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Winterskloof Hilton - Living in the Midlands hones the senses to the responsibility of cohabiting with nature. This is never more true than in Wintersklof where the responsibility for Rehabilitating, maintaining and protecting the rich biospheres of life. Fourwinds Courtyard sits at the top of the Winterskloof watershed into the Dorpspruit River that feed into the great Msunduzi upon which Durban relies for water. In summer it often rains in Winterskloof. Typically this means that (September to March) after a baking hot day the mist descends until there’s a storm which either clears the starlit sky for a cooler evening or we sit shrouded in an eerie and romantic mist. Either way, both are unique climatic experiences best enjoyed while sipping wine with feet propped up against the a braai. Fortunately, Winterskloof residents are (in the main) conservationists who take seriously the need to invest in the future by putting life back into the land. The result is that life is returning to this naturally rich habitat. Blue and grey duiker, genet, mongoose, the hooting owl, vervet monkey, hedgehog, eagle and other birds of prey are frequent visitors to Fourwinds Courtyard is part of a declared Winterskloof Conservancy covering an area of approximately one thousand hectares. This is why, when you visit Fourwinds, we ask you to tread carefully and stay quietly in order to enjoy the cosy thrill of living alongside the stillness and opulence of our natural environment. If you listen very carefully you will hear a rumble in the distance and wonder if that a storm brewing or traditional drumming. Winterskloof: Situated on the north western fringe of Pietermaritzburg and nestling between the Swartkop and Teteleku ridges which enclose the head-waters of the Dorpspruit, is a beautiful, verdant and undulating valley. In all seasons, swirling mists expose some beautiful natural forest and short savanna grassland. The gentle rush of meandering stream water can be heard as the numerous small tributaries cascade and churn towards the Msunduzi floodplain. Splendid examples of indigenous tree and plant species abound, including the exquisite gardenia amena, scopcopia zeyheri, diospyros whytena, trimeria grandiflora and many others. Varieties of dove, cuckoo, bulbul, eagle, robin, sunbird and weaver comprise over seventy bird species which find nesting and foraging space in the pockets of undulating temperate forest. Blue and grey duiker, bushpig, genet, mongoose and vervet monkey are also known to find a 'home' in this picturesque conservancy area, covering an area of approximately one thousand hectares. In pre-historic times, the Stone Age hunter-gatherer San people hunted varieties of buck and wildebeest in the nearby Mgeni valley gorge, there having being a number of pre-historic camp sites found in the vicinity. It is even suggested that elephant tracks might in earlier times have been identified in the lower Dorpspruit catchment area, as fossilised footprints were claimed to have been found near to the old Voortrekker barn at Summerwood. Most certainly there is evidence of early wagon trails and archaeological remains as the various pioneer parties of 1836 - 1837 wove their precarious routes south-eastwards. There is evidence for example, of a number of encampment sites on the Hendrie farm at The Knoll, made by the early Dutch trekkers prior to their descent into the upper Msunduzi and Plessislaer meeting areas. Some people believe that the old oak trees at The Knoll might possibly originate from acorns brought up from the Cape during the Great Trek. One certainty, is that following the British annexation of Natal in 1843 large farm tracts adjoining the townlands of Pietermaritzburg and the then recently established Zwartkop Tribal Trust area were ceded to British colonists and Voortrekker pioneers alike. Various portions of the Winterskloof valley were awarded to British colonists and remaining Voortrekker pioneers. The farms Groenekloof (2955 acres) and the farms St Michael's Mount (885 acres) as well as St George's Mount (662 acres) were prominent in this area and formed the nuclei for future sub division and habitation.

Dennis Bailey
South Africa
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Fourwinds Courtyard

Sleeps 12 Winterskloof Self-catering in Winterskloof

Fourwinds Courtyard is probably the oldest farmhouse built on the largest piece of flat land in Wint...

from R530
1 night, 2 adults

Glengarth Cottages

Sleeps 6 Winterskloof Self-catering in Winterskloof

Glengarth Cottages offers comfortable accommodation in two stylish self-catering cottages, ideally l...

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from R360
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The Knoll Guest House and Backpackers

Sleeps 28 Hilton Backpacker in Hilton
1.13km from Winterskloof

The Knoll Guest House and Backpackers is situated at the gateway of the Midlands Meander close to Pi...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Hilton View B&B

Sleeps 10 Hilton Bed and Breakfast in Hilton
1.87km from Winterskloof

Hilton View B&B is at the Gateway to the famous Midlands Meander at the beginning point of many old ...

from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Leandra's Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 4 Hilton Guest House in Hilton
2.46km from Winterskloof

Leandra's Bed and Breakfast offers comfortable accommodation situated on a small holding, just outsi...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Santuario Self-catering Guesthouse

Sleeps 7 Hilton Guest House in Hilton
2.49km from Winterskloof

Diedré and Salmon extend a warm welcome to all our guests. We feel fortunate to stay in this beautif...

from R730
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Abbots Cove B&B

Sleeps 36 Hilton Bed and Breakfast in Hilton
2.55km from Winterskloof

Abbots Cove B&B offers 10 en-suite bedrooms, each with private entrance and tea and coffee-making fa...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Hilton Safari Lodge

Sleeps 9 Hilton Bed and Breakfast in Hilton
2.69km from Winterskloof

Hilton Safari Lodge is a thatched upmarket bed and breakfast set on over an acre of beautiful garden...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Kwantofontofo B&B

Sleeps 12 Bisley Bed and Breakfast in Bisley
3.00km from Winterskloof

A cosy, comfortable home away from home with complete privacy. I has fully air-conditioned luxury be...

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Bancroft B & B

Sleeps 8 Hilton Bed and Breakfast in Hilton
3.22km from Winterskloof

Bancroft B and B is situated in Hilton, in the forested, evergreen hills above Pietermaritzburg, the...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Gateside Guesthouse

Sleeps 21 Hilton Self-catering in Hilton
3.29km from Winterskloof

Gateside Guesthouse is set in the heart of the tranquil Hilton Village only 10 kilometers from Piete...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Oakhaven Guest House

Sleeps 16 Hilton Guest House in Hilton
3.96km from Winterskloof

Oakhaven Guest House and Art Studio is situated in the village of Hilton, just off the N3 and right ...