Gecko Hill - Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg

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Pietermaritzburg Accommodation
Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg

Gecko Hill

Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg - Accommodation

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Gecko Hill in Pietermaritzburg

The best located B&B accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Situated a mere 600 metres from the Cascades shopping centre, Virgin Active gym, world class mountain bike and running trails, we have it all.

Comfortable accommodation with self-catering facilities, Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, warm hospitality, high standards. Extremely well located for tourists, business people and recreational activities. Gecko Hill B&B is unique and popular with local and international guests.

The theme at Gecko Hill is rustic African in keeping with our thriving indigenous garden. Guests are assured of a comfortable, peaceful stay with a warm, personal yet non-intrusive touch. We encourage guests to relax and appreciate the garden, bird life and lovely views of the forested hills overlooking the Montrose valley.

One large self-catering cottage - Acacia Cottage, two smaller self catering units, Stinkwood and Sagewood and two light self-catering rooms Albizia Suite and Aloe Suite, provide a variety of spacious, well-appointed accommodation options.

All units have private patio and entrance, kitchenette, secure parking, hospitality tray, serviced daily except some Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, bath and/or shower and DStv and wifi

Stinkwood has an en-suite bedroom with double bed, plus kitchenette, Acacia has an open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining room/kitchen, king-size bed, lounge has a couch and there is a daybed. Sagewood has a queen size bed, bathroom with shower and small kitchenette. Albizia Suite has an en-suite shower bedroom with double bed, TV, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, and is equipped for light self-catering.
Aloe Suite has a queen size bed, with full en-suite bathroom.

Regret only one vehicle per unit can be accommodated.

Nearby attractions includes Cascades Shopping Centre with restaurants and is a short 600m walk away, state of the art Virgin Active gym is 500m away, Cascades Office Park 800m stroll away, Liberty Midlands Mall is a 3km drive, The Royal Show Grounds 2km away, Victoria Country Club and office park overlook our suburb of Montrose and is approximately 3km away.

Two nature reserves are in close proximity: Queen Elizabeth Park and Ferncliff Nature Reserve both have walking trails and picnic areas. We are in close proximity to independent boys and girls schools eg Cordwalles, The Wykeham Collegiate, while Maritzburg College, Girls High School and St Charles College are a 10 minutes’ drive across town. The village of Hilton is a short 5 minutes’ drive away. Cowan House Prep School and St Anne’s School for Girls are both situated in this area.

We are a short stroll away from Greys Hospital approximately 1km away. An extensive network of mountain bike trails in the forest-covered hills is a mere 800m away; this includes the course used in the recent World Downhill Champs. The start of the Comrades Marathon is a mere 2km away and is a quick, direct drive. Redlands Office Park is situated approximately 2.5 km away. The start of the Duzi Canoe Marathon is a short 10 min drive across town.

Two major dams, Midmar and Albert Falls are both a short easy drive away approximately 25 minute. The world famous Midmar Mile, fantastic bass fishing and varied water sports are all popular at both dams. Durban’s beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions are a quick 45 minutes’ drive away. The Drakensberg Mountains southern and central Berg are a scenic drive away approximately 2 hours.

The famous Midlands Meander arts and crafts route which includes numerous and varied country restaurants is easy to access in the vicinity of Midmar Dam and the nearby village of Howick. The spectacular Howick Falls and Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve are highly recommended in Howick. A short drive from Howick is the birders paradise of Karkloof which also features the acclaimed Karkloof Canopy Tour.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Gecko Hill,Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing - Sport
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Gliding - Traditional
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Kite-Surfing
  • Paddling - Canoeing
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Paddling - Whitewater-Rafting
  • Rowing
  • Sailing - Dingies
  • Skydiving
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 21' 18.3" E / 29° 34' 35.3" S

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Driving to Gecko Hill in Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Pietermaritzburg

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 1 hour 12 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
28.9 km
7.Take exit 165 to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg
Partial toll road
72.6 km
8.Take exit 82 for Armitage Road toward Sanctuary Road/Pietermaritzburg0.3 km
9.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Armitage Rd0.5 km
10.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Chatterton Rd0.5 km
11.Continue onto Town Bush Rd1.8 km
12.Turn left onto Neden Rd
Destination will be on the left
0.2 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for Gecko Hill

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Beautiful neat and clean. Very comfortable stay home away from home and our host was a treat and lovely person! Strongly recommend Gecko Hill for a relaxed stay!

review by Johlandi Freysen

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Lovely place. Enjoyed our stay.

review by sonette mostert

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review by Jaco Greyling

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Excelent stay in November. Sharon and Gary are great hosts, I felt save and the suroundings are beautiful and green. Would recommend staying with them to any one!!-

review by Julia Barnard

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Warm, safe, comfortable and great value for money. Would stay here any given day when I'm in PMB. Close to Cascades shopping centre and virgin active gym. Great place

review by kutelani Tshivhase

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Lovely place, stayed at Gecko Hill for years, with fantastic hosts.

review by Brian Kerr

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The best safe and good friendly service make u feel at home

review by SHADOW

"Very good"

Sharon was very hospitable. We were very anxious about the recent xenophobic attacks but we were made to feel at home.

review by Mrs Madziyire Nyasha, Zimbabwe

"Enjoyable stay"

We enjoyed our stay at Gecko Hill very much. Sharon was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely not hesitate in recommending this to anyone. The proximity to the shopping centres was very useful.

review by Grant Caine, Mauritius

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