Durban North

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Durban North
Umgeni Park on the north bank of the Umgeni River's Blue Lagoon
Umgeni Park on the north bank of the Umgeni River's Blue Lagoon
Durban North is located in South Africa
Durban North
Durban North
 Durban North shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°48′00″S 31°01′59″E / 29.8°S 31.033°E / -29.8; 31.033Coordinates: 29°48′00″S 31°01′59″E / 29.8°S 31.033°E / -29.8; 31.033
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Durban
Postal code (street) 4051
PO box 4016
Tower blocks of Prospect Hall north of the Blue Lagoon

Durban North is situated just north of Durban in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Durban area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It lies between the N2 freeway and the eastern seashore, with the Umgeni River forming its southern boundary. It is flanked by La Lucia in the north.


Briardene, Red Hill and Glen Anil are its main industrial areas. Its residential suburbs include Glen Anil, Glen Ashley, Glen Hills, Virginia, Durban North, Park Hill, Umgeni Park, Avoca, Kenville and Sea Cow Lake. The Ruth First Highway (M4) connects Durban North to the city and Umhlanga Rocks. Virginia Airport is situated along the northern shoreline. Durban North's beach, stretching from the Umgeni River mouth to the suburb of Glenashley, is known to locals as Dave's Beach. The Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve conserves the shoreline north of the Blue Lagoon.


Local schools include Glenashley Preparatory, Chelsea Preparatory School, Danville Park Girls' High School, Durban North College, Northwood School, a boys high school, Northlands Primary School, Northlands Girls' High School, Our Lady of Fatima Convent School and Oakridge College.

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