Accommodation near Greyville Racecourse

Greyville Racecourse is a horse-racing track in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. It is a notable track in South African horse-racing circles and hosts many popular racing fixtures. It also has some unique features and its proximity to some of Durban's top attractions makes it a convenient spot for horse-racing fanatics to check out on their tour of the city.

Durban's first horse-race occurred in 1844 on a site near to the current track. Today, Greyville Racecourse itself is over 100 years old. Annually it plays host to the Greyville Gold Cup and the Vodacom Durban July, both prestigious races attracting some of South Africa's best jockeys and most impressive thoroughbreds. It is certainly a significant course!

The track is pear-shaped, covering a total distance of 2800 metres. Oddly, there is a large subway which passes under the course, giving it a unique topography. As a result of the subway, the majority of the track is uphill, with an almost equal downhill distance and brief flat sections at the start and finish of the course. Another unique feature of the course is the floodlights which allow for evening, mid-week meets. Greyville was the first racecourse in South Africa to have these lights installed.

Sitting in the stands, over-looking the track, you will notice yet another oddity about the track. The centre of the race track is home to the Royal Durban Golf Club, bringing two prestigious sports together in one location. In the background, the congested buildings of Durban's CBD are visible and just beyond them the tall skyscrapers which make up Durban's popular tourist hub, the Golden Mile.

The subway which passes under the race course is a thoroughfare between the Berea, the CBD and the aforementioned Golden Mile. This subway, as well as the many other transport routes which connect Greyville to other parts of Durban, means that the track is easily accessible.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
Beautiful En Suite Room
0.8 km

From R500* unit


This room/cottage is independent of the main house with secure free parking at the entrance to the room. The bathroom has its own bath and shower. The property overlooks Greyville racecourse, and t... More Info

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Botany Bay Lodge
0.9 km

From R425 pps


We are a small friendly lodge situated overlooking the Botanical Gardens. We have an afro-colonial style offering 4 en-suite rooms with queen size beds and spare single bed(for children or twin room.... More Info

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.

 
The Heron Guest House
0.9 km

From R350 pps


The Heron Guest House is a friendly and homely bed and breakfast in Durban, committed to quality service and personal attention. Situated in Durban's leafy Morningside suburb, The Heron offers the cor... More Info

2 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

 
Pastel Guest House
1.1 km

From R345 pps


Pastel Guest House is situated in the lovely old residential area of Musgrave, Durban. The Olde World House circa 1903 is set in a charming street with samples of architecturally listed building, high... More Info

4 People are currently making enquiries at this establishment.

 
Quarters Hotel Florida Road
1.1 km

From R4000* unit

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Four gracious Victorian homes have been beautifully restored by award winning architects to create a unique hotel of immense charm and character. Inside you will find a subtle combination of modern so... More Info

 
Madeline Garden Apartment
1.2 km

From R950* unit


MADELINE GARDEN APARTMENT lies in the hub of Durban's sub-urban street life (one street away from Florida road and Lilian Ngoyi (formerly 'Windermere') road. Although it is located in this popula... More Info

 
Bon Ami
1.3 km

From R624 pps


Situated in the heart of trendy Florida Road, Durban with its array of designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Bon Ami On Ninth is a guest house with a difference. We offer a... More Info

 
 Florida Park Hotel
1.3 km

From R1295* unit

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The hotel consists of 39 beautifully appointed rooms of which 3 are beautiful, spacious suites. Our rooms offer both a quiet sophistication, and a professional elegance and some boast amazing views of... More Info

 
Garland Place B & B
1.3 km

From R450 pps


Garland Place is a very upmarket, tranquil residence, with a very warm and friendly Ambiance. A spectacular "Home Away From Home" for the Executive Businessman with full office facilties available. Fo... More Info

1 Person is currently making an enquiry at this establishment.

 
Sommersby Bed & Breakfast
1.4 km

From R450 pps


Sommersby is a charming Edwardian house, lovingly converted into a bed & breakfast in 1995. Many of the original features remain: wooden floors, high ceilings and fireplace, which help create a 'home ... More Info

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