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Travel & Accommodation

The Hiltonian Travel Service

The  Hiltonian Travel Service, established in 2012, has been very well received and has been a resounding success. The service provider, XL Howick Travel, is owned by an old boy, Craig Goodenough, and he has used the opportunity to give back to the school. To date the Service has resulted in just under R400,000 being donated to the Hiltonian Society Bursary Fund. The aim is to grow this figure over the next 5 years as part of the current Advancement strategy of the School. Craig wishes to thank the many staff members, parents, friends of Hilton and old boys, living both locally and abroad, who have supported the initiative.

Bundu Bashers guarantees competitive prices and excellent service. We ask you to also keep The Hiltonian Travel Service in mind for your family, personal or business travel, knowing that you will also be enabling a contribution to The Hiltonian Society. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Craig – he is waiting for your call or e-mail.

Craig Goodenough
Tel: +27 33 330 6176

Please click on the logo’s below for excellent service and an opportunity to help the sons of old boys to attend Hilton College.

B&B Accommodation

In addition to the well-known Hotels in the Natal Midlands, we would like to draw your attention to alternative accommodation by way of Bed-and-Breakfast, and Self-Catering Cottages.  These are becoming popular, as they offer less formal and more personal overnight facilities.

Abbots Cove

Contact:  Nolwazi Moepeng

Cell: +27 33 343 2269 / +27 76 742 3717



Address: 18 Cedara Road, Hilton.


Abbots Cove BnB is a 3 star graded guest house by the  National grading Council of S.A, a Golden member of Pietermaritzburg Tourism, and an NAA member. The guest house can comfortably accommodate up to 13 delegates sharing, this guest house is set in a lovely leafy small town Hilton and is a walking distance to the Quarry Shopping Centre, 100m away from Crossways Pub and restaurants, and very close to all major private schools in the area.

Abbots Cove BnB has 6 en-suite bedrooms with private entrances, automated gate access, tea/coffee, T.V, air conditioning/fans, heaters, rooms are serviced daily and the property offers secure parking.

A full English breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining area that has a beautiful garden, dinner, and braai facilities available on request.

66 on Monzali

Contact: Sharon Mackenzie

Tel: + 27 33 332 0836




66 On Monzali is perfectly situated just off the N3. 1.2km from Hilton Life Hospital, 5 minutes from Hilton College and St Anne’s, and 30 minutes from Michael House. We are well positioned for families, business men, hospital visitors and retreats.

Our four rooms including our family room are tastefully decorated with superior quality beds and luxurious crisp white linen. Each room has its own on suite bathroom. For your enjoyment we also offer a swimming pool, gym and massage therapy.

A Farm Life

Contact: Katie Robinson

Cell: +27 82 657 5271


Address: 74 Curry’s Post Rd


A Farm Life was our families dream; moving from the hustle and bustle of the city to now experiencing natural beauty, rolling hills and tranquility. We have begun this journey in the Midlands Meander, just 12km from Howick on the Curry’s Post Road. With a small dam, a gentle stream and an island hidden amongst the trees- this is A Farm Life. We have two guest rooms aptly named SuperMoo and Bambi after our first 4-legged farm children. Each has a queen size bed fitted with crisp white linen and a warm duvet.

We have been told that it snows every year on our farm and is generally 4˚C colder than Howick. Do not worry the heaters will keep you snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug. The bathroom has a good pressure shower straight from our borehole. The water is so pure you can drink straight from the tap. Fluffy white bath sheets are provided. Hot chocolate, tea and coffee are waiting for you – go on, dip in that Angel nougat biscuit. The DSTV can entertain but I am sure the hammock on your verandah will be far more appealing. I am picturing a smidge of complimentary Sherry and the Midlands Meander magazine.

A Farm Life is accommodation only, there are no kitchen facilities. For scrummy breakfast options, visit our neighbours at Mulberry Hill Pancakes or meander 2km’s up the road to the popular Terbodore Coffee Roasters. I suggest trying their ‘Tin Cup’ made with condensed milk. We support local therefore the guest rooms have their own fridge each stocked with Terbodore filter coffee, Notties craft beer, Indezi cheeses and yoghurt, Midlands Speciality cold meats, Merrivale dry wors, Romanesco olives, Peels Honey sesame brittle, Florentine Belgium chocolates and more. All the fridge items are available on an honesty basis.

