KwaNyoni Cottages offer a unique concept in accommodation; imaginatively transformed from old stables and a farm building, these three eclectically decorated self-catering units are set on a tranquil agricultural property with panoramic views over the Umgeni Valley between Howick Falls and the Albert Falls Dam.

Each unit has two-bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a fully equipped kitchen. The lounges are spacious and comfortable with large glass sliding doors onto private patios to take advantage of the stunning views of the Umgeni valley. One of the units is wheelchair friendly.

KwaNyoni is advantageously located for business visitors to Pietermaritzburg, which is only 15 minutes away. It is 7km from the N3 highway, and thus convenient for those wishing to explore the Midlands Meander. Hilton College is only 3km away, and St. Annes only 9km distant. Michaelhouse is a short drive up the N3, and a slightly longer drive takes travelers to the Drakensberg resorts.

This accommodation is also ideally suited for a few days peace and quiet. Because of an unfenced boundary with the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, guests can enjoy the sight of small game such as various kinds of buck, porcupines and zebra. The birdlife is outstanding - in particular the raptors (at least eight types), which can be regularly observed patrolling the cliffs, often below one. The mist billows up from the valley, the stars shine brilliantly, while the only sounds guests are likely to hear at night are the cries of jackal and zebra. All units have DStv.

The arrangement of units will also suit travel and sport groups, as a total of 12 people can stay together but privately.

  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • parking all onsite


Turn off the N3 at Exit 94 (Hilton) 10 minutes North of Pietermaritzburg.
Turn North towards Hilton College, and after 5km turn left at District Road 534.
After 2 kilometers, at the end of the road you'll find No. 12 KWANYONI.