The Valley of a 1000 Hills is just 25 minutes west of Durban (link opens Google Maps in a new tab) and is proving to be a popular place to stay for business travellers that are visiting Durban, Westville, Pinetown and even Pietermaritzburg. With all the amenities that the busy company executive, sales staff or other company employees demand, staying the Valley of a 1000 Hills is the best choice you can make, and I’ll tell you why.
Your Home Away From Home
For the weary business traveller, there are few things better than the comfort of a home environment and that is precisely what the humble bed and breakfast offers. You may be in a new city, having to deal with a commute in unfamiliar surroundings but you know that at the end of the day, you’ll be returning to your home away from home.
Most bed and breakfast operations in the Valley of a 1000 Hills have gardens you can stroll about it, many having swimming pools you can cool down in at the end of the day, some have pubs where you can get to know fellow travellers or even the owners while enjoying a refreshing tipple or a sundown’er. I’ll always remember I once travelled to Pretoria and stayed overnight in a B&B that had a giant Saint Bernard that adopted me; I remember this far moment over nights spent in impersonal hotels.
Of course staying in a local Bed and Breakfast means you also have access to local knowledge; the best places to eat, where to go to relax, even tips on how to get to your destination and beat the traffic!
Easy to Get Around
The B&B’s, the lodges and the hotels in the Valley of a 1000 Hills are situated close to arterial roads to Durban, Pinetown, Westville, Hillcrest and Pietermaritzburg. This means that if you have a hire car, getting to your appointments on time is no problem at all.
If you haven’t hired a vehicle or prefer simply to not drive yourself, the Valley of a 1000 Hills has a small but thriving local metered cab company that will whisk you around safely, or your can make use of the many varied share-ride options available.
If you change your mind and decide you would rather hire a vehicle, there are a number of car hire services based in the Valley of a 1000 Hills that will happily assist.
Many of the B&B’s, lodges etc, will happily even transfer you from airport or train station to their accommodation – it’s best to check though as there may be a small charge for this service.
Need Food? No Problem
One of the challenges in staying in big city hotels like those found in Durban, is that you’re often stuck eating at the hotel restaurant which, if you’re staying for a couple a days, can get boring not to mention expensive!
In the Valley of a 1000 Hills you’ll loads of restaurants to choose from that are considered to be some of the best in Durban, and when we say loads to choose from, we mean it – at last count, there were over 50 to choose from! In terms of variety, there is everything from steakhouses to bistro’s, Indian restaurants to Italian eateries and more. If your company has sent you by yourself and you’re not wanting to eat out solo, almost all restaurants can arrange delivery directly to you!
Of course the most important meal of the day is breakfast, and naturally if you’re staying and a B&B you’ll have no problems in that department! If you are staying in accommodation that doesn’t offer breakfast, there are plenty of cafe’s nearby that you can get a hot and delicious English breakfast with some good coffee or enjoy some healthier options on the menu.
Whatever you’re looking for, the Valley of a 1000 Hills can deliver!
Business Suites? We Got You
If you are a corporate or business traveller, then your days will be filled with work, and unfortunately sometimes even your evenings. Most of the B&B’s in the Valley of a 1000 Hills area have facilities available for the modern digital nomad. From high speed wifi, to offices in the B&B where you can work without interruption as well as nearby printing services to whip up presentations and courier services to have documents and the like moved around the country.
If you prefer there are modern “desk-share” offices in the area where you can simply hire a desk for a day with all the amenities of the modern office, or even hire out a fully functional boardroom for that sales pitches or blue-sky meetings and training sessions.
If you are needing support services like lawyers and attorneys, document binders, office supply stores etc, then the Valley of a 1000 Hills has you covered for all of it. There is simply no better place to base yourself than with us.
All Work and No Play…
When it’s down-time then the last thing you want to do is be stuck indoors, lucky for you there is a great deal of fun and exciting activities available for travellers in the Valley of a 1000 Hills. If you want to stretch your legs out a bit, there are hiking trails at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve; if you want to go fishing, horseriding, go-karting, take in a movie, mountain-bike, play golf, jump on a trampoline, there are options for those activities as well.
Perhaps you would enjoy visiting a big 5 game reserve for swimming with sharks or watching the magnificent humpback whales glide past, then there are a number of tour operators that you can book with that will happily escort you on a day trip or even an over night trip.
Booking Your Accommodation
Ready to book your accommodation? Want more information? Visit our accommodation directory for options on where to stay or visit our “where to eat” page for delicious eatery options. If you’re looking for activities you can visit our “what to do” page and for tour operators, visit our tours page.
Whatever you’re in Durban for, whether visiting clients, leading training sessions, fitting new equipment, the Valley of a 1000 Hills is the best place to stay.