Accommodation near BAT Centre Museum

The BAT Centre is an arts and culture community centre which plays a pivotal role in Durban's creative scene. It is located off Durban's Victoria Embankment in the small craft harbour. It is housed within an old navy building. The centre was established in 1995 tofoster the port city's under appreciated art scene.

BAT is an acronym for the Bartel Art Trust,an important puzzle piece in the story of the centre's existence. This story begins with the eccentric figure of Hugo Bartel, an adventurer and successful entrepreneur who arrived in South Africa after driving across Africa from Tunisia. Upon his death in 1992, he bequeathed a healthy sum of money to startup a trust which encouraged the production and enjoyment of the arts. A research study was promptly set up to assess the needs of Durban's creative community and the BAT centre was established a few years later.

The centre aims to promote local talent and skills and support job creation in the arts by sourcing talent, imparting skills and developing markets. It also aims to provide a space where the Durban community can experience and enjoy art in all its guises from music and writing to all manner of visual art.

Among its offerings are a visual artstudio, galleries and shops, as well as various function venues which can accommodate a numerous types of events. One of the BAT Centre's unique offerings too is discussion groups where anything from art and writing to politics and entrepreneurship is discussed.

The BAT Centre also hosts regular arts and crafts markets and is an all-round exciting place to visit if you find yourself in Durban.

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Albany Hotel
0.4 km

From R399* unit


The Albany Hotel specialises in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holidaymakers alike. The Hotel is newly renovated and ... More Info

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176 On West
0.5 km

From R400* unit


176 on West is situated in Durban Central, across the road from the International Convention Center and Durban Exhibition Center, just 1km from the beachfront, 3km to Moses Mahbida Stadium, Ushaka Mar... More Info

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Exotic Seaviews
0.5 km

From R625* unit

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Amanzi Flats, 14th Floor, Amanzimtoti. Parking number 141. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Stunning sea views, sleeps 6 people, walking distance to Amanzimtoti shopping centre, res... More Info

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Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartment
0.6 km

From R500* unit


Seaboard Hotel & Holiday Apartments offers budget accommodation in the busy city centre of Durban. The self-catering, budget apartments come equipped with a TV, fridge and an en-suite bathroom. The... More Info

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Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
0.9 km

From R1200* unit


Spacious, air conditioned hotel rooms & suites offer refreshing views of the ocean, and are fully equipped with DSTV, an en-suite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and ... More Info

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Gooderson Beach Hotel
0.9 km

From R585 pps

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The Gooderson Beach Hotel is located right on the city's beachfront promenade, within walking distance of Durban's city centre. The hotel is also close to Durban's main tourist attractions, business d... More Info

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Suite 609 at The Parkview
0.9 km

From R400 pps


This beautiful hotel suite style unit with lovely sea, park and city views is situated in Parkview Apartment Block on the 6th floor. From the quaint, pretty and neat as a pin sitting area you can enjo... More Info

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BP Backpackers
1 km

From R500* unit

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BP Backpackers is a place where the individual traveller or small groups can come and meet other exciting individuals. The facility has been modified as part of a fully functioning Sea Scout Base to ... More Info

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Parkview Hotel
1.1 km

From R550* unit


Parkview Hotel is a quiet residential hotel. Regretfully we cannot accommodate children. Situated one block from the beaches and within walking distance from many tourist attractions, shops and public... More Info

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The Heron Guest House
1.6 km

From R425 pps


The Heron Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the most upmarket area of Durban, Essenwood/Morningside. It is within walking distance of Woolworths (500m) and other grocery stores (100m). It i... More Info

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