Doonside, KwaZulu-Natal

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Doonside
Doonside is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Doonside
Doonside
 Doonside shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
Doonside is located in Durban
Doonside
Doonside
Doonside is located in South Africa
Doonside
Doonside
Doonside (South Africa)
Doonside is located in Africa
Doonside
Doonside
Doonside (Africa)
Coordinates: 30°04′12″S 30°52′16″E / 30.070°S 30.871°E / -30.070; 30.871Coordinates: 30°04′12″S 30°52′16″E / 30.070°S 30.871°E / -30.070; 30.871
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Kingsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,596
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 16.5%
 • Coloured 2.3%
 • Indian/Asian 4.8%
 • White 76.0%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 57.9%
 • Afrikaans 34.3%
 • Zulu 5.0%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 4126
PO box 4135
Area code 031

Doonside is a small coastal resort on the banks of the Little Manzimtoti River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is now part of eThekwini.

Holiday resort on the Indian Ocean some 30 km south-west of Durban, between Amanzimtoti and Illovo Beach. At first the siding was called Middleton, after its builder, but to avoid confusion with Middleton in the Cape the name was changed in 1910 to Doonside, after a house called Lorna Doone which overlooked the siding.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Doonside". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 141.