Gateside Guesthouse directions


With its stunning views & Victorian charm, Gateside 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 stunning view of dam & pastures, you could be in the heart of the countryside.

Seventeen years’ on, we have grown to 9 rooms/units, all of which are semi self-catered or fully self-catered with breakfast as an optional extra.Five of our units are pet-friendly & we have accommodation suitable for both our business travellers and families.We also offer small conference facilities: a maximum of 8 people.
We are flexible with breakfast which you are welcome to book on arrival for any or all mornings alongwith packed breakfasts & lunches.Furthermore, we do a dinner tray to your room if you do not wish to eat out although our local restaurants are all within 1km of us.

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 the ideal 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 & government schools of Hilton College, Cowan House, St Annes, Grace College & Laddsworth  – 1km to 8kms.
  • Hilton Life Hospital – 3 kms.
  • Pietermaritzburg’s CBD – 10kms.
  • Pietermaritzburg airport(Oribi) is 16 to 25kms depending on route(25 – 35 minutes’ drive.)
  • We are 5 minutes’ drive from the N3 highway.
  • King Shaka International airport, Durban is 1hr 25mins’ drive.
  • 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, golfing, hiking & trout or bass fishing. Book a mountain guide for a hike in the ‘berg.Alternatively, for active watersports, Midmar dam is 15 minutes’ away.

Arts and Culture:

Spend a day enjoying the wonderful country drives along the Midlands Meander which gives you a great variety of arts, crafts, children’s activities & restaurants.

The area is rich in Anglo-Zulu & Boer war history.In addition to the battlefields there is  Pietermaritzburg’s Victorian architecture & the “French history tour”. Art lovers: Tatham Art Gallery is a must! 


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