The little town has grown in popularity, mainly because of its ideal location, and Queensburgh now includes as many as 10 suburbs and is just a short drive from other areas such as Pinetown, Hillcrest, Kloof, Chatsworth, central Durban as well as the Pavilion Shopping Centre.
While most tourists head straight for the beach, there are many little gems dotted along the way that are often missed in the quest for the ultimate seaside vacation and Queensburgh is just such a town as it introduces you to an inland vacation as well. Beautiful landscapes and Queensburgh in particular boasts parks and nearby nature reserves with plentiful wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.
A number of investments have gone into Queensburgh, thereby challenging the area’s reputation as a blue-collar borough. There is now a great mix of middle class and upper income earners living in the area with first-time home buyers and young families as well as large upmarket homes for the upper-income earner.
There is a wide variety of accommodation in and around Queensburgh, options include B&B’s, Guesthouses, self-catering as well as a caravan and camping park.
Things to do and see
- Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
- North Park Nature Reserve
- Umbilo-Umhlatuzana River Park
- Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, Chatsworth
- Hare Krishna Temple, Chatsworth
- Bergtheil Museum, Westville
- Pavilion Shopping Centre, Westville
- Phansi Museum, Glenwood
- Gandhi Centenary Park
Queensburgh receives approximately 961 mm of rain annually with the majority of its’ rainfall occurring during the summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 17˚C and 28˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 10˚C and 24˚C.
There are daily flights into King Shaka International Airport approximately 42 km’s away via the N3 and N2. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
The Queensburgh area developed when early settlers wanted to escape from the humidity of the coast and headed to the inland hills. Four residential suburbs, Malvern, Escombe, Northdene and Moseley, together formed the town of Malvern in 1924. In 1952 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation the area received municipality status and was renamed Queensburgh.
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