Green Living, sustainability

Green with Envy

Green with Envy in Durban’s Berea defies its city surroundings and offers a departure from a busy day.  Consisting of three buildings, a shop, restaurant and gallery, the flourishing nursery environment serves as a beautiful canvas of greenery.  The setting is ideal for light lunches and meetings, whilst the shop offers charming gifts. On the menu expect a range of freshly prepared meals such as Prawn and Mango Skewers, topped with a tangy Durban curry mayonnaise.  Feeling hungry? Then try the Big Beef Burger at R85, which does a delicious job of living up to its name!  The more refined palette will enjoy the Beef Fillet served on a bed of sweet potato and butternut rounds, topped with back olive and onion salsa. Owner Louise Kelly gets to call this lush space her office...a wonderful location without the humdrum.  Contact her at to reserve the restaurant for special occasions.  Alternatively call them on 031-201-3779 or just stop by for a bit of escapism and a stroll around the nursery. 281 Vause Rd, Durban.   Text: Nadia van der Mescht. Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at