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500 Esther Roberts Road | Corner of Cedar Road and Esther Roberts, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is such a special place! the history of the building, of the collector and of the extensive collection itself is beyond words to describe! the guided tour is a MUST! you will learn so much and be treated to more history and craftsmanship here...More

Thank guavaberry5
Reviewed 9 July 2018

An excellent small museum that is brimming with artifacts sharing the South African story. The docent lead tour was inspirational and informative while entertaining as well. This museum is a heartfelt journey into South African life.

Thank travellady8
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A few members of our Rotary Club of Durban visited the museum today and were taken on a guided tour of the museum by a very inspiring and enthusiastic Paul Mikula who has a incredible knowledge of the history and heritage of the African Communities....More

Thank hironmike
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a privately owned and run museum which houses an amazing collection of Zulu and other Southern African tribal craft work, including beadwork, wirework, basketry and the like. We had a guided tour, a must, which was led by Phumzile. Her engaging manner and...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Museum specializes in African cultural art including Zulu beer pots, tribal costumes, beadwork and other traditional art Wonderful displays and docent tours

Thank Kzolady
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This was the best thing we did in Durban- such a hidden gem. We arrived at the museum without an appointment and Pumzile kindly took us on a tour. The museum hosts a large collection of Zulu items and we learnt so much about Zulu...More

1  Thank Zoe K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Interesting collection of a large variety of Zulu articles including beadwork, marriage aprons, head rests, bowls etc.

Thank Gail565
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have visited this wonderful place twice, and will go back again! The guides give you such an insight into culture, through the collection. Don't miss it if you are in Durban and care about more than beaches!

Thank ItchyfeetHelen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I didn't enjoy my experience, it wasn't fulfilling , nor rewarding in any way, an absolute waste of a good few hours.

2  Thank Russ P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've visited the Phansi museum many times during my visits to Durban and I am always delighted by the new exhibitions showcasing local artists, as well as by the museum's main collection of African art and crafts. Be sure to book ahead so you can...More

2  Thank Linda K
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