Popular attractions in and around Hillcrest
Hillcrest is definitely one of the best places to live in KwaZulu-Natal. Set on a hill, just half an hour from Durban, Hillcrest is unmistakably charming. From its friendly community vibe, quaint shops to its country pubs, it has many old-world pleasures. Taking a trip to the town? Great idea. Be sure to tick these points of interest off your list.
Shongweni Farmers' Market & Craft Market
This will make your Saturday. Shongweni Farmers' Market & Craft Market is beloved by tourists and locals alike. Stop by for a hearty potato rösti breakfast, sip on a steaming cup of Lavazza coffee and prepare for a fantastic shop. There are over 150 stalls bringing you hormone-free meat, freshly baked bread, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, and more.
Looking for a handcrafted present? Or a new addition to your garden? It's waiting to be found at this market. With live music, a children's play area and beer/gin on tap, there's fun for everyone in your family.
Springside Nature Reserve
You can escape the hustle and bustle at this nature reserve. It's truly a tranquil way to spend a day. Explore and discover a vast network of wildflowers, birds, trees, reptiles and other natural wonders. There are a variety of walking trails, picnic spots and opportunities for photographs. There's a large sundial in the area which you can use to teach the kids about time. If you want to get the most of the reserve, opt for a guided tour.
Umgeni Steam Railway
Picture this: A man and a woman meet at the train station. A conversation strikes up and they fall in love. Those black-and-white films have a romantic appeal best captured by The Umgeni Steam Railway. Take a picturesque ride from Kloof station along the edge of the stunning Valley of a 1000 Hills. You'll see lush greenery, towering mountains and friendly faces. At the top, you'll get to browse a craft market and enjoy a nibble from local vendors.
PheZulu Safari Park
"Your adventure starts here" boasts a sign at PheZulu. And it means it. The park presents an authentic African experience. The sound of African drums fills the air. Bee-shaped thatched huts frame the horizon. The fresh breeze carries the promise of excitement. You can go on a 4x4 ride where you'll spot wildebeests, impalas, blesboks, zebras, giraffes and a variety of bird species. The Crocodile and Snake Park gets you up close to these fascinating creatures. If you're brave, you can even sample crocodile meat at the restaurant. PheZulu is 9,4 km from Hillcrest and worth every minute of the ride over.
Cotswold Downs Golf Course and Leisure Centre
If you haven't played here, you're missing out. It's a spectacular 18-hole championship parklands type course. The highlights include bent grass greens, undulating fairways and outstanding natural water features. Both beginners and experts will find it challenging but enjoyable. You can even book a professional to enhance your game.
Come rain or shine you can still have a great time. This indoor heated water park has slides, splash pools and a lazy river to while the day away. Because it's within an enclosed space, it's safer and will keep you sunburn-free. The food here is reasonably priced and tasty. With lots of positive reviews, know you'll have an absolute blast.
There are so many things to do in Hillcrest. Whether you're a tourist or local, you'll never be bored. With such an appeal, it's 'the' place to make your home. Contact Seeff Hillcrest & Kloof and we'll help you make your move.