This historical landmark was constructed in 1860 as a railway workshop that was then transformed into South Africa’s first themed shopping centre in 1986. This iconic centre carries all of its original architectural character and charm, and as it is in close proximity to the hotels along the beachfront, The Workshop is a must-see attraction and the ideal shopping haven for locals and tourists.
Today, The Workshop is heritage site and the only shopping centre in the CBD.
LSM: 5 – 8
Gender: 47% Female, 53% Male
Race: 92% Black, 2% White, 2% Asian, 4% Coloured
Language: 83% Zulu, 10% English, 7% Xhosa
The Workshop is strategically located in the hub of Durban’s Central Business District, and surrounded by well known buildings such as the Durban Exhibition Centre, The International Convention Centre, ABSA Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Durban Tourist Office.