Valley of 1000 Hills, KwaZulu Natal
The Valley of 1000 Hills Route is one of KwaZulu Natal's best kept secrets. The Valley of a 1000 Hills forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and it's tributaries. Many artists and crafters have been attracted to the beauty and tranquility of this area which is dotted with cozy guest lodges, friendly pubs and tea gardens with sweeping views over the hills and dams.
The main attractions on the 1000 Hills Experience are the dramatic landscape and Zulu culture which is well interpreted at three cultural villages.
The 1000 Hills Choo Choo offers steam train trips from Kloof station to Cato Ridge on weekends and the more adventurous can view the stunning scenery from the skies. Microlight flips are organised from Cato Ridge Airfield. There are also boat cruises on Shongweni, Nagle and Inanda Dams and visitors can spend a day on a fishing trip or escorted 4 wheel drives through the Valley Floor.
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Cato Ridge lies along the Mariannhill Toll Road between Assagay and Camperdown, just a little further west of Inchanga. Despite its pretty sounding name, Cato Ridge is not all that attractive at first glance. On a ridge ... Cato Ridge information
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Roughly halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg rests a darling station. It is a real example of Victorian architecture set in the typical, lush green hills of KwaZulu-Natal and a reason to visit the area. It's been here since 1895... Inchanga information
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1000 Hills Choo Choo
Trains run from Kloof Station (Stokers Arms) to and from Inchanga Station, on the last and first Sunday of each month (twice daily 08h45 and 12h30), along the edge of the picturesque Valley of a Thousand Hills. At Inchanga Station one will find the popular Inchanga Station Craft Market and numerous food outlets.
Situated in the verdant hills of the mist belt of Kloof, close to Durban, Kloof Country Club is an attractive parkland course with beautiful trees that define the holes, it is severely undulating. Being set high in the hills inland from Durban, it's a welcome cooler retreat in summer from the humidity at the coast ... more information
Situated only 4 kilometres from the centre of Kloof, this nature reserve was established by the Natal Parks Board in 1950 and boasts an abundance of wildlife. Krantzkloof Nature reserve offers spectacular views across the well forested gorge cut by the Molweni River. Most of the Krantzkloof Nature reserve's ... more information
The Shongweni dam and nature reserve is classically beautiful. Get there early enough – the reserve lies only forty minutes' from Durban – add a little early morning mist to the equation, and the side of the dam, mountains in the background, simply validate the reason that this reserve is a national ... more information
You'll find the Shongweni Resource Reserve roughly halfway between Durban and Pietermarizburg, off the N3 and on Route 6 of the 1000 Hills Experience. Its setting is a mixture of grassland and river valley and its sell factor is that you can see any number of game – rhino, zebra, giraffe, kudu ... more information
Springside Nature Reserve is found in the midst of suburban Hillcrest, a wonderful 21 hectare reserve that lies on both sides of a little stream along which there is a lovely little walk that takes one through sections of forest. Aside from its obvious value to the residents of Hillcrest, a ... more information
Durbanites and tourists are invited to come and connect at the Umkhumbane Flea Market - the City’s exciting new grassroots trading spot, where the traditional meets the contemporary. The market promises to be vibey with a variety of things to do and see in safe and pleasant surroundings. The market is named ... more information
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