Marriott Road – Originally the home of the sugar magnate, Sir Marshall Campbell. His daughter, Killie Campbell, devoted her life to collecting rare books, pictures, maps and unpublished manuscripts about Africa, resulting in one of the world’s most important collections of Africana.
Zulu beadwork and more than 400 original paintings by D. Barbara Tyrrell, depicting the costumes worn by the tribal peoples of Southern Africa are on display. After the death of his sister, William Campbell presented the house, grounds and collections as a museum to the University of Natal and it is maintained as a research library and study centre.
The garden contains many species of bougainvillaea. A Mr Poulton worked at the Durban Botanical Gardens and upon his retirement the Campbell family allowed him to use their garden to carry out his experimental work. He was able to breed several new colours here.