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Morningside, a large gentrified suburb of Durban that spreads from the lower end of the ridge overlooking Durban to just above the Greyville Racecourse in lower Morningside, may have suffered somewhat in recent years from a Cinderella complex, with the rush by young executives and investors to the northern suburbs of La Lucia and Umhlanga, but there has undoubtedly been a rejuvenation of interest in the suburb.
Morningside offers some classic examples of large Edwardian and Victorian style homes with tin roofs and wide verandas, including the State President’s residence when at home, large sprawling parks like those of Mitchell Park and Jameson Park, and trendy streets on which a distinctly cosmopolitan atmosphere has attracted a vibey night life to its restaurants, pubs and bistros, particularly around Florida Road.
Morningside, which borders Berea on one side, and the Umgeni River on the other, ranks as one of Durban’s three most popular suburbs - the other two being the Berea and Bulwer, for the very reason that one can get such good value for money here. The established tree-lined streets and accessibility to the centre of Durban and all of her attractions make it even more appealing, so much so that the area has been likened to De Waterkant and Green Point in Cape Town.
The Durban July, a national horse racing event that is held at Greyville Racecourse, in particular acts as a draw card to the area and the Moses Mabhida stadium means that suburbs in and around the King’s Park area, like lower Morningside, are becoming ideal places to stay.
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The Durban Country Club Beachwood Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those of the Country Club Course ... more information
The Durban Country Club boasts 2 championship course; namely the Durban Country club course and the Durban Country Club Beachwood Course. Opened in 1922, the Durban Country Club is said to be one of the best golf courses in South Africa and is acknowledged to have the best third ... more information
Say the suburb name ‘Greyville’ to the average Durbanite, and you will discover it is virtually synonymous with the Durban July and Durban’s first and longest running sports venue - the Greyville Racecourse. The Durban July is comparable to Britain’s Royal Ascot - high fashion, exciting horse racing ... more information
Located in KwaZulu Natal in the beautiful City of Durban, Moses Mabhida Stadium is named after a hero of the working class. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is located adjacent the ABSA Stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct - a site located in Stamford Hill, is a world class multi-purpose stadium set to make possible ... more information
Flat but interesting championship course within the confines of the Greyville horse racing track, and close to the city centre. Several holes border on the racetrack on the opening nine, so don't come to Royal with a slice. This course is one of the most demanding golf courses in the country. At first glance it looks easy ... more information
Located in KwaZulu Natal in the beautiful City of Durban, Kings Park Stadium has been proposed as a semi-final venue for the 2010 FIFA™ World Cup. In order to qualify under FIFA requirements the stadium will have to construct new roofed upper tiers at the north and south ends of the ground, and behind each of the ... more information
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