Why should you live in, or at least visit, the Upper Highway Area? Because nowhere else in the world will you encounter so many different cultures, city life and country life, all in one place. Every need is catered for.
This community is home to people who care and foster a neighbourly attitude making it the ideal place to live or visit. The area offers breathtaking landscape and easy access to just about everything.
Only halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the Upper Highway Area is perfectly situated and offers everything your heart could possibly desire.
The articles section is dedicated to showcasing the community, local businesses, events, local hot spots and so much more…. Take a look!
Considerations for a new fence
Considerations for a new fence… Fencing! Unfortunately living in Africa, fencing is required. Decide how important the fence is andRead more.
Although it is one of the oldest light sources, candles have not changed much throughout history. Candles have been used forRead more.
KZN Valley Dogs
KZN Valley Dogs was started in May 2015 by Anthony Asher-wood, and his Fiance Danielle, a local who grew upRead more.
Life made delicious. Although just recently opening their doors on the 5th December 2018, Bloomsberry Cafe has fast become aRead more.
Natural Balance When last did you do a mental health awareness workshop? Or enjoy a holistic healing experience? Do youRead more.
Tiago’s Open Flame
Your Favourite Chicken Joint All about Healthy, Affordable, and Delicious Take-Away that makes you say “Smaak-it Bru”. Take advantage ofRead more.
Upper Highway Baby Home
ABANDONING of babies a rising issue The Hillcrest Fever recently covered a very serious and growing epidemic in our country. CASESRead more.
Robert Bloxham visit the Upper Highway
Coastal Horse Care Unit Welcomes Robert Bloxham African Men from rural areas are gathering for a saddle making course withRead more.
The Irish Owl
The vibrant design caught my eye as we were leaving the Conscious Cafe at the Castle on Old Main Road.Read more.
APH Rescue & Re-home
Through Passion for Hedgehogs, a rescue centre is born 23-year-old Veronica Strydom is striving to make a difference in theRead more.
The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed Pop into The Potting Shed for all your garden requirements!! A beautiful new addition to theRead more.
The Pot & Kettle
In the Valley of 1000 Hills, situated along the Comrades Route, nearly halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, you will findRead more.
Monteseel – A slice of Heaven Monteseel, an area in the Valley of 1000 Hills, between Drummond and Inchanga, onRead more.
Find The Rocks & Win
Find the rocks and WIN with #AlpineVWRocks Want to find out how this started? Click here to view the articleRead more.
Alpine VW Rocks the Ripple Effect of Kindness
Explore the Upper Highway, find the ROCKS and WIN! Read the full article below to find out more….. Proudly sponsored byRead more.
4 Summer Essentials for your Horses!
4 Summer Essentials for your horses! Hot summers often present problems for you and your horses. High temperatures and drought-likeRead more.
Summer means lots of fun outside with your dog. But when the temps soar and the ticks set in, summer doesn’t seemRead more.
Bath for all your senses
When you need to unwind after a stressful day, a relaxing bath is the perfect remedy. For a full bodyRead more.
Aloe Ridge B&B
Aloe Ridge B&B With a wide range of Accommodation choices in the Upper Highway, there is something to suit everyRead more.
Nyala Guest House
Welcome to Nyala Guest House Nyala Guest House is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustleRead more.
Animal Farmyard & Tea Garden
Animal Farmyard Looking for some outdoor fun for the kids? Then this is for you! A delightful venue situated inRead more.
The View Café
The View Café You will find The View Café situated on the Comrades Marathon route, this little gem is ideally locatedRead more.
Lindisfarne – Bed & Breakfast
Lindisfarne Bed & Breakfast This Elegant Homestead situated on 2 acres of park like gardens has become sought after byRead more.
Travelling With Horses
Travelling with horses… This article is proudly sponsored by Choice Carriers Whether you are a seasoned rider with many tripsRead more.
Focus on iThemba
Focus on iThemba The 41-acre iThemba campus based in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is ideally situated for working with previouslyRead more.
African Conservation Trust
The African Conservation Trust (ACT) is an 18-year-old, KZN-based conservation charity Trust with a historical footprint of working throughout southern Africa. TheRead more.
Upcoming Events at Conscious Café at The Castle on Main!
Conscious Café is a wonderful venue to enjoy varied events and musicians, and each musician/musical act is chosen based onRead more.
10 Fun Activities – Explore the Upper Highway Area
The Upper Highway area (Durban Outer West) has fast become the weekend destination of choice for locals and visitors alike.Read more.
Kloof Country Club
Kloof Country Club – Where you are always Welcome! Kloof Country Club boasts an 18 Hole golf course, putting greenRead more.
The Durban Shongweni Club is a beautiful and priceless equestrian venue that exists due to the commitment of members, past and present,Read more.
