Bed and Breakfast!
Occupying a prime location in Pietermaritzburg, the beautiful Victorian capital of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, Gecko Hill is an extremely popular bed and breakfast.
The best located self-catering accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal! Situated a mere 600 meters from the Cascades shopping center, 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 is unique and popular with local and international guests. The theme at Gecko Hill is rustic African in keeping with our thriving indigenous garden. Guests are assured of a comfortable, peaceful stay with a warm, personal yet non-intrusive touch. We encourage guests to relax and appreciate the garden, bird life and lovely views of the forested hills overlooking the Montrose valley. Our small establishment has a spacious and comfortable self-catering cottage and four en-suite bedrooms. Each unit has its own private entrance and small patio while the cottage has a larger private patio where guests can enjoy a relaxing braai surrounded by indigenous trees and plants. Parking is off the street and protected by a remote-controlled gate and adequate security measures backed up by armed response. Although we are in the suburbs, the outlook onto the nearby forested hills combined with the general peace and quiet add to the relaxing atmosphere.
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Since opening for business in May 2006 we have been extremely blessed. Sharon has a hands-on style of running the business and her warm hospitality has endeared herself to many guests who keep returning to visit our small corner of Africa. Many guests have enriched our lives and we trust that we have also been able to leave a small investment in theirs.
The garden was sparse and bleak when we first bought the property, and the current indigenous growth is a work in progress as we try to attract a variety of birds, insects, and reptiles to establish natural habitats ……still much work to be done!
We are extremely fortunate in our location. There are not many suburban accommodation options which are situated so close and within short walking distance of world-class mountain bike/trail running trails, a state of the art Virgin Active gym, a small viby shopping center overlooking a clear stream, safe walking in the leafy suburbs or within the Cascades Mountain Bike Park.
Guests staying at Gecko Hill have an ideal, central base to explore the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal. A rich diversity of experiences within an hour to four hours drive includes the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, wilderness experiences in Zululand and the Maputoland coast, battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War and South African War, golden beaches, Zulu culture to name but a few items to add to your itinerary. Your host may be available to guide you to certain experiences should he be available. Although not a registered guide, he has many years experience guiding groups and has a passion for the battlefields and wild places. All tours are in his private capacity and subject to availability.