Doonside, KwaZulu-Natal

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Doonside
Doonside is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Doonside
Doonside
Doonside is located in South Africa
Doonside
Doonside
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Main PlaceKingsburgh
Area
 • Total1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,596
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African16.5%
 • Coloured2.3%
 • Indian/Asian4.8%
 • White76.0%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • English57.9%
 • Afrikaans34.3%
 • Zulu5.0%
 • Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4126
PO box
4135
Area code031

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.