Gecko Hill Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Pietermaritzburg
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  • Property TypeApartments
  • Guests11
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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  • Listed on since September 2008

Gecko Hill is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Pietermaritzburg for tourists visiting the Natal Midlands region.

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.


One spacious self-catering cottage is available, "Acacia Cottage" and and two smaller self catering units, Stinkwood and Sagewood. Aloe Suite" and Albizia Suite are double semi self catering rooms.

Stinkwood Cottage
• Fully equipped kitchenette with gas hob
• Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards

Sagewood Cottage
Unit with a Queen-size bed and small kitchenette, with eating /working area and 2 chairs. Bathroom with shower only. Lovely area to sit outside the unit under a shady stinkwood tree.

Acacia Cottage
• Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen
• Bedroom area: One king-size bed, which can be converted to 2 singles on request
• Lounge area: Television, couch
• Bathroom off bedroom area, with new large walk in shower
• Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing

Albizia Suite
• En-suite (shower) bedroom with one double 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 equipped for semi self catering TV, bar fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle
• DStv


• Private patio and entrance
• Kitchenette: (Fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery)
• Secure, off-street parking
• Remote controlled access
• TV with DStv
• FREE Wi-Fi
• Air conditioner, ceiling fan, security gate


• 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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

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


Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Bedroom area: One King-size bed (or twin beds on request) and one day bed. Lounge area: Television, couch, Bathroom off bedroom area, with new walk in shower. Private patio. Secure.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed


Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards. Fully equipped kitchenette, with eating/working surface and 2 chairs. Small private patio. Secure off street parking. Bathroom with walk in shower. Remote controlled access.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed


Albizia has a double bed and a shower basin and toilet. There is a flat screen TV with DStv. It is equipped for light self-catering, having a bar fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster, with some crockery and cutlery.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed


An open plan room with a Queen-size bed and bathroom (shower only) and small equipped kitchenette (no cooker, microwave only) Desk and chair and small outside sitting area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 8-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

61 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Gecko Hill is an amazing and accommodating place to stay at!

January 2019

Khanyo and Zipho (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had a wonderful stay as usual. The new unit Sagewood is very comfortable. Thank you very much once again

December 2018

Lianne & Michael Clarke (Gauteng)

Need to Know

Response timeGecko Hill typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

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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