is a dormitory town as well as a local industrial hub.
The hilly area was settled by people working in Durban who wanted to escape the humidity of the coastal city. In 1924, four residential townships in the area, Malvern, Escombe, Northdene and Moseley combined to form the town of Malvern. In 1952, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, Malvern received municipality status, forming part of Queensburgh. It is linked to the city centre by metro.