In the 'hood, Cowies Hill as a destination

The quiet, leafy suburb of Cowies Hill, just outside of Durban, is, despite being an upmarket and rather elite suburb, notorious as the last of the five murderous hills in the down-run of the Comrades Marathon. This part of the run is where the battle is most often lost or won, and many a runner has succumbed to the lure of the downhill failing to remember that home remains some 17 kilometres ... cont.

33 Elgin Drive, Woodside, Cowie's Hill, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Maple Tree Manor

From Johannesburg
N3 to Durban Take the alternate route on the M13 - Just before the Marianhill Toll Plaza. Follow The Hillcrest/Pinetown Signs Take the M13 Westville Split (Keep Right) Take the Old Main Rd / Dawncliffe Off ramp (Garage at the top of offramp) Left at the stop street onto Old Main Rd. Take the 3rd road to the right – Woodside Avenue. Follow Woodside down to the fork in the road – keep right. At the Security Hut go straight over the 3 way stop into Kitchener Rd. Follow Kitchener for approximately 200m. At the stop street go straight over into Elgin Drive Follow Elgin Drive around for approximately 800m. Maple Tree Manor is on the left hand side

From Durban International Airport
Turn right at the first robot coming out of the airport towards PMB Keeping Left - Go straight over the next set of robots under the bridge to PMB. Take the N3 to PMB Follow the N3 until the Pavillion / Spine Road Offramp At the top of the offramp turn right into St. James over the bridge Follow St. James up the hill until Buckingham Terrace Left into Buckingham Over the first set of robots on Buckingham. At the second set of robots take a right and an immediate right again onto the M13 Pinetown / PMB Road. Follow the M13 for approximately 1km then take the Old Main / Cowie’s Hill Off ramp. At the top of the off ramp go straight over, keeping left. Go over the bridge, past the petrol station and take the 3rd right turn into Woodside Avenue. Follow Woodside Avenue down for 500 metres until it splits. Keep Right. At the Security hut go straight over the 3 way stop into Kitchener Road Go straight over the next stop street and Kitchener becomes Elgin Drive. Maple Tree Manor is approximately 800 metres along Elgin Drive on the left hand side.

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  • Airport (25 km)


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