Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Westville (23.4 km from Bothas Hill)
Just a five-minute drive from Durban on the N3, The Pavilion Shopping Centre provides a premier shopping and entertainment experience. Something of a Durban fashionista hot spot, the mall merges fun, food and fashion under one roof and there’s plenty to keep you busy.Offering over 230 shops and more than 40 restaurants, the centre has one of the...
Camperdown (27.5 km from Bothas Hill)
Home to eleven of the twelve owl species, five of the eight vulture species and numerous magnificent raptors found in Southern Africa, the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is well worth a visit.
Dedicated to conserving indigenous raptors, the haven is also a base for continuing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey,...
Umgeni Park (30.4 km from Bothas Hill)
Get in touch with your wild side with the luminous feathered inhabitants of Umgeni River Bird Park.
Tumbling waterfalls, lush semi-tropical vegetation, lively birds singing and squawking, walk-through aviaries and open paddocks contribute to make this a renowned bird paradise.
View dazzling macaws, parading flamingoes, stately cranes, and...
Hillcrest (5 km from Bothas Hill)
The Heritage Market provides a unique shopping experience in the Hillcrest area. As Durban shopping centres go, the outdoor atmosphere of "The Heritage" stands alone. Situated in the 1000 Hills Tourism route, Heritage Market caters for the whole family, locals and tourists. Shopping at the Heritage caters for all interests, with shops ranging from...
Kloof (0.7 km from Bothas Hill)
The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an awesome holiday destination that offers unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality just a half an hour's drive from the centre of Durban.It is named for the countless hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River that flows from the distant...
Assagay (3.2 km from Bothas Hill)
Every Saturday there is a Farmers Country Market which is a huge attraction, displaying almost everything under the sun. Sit under the Marquet on straw bales and enjoy your morning cup of coffee and whatever you would like to eat for breakfast, from pancakes and wraps to breakfast in a bun.
Kloof (9.3 km from Bothas Hill)
Offering numerous scenic walks and viewpoints, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is a haven for twitchers and jaded urbanites right in the heart of the suburb of Kloof.
The spectacular Kloof Gorge is part of Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, and is one of the few places in Durban where Knysna Turaco can be found, along with a number of forest birds and the...
Mountain Biking Trails
Hillcrest (9.6 km from Bothas Hill)
Grab your bike and hit the trails in the magnificent Giba Gorge. Situated just outside Pinetown off the N3, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park offers a range of awesome mountain biking trails, a BMX track, and a restaurant – all boasting magnificent views of the stunning Giba valley.
Kloof (10.4 km from Bothas Hill)
This is an old steam train that over weekends runs from Kloof Station through the Valley of 1000 hills to Inchanga and back of about 3 hours duration. Great for the kids and tourists with lovely views of this picturesque area. Craft and food market at Inchanga before return journey.
Galleries and Museums
Pinetown (11 km from Bothas Hill)
The Fat Tuesday Gallery is dedicated to providing an exhibition space for visual artists. The gallery is strongly focused on acting as a platform for both emerging and established photographers. There is an eclectic mix of various paintings, photographs, and ceramics that will entice people with different tastes and interests.
There are also...
Mpumalanga (16.1 km from Bothas Hill)
The majestic Horseshoe Falls are found along the Sabie River and only 4 km off the Old Lydenburg Road in Mpumalanga. Visitors can enjoy a short walk through the beautiful terrain that leads to the waterfall. There is also a variety of bird life and wildlife. The waterfall receives its name from its circular appearance and has also been declared a...
Spa and Wellness
Westville (21.2 km from Bothas Hill)
Kimaya Spa facilities include an outdoor Jacuzzi, Vichy showers and steam room. Four treatment rooms, four highly qualified therapists, their aim to make your time at Kimaya, memorable.
Situated in Westville, Durban. This easily accessible Day Spa provides a tranquil relaxed environment for a getaway, whether it is a half day package, a whole...
KwaZulu-Natal (22.3 km from Bothas Hill)
Africa’s oldest ultramarathon is a punishing 87km trek between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The famously fierce Comrades defines thousands of runners as they pound the tar and tackle five gruelling climbs while the clock ticks away mercilessly. The 2015 Comrades is a ‘down’ race so it starts in Pietermaritzburg and comes to an ecstatic end in...
Galleries and Museums
Westville (22.4 km from Bothas Hill)
Named after Jonas Bergtheil, this museum is situated in the leafy suburb of Westville midway between Durban and Pinetown.
Much of the museum is housed in Westville’s oldest building featuring massive stone walls and hand-hewn timber floorboards. The park like surrounds add an atmosphere of tranquility.
Exhibits mostly focus on the first German...
Westcliff (Durban) (23 km from Bothas Hill)
Leave your shoes at the door and walk into a colourful Hindu sanctuary. The spacecraft-like exterior belies the opulent interior of marble tiles, gold-tinted windows, crystal chandeliers and lavish decorations. Ceiling frescoes and statuettes pay tribute to the divine couple, Radha and Krishna.
Entrance is free and people of all faiths are...