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Cornubia: Businesses include malls, a bulk retailer and a hotel

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Mixed-use development zone is close to retail hubs, Dube TradePort, transport routes, including the N2, and the airport

Patio Warehouse

Established in Randburg in 2005, Patio Warehouse provides one of the largest selections of patio furniture and accessories in South Africa through its six national stores. It promises customers furniture that suits their character and ambiance.

Town Lodge Umhlanga

The new Town Lodge Umhlanga, which forms part of the City Lodge group, brings a business and leisure hotel to the neighbourhood. The hotel group has a variety of products ranging from basic, functional rooms to luxury studios and operates throughout Africa.

Cornubia Mall

Spread across 65 000m², this outdoor mall offers an extensive selection of food, fashion, lifestyle and sport activities. Designed as an indoor-outdoor space, the multimillion-rand mall intersects with connecting bridges, landscaped walkways and pavements.

Makro Cornubia

The Makro Cornubia, which operates as the bulk retailer’s largest store in KwaZuluNatal, has expanded the company’s footprint by 19 000m². The global brand offers customers a range of retail goods from electronics, food, lifestyle, office and stationery to clothing.

The Makro Cornubia outlet and the new warehousing complex now available for rent dominate the western side of the N2. Picture: Terry Haywood Photography

RTT Group

Established in 1980, logistics company RTT Group is positioned to address specific channel supply-chain models across a host of industries. The company operates with the philosophy that smart planning can assist clients to achieve efficiencies in their supply chain, while delivering on their strategic objectives. 

Reddam House

Private school group Reddam House is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent organisation designed to inspire students through a progressive academic environment. The group has nine schools in South Africa and the UK and three earlylearning schools in Australia.

Convenient location among benefits

In addition to the N2 national freeway, the zone has convenient access the M4 and R102. The area also benefits from its highvisibility location, upgraded road infrastructure and public transport access. There are sites available for development in line with tenants’ demands.


The densely populated area is home to labour skills and resources from senior management to unskilled workers seeking employment. Employees have access to public transport into the neighbourhood.


There has been significant investment in transport infrastructure, including roads and lighting, as well as the bulk infrastructure for the sites. More broadly, the zone has sound national and provincial infrastructure, including upgrades and new interchanges on the N2 national freeway, railway access and the King Shaka International Airport.

Direct access to markets

Cornubia’s location gives companies direct access to markets, whether for local consumption within the burgeoning neighbourhoods along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast or national and international markets via the King Shaka International Airport.

Live, work, play

The intention with developing a mixed-use environment was to ensure poorer communities had access to work opportunities, without the burden of longdistance commuting and expensive transport costs. The Cornubia housing component has already accommodated hundreds of families within walking distance of industrial developments, while the newly established Umhlanga Hills has brought more residential options to the market.


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