Durban North is a suburb along the coastline of Durban in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. The area has beautiful views of the warm Indian Ocean beyond the dune foliage and preserved mangrove swamps. There is also an abundance of birds in the area from the Umgeni Bird Park. Durban North’s sub-suburbs include Briardene, Red Hill, Glen Anil, Glen Ashley, Virginia, Glen Hills, Park Hill, Umgeni Park, Avoca, Kenville, and Sea Cow Lake. The suburb is around ten minutes from the Durban CBD and within seven minutes of popular schools in the area, including; Northlands School and Park Hill High School and Hillview Secondary School. Durban North residents are passionate about security and maintaining a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. The local Security Companies are Marshall and Blue Security Firms, each has been dedicated to protecting this area for the last two decades. Gateway Mall is close by for some retail therapy and the breath-taking Durban Botanic Garden for some time in the sun and fresh air.