Queensburgh at a glance
Ideally situated between Durban City Centre and Pinetown on the Old Main Road, Queensburgh has grown into a thriving residential area in the greater Durban metropolis. Collectively it is made up of three suburbs namely; Malvern, Escome and Northdene. It is bordered by Sea View and Hillary to the East, Chatsworth and Shallcross to the South and Moseley, Moseley Park and Glen Park in the North. The Northern border is naturally divided from Westville by the Umbilo River providing a green belt in close proximately. The Franchise area stretches between Sea View and Sarnia. More recently, the City Fathers have decided to declare large portions of this River and its catchment area as a D’Moss reserve thus preserving the natural beauty of this area for future generations. On the lower section of this River, a Caravan Park has however been established which enjoys the exposure to the natural beauty and wild life to be found in this area. Queensburgh also boasts a number of parks such as North Park on the Mhlathuzana River, Herbert North Park, Ridley Park, the Peace Memorial Park, Du Casse Park and the Fairfield Park. Queensburgh, is renowned for its “value for money” residential properties, townhouse and duplexes/simplexes that have been built more recently. With a thriving community, it has two high schools - Queensburgh Girls High catering solely for female students and Queensburgh High School which is Co-ed. Whilst not located in the immediate Queensburgh area, there is also Werda High School which Caterers for Afrikaans speaking scholars in situate Hillary. There are presently five junior schools and a fair number of pre-schools and crèches in the greater Queensburgh precinct. It also has two main chain stores operating in the Central Business District which are surrounded by the usual clothing and consumer stores to found in close proximity to these anchor tenants. In the heart of Malvern there is a modern Medical Centre, a Municipal Library and well supported Bowling and Sports Clubs. There are a host of private practitioners, including doctors, dentists, pharmacies, chiropractors, opticians and physiotherapists. Not to be overtaken by merely the cultural and physiological for needs of the community, the area caterers the spiritual needs of the people by a large number of churches and places of worship. Queensburgh, loved for its family orientated atmosphere and smaller and therefore intimate places of learning, is close to the M7 highway giving access to all the major Hyper shopping stores such as, Galleria, Pavilion and Gateway Shopping Centre.