Neighbourhood of the week Mackeurtan Avenue Durban North

Winona Griggs

Discover Mackeurtan Avenue in Durban North

Hey there! Let me introduce you to Mackeurtan Avenue, the vibrant neighborhood that has earned its nickname as the ‘new Florida Road’. Over the past few years, it has become a buzzing hub for socializing and fun. Want to know more? I’ll be your local tour guide!

Meet Christine Connnor, Owner of Connor’s Public House

Did you know that the word “pub” is actually short for “public house”? It’s not just a regular watering hole; it represents something much more meaningful. Let me take you back to 1998, when Connor’s Public House was born at the Elangeni Hotel on the breathtaking Durban beachfront.

Connor’s came to life through the talent of my husband Gerry, who was the lead singer of the popular 90s band Equinox. He brought the entertainment to the pub, and it quickly became a beloved hotspot. Fast forward to 2014, and the time came for us to find a new location. That’s when we found Mackeurtan Avenue, and it felt like destiny. This neighborhood was flourishing, and Durban North, which used to be just a midpoint between the city and Umhlanga, suddenly became its own destination.

Mackeurtan Avenue has a rhythm of its own, pulsating at a steady 95 beats per minute – the tempo that Durbanites know and love. Although Gerry is no longer with us, our son Daniel has taken over the reins. Together, we work tirelessly every day to preserve Gerry’s incredible legacy. Throughout our travels with the band, we experienced various gigs across the country, but Durban always had a magnetic pull. It’s our home, and we have become an integral part of its fabric.

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Now, you must be wondering where to find us. Connor’s Public House can be found at 11–13 Mackeurtan Avenue. And if you want to chat or make a reservation, just give us a call at 0315634462. We’d be thrilled to welcome you! So why not come and experience the vibrant Mackeurtan Avenue for yourself? We can’t wait to share this incredible neighborhood with you.

Local Flavors

“I love going to the Wok Box on Mackeurtan Avenue. It’s like an old friend you can always rely on. Their crispy chilli chicken is absolutely delicious and guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.” Call them at 0315642939 to book a table.

Taste of Portugal

“When it comes to authentic Portuguese cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Julio’s Cabana. It’s a family-run restaurant that serves up amazing food. Make sure to try their combos, like the chicken and prawn or calamari. You won’t be disappointed!” Contact them at 0315635546 for more information.

Coffee Haven

If you’re a coffee lover, you must visit Mayfair Cafe at No. 41–45. Not only do they serve the perfect cup of coffee, but their food and service are also top-notch. Another great spot is Afro’s, located at No. 15. Their coffee is excellent, especially when Dylan is behind the counter.” Give them a call at 0630055258 for a caffeine fix.

Connect and Share

Hey there! Let me tell you about some awesome places in Durban that you absolutely need to check out.

First up, we have El Toro at No. 5. The ambience there is amazing – it’s full of culture, which is really cool. And let me tell you, their margaritas are the best. You should definitely try one, or maybe even a craft tequila if you’re feeling adventurous. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Give them a call at 031-564-3015.

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Another great spot is Connor’s, known as the “Home of Irish Spirit in Durban”. They have live music, sports on TV, and themed parties. It’s a place where you can have a good time and feel the Irish spirit. So if that sounds like your kind of vibe, make sure to pay them a visit.

Now let’s talk about unique finds.

If you’re looking for a unique gift or something special, Nikki’s: The Gift Shop at the Woolworths Centre [No. 41-45] is the place to go. It’s like a magic hat – small but filled with treasures. You’ll always find something interesting in there, no matter what you’re looking for. Give them a call at 0315631821 and see for yourself.

Celebrate Party & Events Store at No. 28 is another gem. This place is perfect for all your Halloween, St. Paddy’s, and Christmas needs. They have everything you could ever want for a great celebration, and there’s always a happy energy in the store. So next time you’re in need of a party prop, make sure to check them out. Give them a call at 0648366984.

And now, let’s dive into some living history.

I had the pleasure of talking to Errol Koch, the chairman of the Durban Society of Model Engineers. He’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of Durban.

These places are just a taste of what Durban has to offer. Trust me, once you start exploring, you’ll be amazed at all the incredible things you’ll discover. So why wait? Get out there and start exploring Durban today!

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Hey, I’m an ex-marine engineer who loves building stuff. I’ve been a member of the DSME since 1982, and let me tell you, it’s been a blast! This club is all about creating miniature engineering marvels like steam engines, clocks, and even steam locomotives. It’s been around since 1913, making it one of the oldest clubs of its kind outside the UK. Can you believe that?

But the DSME isn’t just about creating amazing miniatures, it’s also about the awesome people you get to meet. We’re a tight-knit community of model-making enthusiasts who share a passion for all things engineering. More than 50 years ago, some of the members even built a small-scale replica of the first steam locomotive that ran in SA. And get this, they even built a 420-meter raised track to run it on!

If you’re curious to see our creations in action, you’ve got to come to our public “running day” on the second Sunday of every month. We set up our mini railway at 10 Hinton Grove, Virginia Circle, and it’s a blast! You can even host a birthday party here and give your guests a fun train ride experience.

If you’re up for some tasty treats, I’ve got a couple of recommendations for you. Two of SA’s firsts can be found at No. 41: Four 15, a burrito bar that serves up some seriously delicious Mexican food, and Plan B Dessertery, a place solely dedicated to satisfying your sweet tooth. They have this amazing thing called bubble waffles that you absolutely have to try!

