Greyville, Durban Holidays - Durban Metro & Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Synonymous with the most talked about horse race in South Africa, Greyville, Durban is home to the Greyville Racecourse, where every year the Durban July brings thousands to Greyville to see and be seen, making this high fashion, fabulous food, society event the highlight on the Greyville, Durban calender. Also located in the heart of Greyville, the Royal Durban Golf Club is one of South Africa’s oldest, most unique and most demanding championship courses. With its deceptively easy flat layout and absence of trees, it's easy to be misled into thinking that this eighteen hole course presents very few challenges.
For the bargain hunter, the Greyville Car Boot Market situated behind the Greyville Racecourse is open every Sunday. At Durban's biggest weekly flea market, you'll find odds and ends such as bicycles, tools, sports equipment, carpets, crockery, cutlery, ornaments, linen, second-hand clothing, books and much, much more - guaranteed to be a day of family fun.
When looking where to eat in Greyville, Bean Bag Bohemia offers sumptuous fusion food, a lively bar that specializes in colourful exotic cocktails, and an art gallery which stays with the theme of artistic boho-chic.
Greyville is very close to the very popular Florida Road area, famous for it's pubs, clubs and restaurants. Florida Road attracts visitors of all ages, and can present a very exiting night out for "party people". Florida Road is a hotspot for "drink and drive" check points - it is advisable to take a taxi cab to Florida Road if you don't have a designated, sober driver.
First class Greyville, Durban accommodation can be found in nearby Berea, Durban, just 5 minutes away. At Essenwood House, Berea Bed & Breakfast accommodation, you'll enjoy magnificent views over Durban CBD and the Indian Ocean, in a gracious Edwardian home surrounded by all the luxuries of a five star hotel.
Neighbouring towns near Greyville, Durban with Where To Stay accommodation :
Berea, Durban is one of KwaZulu Natal's most up-market suburbs. Built on a ridge rising from Durban CBD, most of Berea overlooks the sea and harbour as well as Greyville Racecourse surrounding the prestigious Royal Durban Golf Course. From many points there are also views of Kingsmead Cricket Ground and King's Park rugby and other sports stadiums, making Durban one of the few cities in the world with so many recreational amenities bordering its CBD.
There is little wonder that Berea, Durban is much sought after as a residential area, as well as by visitors who prefer to stay in suburbia, but still want easy access to the tourist hotspots. Berea is also favoured by business executives visiting Durban, as there are many comfortable Berea Bed & Breakfast accommodation options to choose from, most within walking distance of Musgrave Shopping Mall, which includes several cinemas and a broad selection of excellent restaurants.
Make time for a break at the Durban Botanical Gardens on the Berea - a tranquil oasis right in the heart of the Berea. Imagine sitting under the stars and listening to music at the lake on a balmy summer night ... imagine breathing in the tantalising smell of exotic orchids while wandering through the Orchid House. At the Durban Botanic Gardens you can do this and much more, including exploring the Palm Walk, indigenous Grasslands, the Herb Garden, Fern Dell, Garden of Senses, Japanese Garden, Sunken Gardens and Bee Hive. The Durban Botanic Garden is also proud to host the rarest original specimen of cycad in the world, as well as 80 magnificent heritage trees and flowers that teem with birds and butterflies.
End your day with an old-fashioned high tea with divinely decadent cream scones, and plan to return to the Durban Botanic Gardens for more soul soothing therapy.
Morningside, Durban encompasses some of the most prestigious residential properties in Durban, including the State President's residence, Dr John Dube House - formerly known as King's House. Morningside, Durban's many parks add extra lustre to the area - Jameson Park is famous for its magnificent rose gardens, Mitchell Park is home to an ancient tortoise named Admiral - resident since 1915, and Burman Bush Nature Reserve teems with abundant bird and plant life amidst a small patch of KwaZulu Natal coastal bush. Also the trendiest suburb in Durban, Morningside boasts scores of cosmopolitan restaurants, pubs and clubs - some with interesting Bohemian overtones. When Bill Clinton and Bill Gates visited Durban, Morningside was where they chose to dine. Close to Durban CBD, beachfront, sports' stadiums, Greyville Race Course, Royal Durban Golf Club, Beachwood Country Club and Durban Country Club - Morningside is a magnet for all types of visitors. Whether on holiday or business, guests have an extensive choice of Morningside accommodation, ranging from luxurious Morningside Bed & Breakfast accommodation to Morningside Self Catering accommodation to suit all budgets. Bordered by the popular suburb of Berea on one side, and Umgeni River on the other, Morningside is a very attractive, convenient and interesting Durban Area to visit.
Glenwood, Durban is one of Durban's oldest suburbs, as it was established to serve the picturesque port which it overlooks. Close to most of Durban's countless amenities and tourist attractions. Glenwood is also near Durban's southern industrial hub of Mobeni, Jacobs and Prospecton, Glenwood is a convenient retreat for visiting business executives, as well as holidaymakers who prefer a quiet hideaway after enjoying Durban's exciting hotspots. Visiting academics also favour this Durban Area, as Glenwood is home to the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, its Memorial Tower overlooking the city is Durban's most imposing man-made landmark. For art lovers, the galleries of the KZN Society of Arts with imaginative craft shop and Arts' Cafe is a must. The nature lover will enjoy Pigeon Valley Park, the last remaining portion of Stella Bush which, at one point, used to cover most of the Berea. Glenwood's very own Natural Heritage site is an excellent birdwatching destination, and home to a variety of wildlife including blue duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose, rock hyrax and spotted genet. A five hundred meter trail runs on either side of the valley, allowing visitors to effortlessly make their way through the reserve.
Whatever one's reasons for sojourning in Glenwood, there are many charming Glenwood Bed & Breakfast accommodation options, as well as Glenwood Self Catering accommodation establishments, several of them built in Victorian times. which will ensure your needs are not only met, but exceeded. See the Where To Stay Glenwood accommodation page for more info.
There are also many fashionable restaurants in Glenwood, some providing live entertainment. Try the Olive and Oil - Glenwood, a relaxed restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine garnished with plenty of plump olives - a truly pleasurable taste experience.
Durban Beachfront CBD
There's a saying, "when you're tired of Durban, you're tired of life!" Durban Beachfront CBD is the ultimate holiday destination for millions of South Africans, also extremely popular with foreign visitors - be they business executives, delegates to the nearby Durban International Conference Centre, touring sports' teams or simply holiday makers wanting to enjoy the wonderful sub-tropical Durban weather. Durban Beachfront's world famous Golden Mile with its bathing and surfing beaches, fishing piers, paddling pools, kiddies rides, cable cars, colourful rickshaws, flea markets and many restaurants is actually much longer than a mile, and just a few steps West brings you to Durban City Centre with its interesting mix of Victorian, Georgian and modern architecture. Completing the picture, the scenic small crafts' harbour fringed with eateries, ranging from Afro bistros to oyster bars abuts Durban Beachfront CBD,
Durban Beachfront CBD with its excellent bathing, surfing beaches and world-class pedestrian promenade, extends to the fabulous Durban Suncoast Casino to the North. Set amongst towering palm trees and nestled against the Durban beachfront along Durban's Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino has 12 restaurants and fast food outlets, kid's entertainment, cinemas, sundeck, boardwalk and a dance bar, making it the premier entertainment destination for the whole family. When looking for Durban Beachfront CBD accommodation, you'll find plenty of first-rate Durban Beachfront Self Catering accommodation, and Durban Beachfront Hotel accommodation near the Suncoast Casino. Lying to the South of Durban Beachfront CBD, Durban uShaka Marine World offers a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and laughter. For Durban holiday accommodation near uShaka Marine World, Durban Point Waterfront Self Catering Apartment accommodation is a superb location from which to explore this Durban Beachfront CBD attraction.
Greyville, Berea, Morningside, Glenwood and Durban Beachfront are some of the many suburbs in the Durban Area who welcome visitors to the year-round warm Durban weather, and a vibrancy like few other South African cities. The Durban Area offers up a laid-back lifestyle on the magnificent sun-kissed Durban beaches, energetic nightclubs, and a huge variety of Durban restaurants specializing in seafood and curry. Durban adventure activities are well catered for, with deep-sea fishing charters, dolphin viewing, jet-skiing, shark cage-diving, quad biking, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, boat cruises and much more readily available.
Durban Area accommodation establishments provide everything that the 'out-of-towner' could wish for, from Durban Hotel accommodation located on the Durban Golden Mile opposite it's own semiprivate beach, to gracious Durban, Glenashley Self Catering accommodation over-looking the warm Indian Ocean. Durban accommodation also extends to and includes Berea accommodation, as well as Greyville accommodation, Durban, home to the renowned Greyville Racecourse. Just a little further North, but still within the Durban Area lies Sherwood - known as "the garden suburb" because of its magnificent nurseries and manicured properties. Here you'll find comfortable private Sherwood Self Catering accommodation in a quiet and secure Durban residential area. Still in Durban Area suburbia is the up-scale suburb of Morningside, the trendiest suburb in the Durban Area, with plush Morningside accommodation situated in tranquil tree filled surroundings in this prestigious Durban Area suburb, all within easy access of the Durban CBD, Durban Area facilities, and the Durban King Shaka International Airport. To the South of the Durban Area lies a choice of Glenwood accommodation, in one of Durban's oldest suburbs close to most of Durban's countless amenities and tourist attractions.