John Mulhatton - Having been born & brought up close to Malvern, I am amazed at the growth of the central shopping area but must confess it had to come with the influx of so many new residents and the housing development. As Tina rightly states it has become the hub of a host of businesses and visitor residences within easy reach of all Inner West Durban areas. For that matter it can serve the entire Durban metropol especially those seeking a quiet suburb. What was once a "small hamlet" has grown into a hive of residential and business places. Secretly kept its quite village peace and tranquil dwellings.
Malvern, Durban - Conveniently accessed directly from the M7 Bellville Bridge off-ramp, Malvern is the Gem in the crown of nine villages that constitute "Queensburgh", a suburb of Durban. Situated 400m above sea level with sea views from hilltop homes, Malvern is a Garden borough, with many well established trees adorning homes, streets and parks. Old railway houses co-mingle with newly built double-story architectural wonders keeping her modern and vibrant. With a re-vamped Shopping Centre hosting Checkers, Clicks, Queensburgh Pharmacy, Milady's, MTN, Spur, Wimpy and many more familiar haunts, Malvern not only welcomes and entertains the locals, but holiday makers, day trippers and Businessman too. Queensmead - our local industrial park boasting over 350 businesses - is reached within five minutes drive from Bellville offramp, through Malvern, via Ridley Park Road & Stella Roads. Local eateries and pubs provide refreshments whilst Ridley Park often hosts visiting Circus & Funfairs for all to enjoy. Malvern is geographically central for easy reach to Durban, Westville, Pinetown, Chatsworth; Durban's beaches, the Bluff and the Pavilion Shopping Centre. Come and explore!