Morningside in the Berea: Durban’s New Investment Hotspot

An exclusive piece of Durban’s affluent property sector, the trendy area of Berea in KZN is witnessing a surge of interest for foreign investors and locals. Even with economic pressure affecting consumer buying power, demand is higher than supply and attraction is likely to grow.

Once a natural and picturesque Eden—overlooking a tranquil bay of crocodiles and hippo’s, the story of Berea began in 1497, when Vasco De Gama Founded Durban, and again in 1835 when European settlers founded a small church on the hills above Port Natal and called it Berea.

Today, the Berea—which includes Windermere, Musgrave, Essenwood, Morningside and Glenwood, is a lush, trendy residential belt that stretches above the city of Durban, overlooking the big bright city lights and the Indian Ocean.

The most desirable area to live, work, play and study

Morningside is a desirable area to live, study, work, play and study. A predominantly residential area that blends a beautifully lush greenbelt with cosmopolitan energy, Morningside flaunts lush parks and a bustling scene of markets, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs dot Florida Road and Windermere Road—Berea’s trendiest strip. Often likened to the vibrant café lifestyle of Tamboerskloof in Cape Town and Melville in Johannesburg, Morningside is Durban’s best-loved and most fashionable suburb.

Morningside at a glance

Although Durban’s long coastline beach is the city’s biggest drawcard—with locals flocking the promenade to cycle, run, surf, swim, fish, or bask in the sun, living in Morningside makes good sense. There is so much to do, and everything is so central. It hosts four of the top shopping centres in Durban and the Botanical Gardens, Bulwer Park, and Mitchell Park, home to a small zoo.

Morningside is an excellent choice for homeowners and renters who wish easy access to a safer lifestyle and investors looking for an excellent ROI. It’s close to the beach, malls, parks, CBD area, and the Kwa-Zulu Natal University, and it is also home to some of the best academic and sporting schools in Durban.

As a result, this vibrant neighbourhood appeals to a diverse residential demographic, attracting a cultural blend of upmarket and middle-class buyers, renters and investors of all ages, local and international.

High rental and high resale opportunities

After Umhlanga, Morningside is an appealing part of Durban that has long been a favourite for South Africans. As one of Durban’s most eclectic suburbs—boasting trendy affordable apartments, large art deco and period-style stately homes, and sectional title developments, Morningside sustains its current position in terms of market demand and sales.

With its impeccable views, easy access to routes, and beautiful properties, investing in a property in Morningside means you’re creating wealth, or you’re creating a passive income. An asset/investment that you can expect to yield excellent ROIs, Morningside offers high rental opportunities that guarantee a steady income stream.

Whether you’re considering snapping up a family home overlooking the ocean, an upmarket duplex-style holiday home near Florida Roads bustling nightlife scene, or you’re an investor after a safe ROI in a proven property market that is thriving, Tyson Property has the top listings.

A multi-award Real Estate Agency brand leading the KZN property market

Making our mark in KZN’s capital in 2005, Tyson Properties is a leading national real estate agency brand that has grown from a single office in Morningside to dominating the KwaZulu-Natal market. As a multi-award brand, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing for the fifth year in a row and “Affiliate Status” for KwaZulu-Natal by Christie’s International Real Estate has allowed us to cement our reputation as a trusted brand.

Start your property adventure with Tyson Properties

Tyson Properties set the standards in the sale, purchase, and letting of homes, apartments and commercial properties throughout South Africa, including Durban’s trendiest strip—Windermere, Musgrave, Essenwood, Glenwood and Morningside. Our extensive portfolio, sophisticated marketing, streamlined processes, invaluable support, and in-depth knowledge of the region and property market trends place us the leader in property sales.