"Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and our people are our pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity.
Berea in Durban is one of the city's most upmarket suburbs. Built on a ridge rising from the city centre, most of Berea overlooks the sea and harbour as well as Greyville Racecourse surrounding the prestigious Royal Durban Golf Course. From many points there are also views of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, Kingsmead Cricket Ground and King's Park rugby and other sports stadiums. Durban must be the only city in the world with so many recreational amenities bordering its CBD!
Durban and it's surrounding suburbs is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Musgrave is the plushest area of upmarket Berea suburb in Durban, so much so that Musgrave Road features in the South African version of Monopoly !
A residential neighborhood with luxurious houses and apartments, the commercial heart of the area is Musgrave Centre; Even the Saturday morning flea market in Essenwood Road, parallel to Musgrave Road, attracts the upper crust. Many exotic restaurants, ranging from Far Eastern to French, fringe the avenues lined with colourful trees.
In close proximity is the hustle and bustle of Durban's Berea Florida Road - With its warm street vibe and unique, historic architecture, spending time on Florida Road in Durban is an atmospheric experience. Home to a range of restaurants, galleries, boutiques, studios and bars, Florida Road has earned its reputation as one of they city's trendiest streets, where people gather to shop, eat, drink, meet and hang out.
So there is little wonder that Durban's Berea is much sought after as a residential area as well as by visitors who prefer to stay in sedate suburbia but want easy access to the tourist hotspots."