Cycling enthusiasts are able to securely store their bicycles in the courtyard. Each room has their own entrance and plenty of parking. We have our security patrolling from 6pm to 6am for your added peace of mind. Busy children can run free, catch a crab down at the stream or climb the highest tree, ride their bikes, hunt for chickens eggs or even bottle-feed SuperMoo and Bambi. This is why we moved- A Farm Life begins here.

Bancroft B & B

Contact: Tina & Ryan

Tel: +27 33 343 3885

Cell: +27 82 855 5320 (Tina) or +27 71 480 8362 (Ryan)




Bancroft B&B in Hilton offers 3 well-appointed luxury suites and can accommodate 8 persons in a homely environment with a much loved garden. We have 2 Double Suites and a 2 bedroomed Family Suite. All 3 suites have complimentary WIFI, DSTV, a hospitality fridge, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, fan/heater, electric blankets and the Upstairs Double is air-conditioned. Parking is secure and remotes are supplied for easy access. Breakfast is the highlight of the day!

We serve Full English Breakfast or a scrumptious health breakfast, which we serve in the dining room or by the rock pool in the garden if it’s a lovely morning. Halal, Kosher, vegetarian and vegan meals are all catered for. Packed breakfasts and dinners are available on request (24 hour notice). Laundry can also be done for our guests. Within 2kms of the Quarry Shopping Centre and 1.6kms to our local Pub, Old Main Brewery, and 9km to the city centre, we are very conveniently situated on Old Howick Road, the R103. Should mention here…we have a generator to help when the load shedding is upon us and gas for cooking on!

Bonnie Braes

Contact: Rozanne Rees

Tel: +27 33 343 1292 or +27 83 546 3388.

Address: 14A Quarry Rd, Hilton.



Bonnie Braes is a luxury two bedroomed fully equipped self-catering cottage centrally located in Hilton. The cottage is set in a spacious, well established secure garden with a pool and outdoor facilities. All modern facilities are available. A separate double room en suite is also available for rent on a bed and breakfast basis.

Bonnie View Accommodation and Spa

Contact: Alasdair & Elma MacKenzie

Tel: +27 33 383 0340

Fax: +27 86 618 5995

Cell: +27 83 441 1304

Address: Farm No. 19 District Road 494, Hilton




Bonnie View is off the Hilton College road and five & a half Kms away from Hilton College School. We offer three fully equipped, non-smoking self-catering lodges. Each lodge sleeps four people, a king size bed downstairs and two single beds upstairs, with a deck overlooking a private game reserve. There is parking next to the lodge. All units have TV, DVD player, hairdryer, panel heater, electric blanket, fan, gas braai, etc. No children under the age of 12. No dogs are allowed as we are in a conservation area.

Bosch Hoek Lodge

Cell: +27 76 792 5288




As a guest of the Bosch Hoek Lodge your desires & delights are our pleasure. At Bosch Hoek Lodge we are pleased to continue the tradition of offering an experience that is “as good as it gets …” the renowned style of service which has made Bosch Hoek the representation of class & quality experience which it remains today.

Bosch Hoek Lodge boasts 12 luxury double en-suite rooms.

We proudly off a number of services to cater for all our guests, with thoughtful touches placed in-room to ensure your stay is a remarkable one:

Complimentary tea & coffee

Fresh flowers in all rooms

Flat screen DSTV

Deluxe bath amenities

Housekeeping Service Twice Daily

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pricing on Request

Brookdale Cottages

Contact: Lynne & John Gay

Tel: +27 33 343 4546

Fax: +27 86 654 7511

Cell: +27 72 229 9412



Address: 16 Brookdale Way, Hilton


Graded 3 Star by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Members of Midlands Meander, National Accommodation Association, Midlands B&B Association and Tourism KwaZulu Natal. Brookdale Cottages are conveniently situated in the village of Hilton. We cater for those who seek comfort with warm hospitality in a peaceful atmosphere. Three charming thatched cottages are set around the swimming pool in a pretty country garden. They are fully equipped including hospitality tray, TV (SABC 1, 2, 3, MNet), heaters, electric blankets, fans. We offer B&B and Self-Catering.

