about Gecko Hill Tours
Gecko Hill Tours operates from the same premises and offers small, personalised tours within KwaZulu-Natal. Popular packages are 4x4 drives up Sani Pass into Lesotho; battlefields tours: Game Reserve excursions and specialised, custom made tours designed around the client’s interests and abilities. All Gecko Hill Tours are organised and conducted by owner Gary Clarke, a highly experienced educator and guide who has a passion for sharing experiences in the great outdoors.
Gary has extensive experience in providing cultural, environmental and adventure excursions to children and adults alike. These include guided tours and trails to the Drakensberg; Lake St Lucia; Cape Vidal; Durban’s fragile mangrove communities; umGungundlovu (Dingane’s royal kraal); the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift; Weenen and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserves; the multi-cultural city of Durban; mountain bike adventures up Sani Pass; overland safari’s to Botswana and Zimbabwe; backpacking in various wilderness areas.
Gary’s passion and interest in history, environmental education and adventure enable him to share this passion with knowledge and enthusiasm thereby creating memorable experiences. Group sizes are currently limited to four adults plus two children using Gecko Hill’s own vehicle. Larger groups can be accommodated using either own transport or a Mercedes Vito type vehicle accommodating seven passengers. Specialised, tailor-made itineraries are welcomed and we will do our best to assist and facilitate where possible.
Situated a mere 800 metres from the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern suburb of Montrose, and less than five minutes drive to the Liberty Midlands Mall and the N3 highway, Gecko Hill’s location appeals to businesses, tourists and athletes alike. World class mountain bike trails are on our doorstep while the start of the internationally acclaimed Comrades Marathon and the Duzi Canoe Marathon are a few minutes’ drive away.
The theme at Gecko Hill is rustic African in keeping with our thriving indigenous garden. Guests are assured of a comfortable, peaceful stay with a warm, personal yet non-intrusive touch. We encourage guests to relax and appreciate the garden, bird life and lovely views of the forested hills overlooking the Montrose Valley. Visit us at Gecko Hill.
Mountain Adventure: Sani Pass (full day)
The KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg is a majestic and rugged mountain range providing a full range of experiences and catering for all tastes. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is accessed...
Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefields (2 days / 1 nights)
The Anglo-Zulu War (1879) battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift are famous for the epic stories of human drama, atmosphere and historical significance. Our two day tour foll...