In the 'hood, Pietermaritzburg as a destination

Set in the heart of the Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, staying in Pietermaritzburg particularly convenient for travellers that want to explore this part of the country. It is a city of charm and dignity, at its loveliest in spring when masses of azaleas burst into bloom. When the first Voortrekkers arrived in 1837, they found a tranquil countryside graced by forests, hills and valleys. They ... cont.

7 Neden Road, Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Gecko Hill

From Durban:
Take the N3 highway to Pietermaritzburg. Continue on the highway towards Harrismith. Glide left onto the Armitage / Sanctuary Road off ramp. Keep to the left lane until the traffic circle. Continue right around the circle and turn left up Town Bush Road towards Grey's Hospital & Montrose. Pass Greys Hospital on the left. Continue through the robots at Montgomery Drive [All Saints Church is situated on the opposite left corner]. Pass under the bridge. Take the first turn left into Neden Road. Continue past Lone Tree Place. Gecko Hill is the second house on the left - 7 Neden Road. Look out for the green sign showing a white gecko on a face brick wall and white gates.

From Johannesburg:
Pass the village of Hilton on the N3 highway. As you descend Town Hill turn left onto the Peter Brown off ramp. At the T-junction, turn left into Peter Brown Drive. After a short drive, turn right into Francis Staniland. Continue descending about 2km to the T-junction at the end. Turn left into Neden Road. Be prepared to turn almost immediately right into the driveway of 7 Neden Road [Gecko Hill], recognized by white gates and a green sign showing a white gecko on a face brick wall.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (1 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Business Services (1 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (1 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Post Office (1 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Shopping Mall (1 km)
  • Train Station (6 km)
  • Internet Caf (7 km)
  • Airport (10 km)
  • Car Hire (10 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Driving range
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kloofing
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Sky diving
  • Swimming
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Township tours
  • Waterskiing

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