Cabbage Tree Cottage

Contact: Kevin & Jenny Healey

Tel: +27 33 343 4103

Fax: +27 33 343 4103

Cell: +27 73 157 6912 or +27 83 377 9452


Address: 44 Devonshire Lane, Hilton, 3245


We are five minutes away from the Quarry Shopping Centre, situated on 9 acres of garden and indigenous bush. We offer tranquil and secure accommodation in a twin bedded cottage with a deck overlooking the forest and river. We also have two double rooms attached to the main house with a separate entrance , lounge and bathroom. The rooms are equipped with DSTV, electric blankets, down duvets, heaters and a fridge. Tea, coffee and rusks are available in the rooms. A full English breakfast is included. Dinner and braai facilities are available on request.

Camdeboo Lodge

Contact: Roy Mottram

Cell: +27 82 321 7081 or +27 82 321 7082

Fax: +27 86 265 2597


Address: 18 Hilton College Road


Situated next to Hilton College some 600m from the Gates, the Lodge has four comfortably large and individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with French-doors leading onto their own patios. Guests have their own lounge with a well-stocked courtesy bar, and dining room. A full English breakfast is inclusive and on prior request dinners and barbecues are available.


Contact: Pauline Bowman Edgar

Tel: +27 33 343 2340

Cell: +27 83 775 5876

Fax: +27 33 343 3578



Address: 12 Keans Drive Hilton. P.O. Box 1083, Hilton 3245


Situated conveniently close to Hilton College off Cedara Road and 1km from the freeway, this Tuscan style home has been renovated and decorated to reflect the style of the owner. As an ex-parent of schooling away from home, we specialize in accommodating those of you need that overnight or weekend stay in the area. On entrance to this impressive property, the visitor will be charmed by the magnitude of the Tuscan Columns surrounding the courtyard, passing by the Koi Pond and into the reception area. We offer 4 comfortable en-suite rooms with DSTV. heaters, tea and coffee making facilities, bar, swimming pool and facilities for self-catering.

Cedarwood Guest House

Tel: +27 33 320 1042

Cell: +27 82 802 0760




Cedarwood Guest House self-catering accommodation suits group bookings. Placed 5 kms off the N3, between Howick and Hilton. 10kms from Hilton College. Offering a fully furnished house with 4 en-suite bedrooms and a loft space with 4 single beds, students staying in the loft have use of the  separate guest shower and toilet.

The living room with a large fireplace, leads to a family-sized kitchen with 3 fridges and a scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and ironing facilities.

DSTV and WiFi are available in the shared living space, which is open-plan leading to a fully equipped kitchen/dining room.

Weber and braai facilities are available on a large covered verandah.

Partial solar back-up is in place for power outages.

Guests have use of the tennis court, pool and may walk around the farm.

Occupancy guide 6 -14, ideal for 4-6 adults and up to 10 students. Minimum booking for 8.

Regret no pets allowed as we have resident pets.

Covered parking for 4 cars.

Please note that this house is rented on a group option and not by individual rooms.

Cottages at Kwanyoni

Contact: Mike

Cell: +27 74 322 9420


Address: D534, Hilton College Rd, turn 1km before the College gates.

Main Cottages: Three self-catering units overlooking the Umgeni Valley. Each unit comprises a lounge, two bedrooms (sleeping 4 in twin beds), two showers and a fully equipped kitchen. Also braais and DSTV. One unit is wheelchair-friendly. Less than 4kms from Hilton College, perched on the edge of the escarpment with spectacular views and birdlife.

