5 Things To Do in Gillitts

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Kloof Family Entertainment / Museums / Sight Seeing

Umgeni Steam Train Trip

If you're running out of steam on your holiday, take it easy at a train window while still taking in the country, it's countryside and it's history on one of South Africa's oldest steam trains. Steam puffs as a ... more

WHEN?
Special excursions on the first Sunday of every month.
Standard excursions on the last Sunday of every month.
Please phone to confirm.

Gillitts Farm Stalls & Markets

Shongweni Farmers Market

The Shongweni Farmers Market is on the N3, 30kms towards Pietermaritzburg from Durban and if you live in this area you would be silly not to get up early one Saturday morning (you need to get there for 7am). ... more

WHEN?
Every Saturday from 06h30 to 10h00.

Kloof Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Casual Dining

Stoker’s Arms

Stoker’s Arms is situated in Kloof, which is part of the greater Durban area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This suburb is verdant and pretty, the perfect place in which to enjoy hearty meals and refreshing drinks ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Hillcrest Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Monteseel Rock Climbing Routes

Monteseel is a rocky crag just beyond Botha's Hill, outside the village of Hillcrest, on the edge of the Valley of 1000 Hills; with views to match. Considered one of the oldest places to climb in the province, ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Durban Scenic Drives

Durban via the Valley of a Thousand Hills

Route: Durban, Krantzkloof, Monteseel, Valley of a thousand Hills, Midmar Dam, Pietermaritzburg, Nshongweni Dam Description: From the awe-inspiring Kloof Falls this route follows the edge of the Valley of a ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours

Also see 31 Things To Do in Valley of 1000 Hills

Bothas Hill Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit Phezulu Crocodile & Snake Park

Phezulu boasts a Crocodile and Snake park where guests are taken on a tour by knowledgeable guides. Learn interesting facts about crocodiles and snakes, and meet 'Junior' a 102 year old Nile crocodile. Have a ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Bothas Hill Cultural Villages / Wheelchair Friendly

Zulu Dancing at Phezula Game Park

At Phezulu village, the world famous Gasa clan has over the last 30 years, allowed visitors to Phezulu the opportunity to savour the taste and feel the rhythm of Africa. Visitors are taken into traditional ... more

WHEN?
Show times are 10h00, 11h30, 14h00 and 15h30.

Kloof Art Galleries

Fat Tuesday Gallery

There is a strong emphasis on photography in the gallery, both traditional prints and new media images. Digital technology has brought about something of a re-birth for photography and we offer a platform for new ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30.
Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 14h00.

Durban Wine Tours & Tasting / Breweries

Visit the Shongweni Brewery

Robson's Real Beer, brewed by Shongweni Brewery, is an independently, family owned, craft brewery in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Shongweni Brewery is nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, in KwaZulu Natal, South ... more

WHEN?
The Brewery runs a tour on Saturdays at 14h00 which features tasting sessions.
The shop is open weekdays from 12h00 to 15h00 and on Saturday from 12h00 to 17h00.

Pinetown Museums

Pinetown Museum

The Pinetown Museum is located in the library complex on the corner of Old Main Road and Crompton Street. The Pinetown museum focuses on local history and displays reflect the early history and cultural diversity ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 0h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 09h00 to 12h00.

Pinetown Religious / Spiritual

Mariannhill Monastery

Tea at the Monastery! The Marianhill Monastery is located in Marianhill on the outskirts of Pinetown. The monastery was founded by Trappist monks in 1882 as a Catholic Mission and now boasts an impressive display ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 15h00.

Hillcrest Family Entertainment / Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park

Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park is located in Giba Gorge and offers riders various clearly marked trails for riding and an obstacle course with ramps and bridges (if you need to show off!) The green trail is just ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Hillcrest Malls & Shopping

Oxford Village Shopping Centre

Visit the charming Oxford Village for one of the most fun-filled family outings in Durban. The Heritage Market is easy to find as it’s right on the main road running through Hillcrest. This remarkable ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30
Saturday from 09h00 to 16h00
Sundays and Public holidays from 09h00 to 15h00
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Hillcrest Craft & Flea Markets / Family Entertainment / Farm Stalls & Markets

Monthly Heritage Market

The Hillcrest Heritage Market (also known as the Heritage Market), is held on the last Sunday of each month. This craft market, found on the 1000 Hills Tourist Route, offers a wonderful morning of entertainment; ... more

WHEN?
Last Sunday of each month from 09h00 to 13h00.

Bothas Hill Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Dine at The Pot and Kettle

The Pot and Kettle is somewhat of an institution in Botha’s Hill and has been up and running for 15 years. Its become famous for its home style cooking and beautiful views of the Valley of 1000 Hills. The ... more

WHEN?
Daily from 08h30 to 16h30.

Kloof Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Piggly Wiggly in Kloof

Not to be confused with the Piggly Wiggly in the Natal Midlands, the Piggly Wiggly in Kloof is located at the Robyndale Centre and offers delectable café fare including farm style meals with fresh bread and cakes ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 16h00.

Hillcrest Nurseries

Ludwig's Star Roses

Taking advantage of the lush semi-tropical conditions of KwaZulu-Natal, Ludwig’s Star Roses is a nursery that boasts a fabulous variety of exquisite roses. It is set within the beauty of the Valley of 1000 Hills, ... more

WHEN?
Open daily from 09h00 to 16h00.

Richmond Nurseries

Umlaas Cycad Centre

If you appreciate Fauna and flora or simply love cycads then get down to the Umlaas Cycad Centre in KwaZulu Natal. Here you can find a vast variety of Cycads (roughly 800 variations) which are grown at the centre ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00

Crestholme Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Africa Whispers Country Café

Africa Whispers Country Café a country restaurant overlooking the Valley of a 1000 hills, which is a home from home. Africa Whispers Country Café materialised out of our love and respect for Africa - it’s ... more

WHEN?
Wednesdays to Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00
Friday nights until 22h00.

Kloof Parks & Gardens / Picnic

Makaranga Botanical Garden

If you are looking for somewhere different to spend an afternoon or even an hour or two look no further than the splendid Makaranga Botanical Gardens. Located in the suburb of Kloof it is difficult to believe that ... more

WHEN?
Open daily. Please enquire.

Gillitts as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Bothas Hill, Camperdown, Crestholme, Drummond, Hillcrest, Inchanga, Kloof, New Germany, Queensburgh, Waterfall

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