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One of the more colourful neighbourhoods of Durban, Sydenham lies behind the ridge of the Berea, neighbouring on Sherwood, Sparks and Clare Hills. Obviously less fashionable than its counterparts on the ‘right’ side of the ridge, and without the requisite view across Durban, Sydenham, nevertheless, does not suffer its Cinderella complex lightly. What it has distinctly in its favour is quick access onto the N2, N3 and M13 highways and a proximity to the commercial centres of Umgeni Business Park and Springfield Park.
The new central business district close to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, an alternative to the business hub in Umhlanga, is also within easy reach, as is getting to some of the major attractions in Durban like uShaka Marine World, the International Convention Centre and Durban’s famous Golden Mile of beaches.
The neighbourhood in Sydenham is colourful. It is home to a variety of communities that are a more realistic reflection of life in the ‘new South Africa’ than other parts of Durban that are more often advertised in the average tourist brochure. And it is an ideal way to remain close to the heart of Durban, without paying an arm and a leg for accommodation.
Umgeni River Bird Park, just on the other side of Morningside from Sydenham, is built on the banks of the Umgeni River with access to walk-through aviaries, enviable green vegetation, waterfalls, rock faces, and the splendour of birds.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Sydenham
Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest since 1850. Everything around it, however, has altered as forest has been ... more information
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of Africa's largest super regional retail destinations. Features: Barnyard Theatre, Ster Kinekor cinema, Cinema Nouveau, IMAX, rock climbing wall, artificial waves, skateboard park, Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Game, Exclusive Books, Musica, over 30 ... more information
A focal point of Durban's Central business district, the International Convention Centre Durban is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just a quarter of an hour from the airport, Durban's International Convention Centre is just minutes from hotels and beaches. Palm trees ... 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
Designed and built in an old quarry site on the banks of the Umgeni River, just 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches, wonderful green vegetation, some amazing waterfalls and rock faces all combine to ... more information