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Discover Mackeurtan Avenue in Durban North

Hey there! Let me introduce you to Mackeurtan Avenue, the vibrant neighborhood that has earned its nickname as the ‘new Florida Road’. Over the past few years, it has become a buzzing hub for socializing and fun. Want to know more? I’ll be your local tour guide!

Meet Christine Connnor, Owner of Connor’s Public House

Did you know that the word “pub” is actually short for “public house”? It’s not just a regular watering hole; it represents something much more meaningful. Let me take you back to 1998, when Connor’s Public House was born at the Elangeni Hotel on the breathtaking Durban beachfront.

Connor’s came to life through the talent of my husband Gerry, who was the lead singer of the popular 90s band Equinox. He brought the entertainment to the pub, and it quickly became a beloved hotspot. Fast forward to 2014, and the time came for us to find a new location. That’s when we found Mackeurtan Avenue, and it felt like destiny. This neighborhood was flourishing, and Durban North, which used to be just a midpoint between the city and Umhlanga, suddenly became its own destination.

Mackeurtan Avenue has a rhythm of its own, pulsating at a steady 95 beats per minute – the tempo that Durbanites know and love. Although Gerry is no longer with us, our son Daniel has taken over the reins. Together, we work tirelessly every day to preserve Gerry’s incredible legacy. Throughout our travels with the band, we experienced various gigs across the country, but Durban always had a magnetic pull. It’s our home, and we have become an integral part of its fabric.

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Now, you must be wondering where to find us. Connor’s Public House can be found at 11–13 Mackeurtan Avenue. And if you want to chat or make a reservation, just give us a call at 0315634462. We’d be thrilled to welcome you! So why not come and experience the vibrant Mackeurtan Avenue for yourself? We can’t wait to share this incredible neighborhood with you.

Local Flavors

“I love going to the Wok Box on Mackeurtan Avenue. It’s like an old friend you can always rely on. Their crispy chilli chicken is absolutely delicious and guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.” Call them at 0315642939 to book a table.

Taste of Portugal

“When it comes to authentic Portuguese cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Julio’s Cabana. It’s a family-run restaurant that serves up amazing food. Make sure to try their combos, like the chicken and prawn or calamari. You won’t be disappointed!” Contact them at 0315635546 for more information.

Coffee Haven

If you’re a coffee lover, you must visit Mayfair Cafe at No. 41–45. Not only do they serve the perfect cup of coffee, but their food and service are also top-notch. Another great spot is Afro’s, located at No. 15. Their coffee is excellent, especially when Dylan is behind the counter.” Give them a call at 0630055258 for a caffeine fix.

Connect and Share

Hey there! Let me tell you about some awesome places in Durban that you absolutely need to check out.

First up, we have El Toro at No. 5. The ambience there is amazing – it’s full of culture, which is really cool. And let me tell you, their margaritas are the best. You should definitely try one, or maybe even a craft tequila if you’re feeling adventurous. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Give them a call at 031-564-3015.

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Another great spot is Connor’s, known as the “Home of Irish Spirit in Durban”. They have live music, sports on TV, and themed parties. It’s a place where you can have a good time and feel the Irish spirit. So if that sounds like your kind of vibe, make sure to pay them a visit.

Now let’s talk about unique finds.

If you’re looking for a unique gift or something special, Nikki’s: The Gift Shop at the Woolworths Centre [No. 41-45] is the place to go. It’s like a magic hat – small but filled with treasures. You’ll always find something interesting in there, no matter what you’re looking for. Give them a call at 0315631821 and see for yourself.

Celebrate Party & Events Store at No. 28 is another gem. This place is perfect for all your Halloween, St. Paddy’s, and Christmas needs. They have everything you could ever want for a great celebration, and there’s always a happy energy in the store. So next time you’re in need of a party prop, make sure to check them out. Give them a call at 0648366984.

And now, let’s dive into some living history.

I had the pleasure of talking to Errol Koch, the chairman of the Durban Society of Model Engineers. He’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of Durban.

These places are just a taste of what Durban has to offer. Trust me, once you start exploring, you’ll be amazed at all the incredible things you’ll discover. So why wait? Get out there and start exploring Durban today!

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Hey, I’m an ex-marine engineer who loves building stuff. I’ve been a member of the DSME since 1982, and let me tell you, it’s been a blast! This club is all about creating miniature engineering marvels like steam engines, clocks, and even steam locomotives. It’s been around since 1913, making it one of the oldest clubs of its kind outside the UK. Can you believe that?

But the DSME isn’t just about creating amazing miniatures, it’s also about the awesome people you get to meet. We’re a tight-knit community of model-making enthusiasts who share a passion for all things engineering. More than 50 years ago, some of the members even built a small-scale replica of the first steam locomotive that ran in SA. And get this, they even built a 420-meter raised track to run it on!

If you’re curious to see our creations in action, you’ve got to come to our public “running day” on the second Sunday of every month. We set up our mini railway at 10 Hinton Grove, Virginia Circle, and it’s a blast! You can even host a birthday party here and give your guests a fun train ride experience.

If you’re up for some tasty treats, I’ve got a couple of recommendations for you. Two of SA’s firsts can be found at No. 41: Four 15, a burrito bar that serves up some seriously delicious Mexican food, and Plan B Dessertery, a place solely dedicated to satisfying your sweet tooth. They have this amazing thing called bubble waffles that you absolutely have to try!

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