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Padfield Park, Pinetown


Padfield Park at a glance

Envision living in a residential area that has its own CBD, schools, car dealerships, malls, and beautiful homes. Padfield Park is conveniently situated in Pinetown and is the perfect place to invest in upmarket properties offering great value for money. The area provides peace of mind if you're looking for a safe haven in a secure community. 


Pinetown officially became a town in 1948. It was named after the governor of KwaZulu-Natal at the time - Sir Benjamin Pine. The area grew successfully as an industrial hub. However, the burgeoning property developments and amenities turned Pinetown into a sought-after residential area, which it is known as to this day. There are many high-end suburbs in the main district of Pinetown and Padfield Park is one of the most popular choices. 


Pinetown generally enjoys a cooler climate than the majority of KwaZulu-Natal and Padfield Park is no different. Sunny days turn into misty evenings and summer highs of 28°C - 30°C are to be expected, while winter is usually between 18°C - 21°C. These are the perfect conditions if you enjoy spending time engaging in outdoor activities, gardening or swimming in the pools that can be found on many of the spacious properties. 

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD) 

The King Shaka International Airport is approximately 39 minutes (44,2 km) away via the N2 and the Durban CBD is 24 minutes (22,2 km) away via the N3. The Pinetown CBD is 14 minutes (7,4 km) away via Caversham Road. 


There are many quality schools in surrounding areas for children of all ages to attend. Thomas More College is a co-ed school with classes from grade 000 to grade 12. They offer a Christian-based philosophy with a diverse teaching approach and relevant curriculum. Located on a stunning 41-acre eco-campus, is the Waterfall Pre-Primary School. They look after kids aged 12 months to grade 00 and offer a modern learning environment, cooked meals, an aftercare facility and holiday programme. 

St. Benedict School is a highly sought-after Catholic school with three phases for learners of all ages. The foundation phase focuses on classes beginning from Grades 00-3. The senior primary phase is from grades 4-7 and the high school phase is from grades 8-12. The school also offers sporting and extra-curricular activities for a well-rounded schooling experience. 

Lyndhurst Primary School is four minutes away and focuses on creating a happy and successful learning environment for pupils. The school celebrates all major educational milestones and public holidays by involving students to participate in fun activities while providing them with invaluable knowledge. 


Padfield Park has easy access to medical facilities and is ideally located in case of emergency or pharmaceutical assistance. St. Mary's Hospital can be found just off the N3 highway in Pinetown.  It has 200 beds and is a reliable referral hospital for nearby clinics and community health centres. The government hospital has a dedicated staff of doctors and nurses who go the extra mile to provide every patient with personal attention and care. 

Life The Crompton Hospital is a private healthcare facility that services a variety of patient needs. From maternity, paediatric and intensive care units to day clinics and psychology, the hospital has medical professionals in many fields on-call around the clock. 

The Life Westville Hospital offers over 30 medical and surgical treatments and is widely known for having an excellent cardiac unit that is on par with international standards. They have a wide range of qualified specialists who are also available for consultation by appointment.

There are pharmacies such as Alpha Pharm, Clicks Dispensary and The Local Choice Pharmacy Pinelands for medicinal and drugstore purposes. 

As well as catering to residents' medical needs, there are vets close by to attend to your pets and furry members of the family. The Pinetown Veterinary Hospital and St. Johns Veterinary Clinic are among the best in the Pinetown area and hold long-standing records for providing gentle and informative animal care. 

Shopping centres 

Padfield Park is close to the main shopping mall that services the Pinetown area which is Pine Crest Shopping Centre. The centre has provided the area with over 100 top-class retailers for over 30 years and offers shoppers free Wi-Fi and a discounted rate on parking when you shop at Pick n Pay, Woolworths or Game. Pine Crest also has a renovated food court where you can take a break between your retail therapy and have a bite to eat from one of your favourite takeaways. 

Pine Walk Centre is an outlet mall that houses 21 shops including a Post Net and Gastrek. The centre's anchor tenant is a SuperSpar, which caters to residents' primary grocery needs and a variety of banks. 

The FreshStop at Caltex on Old Main Road is a 24-hour convenience store that has ready-to-eat meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, basic groceries, cleaning supplies and a range of snacks. There is gourmet coffee available from LavAzza and hot takeaways from Grill-To-Go.

There are also major shopping malls such as The Pavilion Shopping Centre and Westwood Mall in the surrounding area of Westville that can be reached a short distance away. 


Takeaways are popular choices in Padfield Park and many eateries are family-owned businesses that have been part of the community for years. 

The Curry O's is an Indian restaurant located in Pinetown with takeaway, dine-in and delivery options. The menu specialises in delicious Durban dishes such as bunny chows, biryani, butter chicken, veg curries, vermicelli and more. The restaurant has won many awards for its quality food and outstanding service and many locals comment on how the meals are consistently tasty, affordable and carefully prepared. 

Africaz Flame Grilled Chicken is one of those must-eat-at places you can't wait to try and get hooked once you do. Their Mozambican flavours and original sauces lend a unique taste to their menu offerings which include grilled chicken prepared in a variety of ways, hot wings, pizzas, wraps, sides, vegetarian options and beverages. 

Mochachos has been a firm favourite in the authentic Mexican fast food scene and become a household name in South Africa since it first opened its doors in Pretoria in 1994. The restaurant offers dishes like quesadillas, nachos, burritos, fajitas, shawarmas and a variety of fresh salads and kiddies meals. 

Special attractions 

Giba Gorge is an adventure park situated just on the outskirts of Pinetown and 21 minutes (12,2 km)  from Padfield Park via Henry Pennington Road/M1 and Ingweni Road. They offer a multitude of activities including mountain biking, bird watching, trail running, team building and more. There is also a nutritious restaurant at the trail centre called Giba Graze. The menu offers wholesome fare like gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, crunchy salads, full breakfasts and vegan options. Giba Gorge also hosts community events that range from dog days (where you can bring your pet along for a friendly 5 km run) to 10 km trail runs and night runs. The location also has a conference venue and hosts corporate events and birthday parties. 

Closer to home, the New Germany Nature Reserve is known to be a birdwatcher's dream and has a number of species and indigenous fauna and flora to identify. It is a great spot to see small animals and enjoy panoramic views. Make an afternoon of it and pack a light picnic to enjoy along the trails and prepare yourself and the kids for the live snake display! 

The Pinetown Cricket Club is the oldest club in KZN and is an important part of the community. Operating from Lahee Park, the club provides a warm, welcoming environment for members of all ages to enjoy coaching sessions that include batting, bowling and fielding. They often host cricket showcases for the public and is a great place to take the family and enjoy a friendly match while snacking on sandwiches and cheering on the players. 

Redefine real estate in Padfield Park 

Shelley Residential specialises in finding the perfect fit when it comes to choosing a home. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retirement estate or a conveniently located house to travel to work and school, Padfield Park is a wonderful place to put down roots. Contact one of our expert agents today.

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