City Guide: Ice cream wrapped in French macaron shells and Victorian architecture in Durban's Morningside neighbourhood

2019-04-07 06:30 - Marisa Crous
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Durban, South Africa - July 31, 2013. Along the fa

Durban, South Africa - July 10, 2013. Victorian style homes along Durbans Florida road now used as offices and restaurants.

Tree-lined Morningside is not only home to the foodie and party street that is Florida Road, but this is also where the State President's residence is.

Slotted in between beach and suburbia, the neighbourhood is characterised by its signature Victorian and Edwardian buildings, the style of homes here are complemented by tin roofs and wide verandas.

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Here's where to eat, what to drink and things to do: 

Food and drinks

Ice cream lovers, you are in for a treat. Sugarlicious has something quite unique to offer, from a wide range of ice creams wrapped in delicate French macaron shells to ice cream dipped in chocolate - it's a sugar explosion of note!

But there is even more ice cream! Also check out Paul's Homemade Ice Cream, especially for Easter as they have a delicious hot cross bun-inspired treat just for you... 

And everyone knows Dropkick Murphy's. Known for giving customers a truly authentic Irish experience, it's the best place to grab a Guinness and a beef pie or some fish a chips with friends over the weekend. 

Succulent chicken is served up at Bird & Co. Chicken. Offering delicious free range chicken dishes like 1/2 deboned chicken, wings, burgers and hearty wood fired pizzas - there is something for every palette.

Head to Republik in Florida Road for a vast selection of gin, craft beer and healthy food served beautifully. 

Things to do

Also check out Windermere Road. This street runs parallel to Florida Road and is well worth a visit for its shops, restaurants and coffee spots.

Then do a walk of the area just to admire the architecture. British influence is very evident in Durban's downtown with Victorian and Edwardian buildings lining the streets. 

Durban, South Africa - July 10, 2013. Victorian st

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Step into nature and visit Mitchell Park. It has a zoo, picnic areas and is ideal for laid-back leisure over weekends. 

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