Riverhorse Valley. Durban North's major industrial area.
Riverhorse Valley is situated in the Northern node of Kwa-Zulu Natal on the N2, between Umgeni Road and the KwaMashu interchange. The area has excellent visibility directly from the N2. The general area below Riverhorse Valley includes Sea Cow Lake and Umgeni River.
Back in the 1800’s the area comprised of a deep lake that was home to hippopotamus (sea cows), and river horse is a derivative of the word hippopotamus – resulting in the current names. Much of the lake was later drained and developed into sugarcane farms, owned by Tongaat Hulett and more recently platformed and released for light industrial purposes.
Riverhorse Valley is primarily located just two kilometres above the Umgeni River. SANRAL, Tongaat Hulettt and the eThekwini Municipality decided to construct a new road link called Queen Nandi Drive, between North Coast Road and KwaMashu. The development of the road, which was completed in 2002, triggered the development of many business parks in the Riverhorse Valley area. Additional roadwork developments such as the connecting bridge over the N2 and the Umhlanga River have provided easier access, thereby further enhancing the area.
Numerous business parks consisting of mini-factories as well as larger warehouse facilities have been developed in Riverhorse Valley, and include Riverside Business Park, Cedar Business Park, Grid Eye Office Park, Riverbend Park and Edstan Business Park, to name just a few. The business parks situated in this area offer light industrial factories and warehouse space. The facilities in many of these parks offer modern, high end amenities.
Some of the large corporates who occupy premises in Riverhorse Valley are Unilever, Xerox, Parmalat, Builders Warehouse and Group 5.
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