In the 'hood, Hillcrest as a destination

Literally on a hill on a crest someway above Durban, Hillcrest was once a little hamlet that bordered on the Valley of a Thousand Hills, surrounded by green pastures and farmland. It was a retreat away from the hub of the city, somewhere one could escape to cooler air and guaranteed peace and quiet. And then the property boom occurred, and Hillcrest was jolted out of its former drowsy ... cont.

35 Hilltop Road, Hillcrest, 3650, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Branley Lodge

FROM KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Get onto the N2 Southbound, take exit 165 and follow the Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg signs on the N3 Highway
Keep left, follow the Pietermaritzburg signs past the Pavilion Shopping Centre
Take the M13A, past Pinetown, Kloof, Gillits and take exit No 28
At the traffic lights, turn right into Old Main Road
At the 12th set of traffic lights turn right into Inanda Road (Pick ‘n Pay centre is on your right)
Travel for 1.7km’s and at the second Branley Lodge sign - turn right into Hilltop Road
Travel for 1km and turn left into No 35 Hilltop Road “Branley Lodge”

FROM THE SOUTH COAST
Take the N2 towards “Stanger / Pietermaritzburg”
Stay in the left lane and veer off, following the N3 Durban / Pietermaritzburg / Johannesburg - exit 165
Keep left, follow the Pietermaritzburg signs past the Pavilion Shopping Centre
Take the M13A, past Pinetown, Kloof, Gillits and take exit No 28
At the traffic lights, turn right into Old Main Road
At the 12th set of traffic lights turn right into Inanda Road (Pick ‘n Pay centre is on your right)
Travel for 1.7km’s and at the second Branley Lodge sign - turn right into Hilltop Road
Travel for 1km and turn left into No 35 Hilltop Road “Branley Lodge”

FROM JOHANNESBURG
N3 from Johannesburg
Pass Pietermaritzburg
Take Exit No 35 off the N3 (M13)
Take Exit No 33 off the M13
Turn left at the yield (R103) Hillcrest
Travel for 3.3km’s
At traffic lights turn right into Old Main Road (R103 Durban)
Travel for 1.1km’s and turn left into Inanda Road
Travel for 1.7km’s and at the second Branley Lodge sign - turn right into Hilltop Road
Travel for 1km and turn left into No. 35 Hilltop Road “Branley Lodge”

Amenities in the area

  • Grocery Store (2 km)
  • Post Office (2.5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (3 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (3 km)
  • Business Services (3 km)
  • Car Hire (3 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (3 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (3 km)
  • Internet Café (3 km)
  • Laundromat (3 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (3 km)
  • Shopping Mall (3 km)
  • Airport (35 km)

Activities

  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Bungee jump
  • Canopy tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Driving range
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kite surfing
  • Kloofing
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Parasailing
  • Quad biking
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Sand boarding
  • Shark cage dives
  • Sky diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Waterskiing
  • Whale watching
  • Wind surfing
  • Wine tasting

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