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Pinetown is a mix of industry, business and residential

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Pinetown is a mix of industry, business and residential

The suburb has easy access to the M13 highway travelling east and west, while the split to the national road N3 east-bound, near the eastern end of Josiah Gumede Road (Old Main Road), ensures businesses have links both locally and nationally for their goods and services. 

Concentrated hub for the motor industry 

The motor trade dominates the eastern end of Josiah Gumede Road, meaning individual motor retailers can feed off each other’s location. Consumers can swiftly find their preferred car, while associated parts and services businesses are handy. 

Public transport 
The eThekwini Municipality integrated rapid public transport system has driven the upgrading of Josiah Gumede Road and includes bus terminals at which commuters will be able to arrive or leave Pinetown and/or transit to elsewhere in the city. Currently, commuters have access to taxis that also operate along the suburb’s main commercial streets. 

Josiah Gumede Road is a combination of commercial and residential opportunities. Picture: Terry Haywood Photography

While commerce dominates Pinetown’s main roads, the suburb has a large residential component both in free-standing properties and blocks of flats and townhouse complexes. There are a handful of residential properties on Josiah Gumede Road, but most homes are the block behind the main road, meaning there are opportunities to live within a few kilometres of work. The neighbourhood’s government schools as well as several churches, hotels and the Department of Home Affairs are also close by. 

Good local trading opportunities 

Given the proximity of the residential population and its established nature, businesses along Josiah Gumede Road have access to local trading opportunities and commuter traffic. Within 5km are also the residential neighbourhoods of Cowies Hill, Westville and Kloof from which to draw additional consumers. Experience The annual world-famous Comrades Marathon route includes Josiah Gumede Road through the centre of Pinetown so the premises have a front row seat to the ultramarathon as an aside.

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