Nu Driving Range
Nu Driving Range has over 300m of driving space and ample width so you can hit your Driver with confidence.Read more.
Without you she won’t know Christmas
Christmas! The time of year when families and friends get together to share gifts, food and time with each other.Read more.
5 Benefits of Corporate Team-Building
WHY SHOULD CORPORATES USE TEAM-BUILDING? There are many reasons why you should incorporate team building into a corporate calendar. OneRead more.
Woza Moya EmboCraft Store
Woza Moya (Come Spirit of Change in IsiZulu language) is the economic empowerment project of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust. Woza Moya’sRead more.
IT Solutions for your business
IT Solutions for your business With the evolution of IT advancing much faster than we can keep up it canRead more.
MUDDY PAWS FARM
NB – Kindly note that this establishment is no longer open to the public. Please contact Charmaine on 083 942 0720Read more.
The Hacienda in Monteseel
Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, is a rustic hideaway, The Hacienda Pub & Grill. This little gemRead more.
Awesome Party Venues & Ideas
Party Ideas in the Upper Highway Area With Hillcrest, Kloof, Waterfall (in fact all areas of the Upper Highway Area)Read more.
How to find the right school
How do you pick the best school for your child? Whether you are choosing a public or private school orRead more.
A night in Punjab
Can YOU imagine a night in Punjab?! The rich flavours, enticing aromas and an assortment of colours pleasing all yourRead more.
Tips For Travelling With Your Pets
TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PETS The holidays are almost upon us again and if you’re planning a family getawayRead more.
Boot-Camp SA Durban
BOOT-CAMP SA DURBAN CAN BE FOUND IN THE STUNNING GIBA GORGE. Boot-Camp Durban has a unique outdoor venue in the Giba ValleyRead more.
Things to consider when buying a car
Things to consider when buying a car Nothing says FREEDOM like your own set of wheels! When the time comesRead more.
6 Reasons Why You Should Go Karting
6 Reasons Why You Should Go Karting If you are looking for Go Karting Tracks in the Upper Highway thenRead more.
Drummond Farmers Market
If you love markets then the Upper Highway is the place to be! The Upper Highway Area is home toRead more.
Conscious Cafe Events
The Conscious Café is a vegetarian/vegan eatery located in an old stone house, affectionately known as The Castle, with loveable residentRead more.
3 Fun Activities For Couples
Couples who play together stay together It’s a common theme for many couples—he likes to do “guy stuff” like playingRead more.
Health Benefits of Chinese Food
You already know that Chinese Food is delicious, but you might not be aware that it’s also one of the healthiest foodsRead more.
When last did you check your fencing? The fence. How often do you think about this important security feature? WhenRead more.
History of Women’s Day | Upper Highway | Special Offers
People often celebrate things without really knowing why they do. Do you know the history of women’s month? Women’s dayRead more.
Are you ready for spring?
Spring is around the corner! Its that time of year again, many homeowners dread spring cleaning, but it’s a necessaryRead more.
With beautiful countryside and home to one of South Africa’s oldest steam trains, Drummond is a small town in TheRead more.
Monteseel; Inchanga, Outer West Durban is a quiet area often found in a thick blanket of mist. Home to theRead more.
Between 1959 and 1967 the Hillcrest Estate Agency formally developed the township of Crestholme which was mentioned in the DailyRead more.
Named after one of the first settlers: Philip Rudolph Botha, grandfather of General Louis Botha (1862-1919), first Prime Minister ofRead more.
Gillitts Park is situated on what was know as the Emberton farm and the Dovehouse farm. The farm was ownedRead more.
Shongweni offers a variety of leisure activities. On the outskirts of Hillcrest, the Shongweni Dam and Nature Reserve offers aRead more.
Not much is known about the early days of the area now called Kloof prior to the 1800’s. The firstRead more.
Hillcrest is a suburb in Durban, South Africa. It is part of the outer west suburbs of Durban. The suburb of HillcrestRead more.
Emberton Estate is, without doubt, the most exciting Residential Property Development to be launched in the KZN Upper Highway in recent years. ItRead more.
10 Business Travel Tips
10 Business Travel Tips Travelling for business? Constantly unpacking and re-packing? Or is it just a once-off trip that youRead more.
5 signs that you have chosen the right Hair Salon
Do you enjoy going to the hair salon? Or are you one of those girls that avoids it? No matterRead more.
Matusadona Guest Lodge
Matusadona Guest Lodge “Matusadona – creating exceptional experiences for guests, whether they’re business travellers, moms out for a girls’ weekendRead more.
Did you know this about driving?
Did you know this about driving? Karl Benz from Germany created the first true automobile in 1885/1886. In the “oldenRead more.
