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Originally a staging post for transport riders, Pinetown was laid out as a village in 1849 and named after the lieutenant-governor of Natal, Benjamin Pine. The town grew as an industrial centre, however, today the area is attracting young families looking to reside on the outskirts of the big city, in this case Durban in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Pinetown is a thriving centre unto itself with an independent magistrate’s court, several university campuses and schools and major medical facilities. The town is located on an elevated ridge and escapes the hot temperatures and humidity so prevalent along this section of the coast.
The main highway between Durban and Johannesburg runs through Pinetown. Only a 15 minute drive from Durban, Pinetown is a good choice as a stopover for those seeking a quieter stay.
Top 6 reasons to visit Pinetown
1. There is no shortage of shopping facilities in Pinetown and the Pine Crest Centre has over... Show more