Glenwood is one of Durban's oldest suburbs as it was established to serve the picturesque port which it overlooks. Glenwood is therefore close to most of Durban's countless amenities and tourist attractions. Also close to 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 Glenwood as the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is situated there. Its Memorial Tower overlooking the city is Durban's most imposing manmade landmark. For art lovers, the galleries of the KZN Society of Arts with imaginative craft shop and Arts' Caf is a must. Whatever one's reasons for sojourning in Glenwood, there are many charming B&B guesthouses and self-catering lodges, several of them built in Victorian times. There are also many fashionable restaurants in the area, some providing live entertainment - to such an extent that this sedate suburb is fast becoming known as "trendy Glenwood"!