Known also as the Dolphin Coast, this area is made up of pristine beaches and forested dunes of the Tuzi Gazi, an area rich in Zulu heritage and ecological diversity. Property to rent in Durban North is situated close to Durban and King Shaka International Airport. Given its prime location and convenient features, there is a constant demand for property in Durban North, making investment here a sound decision. Contact us to invest in property in Durban North today. 

Our Pam Golding Commercial division is growing at a rapid rate. The Durban North precinct is becoming a highly sought-after commercial node with zoning geared towards residential-office conversion. This central grid offers end-users the opportunity of owning their own commercial premises with the additional benefit of a financing option that spans twenty years. In addition to this prime commercial district in the Broadway precinct, there are also a number of exceptional commercial opportunities along Kensington Drive and Mackeurtan Avenue. Development in Durban North is accelerating with new shopping centres feeding this self-sufficient hub. Our Commercial division also services the La Lucia Ridge area, which has developed into the new CBD with many of the large corporates relocating their head offices to this desirable investment area. 

In addition to a full commercial operation, we are also heavily involved in Industrial property and our territory spans the Riverhorse, Springfield Park nodes which are perhaps the most sought-after zones for warehousing in the Durban area. With the new trade port underway, Durban has become the gateway to Africa, and Durban North is perfectly poised to offer business owners the opportunity of owning their industrial warehouses within very close proximity to the harbour, trade port and airport. The demand for Commercial and Industrial property in this area is high and properties are turning over quickly. 

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Durban North Area

Explore Durban North

Cultural Attractions

Cultural Attractions

Enjoy a visit to Fort Nongqayi or the Shakaland Traditional Zulu Village and hotel.

Umgeni River Bird Park

Umgeni River Bird Park

View indigenous and exotic birds in their natural habitat, by way of walk-in cages. 

Sharks Board

Sharks Board

Enjoy daily trips to the shark nets off Durbans's Golden Mile for a chance to see dolphins and whales.



There are a number of family-friendly restaurants in Durban North as well as specialised Thai, Italian and Mexican restaurants that are a culinary delight.

Beachwood Country Club

Beachwood Country Club

An exclusive private 18 hole golf courses which also offers dining, recreational, and conference facilities.

News about Durban North

Living in Durban North

Areas near to Durban North

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


One of the factors driving the Durban North property market are its various schools: Chelsea Preparatory, Durban North Primary School, Glenashley Junior Primary, Northlands Primary, Northlands Girls High, Our Lady of Fatima,Virginia Preparatory and Northwood Boys High.


The Ethekweni Hospital and Heart Centre is situated just off Nandi Drive on the N2.  The Umhlanga Hospital and Medical Centre is also within easy access of Durban North residents.


Durban North has developed into a self-sufficient retail area with a variety of boutique stores as well as various shopping malls including Kensington Boulevard, Kensington Square as well as the nearby La Lucia Mall.


Durban North enjoys easy access to the scenic M4 route going south to Durban central or north to Umhlanga and Ballito. The M12 which passes through Durban North is another route into Durban taking you over the Umgeni River. The N2 freeway is also within easy reach, and a 15 min drive north will take you to King Shaka International Airport.


The North Durban strip spanning from Durban North, to La Lucia, Umhlanga and Umdloti is without question one of the most highly sought-after areas in KZN, and indeed the country. Our Pam Golding Properties research team has recently noted the hive of activity in this area, and indeed, cites this sector of the KZN coastline as one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With the recent release of land in the Sibaya precinct, the area is abuzz with local and international investors, developers and end-users all wanting a price of the action.

One of the reasons this coastal belt is expanding at such a pace is because of the multitude of mini-metros along the coast. For example, one can choose to live work and play in Durban North. Similarly, La Lucia is a self-sufficient hub with everything from commercial to retail to residential. Then of course, Umhlanga is fast becoming the Sandton of KZN as commercial players flock to the area, supported by a strong residential and development market. Finally, further along the coast to Umdloti, the promise of Sibaya has created a tremendous amount of hype and the intention is for this area to be a vibrant mix of commercial, retail and residential – resulting in convenient living par excellence.

The lifestyle offering in each of these mini-metros is extremely enticing, given the balmy climate, beautiful beaches and renowned shopping centres and restaurants. Durban North is perhaps the most family driven market along this stretch because of its excellent schools – with over ten schools within a five kilometre radius, parents are hard-pressed to live anywhere else. The average family home in Durban North will cost around R3,2 million, and the very up-market areas fetch prices of over R10 million. We have recently sold a palatial mansion in Upper Durban North for over R13 million. The LSM for the area is 10 and ninety five percent of properties are freehold homes on lovely level gardens. It is the ideal suburb for young families, and hence we find many of our clients only leave the area once their children have finished school. People who live in Durban North tend to stay in Durban North because it is the most conveniently situated area along the coast.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius