Rescuers were able to make their way down the drain pipes and locate the baby.
The little girl had been dumped in Newlands East.
The team confirmed that a baby girl was stuck and was being washed further down the pipe.
There were loud cheers from locals who had been from the scene since early this morning as a firefighter pulled the baby into safety.
She escaped with only a mild case of hypothermia and "a few minor abrasions", according to local journalist Bernadette Wilks.
Rising Sun Overport reports that Rescue Care paramedics together with Metro Search and Rescue and the eThekwini Fire Department worked fervently on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Circle in Newlands East to rescue the infant. "Our miracle baby was taken out of the drain alive, looking healthy and strong", a relieved Cox said.
He said she was transported to Albert Luthuli Hospital via the AMS Medical Helicopter.
Her cries were first noticed by a passer-by.
A baby is recovering in hospital after workers spent three hours rescuing it from a storm drain in Durban, South Africa.
He added:' It is great news she has been rescued and she is now in a stable condition so a great ending for all the rescuers and personnel and paramedics who did this.
It is not known how the baby got there, or who the mother is.