Every city has a unique historical landmark. For Durban, it is The Workshop – an iconic, heritage-rich building embraced by the bustling, vibrant heart of the CBD.
The Workshop has made strides since 1860, transformed from a railway workshop into a modern shopping centre. As times changed, so did The Workshop. Safety upgrades, expansion and rigorous renovations have restored, replenished and shaken off the dust to reveal a brand new shopping experience. The character and charm of a bygone era is complemented by state-of-the-art finishes, resulting in a remarkable contrast of vintage and vogue.
In addition to a wide choice of luxury brands, top national retailers and popular eateries, The Workshop boasts the best bunny chow in Durban, and the largest curio shop in South Africa.
Many of Durban’s main attractions are situated within walking distance from the centre, including the Durban City Hall, the ICC, Moses Mabhida Stadium and The Playhouse Theatre.
Today, The Workshop has a whole new vibe, moving to the rhythm of a thriving city and its people. World traveller, adventure seeker or local visitor, everyone is welcome at The new Workshop.
The Riverside Hotel Complex
The Riverside Hotel is a full service hotel in Durban North that provides accommodation for families with family rooms as well as for the individual on a business trip.Facilities available at the hotel include, a 24 hour reception, currency exchange, Conference facilities at The Riverside Conference Centre, room service, laundry, gym, baby-sitting facilities, shuttle quest , tour’s and much, much more.The Riverside Conference Centre is ideally situated directly opposite the front entrance to the hotel ensuring Durban conference delegates staying at the hotel have easy access to their rooms should they so require.For day delegates there is plenty of secure parking within the hotel grounds and with the hotel being so centrally located it allows for easy access no matter where the delegates are travelling from.Restaurants available at the hotel include The Riverside Cafe and The Hops Sports Bar where there are daily activities and specials.The Riverside Café is a restaurant situated inside The Riverside Hotel.This tropical-like restaurant and bar has something to offer everyone and makes for a terrific escape from the normal city life.The Riverside Cafe has a daily Happy Hour and a Sunday plated roast buffet.Hops Riverside is the premier venue of choice in Durban. Situated adjacent to the Riverside Hotel.The venue caters for most sporting events on the big screen.The emphasis on the entertainment is to create and sustain a wide variety of events ranging from local bands to comedians dancing classes in Salsa and quiz evenings.Have a make over with Martin Pearman Hair - Creative Salon.Is a progressive hair design and care solutions studio.That provides cutting edge with latest trends and product technologies.We use our knowledge to create the unique style that is right for the unique individual you are.There is no shortage of things to do during your stay at The Riverside Hotel. You can take a stroll along the golden mile visit uShaka Marine World, the enormous Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umgeni Bird Park, play a round at the Windsor Golf Course, or catch a game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it situated within a few minutes travel from The Riverside Hotel. See a full list of activities and attractions close to the hotel.Discover how amazing your stay can be by visiting The Riverside Hotel, we are only 5 minutes away from Durban CBD, 15 Minutes away from Umhlanga central business district and 28 Minutes away from King Shaka International Airport.