Category: Places

Pinetown was named after the governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine. The town was established in 1850 around the Wayside Hotel, itself built in 1849 along the main wagon route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. In the Victorian era Pinetown was …

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Cato Ridge is a village some 30 km south-east of Pietermaritzburg, near the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Named after George Christopher Cato (1814-1893), the first mayor of Durban. Georgedale which is part of Cato Ridge was the birthplace of …

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Hammarsdale is an older industrial suburb (45km from Durban’s CBD) in the heart of Durban’s Outer West on the N3 Durban/JHB corridor – an area experiencing a surge of renewed interest due to its well-priced, zoned and serviced industrial land. …


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Inchanga was noted as the location of a 27 meters (89 ft) tall rail viaduct that was poorly constructed and required extremely slow crossing (10km/h), and if the wind speed exceeded 15km/h the passengers were made to walk across the …

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With beautiful countryside and home to one of South Africa’s oldest steam trains, Drummond is a small town in the Upper Highway area just 45 km West of Durban. Drummond was named after F C Drummond, former director of the …

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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Monteseel

Monteseel; Inchanga, Outer West Durban is a quiet area often found in a thick blanket of mist. Home to the Monteseel Community Park, Hacienda Country Pub, Bunny Farm and breathtaking scenery. Monteseel is a destination not to miss. Many travellers …


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Waterfall and Crestholme, Upper Highway Area Between 1959 and 1967 the Hillcrest Estate Agency formally developed the township of Crestholme which was mentioned in the Daily News 1971 Supplement : “Place names of Natal and Zululand” with the comment: Back …


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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Bothas Hill

Bothas Hill is an appealing suburb situated in the Upper Highway area approximately 30km from Durban KwaZulu Natal. Botha’s Hill is named after one of the first settlers: Philip Rudolph Botha, grandfather of General Louis Botha (1862-1919), first Prime Minister …


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See Upper Highway Information on restaurants activities accommodation Gillits

Gillitts Park is situated on what was know as the Emberton farm and the Dovehouse farm. The farm was owned by William Gillitts in the 1900’s, one of the main pioneer families of the area and after which the suburb of …

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Shongweni offers a variety of leisure activities. On the outskirts of Hillcrest, the Shongweni Dam and Nature Reserve offers a day of adventure with scenic walks, an opportunity to clamber up the dam wall and enjoy a little slice of …


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