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Image from page 121 of “Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book” (1911)
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Identifier: natalprovincedes00tatl
Title: Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Tatlow, A.H South African Railways. Publicity Dept
Subjects: Railroads
Publisher: Durban, Natal : South African Railways Printing Works
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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ze when the summits alonghis journey are reached. Such a reward for the tedium of the somewhat slowclimb is obtained when the train reaches Sea View, and the traveller obtains apanoramic outlook of the Bay, Durban, Addington, the Bluff, and the outeranchorage. SEA VIEW is becoming increasingly popular as a Durban suburb. The charm lies in its pretty undulations, bracing air, and its close AltitudeDistance 175 feet.6 miles. A proximity to the town. Private residences are springingup in all directions, and a suburban population is firmly established with socialand other acquirements of much older communities. Perhaps the chief point ofinterest in the district to the tourist will be the Hindoo Temple, which is builtin the valley of the Umhlatuzan River. Pursuing his journey the traveller isstruck by the diligence of the Indians in their cultivation of all kinds of summerfruits, such as pineapples, bananas, mangoes, pawpaws : and in the winter-oranges, naartjes, lemons, and avocada pears.

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Sea View BELLA1R is another attractive and prosperous-looking suburb, claiming a population of over 350 Europeans and 450 coloured. Thisis perhaps the most fashionable of the Durban suburbs, AltitudeDistance 223 feet.7 miles. and is a very healthy residential resort. During the past generation the priceof land has increased enormously, and to-day the district for a considerablearea is dotted with superior dwellings enclosed in extensive grounds. Thereare two chapels and a church, hotel and hydro., rifle association, political andsporting clubs, literary and debating societies, and a concert and volunteer drillhall. There is also a match factory in the district. The sub-tropical sceneryin and around this district is undeniably beautiful. The soil is rich and prolificand especially favourable to fruit culture : exotics of all kinds also flourish.Leaving the by no means inartistic^station at Bellair our train proceeds leisurelyto HILLARY, situated in the midst of fruit plantations. 10.1

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