Musgrave houses some of the oldest and most stately homes in Durban, and before the rich and famous discovered Umhlanga and other upmarket areas to the north boasted the most expensive real estate in the city. The suburb is famed for its schools, both private and highly regarded government educational establishments including Clifton School, Durban Girls’ College, Durban High School and Durban Girls’ High School. In addition to the shopping facilities at the Musgrave Centre, the area has no less than three hospitals on its doorstep.

Best attractions

  • Musgrave Centre shopping facilities
  • Essenwood Morning Market on Saturday mornings
  • Green with Envy nursery
  • Numerous restaurants and cafés
  • Anglican, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu places of worship

Eat like a local

  •  Unity Brasserie and Bar for great value, perfectly made bistro food
  •  Jimmy’s Killer Prawns for delicious seafood and – you guessed it – prawns
  • St Clement’s for relaxing breakfast and lunch under the trees
  • Café 1999 for innovative café dining with a twist
  • Oscars Café for no-fuss, affordable food

Top schools

  • Clifton School
  • Durban Girls’ College
  • Maris Stella School
  • Durban High School (DHS)
  • Durban Girls’ High School

Data provided by Private Property


Words: Lea Jacobs
Images: Supplied

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