Berea at a glance
The Berea suburb of Durban lies perched on the crest of a ridge above the city. Exclusive residential suburb, littered with an eclectic mix of architectural styles. City centre is an easy bus trip, the beaches are close by, and it is renowned for its pavement restaurants and diverse mix of African, Indian and European cultures. Fashionable Florida Road that leads off the Ridge, south of Mitchell Park towards Windermere, is a hive of art galleries, restaurants and fashionable boutiques in a wash of colour and quasi-colonial, semi-bohemian lifestyle.
And whilst you’re up on the ridge, take a trip to Mitchell Park, the tree-filled family favourite with a resident colony of tortoises, ducks and a wonderful aviary, the coffee shop leaves a lot to be desired, or you could head off to Florida Road or the harbour if it’s fabulous fare you’re after.