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Address: 160 Pine Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 31 304 7144

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Jack of all Malls - referred to "The Workshop"

This is a quant blast in the past with some retail outlets and eating places. Great to spend two hours or so. A jack of all malls. Will be more interesting for those who like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
TravelFeetZA
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Cape Town
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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a quant blast in the past with some retail outlets and eating places. Great to spend two hours or so. A jack of all malls. Will be more interesting for those who like history and architecture.

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Thank TravelFeetZA
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is the old railway station workshop.There is a flea market outside the mall. Inside the mall there is a good mix of shops and eateries.

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Thank sandra p
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If Urine besmeared buildings, pigeon poop and hundreds of call centre workers puffing on their cigarettes do it for you then this is the place to go! Yes!....the history of the building is great.....Yes! It's a beautiful building..... No! No one is taking care of it. No! No one is cleaning it (it was last cleaned in 2010 to save... More 

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Thank Talitasimone
Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Awesome memory rerun on the days of trains and the buzz around them.Lots of walking and bargaining in the shops. Well worth a visit for the street smart

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Thank baldandbearded2016
Durban, South Africa
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97 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is the oldest shopping mall in Durban. The original building structure which used to be the famous Durban railway station was preserved when they converted it to become a shopping mall, next to it is also the first Virgin Active gym in Durban which was also part of the old Durban Station.

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Thank 831bcm
Cape Town
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94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Lots of restaurants with typically Indian foods available. Prices at the restaurants are inexpensive and food is good. Many shops and department stores in the building. It can get very busy around lunch time. Take a local person or tourist guide with as the surrounding neighborhood can be unsafe.

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Thank AladdinCapeTown
Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Unless you want to be mugged, pick pocketed or sold FONG KONG goods...Stay away!!! from this area....If you have to go, beware of your surrounds at all times...Used to be a nice place to visit ...1 years ago...but not any more. Besides Durban has so many other beautiful places to visit...

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7 Thank Joe B
Durban, South Africa
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331 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

I was immensely surprised when I visited this building in December. The architecture is wonderful and if you have 30 minutes to spare visit this geographic site

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Thank Suren P
Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Very busy, crammed and over populated with pick pocketers.

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4 Thank TOURISMTATTLER
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

The surrounding area if full of litter and appears dangerous

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1 Thank John D

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