Midlands 11 Quarry Road, Hilton , 3245

Gateside Guest House


We have 3 self-catering units separate from the main guesthouse, two of which can sleep a family of 4 and the loft unit can sleep 5.All come with lounge/dining/kitchenette area.Three double rooms with double beds & two larger double rooms which come as twin single beds or convert to king size doubles.Finally a 3-sleeper unit with a daybed for a 4th person(configuration can be a king double bed, a single and a single daybed or it can be 3 single beds and a single daybed).

GPS: -29.560432 | 30.305349

General Info


We have onsite parking, a spacious garden with large saltwater pool & trampoline.There is a lovely deck to sit out on where you can enjoy the stunning view & use the braai facility provided or there are individual braai areas.Guest sitting room has log fireplace, Dstv & an area to work.Wireless internet available for a nominal once-off fee, unlimited use.We offer laundry service & we accept all credit cards.Family-friendly & we have 2 units that are pet-friendly.

In Room:

All rooms are equipped with Dstv, tea tray, bar fridge, hairdryer, heating & electric blankets, fans, ironing facility. Double & 3-sleeper rooms offer semi self-catering with microwave, barfridge, toaster, crockery & cutlery.


The area is a treat for historians: the Victorian architecture of Pietermaritzburg, the French presence & the Anglo-Boer war history around Howick. If botany is your thing, please visit our fabulous Botanical Gardens: they really are worth it! Art in the Park is an open air exhibition displayed along the wonderful avenue of plane trees in May each year. The Tatham Art Gallery is in Pmb's city centre & is one of the oldest galleries in South Africa. Take a picnic and have a wander in the Umgeni nature reserve.We have birding areas & conservancies, game parks & fishing(trout & bass) all on our doorstep. The Karkloof Canopy Tours are 10 minutes' away for the more adventurous & the area is a mountain bikers' paradise.Go-karting, bowling alley and a miniature train ride for the children are all local activites.For the car enthusiasts, visit in May to catch "Cars in the Park", hosted by the Pietermaritzburg Vintage Sports Car Club.

Area Info:      

The village is charming & we have restaurants & village shops within 1km of us & the N3 highway is easily accessed.Hilton College, St Anne's Diocesan College, Cowan House & Laddsworth primary schools are all on our doorstep as is the new Hilton Life Hospital with its state of the art oncology dept. The gorgeous countryside of the Midlands Meander with all the arts & crafts & top cusine it has to offer is all around us. Convenient for business in Pietermaritzburg but offering a peaceful getaway at the end of the day!


From the N3 highway, take the Hilton off-ramp (number 94) & turn onto Hilton Avenue heading towards the village (signposted). You will pass Hilton Protea Hotel on the left, a Shell garage on the right & Kwikspar superette on the right. Approximately 200m from the Kwikspar, turn left into Quarry Road (you will see Brindy Road opposite on the right). Go down a dip, pass Build-It Hardware on the left & travel straight uphill until you reach Gateside Guesthouse on the left (green & white signboard). PLEASE NOTE: our GPS co-ordinates provided below work perfectly for an individual Garmin/TomTom but please do NOT use the app on cell phones to find us as it takes you to the wrong end of the road which used to be a through-road many decades ago but is now a cul-de-sac.Please use our physical directions if you do not have a Garmin as they make it so easy to find us! Thank you. GPS co-ordinates: S29 degrees 33.595 minutes E30 degrees 18.298 minutes N.B. Please ensure that if you are inputting our physical address into your GPS: "11 Quarry Road, Hilton" is not to be confused with "11 Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg". Thank you!