Durban officially best city in SA to live in

ACCORDING to the latest Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index, Durban is officially the best city in South Africa to live in, the Northglen News reported.

The index report, which tracks the performance of house prices across 150 cities worldwide, is updated quarterly and the latest report was released mid-October.

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Residential property prices in Durban, which is ranked 88 out of the 150 global cities surveyed, surged by 3.9 percent between the second quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017.

Cape Town and Johannesburg, ranked 139 and 146 respectively, achieved a contraction of  2.1 per cent and 5.1 per cent.

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In 2015 the New York Times featured Durban as 7th on its 52 places to go.

In March, the international Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living survey named Durban the top City in South Africa – with the highest quality of life – for a third consecutive year.


Here’s a shortlist of the awesome places that add immense value to our city and things to do in Durban:


  • Enjoy the magnificent view from the Moses Mabhida SkyCar

  • Fun World can entertain  you at their amusement park with fun rides for the whole family

  • Grab a board and do as the locals do with “Learn to Surf” on Addington Beach

  • The place to be on a sunny day, enjoy boat cruises in the Durban Harbour and Wilson’s Warf

  • The Golden Mile that runs roughly from South Beach (uShaka Marine World) to Suncoast Casino. Longer than a mile it’s the best place to do an early morning beach run or a walk with family along the beach

  • The beautiful Botanic Gardens where one can enjoy a picnic with loved ones

  • Roma Revolving restaurant on the 32nd floor of the John Ross building is the only revolving restaurant in the Southern hemisphere


  • The fifth largest aquarium in the world, uShaka Marine World


  • Durban’s beachfront skate-park on Northbeach.



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