The Berea is a ridge above the city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on the northern side which overlooks the city centre and the Indian Ocean.
Some of the oldest mansions in Durban were built in this once forested area. Today, many of these have been converted into offices or made way for apartment buildings. The Berea was once the most expensive real estate area in the province but is now third to Umhlanga and Durban North.
The two main areas of the Berea are Musgrave and upper Glenwood which are separated by the N3 highway which leads into the city centre.
Places of interest include Musgrave Shopping Centre, Clifton School, Durban Girls' College, Durban High School and Maris Stella, Mitchell Park, the botanical gardens and the Howard College campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Some famous Durbanites who have called Berea their home include cricketer Andrew Hudson, radio personality Alan Khan, TV presenter Imraan Vagar, business legend Arnold Zillman, medical expert Dr Rahim Ballim and supermodel Georgina Grenville amongst others.
The Berea borders the orange-roofed Durban suburb of Morningside.