Situated a mere 600 metres from the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern suburb of Montrose, and less than 5 minutes drive to the Liberty Midlands Mall and the N3 highway, Gecko Hill is a popular self catering destination.


1. "Acacia Cottage"
2. "Stinkwood Cottage"
3. En Suite Room - "Aloe Suite"
4. En Suite Room - "Albizia Suite"
5. Sagewood Cottage

Registered with: Pietermaritzburg Tourism, and Midlands Bed and Breakfast Association" [MIDBABA]

Facilities common to cottages:

  • Private patio and entrance
  • Kitchenette: Fridge, microwave, two-plate cooker, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery
  • Secure, off-street parking
  • Remote controlled access
  • Hospitality tray
  • Serviced daily
  • Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • DSTV

Stinkwood Cottage

  • Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards
  • Kitchen with gas cooker
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan, security gate

Acacia Cottage

  • Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen (gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle)
  • Bedroom area: King-size bed which can be converted to two single beds on request. Third bed is a day bed, ideal for a child
  • Lounge area: Television, sofa
  • Bathroom off bedroom area

Albizia Suite

  • En-suite room with double bed and small kitchen for light self-catering with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan

Aloe Suite

  • En-suite room with a queen-size bed and small kitchen for light self-catering with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • Lovely view of the indigenous garden to the green hills beyond
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan

Sagewood Cottage

  • Comfortable en-suite bedroom with queen size bed
  • Kitchen with microwave, kettle, toaster
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan, security gate

Nearby Attractions

  • Cascades Shopping Centre with restaurants and movie theatre is a short 600m walk away
  • The new Virgin Active Gym is a mere 500m away
  • Cascades Office Park is an easy 800m stroll away
  • Liberty Midlands Mall is a very convenient and easy 3km drive
  • The Royal Show Grounds are situated about 2km away
  • Victoria Country Club and office park overlook our suburb of Montrose and is approx 3km away
  • Two lovely nature reserves are in close proximity: Queen Elizabeth Park and Ferncliff Nature Reserve both have lovely 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 min drive across town
  • The village of Hilton is a short 5 min 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 [approx 1km away]
  • An extensive network of mountain bike trails in the forest-covered hills is a mere 600m 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 approx 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 [approx 25 min]. 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 min drive away
  • The Drakensberg Mountains [southern and central Berg] are a scenic drive away [approx 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.
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite


From Durban:

Take the N3 highway to Pietermaritzburg. Continue on the highway towards
Harrismith. Glide left onto the Armitage/Sanctuary Road off ramp. Keep to the
left lane until the traffic circle. Continue right around the circle and turn
left up Town Bush Road towards Grey's Hospital & Montrose. Pass Greys Hospital
on the left. Continue through the robots at Montgomery Drive [All Saints Church
is situated on the opposite left corner]. Pass under the bridge. Take the first
turn left into Neden Road. Continue past Lone Tree Place. Gecko Hill is the
second house on the left - 7 Neden Road. Look out for the green sign showing a
white gecko on a face brick wall and white gates.

From Johannesburg:

Pass the village of Hilton on the N3 highway. As you descend Town Hill turn left
onto the Peter Brown off ramp. At the T-junction, turn right into Peter Brown
Drive. Cross over the highway and turn left at the traffic circle and proceed
down Montgomery Drive. Shell service station will be on your left followed
immediately by the Town Hill police station on your left. Drive down Montgomery
as it descends all the way down to the traffic lights intersection at Town Bush
Road. All Saints church is on the left and Greys Hospital is on your right. Turn
left into Town Bush Road and drive under the highway. First road left after the
highway bridge is Neden Road. Turn left into Neden Road. Pass Lone Tree Place on
your left and look out for the second house on the left which is Gecko Hill, 7
Neden Road - recognized by white gates and a the sign "Gecko Hill". Press the
intercom for assistance (be aware that the gates open outwards towards you)