Pinetown at a glance
Pinetown is inland from Durban in KwaZulu Natal South Africa. situated 16km west of Durban at an elevation of 1,000 to 1300 feet (305 to 395 m).
No longer a separate municipality, Pinetown is now part of the larger eThekwini Municipality and for voting purposes falls within IEC Electoral Ward 18. The area from Cowies Hill in the east along Old Main Road/M1 to Westmead (Industrial area) in the west is commonly referred to as the Pinetown area, although Pinetown strictly extends from Caversham Glen to Manors.
Suburban areas include Ashley, Pinelands, Caversham Glen, Farningham Ridge, Highland Hills, Mosely Park, Sarnia and to the more upmarket areas like Hatton Estates, Manors, Padfield Park and Cowies Hill. New Germany is also part of Pinetown. Pinetown Central has a large quantity of flats and complexes that are easily accesible to the central CBD. Pinetown has a middle to upper class status with a mixed profile of people.
There are several primary schools to choose from in the different suburbs of Pinetown closest to the area in which you choose to reside and also has one Afrikaans medium school, a Boys High School and Girls High school centrally located.
Located in Pinetown central are a few shopping centres, as well the suburbs are serviced by many smaller shopping centres.
Pinetown is serviced by a government Hospital in Mariannhill, a private hospital in central Pinetown and a private medical centre (Medicross)
Westmead and New Germany industrial areas provide employment for the majority of pinetown people .