Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Westville (5.6 km from Cowies 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...
Umgeni Park (14.1 km from Cowies 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 (13.7 km from Cowies 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...
Spa and Wellness
Westville (3.4 km from Cowies 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 (4.6 km from Cowies 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 (4.7 km from Cowies 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...
Galleries and Museums
Pinetown (6.8 km from Cowies 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...
Kloof (7.4 km from Cowies 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.
Kloof (8.9 km from Cowies 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...
Westcliff (Durban) (9.4 km from Cowies 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...
Mountain Biking Trails
Hillcrest (11.6 km from Cowies 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.
Spa and Wellness
Berea (11.8 km from Cowies Hill)
Escape the stress of everyday life and let Fleur De Lis Spa in Durban take on an amazing journey of Bliss and Relaxation. Home to the finest experience and pamper treatments in Kwa Zulu Natal. Fleur De Lis is magnificently set up with a French touch.
They specialize in Facial Therapy, Massages, Waxing and Threading, Manicure, Pedicure, Body...
Bulwer (12.3 km from Cowies Hill)
The Marutswa Forest Project started in 2004 and aims to promote the conservation of Bulwer's unique biodiversity. The indigenous forest is managed by Ezemvelo Wildlife and offers three forest trails all varying in intensity. All the trails start at the visitors centre and end along the same route.
The contour trail is suitable for anyone and is...
Peter Road (12.3 km from Cowies Hill)
A large variety of orchids and exotic plants from all over the world. Plants are for sale. Visit our tropical tea garden and restaurant for delicious and fantastic meals, or take a stroll around the gardens and enjoy the abundant bird life.
Spa and Wellness
Berea (12.4 km from Cowies Hill)
Heaven on Earth Day Spa is situated in a tranquil setting which allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living; whether it's for a moment of pure indulgence, holistic well being, beauty therapy or soothing massages, step into a heavenly atmosphere, unwind, relax and leave rejuvenated.
You can choose from single beauty...