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Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

  • Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal
Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal  © Francesco Veronesi, Copyright

Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

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.


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Bancroft B&B
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 600
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
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Bancroft B&B

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Midlands & Battlefields

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

Gateside Guesthouse
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 30 in 9 units
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Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Gateside Guesthouse

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Midlands & Battlefields

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 ...

ANEW Hotel Hilton
From R 1900
Per unit, per night
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ANEW Hotel Hilton

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Hilton

Midlands & Battlefields

Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander, this hotel combines old-world charm with highly rated friendly and efficient service.

Hilton View Bed & Breakfast
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From R 395
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Hilton View Bed & Breakfast

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Midlands & Battlefields

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...

Hilton Bella Vista Cachai
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Hilton Bella Vista Cachai

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hilton

Midlands & Battlefields

This peaceful accommodation is tucked away in lush vegetation, allowing for breathtaking views from the garden, hence the name "Bella Vista".

King's Hill Bed and Breakfast
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Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 1 adults max
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King's Hill Bed and Breakfast

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Midlands & Battlefields

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...

Gecko Hill
Guest Rating: 7
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
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Gecko Hill

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

Midlands & Battlefields

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.

Redlands Hotel and Lodge
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Redlands Hotel and Lodge

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Midlands & Battlefields

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

Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering
Guest Rating: 7
Sleeps 65 in 14 units
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Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

Midlands & Battlefields

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, ...

KwaNyoni Cottages
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KwaNyoni Cottages

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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

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