The 1000 Hills CTO team is busy planning for their stand at the ECR House and Garden show where they will be from 1 until 9 July.
In preparation for meeting adventurous Durbanites to chat to about visiting 1000 Hills at the show, we have been thinking of some great things to do in our favourite place.
Two things come to mind – taking the family for an outing to explore the hills, and planning your wedding with us.
If you come to the ECR Show, this is what we would share with you…
School Holiday Steam Train Rides
Head to Inchanga Station on Saturday 8 (11.30am and 2pm) and Sunday 9 July (9am, 11.30am and 2pm) for the perfect holiday winter’s outing. Take the family on a ride on a fabulous vintage steam train through the 1000 Hills. Departing from and returning to Inchanga Station, you can also enjoy a themed market, a tour of the railway museum, and a light meal in the food garden. http://umgenisteamrailway.com/
Have an out of Africa experience – less than an hour away from town – game drives, reptile park, accommodation options and one can visit the café and craft shop. 190 Old Main Rd Botha’s Hill / 031 777 1000
Infinite Adventures and Hillcrest Paintball
Highstakes in Cato Ridge
Hi-energy family friendly activities: Zipline; Quad Trails; Motocross; 4×4, Archery; Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Fabulous morning market open Sat mornings 7am – 1pm, and last Sun of each month
Ph 031 777 4686 / Lot 457, Mr551 Rd, Shongweni.
Donkeys, horses, guinea fowls, chickens, geese, tortoises, rabbits, sheep, pigs, goats, cows and ducks. Birthday areas, café.3 Lello Rd, Assagay, Tel 031 765 2240 | 031 768 1333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golfing and putt putt at NU driving range complex
Hikes, Walks and Nature
There are many beautiful and rustic walks in and around the 1000 Hills – Krantzkloof Nature Reserve / Isithumba Adventure Park / Honey Trails / Mqeku Picnic Site / Springside Nature Reserve / Msinsi Inanda Dam and Resort.
Guided hikes are available: 072 569-9409 Rasta Reuben
Ammazulu Gardens and Sculpture Precinct
A glorious adventure awaits in a real 20 acre pristine forest, with hidden sculptures. 88 Kloof Falls Rd, Kloof / 083 244 7565
1000 Hills Lifestyle
If you are looking for a fun, vibrant kasi vibe – then 1000 Hills Lifestyle is the place to be! Spacious and airy, 1000 Hills Lifestyle is a busy shisanyama / braai with a bar, grill, restaurant …. and carwash, in Manqoba Road. 084 746 7574 / email@example.com. They are in Manqoba road, Hillcrest
Lunch with a view – and retail, crafts and attractions
And a leisurely day trip through the hills is always relaxing – especially now that the weather is colder, you can go on a hunt for a thick veggie soup, a steaming cappuccino, a bowl of pasta in a rich creamy sauce, a pot of Earl Grey tea, a full breakfast with the works or a dainty glass of sherry – all warm weather treats…
The Pot and Kettle is open seven days a week at 1000 Hills Village.
Millflour Café at Fig Tree Farm
Woza Moya at Hillcrest Aids Centre and Ubuntu Cafe.
Weddings in the Hills
We think of course that every wedding should take place in the 1000 Hills – we of course think it is the most romantic place to celebrate your big day. We can offer various venue options for ceremonies and receptions; reliable service providers; great weather; close proximity to Durban and Pietermaritzburg; accessibility from main roads and uShaka airport … and plenty of places to stay for your honeymoon or for your wedding guests.
In the 1000 Hills, we can offer:
Wedding Venues & Churches
Guest and Bridal accommodation & catering
Wedding organisers / planners
Music / musicians / DJs / photographer / videographer
Flowers / Décor / Creative / Stationery / Gifts / Printing / Make up / stylist services.
Wedding Dresses / suits – to make or hire.