Welcome to

The New City of the West

A ground-breaking locally driven development, Westown is a brand-new destination in the making, one that connects people with spaces and experiences, bringing new opportunities to live, work and thrive.

A mixed-use property and lifestyle development perfectly positioned off the N3 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, Westown is an active construction site, with the first phase of the development, the retail hub of Westown Square, planned for opening by Easter 2025.

Westown is designed around the high-street retail experience of Westown Square which is supported by a number of interconnected precincts, spaces, and experiences that together form the 100ha Westown Urban Core. 

Planned as a managed urban environment, Westown will not only integrate with existing outdoor and lifestyle activities and facilities in the area but enhance them with the rehabilitation of sugar cane into an active indigenous green belt.

A development by the Fundamentum Property Group, Westown is the new City of the West and the new economic hub for Durban’s Outer West. It is set to generate some R15 billion in investment over the next 10 to 15 years – R1,3 billion of which has already been triggered through the Westown Square retail experience which is under construction.

New Destination

Off the N3 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban

Mixed Use Experience

For living, working, shopping and doing business

Active Green Belt

That supports outdoor and lifestyle activities

First Phase

Of the 2 000ha Shongweni Urban Development

Part Of The Whole

Working with local businesses to ensure they thrive as Westown develops


Westown is a mixed-use precinct of urban and green spaces that offers a brand-new destination for living, working, shopping, business and recreation.


Westown Square is a world-class retail experience designed as a high street environment where indoor meets outdoor.


January 2024 Aerial Video

January 2024 Aerial Video

This January 2024 aerial video, captures the progress on the Westown development site as well as the Kassier Rd upgrade extending from the M13 to…
High Gear In 2024

High Gear In 2024

The Westown development team is back in action, with the construction team ready to kick into high gear in 2024.   Towards the end of 2023…
First 38 Training Graduates

First 38 Training Graduates

The 22nd of November marked the graduation ceremony for the first 38 training graduates qualified at the WESTOWN TRAINING CENTRE through the skills development programmes…