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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| down Aliwal street towards the harbour, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 311 2230
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was pretty small with what i had in mind. I initially had the impression that is was going to be a massive yard with all this life like vessels that were calling Durban back in the day. Apart from that, i loved the...More

Thank teteodhach
Reviewed 20 June 2018

great experience to be able to see first hand what the older tugs and military craft looked like and gives a good idea of how the men that operated theses craft had to operate and live at sea

Thank frikkiebuys
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The Port Natal Maritime Museum was insightful and adventurous walking around the ships. the ships needs a little bit of TLC but it is still worth visiting.

Thank I7595TAguestg
Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was so disappointing to see how degraded the ships were. I was so excited to take my daughter there as I have such fond memories of exploring the ships. They are trying their best to renovate where they can, but I still felt unsafe...More

Thank voslooc
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Smaller than expected, and the ships are in a sadly rusted condition. The display room is quite small, with a few displays on whaling, WW2, etc. The place needs funding and TLC. On the other hand it’s always fun to climb around on old ships,...More

Thank TiredSoloWalker
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very worthwhile visit. lot of history of the Durban Port and the best is the access to the ships to climb into. Also Entry fee is very cheap

Thank Mariusd712
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The kids really enjoyed this place. Walking through the different ships and the museum gives good insight into history of the port of Durban. Plus little boys think the gadgets are fun. Worth a see and it is very cheap to enter.

Thank RacerDarius
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It is a fabulous port in South Africa. You can go across for 2 hours and something without boring. It is incredible.

Thank MariaK3253
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Definately a place for the boys. My partner loved it. Climbing up and down inside the ships was an interesting experience. My only word of advise is do not park on the main road. Go into harbour and park roght in front of museum. Funny...More

Thank Sburgin
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Worth visiting with a cheap entry fee. Climbing in and out of boats you get a good idea what sailors experienced during their time at sea on these boats with the only technology that was available during these years. Friendly staff that assist to your...More

Thank hannesmyburgh1952
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