Queensburgh, Durban – South Africa

by Kojo Pocu

Just 15 minutes southwest of Durban on the M7, Queensburgh is a built-up neighbourhood that later expanded to include as many as 10 neighbourhoods in its vicinity. Queensburgh manages to offer both more substantial homes for top-of-the-market buyers and affordable properties to first-time buyers, despite the push for property pushing prices well out of reach of the average South African. Its accessibility and rapid growth also make it a popular suburb to live in.

When staying in Queensburgh, you can easily travel to Hillcrest, Westville, Kloof, and Pinetown which are just ten minutes from the Pavilion shopping centre. Additionally, Queensburgh is ideally situated between Pinetown’s industrial districts of Westmead and New Germany and the southern industrial regions of Prospecton, Jacobs, and Mobeni. One of the better routes leads from the area to the Durban International Airport.

Queensburgh, despite its commercial prosperity, also provides the occasional exciting sanctuary. The North Park Nature Reserve, a small but lovely protected tract of coastal lowland woodland next to the Umhlatuzana River, is part of the Northdene neighbourhood. There are lovely trails that have been thoughtfully constructed, and visitors can stroll around developed ponds that are a haven for waterfowl and occasionally encounter a bushbuck, grey duiker, or mongoose.

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Brief History Of Queensburgh

Escombe, Malvern, Moseley, and Northdene were the four distinct residential suburbs that made up what is now known as Queensburgh in its early years. People who wanted to avoid the humidity that comes with living near the seashore founded these towns. These four regions pooled their resources in 1924 to create the town of Malvern. Malvern was renamed Queensburgh in honour of Queen Elizabeth II after her coronation in 1952.

Where To Visit In Queenshurgh

North Park Nature Reserve


North Park Nature Reserve is the place to go if you want to enjoy the great outdoors near to Queensburgh. If you’re lucky, you might see some of the species that call this region of coastal lowland forest homes, such as blue and grey duikers, banded mongooses, and a variety of water birds.

The Sri Sri Radha Raddhanath Temple


This centre of worship, more widely known as the Hare Krishna Temple, is located close to Queensburgh and offers a stunning example of architecture as well as a memorable cultural experience.

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