Located in a leafy, treed suburb only 4 kms from the town of Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal, which has restaurants, shopping centres. Gillitts is quiet & has excellent neighbourhood security. There are four units on the property and the apartment is compact (32sqm), new, clean & well equipped & has its own private entrance. An undercover deck right outside the front door completes a really comfortable apartment. The bathroom has no bath-tub but has a shower. Tea and coffee, milk, sugar supplied.
The bedroom has either 2 single beds OR 1 kingsize bed - your choice. A toddler cot can be supplied. The sleeper couch in the living area can sleep 1 adult or 2 small children.
Our neighbourhood, Gillitts, has a lot of open spaces where you will often see people walking their dogs, cycling, jogging or walking. The nearby town of Hillcrest, 4kms away, has everything one could want or need. In nearby Kloof, there is a very beautiful gorge with walking trails and small wildlife. We have regular visitors in the form of Vervet monkeys which pass by the apartment every day but, because they have never been fed, never come into the apartments. We ask you not to feed these cute little creatures - it is not fair on them or us - they have plenty of wild food available throughout the area as there is a lot of flora. Shongweni has a very popular ''Farmers Market'' every Saturday from 6am - midday. It boasts handcrafted and homemade wares of a high quality. The scenery is beautiful and peaceful - a really lovely was to spend a morning. If you are keen on cycle riding, Giba Gorge is a very popular venue and has super bike trails. Gillitts is located 30kms from the Durban beach front. Being 700m above sea level, the climate is more moderate (tolerable) than Durban's humidity.
More details of things to do around Gillitts:
NEAREST TOWN: The town of Hillcrest is only about 4kms away and has every shop you would need. Close to shopping centres, many excellent restaurants and coffee shops all within a 10 km radius that are sure to satisfy even the most demanding of taste buds.
COMRADES INTERNATIONAL 90KM RUNNING RACE: Each year in June, this epic International event is held between Durban and Piertermaritzburg. A 2 minutes drive, from our home, takes you to Everton Bridge where you can get pole position to see all 20,000 competitors running for their lives or just for the sheer enjoyment.
MAKARANGA LODGE - a stunning conference centre, wedding venue & restaurant - is set among 30 acres of lush botanical gardens. They welcome visitors for tea or meals and to stroll in the gardens while admiring the excellent works of art. This idyllic spot is just 5 minutes away.
SHONGWENI POLO CLUB: About 10kms away is horse country incorporating Shongweni Equestrian Club which hosts major national and international Polo and other equestrian events. Also a great country pub and restaurant, you can have a good meal while overlooking the dressage arena. Open to the public. (http://shongweniclub.co.za)
SHONGWENI FARMERS MARKET: Then there is the Shongweni Farmers Market held every Saturday from 07:00 until midday and comprises everything homemade and handcrafted at great value - an enjoyable and very worthwhile visit. (http://www.shongwenimarket.co.za)
GIBA GORGE CYCLE PARK: About 15kms away is the Giba Gorge MTB Park - which is ranked among the 25 best bike rides in the world, Giba Gorge MTB Park is a wonderful place..The Eco Park on Your Doorstep!
Why would you visit Giba Gorge?
Safe for kids – animal friendly – fun for the whole family.
Cycle racing, outrides, bike hire, restaurant, play area.
Cycle, walk, run, ride – or simply relax and picnic with the family.. https://www.gibagorge.co.za/
HIGH STAKES ADVENTURE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES PARK: Highstakes Venue offers something special for all tastes. Thrill seekers can get their action fix with a wide choice of adventure sports and activities, while friends and family relax on our deck and enjoy the licensed bar. Highstakes is set on a 150 hectare plot in scenic Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal. Far removed from the stress and unrelenting pace of urban life, it is the perfect place to unwind! Motocross; Cato Ridge Quad Trails; 4x4; Archery; Clay Pigeon Shooting; Paintball; Zipline; Pub.
Highstakes is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4:30pm, closed on Xmas Day. https://highstakes.co.za/
UMGENI STEAM TRAIN runs the first and last Sunday every month from the local railway pub, Stoker's Arms, and is just 5 minutes away. This well renowned attraction runs from Kloof to Inchanga, return. You can browse the local craft market in Inchanga, or take in a meal before returning to Kloof on a coach dating back as far as 1908, pulled by a genuine 1912 steam locomotive.
KRANSKLOOF NATURE RESERVE: The area in which we live is in very close proximity several protected nature reserves providing excellent hiking trails and spectacular scenery, stunning waterfalls, as well as close encounters with wild animals such as Caracal, zebras, different species of buck, Vervet monkeys, plus many other smaller creatures and abundant birdlife. One of the best places to experience this is the Kloof Gorge. This wonderful area is only a few kms away. (https://kknr.org.za)
DURBAN BEACH FRONT: Our home is about 30 kms from Durban Beachfront which underwent a complete upgrade in 2010 and is a beautiful entertainment area - really great swimming areas; the Moses Madiba Football Stadium; numerous restaurants; an amazing aqua centre called uShaka Marine World which houses several open aquariums where it is possible to swim with the sea life; a fantastic water playground for both adults and children and plenty other activies. (www.ushakamarineworld.co.za) Take a stroll along the newly completed 9 km long Golden Mile Promenade, which is the longest beach promenade in Africa. (http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/196952/Africa-s-longest-beachfront-promenade-opens-in-Durban)
TALA GAME RESERVE: A 45 kms drive brings you to the famous Tala Game Reserve, which spans nearly 3000 hectares of natural plains and grasslands and where you can view rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many species of buck from open landrovers or your own vehicles.
MIDLANDS MEANDER: A bit further on is the enjoyable Midlands Meander which provides one with a varied array of hospitality, arts, crafts, decor and outdoor activities in a beautiful and unique country setting with the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop.
DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS: For those inclined to take up the challenge of hiking and exploring the majestic Drakensberg mountains they are only a 3 hour drive away.
IMFOLOZI / HLUHLUWE GAME PARKS: Only a 3 hour drive from Gillitts is the Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Park where the Big 5 are sure to thrill and entertain.
BOARDING SCHOOLS IN OUR AREA: We are also close to a number of private boarding schools, including Highbury, Kearsney and St. Mary's, making ours an ideal place for parents to stay who are coming up for the weekend to watch their children play sport or just to spend some quality time together.
Tipus de propietat
Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, República de Sud-àfrica