About Gecko Hill
The best located B&B accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal! Situated a mere 600 metres from the Cascades shopping centre, Virgin Active gym, world class mountain bike and running trails, we have it all.
Comfortable accommodation with self-catering facilities, Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, warm hospitality, high standards. Extremely well located for tourists, business people and recreational activities. Gecko Hill B&B is unique and popular with local and international guests.
Two spacious self-catering cottages are available, "Acacia Cottage" and "Stinkwood Cottage", and two en-suite bedrooms, "Aloe Suite" and "Albizia Suite".
Open-plan kitchen and dining room
Spacious Lounge: Two single beds, couch, television
Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards
Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen
Bedroom area: Three single beds, two of which can be converted to a king-size bed on request
Lounge area: Television, two armchairs
Bathroom off bedroom area
En-suite (shower) bedroom with two single beds or one king size bed; TV; fridge; microwave; kettle; toaster.
Equipped for light self-catering
An en-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed, the Aloe Suite has a lovely view from the indigenous garden to the green hills beyond
This room is not equipped for self catering and continental breakfasts are offered on request. TV, bar fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle provided
A continental self help breakfast is available as an optional extra. It includes a choice of cereals, yoghurts, muffins, breads and spreads, cold meats, cheese, fruit and juice enjoyed in the privacy of your own room.
Facilities common to both cottages:
Private patio and entrance
Kitchenette: Fridge, microwave, two-plate cooker, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery
Secure, off-street parking
Remote controlled access
Hospitality tray with home baked goodies
Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing
Bathrooms include shower over bath
Cascades Shopping Centre with restaurants and movie theatre is a short 800m walk away
The new Virgin Active Gym is a mere 500m away
Cascades Office Park is an easy 800m stroll away
Liberty Midlands Mall is a very convenient and easy 3km drive
The Royal Show Grounds are situated about 2km away
Victoria Country Club and office park overlook our suburb of Montrose and is approx 3km away
Two lovely nature reserves are in close proximity: Queen Elizabeth Park and Ferncliff Nature Reserve both have lovely walking trails and picnic areas
We are in close proximity to independent boys and girls schools eg Cordwalles, The Wykeham Collegiate, while Maritzburg College, Girls High School and St Charles College are a 10 min drive across town
The village of Hilton is a short 5 min drive away. Cowan House Prep School and St Annes School for Girls are both situated in this area
We are a short stroll away from Greys Hospital [approx 1km away]
An extensive network of mountain bike trails in the forest-covered hills is a mere 800m away this includes the course used in the recent World Downhill Champs
The start of the Comrades Marathon is a mere 2km away and is a quick, direct drive
Redlands Office Park is situated approx 2.5 km away
The start of the Duzi Canoe Marathon is a short 10 min drive across town
Two major dams, Midmar and Albert Falls are both a short easy drive away [approx 25 min]. The world famous Midmar Mile, fantastic bass fishing and varied water sports are all popular at both dams
Durbans beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions are a quick 45 min drive away
The Drakensberg Mountains [southern and central Berg] are a scenic drive away [approx 2 hours]
The famous Midlands Meander arts and crafts route which includes numerous and varied country restaurants is easy to access in the vicinity of Midmar Dam and the nearby village of Howick. [The spectacular Howick Falls and Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve are highly recommended in Howick]. A short drive from Howick is the birders paradise of Karkloof which also features the acclaimed Karkloof Canopy Tour.
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 clients 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. See Gecko Hill Tours.