Pinetown, named after the governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine, forms part of the larger eThekwini municipality. The actual Pinetown area extends from Cowies Hill in the east through to Manors in the west. Pinetown’s Old Main Road (Road (now Josiah Gumede) is jam-packed with car dealership companies, resulting in its affectionate nickname of “motor town”. 

Situated between Westville and Kloof, it affords easy access to the N3 (via M13) and N2 (via M19) and it is only 40 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport and a mere 10 minute from The Pavilion Shopping Centre. Houses for sale in Pinetown allow one to easily commute for work purposes whilst never feeling like you’re locked in a city lifestyle.

Explore Pinetown

Paradise Valley Nature Reserve

Paradise Valley Nature Reserve

This reserve is comprised of 100 hectares of coastal forest and remnant grasslands with the Umbilo River running through the length of it. This reserve forms a vital link in the chain of naturally managed areas along the stretch of the Umbilo River from Pinetown to Durban Bay. Paradise Valley also boasts one of the 2 National Monuments to be found in Pinetown, namely The Umbilo Waterworks. 

New Germany Nature Reserve

New Germany Nature Reserve

Set high in the scenic hills and valleys bordering on both Westville and Pinetown lies the New Germany Nature Reserve. Another Pinetown attraction for the nature enthusiasts, this is a well-preserved wilderness mosaic of forests, bush clumps and coastal grasslands. The 110ha reserve offers picnic spots, braai areas and is well-known for its masses of wild flowers during spring, its high bird population and a wonderfully diverse

Marianhill Monastery

Marianhill Monastery

The picturesque monastery dating back to 1885 has recently opened a Tea Garden set in the centre of the Monastery – amongst beautiful surroundings and historic buildings. The Tea Garden uses the bulk of the Monastery’s farming produce for their delicious food. 

Lahee Park

Lahee Park

Home to the Pinetown Cricket Club, Lahee Park offers numerous activities from gymnastics to martial arts to soccer, cricket, rugby, athletics, swimming, bowls, tennis and squash.

Living in Pinetown

Areas near to Pinetown

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, Kokstad, La Lucia, Margate, Montclair, Mount Edgecombe, Newcastle, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Richards Bay, Scottburgh and Pennington, The Midlands, Umdloti, uMhlanga, Umtentweni, Underberg, Upper Highway,


Pinetown offers a good selection of schools such as Pinetown Girls and Boys High School, Benjamin Pine Preparatory School, and Gelofte Hoerskool as well as the John Wesley Methodist School and St Benedicts which is a co-educational Catholic school. There is also the well-known Browns School for scholars with special needs. Edgewood Campus (Formally the Edgewood College of Education) now forms part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Life’s Crompton Hospital is located in central Pinetown and is equipped with a 24 hour accident and emergency unit. Further afield is Westville Hospital which is a 10 minute drive.


Pinetown offers a variety of lodges and B&Bs, conference centres, hotels and many restaurants, pubs and shopping complexes. The Knowles Towers block of flats is a well-known landmark featuring a SuperSpar and other shops within the centre. For everyday shopping, there’s a Pick and Pay and Checkers Hyper in the Pinecrest Shopping Centre (formerly known as Sanlam Centre). 


Pinetown is a commuter hub with easy access to the M13, M19, M7 and the N3. There is a bus service through to Johannesburg and they are in the process of upgrading the roads and facilities to accommodate the new Go Durban transport initiative.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius