Sherwood is Durban's westernmost suburb before entering Westville and the Highway area of "greater Durban", yet is only 6km from the City Hall. Known as "the garden suburb" because of its magnificent nurseries and manicured properties, Sherwood is renowned for caring for people as well as flora. A hospice, home for the blind, work facility for the mentally challenged, special high school and Habitats for Humanity development initiated by former US President Jimmy Carter are all situated in Sherwood. Sherwood is named after the Sherwood Foresters, the nickname of the British 45th Regiment of Foot which was stationed there in the mid-19th Century. They constructed a cutting through a hill there, named 45th Cutting. This is the last cutoff point in the "down run" of the world-famous Comrades Marathon between KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Sherwood offers excellent B&B guesthouse accommodation, highly recommended by the Automobile Association and other official bodies. But be warned, if you want to stay in Sherwood during the Comrades Marathon - book early!