The small Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of
KZN Wildlife. The reserve is situated a short distance north of
Pietermaritzburg's city centre, and provides an environmental education and
outdoor recreation area for the people of the Natal Midlands. It contains a
variety of habitats including forest patches, thickets, open woodland and
grassland. Animals to be found in the reserve include Impala, zebra, blesbok,
bushbuck, both grey and blue duiker, monkeys and rock hyrax.. Queen Elizabeth
Park also serves as an excellent birding destination, and visitors can expect
sightings of crowned eagle, African Emerald Cuckoo, Olive Woodpecker, both
Tawny-flanked Prinia and Drakensberg Prinia, four species of canaries, an
assortment of weavers, Common Waxbill and Zitting Cisticola to mention a few.
There are a large number of indigenous and exotic plants growing in the reserve, but of special interest are the numerous species of cycads which grow around the Douglas Mitchell Centre, and the endangered Hilton daisies which grow naturally in the grasslands in the park. The Queen Elizabeth park nature reserve also features a model bird garden and the circular self-guided iDube Trail, which offers beautiful views over the city. The reserve also has a small resource centre, and a variety of environmental education workshops are run regularly there throughout the year. Visitors can also make use of three picnic areas with barbecue and ablution facilities.
Bancroft B&B is in Hilton, in the forested hills above Pietermaritzburg, the capital of Kwazulu-Natal. With its beautiful Georgian facade Bancroft offers 2 extremely comfortable, well appointed, luxury B&B suites accommodating 6 people …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Gateside is found in the heart of tranquil Hilton village, 10km from Pietermaritzburg, at the entrance to the scenic Midlands Meander and close to St Anne's and Hilton College. Set in a quiet lane amongst green pastures with magnificent views of ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Quarry Cottages deluxe self-catering accommodation - Bonnie Braes 1 and 2 offer the "hospitality" DSTV bouquet, uncapped WIFI and braai facilities …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander, this hotel combines old-world charm with highly rated friendly and efficient service. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
We have 4 Bedrooms, 3 twins plus a family room with a Queen and two single beds. All rooms have coffee making facilities and their own Bathrooms, with TV's and fridges in three. Two rooms have balconies with lovely views. We have a magnificent Air... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
This peaceful accommodation is tucked away in lush vegetation, allowing for breathtaking views from the garden, hence the name "Bella Vista". …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
King's Hill B & B is situated in the picturesque village of Hilton, the gateway to the Natal Midlands & has beautiful views of the Cedara Valley. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 people sharing in 2 tastefully decorated, non-smoking rooms... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Available are 7 individually and elegantly, fully furnished rooms overlooking well established gardens. Rooms have air conditioning / fans, all rooms are fully heated in winter. Each of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and TV's. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
All rooms have access to 11 TV channels. Internet access is provided at no additional cost. All units have baths and showers. Apart from two Parkview Lodges, all rooms have airconditioners …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Duvet & Crumpets offers various self-catering accommodation options. There are double/twin en-suite units as well as garden cottages. The garden cottages are ideal for "relocation" purposes and long-term stays are available. For larger groups, ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.