Dunning Country House

Contact: Charlet Tamer

Tel: +27 33 320 1250

Cell: +27 78 837 3281

Email: or

Facebook: Dunning Country House


Luxury accommodation in beautiful, old-world surroundings on a working farm. We have 16 air-conditioned double rooms and a 3 bedroomed self-catering cottage. Our neat/safe Eco Park Village sleeps 120 with self-catering or catered for options. Situated close to Hilton – just 3 kms from the N3 Underberg off-ramp.

Dunranch House B & B

Contact: Carine Jones

Tel: +27 33 394 3311

Cell: +27 82 312 0577

Fax: +27 33 394 0878



Address: 66 Old Howick Road


Up-market B&B and Self-catering cottage. Set in the most magnificent gardens, we offer our guests quality accommodation in a peaceful atmosphere with warm hospitality from our friendly and efficient staff. Dunranch House comprises three en-suite private and secure double/twin rooms with their own enclosed sun rooms, a thatched self-catering cottage which sleeps four and a bachelor pad. In total we can accommodate eleven people. All rooms have DSTV, telephones, air cons, fans, heaters, safes, tea/coffee making facilities and light self-catering facilities. We offer secure parking facilities with remote access. Delicious complimentary Continental breakfasts are served either on the veranda or in the cosy conservatory with World’s View Forestry area on our doorstep. We have a generator on site so load shedding is not a problem. Free Wi-Fi facilities. There is also a fully equipped kitchen on site for use by guests.

Eva's Field

Contact: James and Sue Bentley

Cell: +27 82 821 3055 (Sue) or +27 82 767 5570 (James)


Address: 8A, D534, Hilton College Road


Two self-catering cottages on farm property only 2kms from Hilton College, which enjoy unparalleled views into the Umgeni Valley and across to the Drakensberg. 2 bedroomed cottage sleeps 4 and family cottage sleeps 5. Fully equipped, tastefully decorated and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Plenty of space for outdoor living. Private airstrip and hangarage also available.

Gateside Guesthouse

Contact: Rhett & Phillipa Baines

Tel: +27 33 343 1536

Cell: +27 82 401 6072

Fax: +27 33 343 3506 or +27 86 577 0323


Address: 1, Quarry Road , Hilton


Charming English Guesthouse situated in Hilton Village on the brow of a hill with magnificent views across pastures, picturesque dam and the distant lights of Pietermaritzburg. Three beautifully decorated family units and four new double units offer Bed and Breakfast or self-catering facilities.

Glengarth Cottages

Contact: Sharon Gilbert

Cell: +27 82 804 3740

Fax: +27 86 690 1871


Address: 3 Azalea Lane, Winterskloof


Two stylish and comfortable cottages situated in the leafy quiet suburb of Winterskloof, Hilton. Kingfisher Cottage is an open-plan unit containing a queen sized bed, and Narina Cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps four people. Both cottages have fully-fitted kitchens and bathrooms, TV and BBQ/braai facilities. Tea & coffee provided. We are a four minute drive from Crossways in central Hilton.

Hilton Bed & Breakfast

Contact: Michelle and Malcolm

Tel: +27 33 343 2212

Cell: +27 83 632 2790



Address: 20 Mallory Road, Hilton


The 3 STAR graded Hilton Bed & Breakfast is a small, select residence situated in the heart of Hilton village and approximately 10 minutes from the college. Hilton BnB offers four modern comfortable, upmarket, double bedrooms – all ensuite. We have two rooms that are inter-leading to form a family unit. All have a television, tea and coffee facilities, and heaters for those chilly nights. There is a spacious comfortable communal lounge and veranda, and breakfasts are served in the adjacent dining area.

Dinner on request. Visa and Mastercard accepted with pleasure.

Hilton Bella Vista Cachai

Cell: +27 81 890 9378



This peaceful, self-catering accommodation is tucked away in lush vegetation, allowing for breath-taking views from our beautiful garden, hence the name “Hilton Bella Vista”. Our spacious units have well equipped kitchenettes and en-suite bathrooms.

Wonder through our fairy land garden or take a dip in the pool. Come and enjoy a fun stay with well-travelled hosts at our clean, comfortable home from home.

