Gecko Hill

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

Situated a mere 600 metres from the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern suburb of Montrose, and less than 5 minutes drive to the Liberty Midlands Mall and the N3 highway, Gecko Hill is a popular self catering destination.


1. "Acacia Cottage"
2. "Stinkwood Cottage"
3. En Suite Room - "Aloe Suite"
4. En Suite Room - "Albizia Suite"
5. Sagewood Cottage

Registered with: Pietermaritzburg Tourism, and Midlands Bed and Breakfast Association" [MIDBABA]

Facilities common to cottages:

  • Private patio and entrance
  • Kitchenette: Fridge, microwave, two-plate cooker, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery
  • Secure, off-street parking
  • Remote controlled access
  • Hospitality tray
  • Serviced daily
  • Portable braai/barbecue available on request for patio braaing
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • DSTV

Stinkwood Cottage

  • Comfortable en-suite bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards
  • Kitchen with gas cooker
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan, security gate

Acacia Cottage

  • Open-plan bedroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen (gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle)
  • Bedroom area: King-size bed which can be converted to two single beds on request. Third bed is a day bed, ideal for a child
  • Lounge area: Television, sofa
  • Bathroom off bedroom area

Albizia Suite

  • En-suite room with double bed and small kitchen for light self-catering with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan

Aloe Suite

  • En-suite room with a queen-size bed and small kitchen for light self-catering with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • Lovely view of the indigenous garden to the green hills beyond
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan

Sagewood Cottage

  • Comfortable en-suite bedroom with queen size bed
  • Kitchen with microwave, kettle, toaster
  • TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan, security gate

Nearby Attractions

  • Cascades Shopping Centre with restaurants and movie theatre is a short 600m walk away
  • The new Virgin Active Gym is a mere 500m away
  • Cascades Office Park is an easy 800m stroll away
  • Liberty Midlands Mall is a very convenient and easy 3km drive
  • The Royal Show Grounds are situated about 2km away
  • Victoria Country Club and office park overlook our suburb of Montrose and is approx 3km away
  • Two lovely nature reserves are in close proximity: Queen Elizabeth Park and Ferncliff Nature Reserve both have lovely walking trails and picnic areas
  • We are in close proximity to independent boys and girls schools eg Cordwalles, The Wykeham Collegiate, while Maritzburg College, Girls High School and St Charles College are a 10 min drive across town
  • The village of Hilton is a short 5 min drive away. Cowan House Prep School and St Anne's School for Girls are both situated in this area
  • We are a short stroll away from Greys Hospital [approx 1km away]
  • An extensive network of mountain bike trails in the forest-covered hills is a mere 600m away - this includes the course used in the recent World Downhill Champs
  • The start of the Comrades Marathon is a mere 2km away and is a quick, direct drive
  • Redlands Office Park is situated approx 2.5 km away
  • The start of the Duzi Canoe Marathon is a short 10 min drive across town
  • Two major dams, Midmar and Albert Falls are both a short easy drive away [approx 25 min]. The world famous Midmar Mile, fantastic bass fishing and varied water sports are all popular at both dams
  • Durban's beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions are a quick 45 min drive away
  • The Drakensberg Mountains [southern and central Berg] are a scenic drive away [approx 2 hours]
  • The famous Midlands Meander arts and crafts route which includes numerous and varied country restaurants is easy to access in the vicinity of Midmar Dam and the nearby village of Howick. [The spectacular Howick Falls and Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve are highly recommended in Howick]. A short drive from Howick is the birders paradise of Karkloof which also features the acclaimed Karkloof Canopy Tour.

Onsite Facilities And Features

  • DSTV in room
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • bar fridge
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tennis court (less than 5km)
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
From R375.00 Per Person
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