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.