Manor Gardens Holidays - Durban Metro & Durban, KwaZulu Natal
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Manor Gardens, Durban lies nestled close to the last remaining portion of Stella Bush, which at one point used to cover most of the Durban Berea. Located within this KwaZulu Natal Natural Heritage site, visitors to Manor Gardens will enjoy Pigeon Valley Park, an excellent birdwatching destination, and home to a variety of wildlife including blue duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose, rock hyrax and spotted genet. For the energetic nature lover, a five hundred metre trail runs on either side of the valley, allowing visitors to effortlessly make their way through the Durban reserve.
Manor Gardens is also host suburb to the renowned Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, distinctive by its Memorial Tower overlooking the city, making it one of Durban's most imposing man-made landmarks. For art lovers, the galleries of the KZN Society of Arts is a 'must visit', then browse through the imaginative craft shop, and nibble on the best French toast ever at the hip and happening Arts' Cafe.
Visiting academics favour Manor Gardens accommodation for its close proximity to the UKZN, and will find delightful Manor Gardens Bed & Breakfast accommodation at 'An Upper Room', which offers a spectacular view over Durban harbour.
In the case of an emergency, Manor Gardens is conveniently close to both the Life Entabeni Hospital, and Netcare Saint Augustine Hospital.
Neighbouring towns near Manor Gardens accommodation, Durban on Where To Stay:
Glenwood, Durban, just 6 minutes from Manor Gardens accommodation, is one of Durban's oldest suburbs, as it was established to serve the picturesque Durban Harbour 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, Durban is a convenient retreat for visiting business executives, as well as holidaymakers who prefer a quiet hideaway after enjoying Durban's exciting hotspots. 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.
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.
To the North of Glenwood accommodation, Sherwood is Durban's western most 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, and it named 45th Cutting. This is the last cut-off point in the "down run" of the world-famous Comrades Marathon between KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Sherwood offers excellent highly recommended Sherwood Self Catering accommodation. But be warned, if you want to stay in Sherwood during the Comrades Marathon - book early!
Berea, Durban is one of KwaZulu Natal's most up-market suburbs, (10 minutes from Manor Gardens accommodation). 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 Durban tourist hotspots. Berea is also favoured by business executives visiting Durban, as there are many comfortable Berea, Durban 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 Durban restaurants.
Make time for a break at the Durban Botanical Gardens on the Berea - a tranquil oasis right in the heart of the Durban 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 Durban 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.
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.