Wilson’s Wharf: Relaxing in Durban harbour
With hundreds of lights reflected in the dark waters of Africa’s busiest port, and boats entering and leaving the adjacent small-craft harbour, there’s lots to enjoy ahead of dinner and on-site entertainment at Wilson's Wharf.
A choice of places to eat ranges from a trendy oyster bar and sushi spot to seafood eateries, a Thai restaurant, family restaurant franchise, various pubs and a coffee shop. If you’re in a hurry, there are half-a-dozen fast-food places that remain open until late.
After-dinner entertainment often takes the form of live local band performances at Zack’s, or, for more sophisticated fare, there’s the intimate Catalina theatre behind the restaurants, where top-notch productions attract regular patronage.
Tourists looking for a memento of Durban might find it in the indoor craft market, where Africana, novelties, leather goods and gifts are sold.
Those keen on booking a fishing or leisure charter can do so here. There are more than a dozen charter companies offering harbour cruising, corporate trips, and bay and surf fishing on a variety of crafts.
There’s plenty of on-site parking available. Get to Wilson’s Wharf via the Esplanade, now Margaret Mncgadi Avenue, where the Durban small-craft harbour is also located.