About Cato Ridge

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

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsCato Ridge, Valley of 1000 Hills

Cato Ridge lies along the Mariannhill Toll Road between Assagay and Camperdown, just a little further west of Inchanga. Despite its pretty sounding name, Cato Ridge is not all that attractive at first glance.

On a ridge it might sit, but essentially it has taken on the overflow from Durban and Pietermaritzburg, growing industrially and residentially as a result. It has become known as Durban's 'dry port' as large distribution and logistics companies are using this area to store their goods before sending them on to other parts of the country, not least because the access to the highway between Johannesburg and Durban is so good.

That said, it is also one of the hidden gems of this part of the world, and the developing residential aspect has meant that parts of it have prettied up as a result. Actually, this part of KwaZulu Natal, just north of Kloof and Hillcrest, doesn't need much help as the countryside is so beautiful anyway. It is a doorway to the Midlands, lies just south of the Midlands Mistbelt, and provides really easy access to the Valley of 1000 Hills.

A tourist route is supposed to exist in the half hour drive between nearby Hillcrest and Cato Ridge, and the combination of its superb placement for the Comrades Marathon and the Valley of 1000 Hills has meant that a sweep of convenient and upmarket guest houses and other accommodation options has emerged. There is no denying that Cato Ridge provides a more tranquil position, outside of the major centres, and a less frenetic and easily accessible place to stay.

Cato Ridge is also the destination of the 1000 Hills Choo Choo, which makes its way through beautiful landscape from Kloof Station.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Valley of 1000 Hills

Cybele Lodge

Bed & Breakfast in Hillcrest

Cybele Lodge

Set in eight acres of beautiful, indigenous gardens, Cybele Lodge offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Hillcrest ... more

Rivendell Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast in Hillcrest

Rivendell Bed & Breakfast

Rivendell Bed & Breakfast, in the heart of the 1000 Hills Experience is a must for the discerning businessperson ... more

Judges Walk B&B

Bed & Breakfast in Kloof

Judges Walk B&B

Judges Walk B&B offers comfortable accommodation in the lovely area of Kloof in Durban. Each room is equipped with a ... more

Reviews of Cato Ridge

We were based in Cato Ridge on our recent trip to KZN. We'd heard it wasn't very exciting but we were actually very happy there. The area is very...

Scott Kritzinger, Randburg

SA-Venues.com Travellers' Rating

Good for an hour or two

From 1 Review. Read all reviews

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2018. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap