Pinetown at a glance
Located approximately 20 km inland from Durban, starting out as a small town centre, the now booming industrial hub of Pinetown is situated between Westville and Hillcrest and forms part of the western region of the eThekwini district. Named after Sir Benjamin Pine the governor of Natal from 1850 – 1855, Pinetown was established around the Wayside Hotel that was built in 1849 alongside the main wagon route that ran between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
Pinetown spans a total area of 86.15 km2 that extends from the Industrial suburb of Westmead in the west, along Josiah Gumede Road (Old Main Road) to Cowies Hill in the east, however Pinetown’s borders strictly run from Caversham Glen to St Wendolins Ridge.
Pinetown Industrial Suburbs
Westmead, Marianhill and New Germany are four of Pinetown’s most popular industrial suburbs. These well-established nodes of industry comprise many world-class developments, warehouses, office space and manufacturing facilities. These suburbs are also home to many leading companies including several automotive brands that can be found along ‘Old Main Road’
Known as Pinetown’s main industrial suburb, Westmead enjoys a convenient location and is home to several industrial parks including Maxmead and Mahogany Ridge – Westmead is easy to get to from five entry points that can all be accessed from the N3 roadway.
The steady growth of this area’s popularity is partly thanks to the upgrades that were made to the off-ramp from the N3 at Richmond Road – this has contributed to the ease at which logistic companies can now gain entry to this industrial zone.
Originally established as the first German settlement in Natal, today New Germany is a leading industrial area that is bordered on two sides by Shepstone Road and Otto Volek Road as well as many arterial roads such as Glamis Avenue (to the East) and Bosse Strean (to the West).
Industrial Property Market
Over the past few years, demand for industrial property in Pinetown has remained steady, even with the high vacancy rate in the region, on par with the vacancy rate of Johannesburg at 12.3%. Current trends indicate particular activity in the industrial letting sector as more businesses move to Pinetown for the secure industrial complexes, parks and buildings that can be found in this area. Another contributing factor is the affordable rental prices per m2 – when compared to other industrial nodes in KwaZulu-Natal. Rentals range between R15 per m2 up to R87 per m2 - with the size of warehouses, offices, showrooms and factories also varying with floor sizes starting at 200m2 all the way up to 20 885m2.
Pinetown Industrial Parks
As a result of its industry dense setting, Pinetown is home to many secure and well-located industrial and business parks. Some of these industrial parks include:
• Kyalami Industrial Park
• Mahogany Ridge Industrial Park
• The Terrace Industrial Park
• Tilt Up Park
• Westgate Industrial Park
• Gillitts Road Industrial Park
• Lemans Industrial Park
• Pine Industrial Park
Infrastructure and Key Points of Interest
Due to its ideal location, Pinetown has become one of the leading industrial areas in KwaZulu-Natal – with short travelling times to Pietermaritzburg (45 minutes) and Johannesburg (5 hours and 20 minutes). Pinetown provides industrial tenants with easy access to the King Cetshwayo Highway(4km) and other major arterial routes including; the N2 (15km), N3 (2km), M7 (4km) and the M13 (7km). Owing to this Pinetown is part of several major taxi routes that run throughout the area and allows for easy public transport opportunities, the Sarnia Metrorail Train Station on Stapleton Road similarly provides access to Durban, Umlazi, Stanger and other surrounding areas.
Pinetown also offers convenient proximity to key points of industry. It is approximately 45 km from the Dube Trade Port and King Shaka International Airport and 28 km from the Durban Harbour.
Being ideally located, Pinetown is home to an array of premium shopping centres with stores that cater to your every requirement. From hardware stores and retail giants – Pinetown and its surrounding areas has it all. The following shopping malls are available in and around the town:
As one of the oldest shopping centres in KwaZulu-Natal, The Pavilion is an iconic regional shopping centre that opened its door in October 1993. Situated a mere 12km from Pinetown, seated next to the N3 Highway, the Pavilion houses a multitude of anchor stores and hosts a wide variety of activities to enjoy. A total of 255 national and international retail outlets and 40 restaurants and food stalls can be found here these include; most major banks, Burger King, McDonalds, KFC, Clicks, and Postnet.
Pine Crest Centre
Positioned on Kings Road in Pinetown, and serving the community for almost three decades, the Pine Crest Centre offers visitors quality retail shopping choices with 93 stores including restaurant chains and some of the biggest brands in the country – with anchor stores including Woolworths, Game, Pick’n’Pay and Virgin Active.
Other recommended shopping centres in Pinetown and its surrounds include:
• St. Johns Centre
• Sandy Centre
• Kloof Village Mall
• Westville Mall
• Westwood Mall
Medical facilities in Pinetown are well-equipped with the latest technology and expertise to comprehensively take care of the community. These healthcare facilities include:
• St Mary’s Mission Hospital
• The Crompton Hospital
• Medicross Clinic
• Men’s Clinic International
• Pinetown Municipal Clinic
Other Emergency Services
Pinetown boasts many top-notch emergency services in case of any predicament. Emergency services, in and around the area, include:
• Pinetown South Fire Station
• Gillitts Fire Station
• SAPS Pinetown
Deal Core Property Group provides buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants with a variety of industrial property options including; secure warehouses, factories, showrooms and office space available in Pinetown. Our dedicated and experienced team of agents specialises in industrial and commercial property sectors and works with corporate, institutional and private clients to find a property that will suit all of their business and property requirements. Contact us today to view exclusive and competitively priced industrial spaces in Pinetown.