Hilton Safari Lodge

Contact: Alison & Anton Smith

Tel: +27 33 343 2055

Cell: +27 78 182 3028

Fax: +27 33 343 4320


Address: 37 Cedara Road, Hilton


Graded 4 star by Tourism Grading Council of SA and set in one and half acres of beautiful gardens, our thatched lodge is fully secured with remote access and ample parking 100m from Crossways and walking distance of Quarry Shopping Centre and close to all major schools. 2 of our 3 suites have their own entrances and all rooms have full en-suite bathrooms. We offer a scrumptious farmhouse breakfast, tea/coffee facilities, TV, Wi-Fi, fully stocked bar fridges, microwaves, heaters, electric blankets, laundry and hairdryers. Guests have full use of lounge in lodge with cozy fire and Lapa/braai facilities. Children welcome.

Hilton Haven Bed & Breakfast

Contact: George Wessels

Tel: +27 33 343 4263

Cell: +27 82 443 7139

Fax: +27 86 670 7289



Address: 2 St Michaels Road, Hilton


Situated 1 km from Crossways Country Inn. A lovely large modern home with 4 en-suite bedrooms. Well stocked air conditioned bar and pool room. Tea lounge.

Idavold Cottages

Contact: Bryan and Lynn Reynolds

Cell: +27 82 337 2307


Address: 2 BSW District Drive, Merrivale Heights, 3291


This well appointed self catering cottage is nestled in a big country garden.  Central, safe, within 10 minutes of Hilton College and St Anne’s College, the hospitals, shops and restaurants, this proves an ideal stay over for business, sport or leisure acitvites.

Sleeps 4

Self catering facilities including a weber braai.

Flat screen TV with DSTV

Complimentary refreshments upon arrival.

Bookings can be done on Air BnB or

Interknoll B&B

Contact: Paul & Tracey Hay

Cell: +27 82 323 1082



Address: 18 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton


This distinctive self-contained B&B is situated on a smallholding in Hilton. It offers an elegant marriage of old-style country comforts and modern day conveniences. The B&B is separate from the main homestead and comprises a comfortable spacious living area, with an open log fireplace, leading out onto a private deck, with breathtaking views over Pietermaritzburg and beyond. The bedroom leads off the main living area and has a quaint en suite bathroom (shower) attached. Both the bedroom and the bathroom offer under floor heating. Options of B&B, DB&B or self-catering are offered. Immaculately maintained and serviced daily.


Contact: Lucinda and Tom

Cell:  +27 82 772 1621 (Lucinda), +27 082 781 3875 (Tom)




Inversanda – an escape at the end of the road Are you looking for a getaway in the Midlands, which isn’t too far away from Hilton? Inversanda is situated a 35 minute drive away in the beautiful Dargle Valley where you can soak up the peace tranquillity. The Judge’s House (8) and The Barn Cottage (4/6) are both ideal for family and friends. “Inversanda has become our home from home for our Hilton years thanks to the wonderfully hospitable Bate family. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, they have the most fabulous horses, great MTB trails, a lovely river for rafting and fishing, and best of all, peace & quiet except for all the usual comforting farm noises! “ Monteith family (Iain, Newnham House)

Jemma's Cottage

Contact: Catherine and David Crampton

Tel:  +27 33 343 2787

Cell:  +27 72 237 4993

Fax:  +27 033 343 2787


Address: 10 Brindy Road, Hilton, 3245


Self-catering cottage in a picturesque garden. Central Hilton, adjacent to St Anne’s’ College. Suitable for two people sharing or a single person. En suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, under floor heating and DSTV. Immaculately kept and serviced daily except Sundays. For bookings kindly contact Catherine at the above e-mail address or phone numbers.

