Assagay, Valley of 1000 Hills

Situated in what has become known as Outer West Durban, Assagay, also sometimes spelt Assegay, lies just north west of Hillcrest beyond the Tollgate, when coming from the centre of Durban. This part of the world is greener and cooler than Durban, and given over to rolling hills that rise consistently up to Botha's Hill, after which they descend into the gorgeous Valley of 1000 Hills.

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Assagay, together with its pastoral neighbours - Botha's Hill, Alverstone, and the horsy spots of Summerveld and Shongweni - are collectively regarded as 'country living'. People commute from here to either Durban, Pinetown or Pietermaritzburg rather than live in the more congested cities. Despite the obvious development of rambling properties and luxury townhouse clusters, it is still a more peaceful and green existence that not only allows a slower existence, but gives people a much needed break from the heat that can envelope Durban.

The sweeping green hills, synonymous with KwaZulu-Natal, pine groves, green valleys, rivers, streams and open pastureland are attractive, and it is a beautiful part of the world in which to stay, particularly as your access to town is so good. You can understand why the area is so sought after.

And there is plenty to do and see whilst in Assagay. Head up the Valley of 1000 Hills via Botha's Hill to the Rob Roy hotel, which has been here for decades - tea in the gardens is a must at the top. The views over the valley are sumptuous. Drive the 1000 Hills Experience Route, along which you can visit artists, crafters, a crocodile and snake park, three cultural villages all of whom feature Zulu dancing, and more. Ride the 1000 Hills Choo Choo, which leaves Kloof station and travels to Cato Ridge on weekends, or visit the Assagay Coffee farm in Lello Road, Botha's Hill, to enrich your taste for coffee.

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There are few places as beautiful as the Valley of a 1000 Hills. Assagay was a fabulous holiday destination for our whole family. The views were incredible from almost everywhere we looked, and there was plenty to see and do.

Oliver Marx (Hermanus)

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