Situated in a lovely eco-friendly building with garden and parking, our activities include French, isiZulu and Portuguese courses of various levels, and the organization of socio-cultural activities.

Founded in 1936, the Alliance Française de Durban was the first Alliance Française in South Africa.
It is a Franco-South African non-profit and public benefit organisation.


Our 3 primary missions are the dissemination and teaching of French, the promotion of Francophone culture, as well as the promotion of cultural diversity
Be curious and visit this unique cultural hub !

Be a part of our year-round social and cultural events: Francophone festivals and events, film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, pétanque, regular conferences, dinners..

Join in our media/audio-visual centre, where you can borrow magazines, French books, and DVDs subtitled in English.

Meet new people, socialise and tantalise your taste buds at our quality café/ bistro, Le Café Saint Germain.

The next time you visit, why not take a stroll around our indigenous garden?

Alliance française de Durban in Numbers

  • 750 learners
  • 80 cultural events
  • 6000 spectators
  • 2800 newsletters
  • 145 library members