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The Valley of a 1000 Hills

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“zulu village”(24 reviews)
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Densely forested and dotted with gorges, streams and villages, this valley makes for a stunning scenic drive.
47 Old Main Road | Botha's Hill, Durban, Durban 3610, South Africa
+27 31 777 1874
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Always green. One of SA most beautiful places. Take your time to appreciate it.

Thank Lynn0416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice winding drive through the area. Beautiful and green. We stopped at the Comrades site for some pics when a Police officer warned us not to stay long as there have unfortunately been some armed robberies in the area. So if you choose to stop...More

1  Thank Gerhard_ZA
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great for viewing, education and experience. Safe, spectacular photo ops. Friendly people, non-commercial, pristine.

Thank Phil_Pisciotta
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you find yourself in Durban with free time, take a quick drive to The Valley of a 1000 Hills for a fantastic cultural experience! It will take you about 40 minutes drive from Durban and you will be soon transported to gorgeous green and...More

Thank Zandie S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

During our tour, we visited the valley and had some local experiences with an outfit called “Zulu for a day”. We visited a traditional healer, saw traditional dancing, ate local food and stayed with a local family. The views of the valley at sunset are...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Great scenic drive and great places to eat a favourite is the pot and kettle great food and atmosphere

Thank frikkiebuys
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Good views of the renowned Valley of a Thousand Hills into the interior of the countryside. Good restaurant for the whole family and genuine hand made souvenirs from the area. A great place to visit right on your doorstep. Plenty safe outdoor parking.

Thank wildocean777
Reviewed 24 June 2018

For sure one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. This area really feels like the true Africa, especially with the traditional Zulu villages in the valley. Also felt like I was the only tourist around.

Thank Jelle D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The valley of 1000 Hills is truly that. The views are exquisite and not far from the bustle of the city portion of Durban

Thank gainesj2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have taken overseas visitors to experience a little bit of Africa in the suburbs and they have enjoyed the variety of activities offered at the same location. This is good if you do not have a lot of time for sight seeing.

Thank GwynFMH
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Response from Victor S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Matlakala I was meant to ask you a few questions as well. How are you bringing the Pensioners. We (Buhle Bethu Tavel & Tours) offer full packages which includes transport, accommodation, fully qualified and accredited... More