Area Information

High up on the east coast, Durban is South Africa's sub-tropical beach getaway. The city centre overlooks a long, golden beach that is probably the single most culturally diverse spot in Africa. Here you will find frolicking families of every hue, busy executives out for a quick lunchtime jog, teenagers in full breeding plumage, elegant sari-clad matrons strolling the sand, buff surfers running into the waves, and bead-bedecked sangomas collecting therapeutic sea water in bottles. Durban is actually all about the beach. It is home to South Africa's only surfing museum, and is one of the most surf-friendly cities in the world. Frustrated wage slaves can look out of their office windows onto awesome breaks - and then shed the tie and jacket or the high heels and paddle out straight after work. Durban is the closest seaport to Johannesburg and is also an integral part of the city. As well as all the usual container docks, it has not one, but two yacht clubs and a great little cultural spot right in the middle of the harbour - the BAT centre. Short for the Bartle Arts Trust, the BAT Centre is a hotbed of local visual art and musical creativity mixed in with some good restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. All overlooking the small boat harbour so you can sip a cappuccino while watching stubby-nosed tugs coming in to rest after a hard day pushing supertankers around. Terebinte Bed and Breakfast is located centrally and close to many amenities: 20 m from Thai Health Spa (open until 10pm), 500 m from Buxton shopping centre with restaurants, 1.5 km from Musgrave shopping centre / movies, 1.5 km from Helen Joseph Road which hosts many restaurants, gift shops etc. 4 km from Durban CBD and ICC, 5 km from Durban Beachfront, 1 km from Bulwer food and craft market (monthly), 2.5 km from Essenwood flea market (every Saturday). Close to all well-known take-away franchises. We are a mere 100 m from St Augustine's Hospital and 1 km from Entabeni Hospital, as well as other medical facilities. The main campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the renowned Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre is 1.5 km away. Glenwood is an arty community with antique shops such as WOW, Finders Keepers and ALLES; the NSA Gallery which hosts exhibitions and many coffee shops with award-winning baristas (Bean Green, Corner Cafe and The Factory Cafe). Helen Joseph Road (Davenport) boasts at least 5 very good restaurants as well as Blue Moon, a funky establishment with eclectic furniture and artwork. There are many schools in the area - Glenwood Boys; Durban Girls' High; Durban High School (DHS); Glenwood Preparatory; Glenwood High School, St Henry's, Maristella Girls High and Port Natal, Penzance and Glenwood Primary School, just to mention a few. A short drive will take you to the beachfront with its newly upgraded Promenade - this offers a variety of exciting options if you are on holiday!

Nearby Attractions

  • 20 m from Thai Health Spa (open until 10pm)
  • 50 m from Beauty Salon
  • 100 m from St Augustine?s Hospital
  • 500 m from Entabeni Hospital
  • 2km McCord Hospital
  • 2.5 km from Parklands Hospital
  • 2km from Overport (Virgin Active & Restaurants)
  • 500 m from Buxton shopping centre with restaurants
  • 1.5 km from Musgrave shopping centre / movies
  • 1.5 km from University of Kwa Zulu Natal and Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
  • 1.5 km from Helen Joseph Road which hosts many restaurants, gift shops etc.
  • 4 km from Durban CBD and ICC
  • 3km from ICC
  • 3 km from Kingsmead Cricket Stadium
  • 5km from Moses Mabida Stadium
  • 5km from Growthpoint Kingspark
  • 5km from Kingspark Swimmingpool
  • 5km from Durban Country Club (Golf)
  • 5km from Pavilion Shopping Centre
  • Surrounded by award winning coffee shops