Want to know how sugar is made from cane? Then you should visit the Sugar Terminal.


The Sugar Terminal is situated on Maydon Wharf, which forms part of the Port of Durban, the busiest harbour on the African continent. The sugar terminal was built in the early 1960s in order to reduce the handling costs of sugar, to relieve congestion of ships in the harbour and to prevent deterioration of sugar whilst in storage. 

The terminal’s objectives include ensuring that sugar is available on short notice, that there is space to handle more than one grade of sugar and most importantly that the industry could strategically time the sale of sugar into overseas markets. 

The total raw sugar capacity of the three silos is 525 000 tons. The terminal is efficiently managed by an Operations Manager, together with the following departments: Safety (ensuring a safe working environment, compliance with relevant standards and regulations); Engineering (ensuring that the plant is operational at all times), Intake (responsible for the efficient receipting and dispatch of sugar, also assists during ship-loading) and Quality (sugar samples are taken and analysed by the laboratory to ensure that the relevant quality standards are met).

1. Educational
ToursCost:  R12.00 per child / R25.00 per adults
Duration: 45 minutes
Highly recommended for school groups 

2.All Access Tour
Cost: R25.00 per teenager / R45.00 per adult
Duration: 1 hour
Age restriction: 15 years and above
Maximum number: 50 people per time slot

Contact Details
Telephone:  +27 31 365 8153
Facsimile:  +27 31 365 8151
E-mail: /

Physical address
25 Leuchars Road, Durban

Postal Address 
P.O. Box 61104,Bishopsgate, 4008 KwaZulu-Natal 4001