Punjabi’s Authentic Indian
Authentic North Indian Cuisine Punjab, also spelt Panjab is a state in the northwest in the Republic of India formingRead more.
10 differences between North and South Indian Food
India is a very diverse country and has multiple different cultures that differ in language, traditions and of course cuisine.Read more.
6 Reasons this is a Fantastic Venue for a Family Outing or Function Hire
Linga Longa Country Pub can be found halfway from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on the Valley of 1000 Hills tourism route,Read more.
Things to consider when buying property
Investing in property? Buying your first home is an exciting experience, although it can also come with its own challenges.Read more.
7 Benefits of horse riding…
There are many reasons and many benefits of horse riding and everyone should experience horse riding at least once inRead more.
You get 3 votes per day
Vegan-Friendly at the Conscious Café The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one ofRead more.
Morningside Apartments Hillcrest makes the move affordable
Have you considered a move ‘up-the-hill’ but left feeling frustrated with the assumption that Hillcrest is too expensive, and outRead more.
3 reasons why gas is better than electricity!
There is a solution to this energy crisis – natural gas. It provides a reliable alternative to underperforming electricity systemsRead more.
We present Royal Bathrooms…
Just in time for the Royal Wedding… We present: “A Royal Bathroom” We all work hard and need a time-out don’tRead more.
8 reasons to go Epic Karting
Finding something to do that the whole family will enjoy is a tall order, there’s no doubt about that. This is especially true for families with teenagers. At EpicRead more.
5 Reasons why you should choose Rambling Rose Self-Catering Accommodation…
Rambling Rose Self-Catering Accommodation is a well-kept and beautiful self-catering lodge situated in Hillcrest, KZN. Rambling Rose Self-Catering Accommodation offersRead more.
5 things about Chinese Cuisine you may not know….
5 things about Chinese Cuisine you may not know…. Soupy ending: Unlike most world cuisines, the soup is part ofRead more.
10 Benefits of School Holiday Camp and why you should send your kids…
Camps are fun and there are many awesome School Camps in KZN that have each got their own unique offering.Read more.
Alpine VW Hillcrest do it again…
VW Hillcrest does it AGAIN! After a recent delivery of sponsored vehicles to the Hillcrest Primary School and HillcrestRead more.
10 Reasons you need Extreme Inflatables KZN
Looking for Jumping Castles in KZN? Extreme Inflatables KZN are the go-to for inflatables if you’re planning events such asRead more.
It’s MOVIE time!
There is no better time than MOVIE TIME so be sure to explore the latest movies screening at the SterRead more.
Makaranga Garden Lodge
Makaranga Garden Lodge In the rolling hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal, fifteen minutes from the bustling city of Durban you willRead more.
Perfect Idea for Mother’s Day
Being a mother is one of the hardest careers in the world, we need to celebrate, honour and remind theseRead more.
Rambling Rose Pet-Friendly, Self-Catering accommodation can be hard to find! Luckily the Upper Highway Area is home to a well-keptRead more.
If you are looking for the perfect combination of home cooked meals, fun for the kids and a relaxing atmosphereRead more.
Go Deli …
Ready pre-prepared meals, outside catering, platters and confectionery at it’s finest is served at this Delicatessen in Hillcrest! Be preparedRead more.
Nonna Restaurant & Deli
NONNA, our contemporary style restaurant and deli spill out onto a covered deck! Offering the most beautiful views over theRead more.
Yangs Chinese Restaurant on Old Main Rd
Here at Yang’s, you will find yourself surrounded by Chinese culture. The cuisine is an important part of ChineseRead more.
Mozambican decor and food served at its very best! Mo-Zam-Bik Restaurant’s offer a place where family and friends can getRead more.
Conscious Cafe at The Castle on Old Main
Conscious Café is a Vegetarian and Vegan café that serves freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, fair-trade coffee and teas, as wellRead more.
Makaranga Botanical Gardens
An attraction at Makaranga is the garden. Guests are able to make their way down winding paths to an oasisRead more.
Epic Karting Watercrest Mall
WELCOME TO EPIC-KARTING We have imported the latest karts with Honda engines especially for your enjoyment on our challenging indoorRead more.
Giba Horse Trails
Giba Gorge Horse Trails is a Horse Riding and Trail Centre in the Giba Gorge Valley. Giba Gorge Horse TrailsRead more.
10 Reasons to book your function at Mozambik Hillcrest
Travel to Mo-Zam-Bik without a passport and experience authentic Mozambican culture and cuisine at Mozambik Hillcrest, a family-friendly restaurant thatRead more.
10 Tips to finding the perfect conference venue
When the time comes to arrange that managers meeting or annual conference you will want to ensure you have aRead more.