Gecko Hill Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Pietermaritzburg

Gecko Hill

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 7 Neden Road, Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

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".

Stinkwood Cottage
• Open-plan kitchen and dining room
• Spacious Lounge: Two single beds, couch, television
• Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards

Acacia Cottage
• 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

Albizia Suite
• En-suite (shower) bedroom with two single beds or one king size bed; TV; fridge; microwave; kettle; toaster.
• Equipped for light self-catering
• DStv

Aloe Suite
• 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
• DStv


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”
• Serviced daily
• Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing
• Bathrooms include shower over bath
• DStv


• 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 Anne’s 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
• Durban’s 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 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. See Gecko Hill Tours.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.576442999333334
Longitude: 30.355242

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 65km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 10km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Listed on
September 2008 - 51 Reviews

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