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Gateside Guesthouse directions


I 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 have a wonderful team with Charmaine being our manageress who you will find in the office Mondays to Fridays & Kayla who is our weekend “go-to girl!”

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!

We are close to:

  • Local shops and restaurants – 1 to 5kms from us.
  • Private schools of Hilton College, Cowan House, St Annes & Grace College – 1km to 8kms.
  • Hilton Life Hospital – 3 kms.
  • Pietermaritzburg’s CBD – 10kms.
  • 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 is all about 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.


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