Karkloof Safari Spa

Tel: +27 33 569 1321


Address: Otto’s Bluff Rd


Africa’s best kept secret. Seven Star accommodation. Surrounded by the cinematic splendour of the Karkloof Valley, this modern and contemporary wellness and wildlife retreat is enhanced with the big heart of African sensibility. Karkloof Safari Spa offers a selection of 16 supreme secluded villas complimented by world-class cuisine and impeccable international standards. Enjoy a beautiful game drive and a relaxing day at the award winning spa which features 17 stunning treatment rooms, hydrotherapy, eastern massages, yoga, flotation tank, Roman and Kneipp pools, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam rooms all with wonderful views over native bush. Shuttle service for guests to and from the event. Day packages available.

Lemon Rose Cottages

Contact: Estelle Forshaw

Cell: +27 83 449 6006



Address: 1 Deidre Park, 18 Hilton Avenue


Located in the village of Hilton, surrounded by a stunning garden, Lemon Rose Cottages are a comfortable, warm home away from home.

Lemon Rose Cottages are cosy and well-appointed with all necessary amenities – perfect for a weekend getaway, business trip or a visit to family – and able to accommodate parties of up to 12 guests.

There is a welcoming ambience with personal touches. Continental breakfasts provided in the cottages are fresh and delicious. Guests are welcome to self-cater and braai.

Lemon Rose Cottages was rated 9.5 out of 10 by Guest Review Awards from in 2018.

Mendola Luxury Accomodation and Wedding Venue

Contact: Gillian Patterson-Roberts

Tel:  +27 33 333 0562

Cell:  +27 82 771 3444



Address: 1 Hilton College Rd, Hilton

Accommodation: 6 x 2 bedroom chalets

Luxury self-catering, two bedroom units in a secure complex with security guards. The venue is used for conferences, weddings and small functions up to 120 guests. . We will supply a full English breakfast upon request at

St Ives

Contact: Ashley or Catherine

Tel: +27 33 234 4490

Cell: +27 76 812 6423


Address: R103 Lions River Howick


St Ives lodge, restaurant, conference and wedding venue is situated at the heart of the midlands and offers beautiful accommodation just 15 minutes’ drive from Hilton on a stunning Estate filled with lots of family fun activities such as mountain biking, fishing on our 3 dams, and plenty more. We also have wildlife such as Zebra, Wildebeest and other Antelope. Hilton Parents will receive a discount upon stating that they are a Hilton Parent.

The Hilton Bush Lodge


Tel: +27 33 004 0033



Address: D543, Hilton College Road, Hilton


Set in the beautiful Natal Midlands, overlooking the confluence of the uMngeni and Rietspruit Rivers. Understated elegance in luxury suites, private conference facilities and a chapel for dream weddings.

The Knoll Guesthouse

Contact: Lindy Manley

Tel: +27 33 343 4347

Cell: +27 79 496 4645



Address: The Knoll: Knoll Drive, Hilton


Historic guesthouse in “olde’ world setting with stunning views over rolling hills through to the Southern Drakensberg. Upmarket secluded, accommodation in self-catering cottage for up to four people.

The Rooms at Kwanyoni

Contact: Jonathan Du Toit

Tel: +27 33 343 4239

Fax: +27 33 343 1736



For a “home away from home” experience in the heart of Hilton. We pride ourselves on being affordable, clean and easily accessible. Give us a try when looking for accommodation in the Hilton area.

Contact: Patrick

Cell: +27 825643292


Very comfortable, in a rustic setting, the main cottage is self-catering, open plan, comprising kitchenette, dining, lounge and sleeping area, with en suite shower. Close to the main house but private. Two B&B outside rooms with ensuite shower.

Rates: R300 pppn sharing and R380 pppn single.

Olive Tree Cottage

Contact: Kirsten Burnett

Cell: +27 82 925 8614


Address:  46 The Gates


Olive Tree Cottage is in the beautiful surroundings of the secure and safe estate called The Gates.

The cottage can be found in the courtyard with an outside seated area. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, oven and large fridge. It is open plan and there is a sleeper couch in the lounge area. It has a t.v with DSTV, it has wifi and we run on solar heating. It has a beautiful and inviting one bedroom en-suite

This cottage has bought joy to many people visiting our beautiful area, if you would like to look at pictures of the cottage you can go onto Air B&B and see photos of it. I look forward to meeting you and sharing our cottage with you