Westville is a well-to-do neighbourhood to the west of Durban Central. It is surrounded by scenic, affluent suburbs like the Berea and the light industrial area of Pinetown. The N3 highway, which connects Durban and Pietermaritzburg, runs through it, making it easily accessible - an attractive trait for locals and visitors alike.
Westville was first established in 1847 on a farm of the same name. The farm was originally named after the first British Lieutenant Governor of KwaZulu Natal, Martin West. German immigrants who arrived in 1948 were responsible for its subsequent development and it was declared a self-governing area in 1956.
Westville like its neighbouring suburbs, used to have an independent municipality, but owing to the expansion of Durban, it was incorporated into the eThekwini Municipality and these days it is considered a suburb of greater Durban.
It is a self-sufficient area approximately 15 kilometers from the Durban city centre. It is home to the Pavilion Mall, the second largest shopping centre in the city, after the giant Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
It is also home to a natural attraction, that is, the Palmiet Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to hundreds of bird species, a wide range of vegetation types as well as amphibians, insects and fish. The Palmiet Nature Reserve has 15 kilometers of guided and self-guided routes, which include some river crossings.
Like most of Durban, Westville is warm and humid. Despite its large size it retains a certain charm and would make a great base for those keen to explore Durban but who do not like the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is an attractive suburb which is home to warm, hospitable people.
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Red Tudor B&B is a Tudore styled home nestled in the leafy suburb of Westville,minutes away from Durbans CBD,stunning beaches,shoping malls,Westville Hospital the ICC,Suncoast Casino,Sibaya Casino,uSh... More Info
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We are nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in CENTRAL WESTVILLE. We can offer guests the following choice of accommodation:
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The palm tree driveway you see opposite is about 10 minutes drive from Durban. The spacious double storey family home has a large swimming pool, squash court, and is set in tranquil surroundings in ce... More Info
SUMMERHILL is situated in a peaceful corner of DURBAN.
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Ten minutes away from main Shopping Centers and popular restaurants.
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Colonial charm, warm hospitality, comfort and convenience await guests at Sica's Guest House, which is owner-run, and conveniently situated on three acres in Durban's Berea. Easy access to beaches, sh... More Info
Situated two minutes from central Westville, Harcourt House offers a level of comfort usually found at a bed and breakfast establishment. ... More Info
Upmarket and reasonable! Nestled in amongst beautiful trees, this 3600mē property is conveniently situated off Westville Road, in the heart of central Westville, Durban. 6 B&B rooms in a gracious doub... More Info
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Westville B&B consists of two adjacent executive homes set in sub-tropical gardens with sparkling pools, guest lounges, masterfully decorated en-suite rooms and family suites.
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Located in Westville with easy access to the N3 and the M13. The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Village Market, Westville Mall and Westwood Shopping Centre are in close proximity with Gateway (to the North... More Info
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This is the first time we stayed in Westville, and we were really impressed. It is close to major highways with lush green vegetation, and definitely offered much more value for money than staying in the City or near the beach. It was a quick drive each day to get to Ushaka and the beach, so will definitely look for accommodation here again. Please provide a map to local shopping areas in Westville, as we had to consult Google for this, and went on a grand detour.
- Pieter Sadie
Very safe and quiet. I loved the trees.
- Benjamin Banda
Westville was a cooler option in the heat. We found it was easy to reach many places from there.
- Amy Glover
Excellent suburb as an ex resident myself I was very much at home. Close to all amenities.
- Naresh Bojraj
Beautiful, quiet neighbourhood with stunning views. Centrally located so no problem getting to CBD. The roads are a bit steep with lots of hairpin bends. Not ideal for an early morning run unless you're training for comrades.
- Wardah Isaacs