We moved from Zimbabwe to picturesque Hilton in 2003 and found a gem in Gateside. With its stunning views & Victorian charm, the guesthouse is definitely a “character” home.
The story goes that Gateside is the oldest B&B in the village.It has a convenient, central location but is situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac.With a view of dam & pastures, you could be in the heart of the countryside.
Sixteen years’ on, we have grown from 3 units to 9.Choose a B&B or Self-catering option.Two of our units are pet-friendly.We also offer small conference facilities: maximum of 12 people.
We are flexible with breakfast which you are welcome to book on arrival.Besides packing a breakfast for your early start, we do packed lunches too.Furthermore, we do a dinner tray to your room if you do not wish to eat out.
We are close to:
- Local shops and restaurants are within 1 to 5kms of us.
- Private schools of Hilton College, Cowan House, St Annes & Grace College.
- Hilton Life Hospital close by.
- Pietermaritzburg’s CBD.
- We are 5 minutes’ drive from the N3 highway.
- In additon, the Drakensberg and the Durban beaches are both an hour and a half from us.
Hilton and its surrounds lend itself to the outdoor life:
Enjoy mountainbiking, trailrunning, canoeing, golf, hiking & troutfishing. Book a mountain guide for a hike in the ‘berg.Alternatively, for active watersports, Midmar dam is 15 minutes’ away.
Arts and Culture:
Besides beautiful countryside, we are rich in Anglo-Zulu history.In addition to the battlefields there is Pietermaritzburg’s Victorian architecture & the “French history tour”. Art lovers: Tatham Art Gallery is a must!Furthermore the Midlands Meander is on your doorstep with a great variety of arts, crafts, children’s activities & restaurants.
Our loyal staff are a happy team who welcome you with a friendly smile.We love everyone to feel at home & comfortable.Business or pleasure, families and pets are all welcome! We have accommodation to suit your needs.
We look forward to having you with us!