What
  • Accommodation
  • Art & Craft - Other
  • Artist & Crafter Studio
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Leizure & Activities
  • Saunter Shopping Treats
  • Weddings & Conferences
Where

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Waterfall & Hillcrest. Gillitts to Assagay & Shongweni

At around 700 meters above sea level and Durban, the heat is now dry and this is the start of the mist zone. The soil is rich and dark and azaleas flourish here helping to make spring gardens stunning. It is a beautiful area full of mature trees.

There are various villages on this Saunter with Hillcrest, now a fast growing little town swelled by those moving out of Durban and down from Gauteng. In 30 years it has changed from a one robot (set of traffic lights) town to a nine robot town but there is somehow, still a village feel.

You are spoiled for choice of restaurants here and we recommend some special ones.

The choice of art and craft ranges from some known across the world: a sculptor, a glass blower and a ceramicist, to wonderful handmade crafts from the women nearby in the Valley of 1000 Hills.  The Saunter gives you the opportunity to visit studios to watch the creative process and meet the artists and crafters themselves.

There is a now well-loved Saturday market filled with artisan food stalls and crafts.

Perhaps the most important thing: this is pony territory including pleasure riding, polo, and horse and jockey training. One of the things we will suggest… get an early start and have breakfast watching a thunder of training thoroughbreds appear out of the mist and gallop past.

There are many more options including some excellent antique and interior decor stores, fun activities for children, a couple of clothing designers and the base for a diving group where you can dive with sharks. You are spoiled for choice!

Browse this Saunter's Listings

cat-icon Fig Trees Farm Hillcrest, Inanda Road, Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa

Warrens Guest House

Peaceful, well appointed stay for holiday makers and business people.

cat-icon 15 Mill Road, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, 3610, South Africa

Lily of The Valley Florist

Outstanding floral designer with good range of fresh flowers plus artificial flowers.

cat-icon 25 Highland Road, Hillcrest, 3650, South Africa
cat-icon 7C Kloof View Road, Forest Hill, Kloof, South Africa

May Gene. Sue Cameron & May-Gene Terblanche. Quilters

Visit us for a colour explosion of quilts and fabrics

cat-icon 19 Macfarlane Drive, Everton, Gillitts, South Africa

Town & Country

Antique and Contemporary Furnishings and Décor

cat-icon Fig Trees Farm Hillcrest, Inanda Road, Hillcrest, Hillcrest, South Africa

3603

Seasonaol, locally sourced artisanal and home made fare

cat-icon Gillitts Shopping Centre, 1 Clifton Road, Gillitts, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Highstakes Accommodation & Outdoor Activity Centre

Ideal for a weekend getaway, holidays, base for tourists, businessmen, cyclists, mx & enduro enthusiasts.

cat-icon CATO RIDGE, 2 Killarney Valley Road, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Treat Café at Talloula

The Treat Café is all about decadence in its simplest forms, an unadulterated homage to deliciousness.

cat-icon 61 Old Main Road, Bothas Hill, Outer West Durban, South Africa

Flow by Topaz

Designer clothes from re-purposed fabrics, including sari & Afro-centric cotton.

cat-icon 54 Rock Road, Waterfall, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa

Daytours and Shuttles KZN

Safe, reliable and punctual Tour Guide and Shuttle Service

cat-icon Kloof, KZN, South Africa

Ammazulu African Palace *****

  • RRR

A feast for the senses in a fantasy palace.

cat-icon 20 Windsor Road, Kloof, KZN, South Africa

Iphithi Nature Reserve

Picturesque reserve with woodland and wetland habitats

cat-icon 19 a Edward Drive, Chelmsfordville, Gillitts, South Africa

Holley-Wood Pens

Unique handcrafted pens turned in exquisite African hardwoods

cat-icon 14 Coghill Avenue, Kloof, South Africa

La Pizza Pazza ***

  • RRR

A relaxing & traditional Italian restaurant. Loved by the locals.

cat-icon Delcairn Centre, Village Road, Kloof, South Africa

Mrs. Pinkerton

Eclectic vintage store. A purveyor of all things with a sense of past.

cat-icon Unit 9, The Mushroom Farm, 450 Kassier Rd, Shongweni.

Woodcraft

Abstract & uniquely conventional pieces crafted from fallen trees.

cat-icon 14 Coghill Avenue, Kloof, South Africa

Handcrafted by Mike Freese

Mike Freese creates quality items for home use from various local woods.

cat-icon 14 Coghill Avenue, Kloof, South Africa

Tala Collection Game Reserve Accommodation ****

Game reserve with plentiful and varied wildlife without the malaria risk

cat-icon Tala Private Game Reserve, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa *****

A luxurious boutique Eco-Lodge, with an elegant and personal touch.

cat-icon Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa, Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

PheZulu Safari Park. Game Drives

Traditional Zulu shield making and scenic wildlife Safari Park

cat-icon 190 Old Main Road, Outer West Durban, South Africa

The Puzzle Place

Handcrafted wooden puzzles, brain teasers, crafts, toys and games.

cat-icon 168 Old Main Road, Outer West Durban, South Africa

Virginia Trails

MTB, Trail Running and Hiking Trails in a KZN paradise

cat-icon Virginia Farm, eZimwini Road, Eston, KwaZulu Natal (at eZimwini turn off from the R603)