The Berea suburb of Durban lies perched on the crest of a ridge above the city, an exclusive residential suburb, littered with an eclectic mix of architectural styles that include large Victorian, Edwardian, art deco and modern homes that bring to mind the colonial days of yore, and support the city’’s epithet as the last British outpost in South Africa.

The suburb is renowned for its pavement restaurants and diverse mix of African, Indian and European cultures, and there are a couple of shopping centres here that offer easy and accessible shopping. Durban’’s Botanical Gardens on the eastern slopes of the ridge that began as a site for growing experimental tropical crops, today offer a herbarium, an orchid house, a cycad collection, a garden for the blind and a charity tea garden.
Fashionable Florida Road that leads off the Ridge, south of Mitchell Park towards Windermere, is a hive of art galleries, restaurants and fashionable boutiques in a wash of colour and quasi-colonial, semi-bohemian lifestyle where, what began as a largely residential area, today is a humming commercial part of the city that deserves a visit for the restaurants, coffee shops and listed buildings.

Attractions: Durban Beachwood Golf Course, Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban Country Club, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Natal Sharks Board, Royal Durban Golf Course, uShaka Marine World, Shop at Essenwood Market, Music in the Gardens, etc.

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