Clairwood Racecourse is a horse racing track in Clairwood, Durban South, KwaZulu-Natal. It’s hard to believe that the charming Clairwood Racecourse is built on land that was originally nothing but a swamp. A combination of foresight and careful planning saw the opening on Tuesday May 24, 1921. Known as the "Garden Course", Clairwood Racecourse is an oasis of fauna and flora. When combined with the excitement of horseracing, it makes the ideal venue for an afternoon's entertainment.
The left-handed oval racetrack is 2,500m in circumference, with one of the easiest turns in the country. The run-in to the winning post is 600m. There is also a 1,200m straight, meeting the bend at the 600m post.
Clairwood Racecourse is able to accommodate weddings ranging from 50 to 700 guests depending on the seating configuration. There is a choice of 6 venues to choose from and venues are allocated based on specific requirements. With panoramic views of the racecourse and a stunning five-shoot fountain, it is a beautiful wedding reception venue.
Clairwood Racecourse is situated approximately 10 km from Durban’s city centre and 4 km from the uShaka International Airport on the Southern Freeway (M4).