The Valley of a 1000 Hills
The Valley of a 1000 Hills
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Densely forested and dotted with gorges, streams and villages, this valley makes for a stunning scenic drive.
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iris B
Los Angeles, CA543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A very peaceful hour+ drive from the Durban cruise terminal. The views are breathtaking. Our guide told us about the historical aspects of the area and Durban in general. We were on our way to a Zulu Village where we say a dance ceremony and learned about Zulu customs. Definitely worth the drive.
Written January 17, 2020
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yes2travel
Delray Beach, FL295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Wonderful viewpoints. A stunning place to visit. We utilized Don Botterill of “DayToursKZN” who was a private driver that took us to all the best areas, including a lovely restaurant for lunch. If you go here on a Saturday make sure you visit the nearby Saturday Market. If you’re in Durban this Valley should be on your visit list.
Written January 22, 2023
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ballet_8
stamford lincs29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The steam train goes up into the hills on a Sunday,you will past beautiful farms and plantations on the way to the top,visit the coffee plantation,family owned,this is a lovely day trip.
Written May 28, 2014
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Avenesh
Durban, South Africa15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
This is a lovely place to visit on a hot an sunny with the family. Great parks to take relaxing walks and safe for kids to play around.

Overall a good place to visit, along with good places to eat. Open fires not allowed in all areas, so best to carry picnic baskets.
Written March 28, 2014
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Elizabeth B
Johannesburg, South Africa1,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
The Valley of 1 000 Hills is just that. Rolling hills as far as the eye can see. The beauty is that you can see it from many places along the road while meandering through the hills. Safe places to stop and take photos are at restaurants or where there are many tourist. Keep valuables in the boot, lock your car and put on the alarm. It is a nice drive but you need quite a bit of time to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Written July 8, 2015
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B.C.QAGELA
Durban, South Africa413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The route to the valley of thousand hills goes through the suburb of Hill Crest through to Bothas Hill, Drummond, Inchanga, to Cato Ridge, Camperdown. The route is actually the most popular Comrade Marathon route. There are stopping spots where you can stop and enjoy the scenic view of the Valley of Thousand Hills. The site of the hills is fascinating and mind boggling. There are various curio shops along the route where you can stop and buy curio items and beadwork.
Written May 9, 2018
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WAWSP5
Salisbury, UK26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We went to the village by car - We were the only passengers
Walk around the village
Visit to the Spiritual Healer - expected to pay him 20 rand each for the visit
Visit to the shop - hardly anything there
Lunch cooked for us by a lady resident - vegetables on a plate with some maize - expected to pay the lady 100 - 150 rand
Written November 11, 2016
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Shaats
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
I've traveled through there several times, the most recent being on the 2 nd of May 2014 and the views are still spectacular.
As you travel up the start of the berg route you encounter many villages laid out amongst the hills and a number of farm stalls where all kinds of interesting goodies can be obtained.
There are a number of restaurants there.
There's also the noonu Farm with its interesting array of bugs.
Chante clair hotel has a training school for aspiring chefs and that in itself is a unique experience.
Altogether a very worthwhile

trip
Written May 29, 2014
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farouk
Durban, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
I went on a self drive on this scenic route on 16 December 2013. Being mindful of the overcast conditions , i decided to take a chance to drive into the Valley. I was not disappointed. Armed only with my garmin and my wife as the navigator aid , i ventured.
I started my trip from Hillcrest..
The challenges were when the tarred roads ended.
We passed the Inanda Dam...Very Beautiful..At an instant one could feel a sense of serenity as we left the bustle of Hillcrest.
This route is not for the faint hearted . Routes are not reflected on the garmin.As one feels a sense of uncertainty . one is greeted by the beauty and splendour outside.

Hundreds of goats roam the road claiming ownership.

The locals were more than friendly as we ventured on the unmarked route. Wish the route was signposted.

Be most guarded when driving on the untarred road.Very narrow ( friendly for a single vehicle).With the rains earlier , parts of the roads were washed away.

After numerous kilometers and brilliant sceneries , we finally found our way at the enterance of Inchanga..
A must once in a life time drive for nature lovers..

Highly recommended ..

At the end ...a host of lovely pics..
Written December 19, 2013
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BelindaL8
Durban, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
The scenery is breathtaking and the drive there is lovely. Stalls on the side of the road to stop and buy things, nick naks from. On a lovely clear day you can see for miles, and on a cool winter day, the clouds hang over mountains and the mist hangs into the Valley still making it look so beautiful. Just remember to always throw a jacket into the car, as the weather can change quiet suddenly.
Written February 19, 2013
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