Mount Edgecombe at a glance
Mount Edgecombe is one of Durban’s largest and most renowned suburbs in uMhlanga. It is best known for beautiful; gated estates, golf courses, resorts, and premium facilities and amenities.
Attracting professionals from a higher income level, it is seated in a prime location between Ballito, which lies 35-minutes away (40.4 km) and just 25-minutes (19.7 km) from Durban. This central locality allows residents to travel around the north coast, as well as Durban’s inner city - giving them the best KwaZulu-Natal has to offer, from vast blue beaches to glorious restaurants and shopping malls.
Mount Edgecombe Country Club
State-of-the-art golf courses
Mount Edgecombe offers its residents a state-of-the-art country club, which boasts a fine dining restaurant and two golf courses with features that make for a challenging and rewarding day of golf, set amid gorgeous scenery. The first of the courses is an 18-hole championship course with a parkland layout, strewn with exotic trees - making it an extremely attractive round. The second course, also an18-hole course, is perfectly designed to challenge more serious golfers, yet it still allows for the occasional golfer to have fun. If you are looking for a more forgiving round, then this undulating course is certainly an attractive option.
If golf is not your preferred activity, then Mount Edgecombe offers additional facilities, including four floodlit tennis courts, which represents the perfect exercise after a long day of work or a great way to spend weekends. Those wishing to enhance their tennis skills or motivate their children to pursue this sport, can get trained under the estate’s in-house professional tennis coach,
Squash Courts and more
There are also two squash courts with a healthy active membership and league sides for both men and women. Those wishing to immerse themselves in Mount Edgecombe’s aquatic environment, can do so through paddling or angling. Angling is the newest activity offered on the estate and the facilities focus on fresh water fishing.
Those who prefer remaining indoors can join the Monday Bridge Club, and with more than 100 members, it is a great place to meet new people. To get the heart pumping, visitors are invited to take jogs, runs or walks around the estate, with longer and shorter routes to suit preferences.
Gateway: largest shopping mall in Africa
Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the continent’s largest shopping mall, is situated 10 minutes away from Mount Edgecombe. The mall offers not only ample entertainment for the whole family but a selection of fashion outlets, as well as fine-dining restaurants and supermarkets for your convenience.
Gateway’s movie house, Ster Kinekor, offers the latest blockbuster movies, as well as Cinema Nouveau movies that appeal to a niche market, screening art and alternative movies from all over the world. It also has an XD cinema, allowing for 4D simulation, turning a normal movie into an experience like no other. This is a great outing as the movie comes alive with special effects.
Bronze Beach and Main Beach
Living in Mount Edgecombe, residents are guaranteed some of the best beaches the suburb has to offer. Two internationally renowned beaches kiss Mt. Edgecombe’s shores, these include Bronze Beach and Main Beach. Defined by warm gorgeous waves, pristine waters and soft sands – both beaches are ideal for a day out, immersed in the best natural attractions KZN has to offer. For those who love the beach at a distance, a well-maintained promenade will allow beach-goers to walk, jog or simply just breathe in the ocean-side air.
Schools and colleges
Those who have children and are concerned about the schools in the area, rest assured that Mount Edgecombe sits in close proximity to some of the best schools in the country.
Crawford La Lucia
Crawford La Lucia is co-educational and offers schooling from pre-school through to matric. This school forms part of the largest single private school in South Africa, and offers academia parallel to none, with world-class facilities and educators upholding this. The values entrenched in Crawford is, “education without fear, where good citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship are developed by placing emphasis on the needs of every child.”
Cultural success is its cornerstone and sports is encouraged among students, as this helps fitness, releases energy, promotes sportsmanship and teaches learners to work in a team and respect and support their fellow team members.
Crawford believes that their goal is to prepare their students in the best possible way for life. Their ethos is, “we treat our students with dignity and respect, encouraging individuality and promoting self-assurance, confidence and independence.”
Varsity College (VC) – Durban North
Once learners have matriculated they will be moving on to a college to further their studies and attain a professional qualification. Varsity College represents a perfect choice and offers students a choice of different courses, diplomas and degrees.
Students who are unsure as to which courses to study can receive advice from VC’s career centre, where guidance is offered to ensure the right path is followed.
Faculties at VC include:
- School of Management
- School of Law
- School of Psychology and Communications
- School of Finance and Accounting
- School of Education
- School of Information Technology
Sporting and cultural ethos
The sports and cultural side of Varsity College is one to admire. It offers an array of different sports including hockey, rugby, canoeing, surfing and mountain biking. The team spirit and excitement surrounding sporting tournaments is electric and allows students to feel a part of the college experience, making their time a good balance between fun and academics.
Varsity College hosts a few events throughout the year, where parents are welcome to join in the spirit of on campus. The Durban North Campus is also home to a Spur.
Vega School of Brand Leadership
Another college to consider is Vega School of Brand Leadership. This college offers niche courses for students to choose from. It is best suited to creative minds, as courses centre on marketing, drawing and writing, and photography.
Students prosper in this environment as their lecturers encourage and support growth by guiding them towards excellence and expose them to the outside world as early as second year. At Vega, students partake in real briefs from brands who seek their creative knowledge and marketing abilities.
They are also exposed to national awards, whereby their work can get entered into the Loeries and D&AD, where many students have won prizes. A qualification from Vega has witnessed many students landing employment in major advertising agencies and marketing departments. They are pushed in college and this helps them succeed in the real working world.
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