Road, Umbilo

12. Club Altitude

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A staple in the LGBTQIA+ community, Club Altitude is a safe space aimed at “anyone different and fabulous”. Doubling as a theatre, you can enjoy live performances and stand-up comedy shows – open for all to experience!

Address: 7 McCausland Crescent, Umhlanga (The Rooftop)

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ALSO READ: The 20 Best Restaurants in Umhlanga

13. Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club

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If you want to visit a restaurant that is rich in history, Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club is the spot! Described in origin as a musical voice against apartheid, this establishment hosts music shows to this day – all while serving home-styled dishes. A treat on several levels!

Operating times: 10 am – 6 pm (Sunday), 10 am – 7 pm (Monday – Thursday) and 10 am – 7:30 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Address: 23 Stanfield Ln, New Germany, Pinetown

14. Westville Theatre Club

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Another community-run theatre, Westville Theatre Club has been bringing top-notch entertainment to audiences since 1966. They provide a platform to explore and develop pure talent, so you will be assured of an intimate theatre experience!

Address: St James Avenue, Westville

15. The Wonder Club

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The Wonder Club can be found on the nightlife scene with a more professional feel. This is the perfect place to host any kind of function – from corporate events to bachelor parties. Come and discover the wonder…

Operating times: 6:30 pm – 1:30 am (Tuesday – Saturday)

Address: 510 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Berea

16. The Fusion Cooking School

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Brush up on your cooking skills with an interactive lifestyle cooking class! From Moroccan to Mexican and Cuban to Chinese cuisine, you can learn about it all at The Fusion Cooking School. You can master up to 7 recipes in a single lesson.

Operating times: Starts at 6:30 pm with a duration of approx. 3 hours

Address: 10 Royston Road, Westville or 117 Vause Road, Musgrave

17. The Barnyard Theatre

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Few things come close to the package of good food and high-level entertainment. Encounter it all at The Barnyard Theatre located in Suncoast Casino. This is a popular theatre with a rustic and quaint atmosphere.

Address: Suncoast Boulevard, OR Tambo Parade

18. Joe Cool’s

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Joe Cool’s is one of SA’s most well-known beach bars. Swing by during the day and you will be treated to the best food around; come by during the night and you will dance till you drop to the latest tunes!

Operating times: 8 am – 10 pm (Sunday – Wednesday & Saturday), 10 am – 10 pm (Thursday) and 6 pm – 12 am (Friday)

Address: 137 Marine Parade, Durban Central

19. Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

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Founded and named after a late professor of the University of KZN, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre is home to many independently produced events. This is Howard College Campus’ pride and joy as it continues to encourage the performing arts.

Address: Mazisi Kunene Road, Berea

20. The Litchi Orchard Night Market

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The last of things to do in Durban at night is a goodie. There’s great food, tasty drinks and live music – what more would you want? For all of this, head to The Litchi Orchard’s Night Market! Take the whole family along and hold the memory of attending this event by purchasing a few local crafts.

Operating times: 4 pm – 6 pm (First Friday of every month)

Address: Seaforth Avenue, Umhlali

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