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Sherwood, Durban


Sherwood at a glance

Popularly known as "the garden suburb" of Durban, Sherwood is a lush, green area surrounded by convenient amenities and beautiful homes. Perfectly situated as a central location, Sherwood is a prime feeder suburb to the city and is quickly becoming a well-known, sought-after residential area. 

Sherwood has some of the most beautiful homes for sale. Of note, the popular Strawberry Fields features secure and well-maintained properties. The complex is fitted with a communal swimming pool, entertainment areas with built-in braais, a jungle gym and a spacious field for a casual game of your favourite sport or outdoor exercise. 


Sherwood is named after the 45th Regiment of Foot of the British army that was stationed in the area during the 19th century. Known as the Sherwood Foresters, they cut through a hill with picks and shovels and the site is still known as "45th cutting" today. 

Home to many historic houses and family-owned businesses, the property market in Sherwood is a thriving one, with many home renovations of the existing houses and exciting new residential developments popping up. 


The weather in Sherwood follows the central mild to moderate temperatures of sunny Durban. Always partial to a slight breeze due to the greenery, the highs are approximately 28-30°C, while the lows range between 18-23°C.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD) 

Sherwood is 26 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, which is 36,1 km via the N2 and 9 minutes from Durban's bustling CBD (6,6 km) via the N3. The Durban beachfront is 11 km away.


Finding great schooling in Sherwood is an easy task. The area is saturated with quality daycares and primary schools. Notably among the best are Sherwood Primary School, Step Ahead Montessori School and Harrington-Thorn Pre-Primary School. The area also has a Sherwood Children's Centre where Birdwood School is housed, catering to remedial learners from grades 00-7. The schooling system is an inclusive one and you can also find The Christian High School and Madrasah Islahul Muslimeen Junior and Senior Primary Schools. There are separate madrasah campuses for boys and girls. Parents can also send their children to surrounding schools in Westville at their convenience. 


When deciding on a place to live, access to medical facilities is an important factor. The Ahmed Al-Kadi Hospital is close by along with numerous medi-clinics and dieticians to cater to your health needs. The area is also known for its Sherwood After Hours Veterinary Clinic for your furry friends. When your pets are like members of the family, having access to medical treatment at convenient times is a comfort. 

Shopping centres 

Sherwood is located close to popular retailers in neighbouring suburbs and has a selection of small businesses that provide everything from clothing to electronics, books, spices and more. 

There is a Food Lover's Market with a selection of ready-made meals and fresh produce. This serves as one of the main grocery stores in the area and there are many other express stores for your convenience. The Freshstop at 45th Cutting is handy for those middle-of-the-night snack sessions, groceries and takeaways. The Woolworths Food at 45th Engen has quality goods that have become synonymous with the brand, freshly baked pies and pastries and basic cleaning supplies. You will also find banks and ATMs, postal services, pharmacies and everything you need to enjoy daily living. 

The Westwood Mall is four minutes away and houses a range of world-class retailers and eateries. There is also a Planet Fitness gym, a variety of furniture stores, a travel agency, speciality stores and more. The Pavilion Shopping Centre is a quick 10-minute drive away and the Westville Mall, at six minutes, offers easy access to more retail therapy.


The cuisine in Durban is a mix of traditional and contemporary foods, with takeaways a popular choice amongst locals.

In true South African style, the standout restaurant in Sherwood has dishes from all over the world. The BBQ Barn offers an extensive menu of seafood, grills, vegetarian options, tacos, stir-fries, burgers and desserts. The fully air-conditioned restaurant is also wheelchair-friendly and certified Halaal. 

Randerees Braai Foods has become the catering option of choice in Sherwood. Famous for their sizzling lamb spit-braais, their menu also boasts a selection of grilled chicken, meats and fresh salads. There is a sit-down restaurant available on Collingham Road for whenever the braai craving hits you, but the convenience that comes with hiring a caterer to prepare a spread in your home is ideal for guests and alleviates the stress of hosting a gathering. 

Waffle On Café is the perfect spot to indulge in a decadent milkshake, light-as-air pancakes, ice-cream and sweet and savoury waffles. They also have freshly baked confectionaries and recently introduced a range of mocktails to the menu. The ice-cream sundaes are the stuff legends are made of and a fan favourite amongst old and young alike. 

There are also family-friendly takeaways like KFC, Seattle Coffee Company and more around the corner for a quick bite-on-the-go. 

Special attractions 

As Sherwood is centrally located, the distance to Durban's best entertainment and leisure spots are a short drive away. The Sherwood Bowling Club is a great place to enjoy an afternoon of relaxed fun with family and friends. The venue often hosts kids' days and can be hired out for private parties and events. 

The Shun Wu Tang Martial Arts Academy is housed in the Sherwood Hall and is an internationally acclaimed training academy specialising in various forms of martial arts including boxing, kickboxing, submission wrestling, grappling, stretching, acrobatics, self-defence and more. They offer children and adult learning programmes and have also put on the famous Dragon Dance performance for South African audiences since the mid-'80s. The Shun Wu Tang Martial Arts Academy has performed in multiple tournaments, festivals and cultural events all around South Africa. 

The Tropical Nursery is a wholesale garden centre that delights the eyes and senses. Wander around the greenery of this site which houses exotic plants, striking flowers and vegetation. Discover how to grow your own produce, learn biodegradable hacks to maintain your home garden and useful DIY tips such as how to repurpose loose bricks into a stunning outdoor fireplace. 

Redefine real estate in Sherwood 

Apart from being a fantastic place to raise a family, Sherwood is an up-and-coming player in the property market. With the help of expert property practitioners, you can reach your real estate goals in the area. Shelley Residential redefines the buying and selling experience, making it a simple, quick and seamless one. Contact one of our expert agents to discuss your future in Sherwood today.

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