Gecko Hill Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Pietermaritzburg
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About Gecko Hill

The best located B&B accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal! Situated a mere 600 metres from the Cascades shopping centre, Virgin Active gym, world class mountain bike and running trails, we have it all.

Comfortable accommodation with self-catering facilities, Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, warm hospitality, high standards. Extremely well located for tourists, business people and recreational activities. Gecko Hill B&B is unique and popular with local and international guests.


Two spacious self-catering cottages are available, "Acacia Cottage" and "Stinkwood Cottage", and two en-suite bedrooms, "Aloe Suite" and "Albizia Suite".

Stinkwood Cottage
• Open-plan kitchen and dining room
• Spacious Lounge: Two single beds, couch, television
• Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards

Acacia Cottage
• Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen
• Bedroom area: Three single beds, two of which can be king-size bed on request
• Lounge area: Television, two armchairs
• Bathroom off bedroom area

Albizia Suite
• En-suite (shower) bedroom with two single beds or one king size bed
• TV; fridge; microwave; kettle; toaster.
• Equipped for light self-catering
• DStv

Aloe Suite
• An en-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed, the Aloe Suite has a lovely view from the indigenous garden to the green hills beyond
• This room is not equipped for self catering and continental breakfasts are offered on request. TV, bar fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle provided
• DStv


A continental self help breakfast is available as an optional extra. It includes a choice of cereals, yoghurts, muffins, breads and spreads, cold meats, cheese, fruit and juice enjoyed in the privacy of your own room.


Facilities common to both cottages:
• Private patio and entrance
• Kitchenette: Fridge, microwave, two-plate cooker, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery
• Secure, off-street parking
• Remote controlled access
• Hospitality tray with home baked “goodies”
• Serviced daily
• Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing
• Bathrooms include shower over bath
• DStv


• Two lovely nature reserves are in close proximity: Queen Elizabeth Park and Ferncliff Nature Reserve both have lovely walking trails and picnic areas
• We are in close proximity to independent boys and girls schools eg Cordwalles, The Wykeham Collegiate, while Maritzburg College, Girls High School and St Charles College are a 10 min drive across town
• The village of Hilton is a short 5 min drive away. Cowan House Prep School and St Anne’s School for Girls are both situated in this area
• We are a short stroll away from Greys Hospital [approx 1km away]
• The start of the Comrades Marathon is a mere 2km away and is a quick, direct drive
• The Drakensberg Mountains [southern and central Berg] are a scenic drive away [approx 2 hours]
• The famous Midlands Meander arts and crafts route which includes numerous and varied country restaurants is easy to access in the vicinity of Midmar Dam and the nearby village of Howick. [The spectacular Howick Falls and Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve are highly recommended in Howick]. A short drive from Howick is the birders paradise of Karkloof which also features the acclaimed Karkloof Canopy Tour.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Stinkwood Cottage

4 Sleeper self catering cottage.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Acacia Cottage

3 Sleeper self catering cottage.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Aloe Suite

Light self catering unit.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Albizia Suite

Light self catering unit.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

51 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Perfect place to stay while our older son was playing an Indoor Hockey Tournament. Perfect home away from home!

December 2015

David, Tanja & Keagan Hazell (Cape Town)

Verified reviewvery good

We had a wonderful few days here, will be back in future!

December 2015

Vinita & jeryn (Melbourne, Australia)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 10km
Durban International - 65km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since September 2008

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