Queensburgh at a glance
Queensburgh, with its affordable properties, has become a popular choice with those wishing to find their next home or investment in the greater Durban area. Its central location offers easy access to neighbouring areas such as Pinetown, Chatsworth and Central Durban. Thanks to easy access to the M7, N3 and N2 highways, it's a breeze to get to just about anywhere from Queensburgh. The area has recently seen both a boom in residential property sales and the completion of a number of major infrastructure developments, so there has never been a better time to call Queensburgh your home.
A brief history of the area
In its early days, the area that we now know as Queensburgh was four separate residential suburbs - Escombe, Malvern, Moseley and Northdene. These communities had been created as a result of people wanting to escape the humidity associated with life on the coast. In 1924, these four areas put their resources together to form one town, which was named Malvern. Later, when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, Malvern was renamed Queensburgh in her honour.
With its close proximity to Durban, Queensburgh is known as being one of the pleasantest possible places to be during the winter months. With an average minimum temperature of 10°C in June and July, climbing to a maximum of 22°C, there can be few better places to be. January to March is the hottest season, and it's not uncommon to experience temperatures in the low to mid-30s at this time of the year. Queensburgh experiences most of its rainfall in the summer months.
Schools in the area
Queensburgh has a range of primary schools and high schools, making the area a popular choice for families. Primary schools in the area include Northdene Preparatory School, Parkside Primary School, Queensburgh Primary School, Malvern Primary School and Escombe Primary School. High schools in and around Queensburgh include Queensburgh High School and Queensburgh Girls' High School.
Healthcare in the area
Hospitals in close proximity to Queensburgh include Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital and Isipingo Hospital. A variety of doctors, dentists, opticians and other medical professionals have practices in the area. Medicross Malvern is a great place to go if you are in need of medical assistance.
Getting the shopping done is no problem for residents of Queensburgh. A visit to Queensburgh Mall, which has recently been refurbished, gives shoppers the opportunity to visit a wide variety of retailers, including supermarkets, liquor stores, health and beauty shops and banks. One can also buy electronics and homewares or enjoy a meal. Other shopping centres in close proximity include Malvern Centre and The Ridge @ Shallcross.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The distance from Queensburgh to King Shaka International Airport is approximately 42km. This will take you roughly half an hour to get there in average traffic. Durban's CBD is roughly 18km (21 minutes) away.
Queensburgh offers a multitude of options for a family night out, with restaurants like Spur, Atasca, Mugg & Bean and John Dory's being easy to find in the area. A wide variety of fast food options are also available.
1. North Park Nature Reserve
When you need to experience the great outdoors in close proximity to Queensburgh, it's time to head to North Park Nature Reserve. This belt of coastal lowland forest is home to a variety of animals which you may spot if you're lucky, including blue and grey duikers, banded mongooses and a variety of water birds.
2. The Sri Sri Radha Raddhanath Temple
More commonly known as the Hare Krishna Temple, this place of worship around the corner from Queensburgh offers a spectacular example of architecture and a cultural experience that won't soon be forgotten.
Make Queensburgh your home. Let it be your story.
Queensburgh has a lot to offer investors, home-owners and renters. Seeff has a variety of properties available for sale and to rent in the area, so contact the Seeff Queensburgh team about your new home or your next investment today.