Property in Pinetown
Named after the governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine, this bustling town began its existence in 1850, when a settlement sprang up around the Wayside Hotel, situated along the wagon route stretching from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
Pinetown has a history tainted by conflict and strife, as during the Second Boer War, it was the site of a devastating concentration camp housing Boer women and children. Today, however, the area is on the rise, fast-developing into an extremely desirable spot to be based, appealing especially to first-time buyers. The town’s proximity to Durban makes it an ideal region to be located in, situated nearby the M13 for an easy commute.
The area’s predominant claim to fame is its Cricket Club, an illustrious establishment which began in 1873 and consequently boasts being the oldest cricket club in KwaZulu-Natal and one of the oldest in South Africa. Located in Lahee Park, the club has hosted numerous world-class games and is an exciting highlight for cricket fans.
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of nature in the scenic New Germany Nature Reserve – a small reserve with a great deal to offer. Bond with friends at the delightful picnic and braai sites, venture along the gorgeous trails and secrete yourself in the hide at the waterhole to catch a glimpse of shy zebra, nyala and impala.
Many people flock to the area to watch the annual Comrades Marathon – an epic 89km race which takes place on annually. The race takes place, in part, in the Valley of 1000 Hills, which sweeps around a lush valley formed by the Mngeni River and its tributaries. The attractive area continues to enthral many artists, who are inspired by the diversity and richness of the landscape.
Pinetown is a fast-developing area, which is quickly establishing itself as a good base for both families and professionals, offering many amenities.