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Posted on: Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I Love Morningside Durban Because …

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I ♥ Morningside

I ♥ Morningside

Hi, I’m Caroline from Lindsay Loft in Morningside, Durban in KwaZulu Natal.

Morningside IS BEST KNOWN FOR being a trendy upmarket suburb with many restaurants, pubs and clubs. Its parks and gardens and beautiful residential homes including Kings House, the State President’s residence when he visits Durban, just add an extra dimension.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk around Mitchell and Jameson Park.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO curl up with a good book.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS Spring, Autumn or Winter, BECAUSE some people find it a bit hot in Summer.

I ♥ Morningside

I ♥ Morningside




MY FAVOURITE coffee SPOT IS Vida Café across the road from Mitchell Park.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY anywhere down Florida Road.  There are so many restaurants to choose from that you are bound to find one that suits your mood.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO pick any pub in Florida road.

Morningside’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS its position. Perfectly positioned to go down the hill one way to the seaside, down the hill the back way and you are on the ring road that can take you either north, south or inland, all within 5 minutes. Yet you are living in a leafy suburb with lots of entertainment on the door step.

I ♥ Morningside

I ♥ Morningside

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS walk around the Mitchell Park Zoo and see all the birds.

FOR SOME LIVE MUSIC, I LIKE TO GO and sit in the nearby Botanic Gardens and listen to the Durban Philomonic orchestra play on a Sunday afternoon.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO walk my dogs in the cool of the evening in Jameson Park with all the other dog walkers.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY going down to the Moses Mabhida stadium and take a ride in the sky car, or if you are more adventurous, do the Bungy Jump or even walk up over the arch on your own.

MY FAVOURITE DRIVE IS along the coast road up to Umdloti  Beach (where you can also horse ride) or even further north.

I ♥ Morningside

I ♥ Morningside

MY FAVOURITE WATCHING SPOT IS sitting in the bar at the end of the Moyo pier and just taking in the sunset over the beaches.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN the winter, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Durban July, one of the most prestigious events in the county for any race goer – or just as pure entertainment.

MY FAVOURITE GALLERY IS the Crouse Art Gallery in Windermere Road. CHECK OUT THE latest works by the current top artists.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDINGS ARE are all the old Victorian buildings in the area and particularly the large estates that had been built by the old sugar barons like Upton Hall and the Manor House in Nuttall Gardens.

I ♥ Morningside

I ♥ Morningside

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS getting a day ticket at uShaka Marine World. That way you can go to the Wet & Wild which means the kids can go on all the big slides and you can bob down the lazy river on a tube. Then of course there is the amazing aquarium and the dolphins so a busy day is had by all.

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS simply to hire a bike at the skate board park on the beach front and then ride from one end of the beach to the other, right up to Blue Lagoon.  Stop for a coffee or a bit to eat at either the Moses Mabhida stadium or at a restaurant right on the front.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO dine at Harvey’s – across the road from Mitchell Park.

MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS in the bush at Hluhluwe River Lodge in Hluhluwe.

I Love Morningside Durban BECAUSE it’s a great place to live!

Lindsay Loft

Lindsay Loft

Lindsay Loft

Lindsay Loft offers executive self catering luxury in peaceful and secure surroundings in Morningside, Durban. Within minutes of Durban’s amenities including beaches, restaurants, tourist attractions and the Durban International Convention Centre. Lindsay Loft is a single, luxury, self-catering executive apartment with panoramic views, set in a secluded garden in Durban’s exclusive Morningside area. Lindsay Loft is totally separate from the main house with secure open parking and remote control access, offering elegant comfort in peaceful surroundings.

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Quarters: +27 (0)31 303-5246
Mo’s Noodles: +27 (0)31 312-4193
Jam: +27 (0)31 303-8200
Spiga Dora: +27 (0)31 303-9511
Vide Cafe: +27 (0)31 312-4606
Durban Botanic Gardens: +27 (0)31 201-1303 or 309-1170
Moses Mabhida Jump: +27 (0)31 332-3250
Crouse Art Gallery: +27 (0)82 920-2232
uSh­aka Marine World: +27 (0)31 337-8099
Harveys: +27 (0)31 312-5706

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1 comment about I Love Morningside Durban Because …
  1. April 18th, 2012 at 10:23
    Pieter van Zyl says:

    Morningside in Durbs sounds very pretty,,,next time I am arround I will surely come and visit.xx