The History of Greyville dates as far back as 1844, when it hosted the Province’s first official Horse Racing Event. The Track has had the honour of welcoming the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and an array of notable enthusiasts from all corners of the Globe!
The 2 800 m Pear-Shaped Track encircles the Royal Durban Golf Course and is Home to South Africa’s premier horse race and fashion event, the Durban July! With a bustling nightlife in nearby Florida Road and some of the finest Restaurants in the province just around the corner, the Suburb is perfectly placed for a venue that will change the face of the City, boasting over 25 years of hospitality experience!
The Greyville Convention Centre has been created around the premise of having a number of multi-faceted, multi-purpose and dynamic venues, that communicate to a potential client that we really do have a venue to suit any and every event requirement. Weddings, conferences, corporate events, product launches, fashion shows, press announcements, luncheons, we have the capability to do it all.
With the iconic presence of the signature Durban July Racetrack in the background and overlooking the elegant Royal Durban Golf club, Greyville Convention Centre offers an unparalleled combination of outstanding venues and resources, incredible versatility and stellar staff committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients and their guests. With small, medium and large-scale capacity venues, this multi-purpose Convention Centre, in Durban, will delight you with the countless possibilities. Greyville Convention Centre offers a unique experience to those who venture in to the Convention Centre with guided tours by our Event Coordinators.
Greyville Racecourse is a Thoroughbred Race Track in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It surrounds the Royal Durban Golf Club's Championship course, which provides a picture of green grass and foliage throughout the Year, framed in the background by the many Hotels of Durban's Golden Mile.
Greyville Racecourse made History in 1996 when it became the first track in South Africa to successfully install Floodlights, enabling the course to accommodate night racing at all its midweek meetings. Situated in the very heart of the City, it is easily accessible from all parts of Durban.
The pear-shaped track covers a distance of 2,800 m. A road from the Berea to the centre of the City passes under the course, and the construction of the two Subways resulted in the course having a number of unusual gradient features: • an uphill section from the 2,400 m mark up to 1,800 m • thereafter a gentle downward slope for about 800 metres • an uphill section follows from the 800 metres into the straight • an almost level 500 m final straight to Greyville's famed winning post.