About Bothas Hill

Bothas Hill is situated in the Valley of 1000 Hills, in Durban, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsBothas Hill, Valley of 1000 Hills

Not only are the views from up on Botha’s Hill some of the most spectacular in the country - it overlooks the Valley of a Thousand Hills - but Botha’s Hill is one of ‘those’ hills that invariably gets a mention when it’s time for the Comrades Marathon.

From the top of Botha’s Hill to the base of Cowies Hill, there is a drop of more than 500 metres in less than 22 kilometres - small wonder that the down run is such a challenge. Botha’s Hill was named such after Cornelius Botha who opened a wayside inn known as Botha’s Halfway House for many a weary wagon driver who made his way into the hinterland from Durban. Today in much the same position is the former Rob Roy Hotel, now an old age home.

A trip up here would be incomplete without a stop to look out over the Valley of a Thousand Hills, one of KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secrets, as it lies sprawled out beneath you in a carpet of undulating hills that invite at least a moment of silent contemplation.

This part of the world is always cooler than Durban. The air and the tranquil beauty of the surrounds a consistent attraction to artists and crafters, hence the new 1000 Hills Experience Route, which follows the same route as the Comrades Marathon, taking one through valleys, gorges, forests, rivers and over a succession of rolling hills.

There are no fewer than six driving routes through the area - T1 to T6 are all well sign- posted - that take you through leafy towns and quaint little villages, whilst off-shoots of the route wind through Krantzkloof Gorge and Inanda Dam. The entire route is dotted with pubs and tea gardens, as well as gracious hotels and guest houses.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Bothas Hill

Lindisfarne B&B

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Lindisfarne B&B

This elegant homestead situated on two acres of park like gardens, 40 Km West of Durban, has become sought after by ... more

PheZulu Safari Park

Hotel / Game Lodge / Self Catering

PheZulu Safari Park

PheZulu Safari Park offers guests comfortable accommodation with stunning views in the Valley of 1000 Hills. There is a ... more

Eagle Wind Manor Guest House

Bed & Breakfast

Eagle Wind Manor Guest House

Eagle Wind Manor, situated on the crest of Botha’s Hill, on the edge of the Valley of 1000 Hills, is uniquely positioned ... more

Reviews of Bothas Hill

Wow! Bothas Hill is well worth a visit - the views of the Valley of a Thousand Hills are really quite special and we enjoyed driving the various tourist...

Helen, Kearsney

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