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With its stunning views and Victorian charm, Gateside Guesthouse is definitely a “character” home.
The story goes that Gateside is the oldest B&B in the village.  It has a convenient, central location but is situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac. With a stunning view of the dam & pastures, you could be in the heart of the countryside.

Eighteen years on, we have grown to 9 rooms/units, all of which are semi self-catered or fully self-catered with breakfast as an optional extra. Five of our units are pet-friendly and we have accommodation suitable for both our business travelers and families.  We also offer small conference facilities: a maximum of 8 people.

We are flexible with breakfast which you are welcome to book on arrival for any or all mornings along with packed breakfasts and lunches. Furthermore, we do a dinner tray to your room if you do not wish to eat out although our local restaurants are all within 1 km of us.

We have a wonderful team with Charmaine being our manageress who you will find in the office Mondays to Fridays and Kayla who is our weekend “go-to girl!”

Our loyal staff are a happy team who welcome you with a friendly smile.  We love everyone to feel at home and comfortable.  Business or pleasure, families and pets are all welcome!  We have the ideal accommodation to suit your needs.

We look forward to having you with us!

Facilities and Services:
-  panel heaters
-  electric blankets
-  hairdryers
-  tea trays
-  Dstv commercial bouquet (Movies, Sports, SABC 1,2,3 & eTV)
-  free wifi
-  wall/ceiling fan
-  ironing facility
-  hospitality fridge, microwave, toaster, crockery & cutlery for 3 rooms
-  hospitality fridge, microwave, toaster, crockery & cutlery, countertop mini oven & sink for 2 rooms
-  full kitchenettes/lounge/dining areas for the 4 fully self-catered units
-  laundry service (24-hour turnaround)
-  braais/barbecues (both charcoal & gas)
-  fax facility
-  all credit cards accepted
-  children welcome
-  pool and trampoline, spacious garden
-  onsite parking with own gate access provided
-  auto on and off from the generator if needed

For guests who wish to eat in, we offer a delivery dinner service: a 2-course dinner tray to your room. Orders need to be made 24 hours prior and please let us know of any specific dietary requirements.

A choice of either full health and delicious, traditional English breakfast or a substantial health option is served in the conservatory on the deck of the main house.  Open between 7 to 9 am Monday to Saturday & 7.30 to 9.30 am Sundays.  If guests require an early start, please give us 24 hours’ notice and we will provide either a healthy breakfast tray or a packed breakfast to your room.

Packed lunches can be organised too with prior notice.


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 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 or book a picnic with “The Crows Nest” and enjoy the scenic Rietspruit conservancy.  We have birding areas and conservancies, game parks and fishing (trout and bass) all on our doorstep.  The Karkloof Canopy Tours are 10 minutes’ away for the more adventurous and the area is a mountain bikers’ paradise.  Go-karting, bowling alley and a miniature train ride for the children are all local activities.  For the car enthusiasts, visit in May to catch “Cars in the Park”, hosted by the Pietermaritzburg Vintage Sports Car Club.

Rooms and Units Available:

4 Sleeper room-Full Self-cat,Upper Floor

A light & airy bedroom facing the view with King/twin beds & a single bed in the annex of the bedroom.  There is a single-size daybed for a 4th person.  Semi self-catering nook.  Bathroom has Victorian bath, shower & twin basins, underfloor heating.

Sleeps 4 Adults

4 Sleeper(2-bedroomed), Self-cat Cottage

Main bedroom with King or twin beds & smaller 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds.  Lounge with daybed for a 5th guest and fireplace, dining/kitchenette area.  Bathroom has shower over bath and there is private verandah with BBQ and fenced pet-friendly garden.

Sleeps 4 Adults

5-Sleeper Self-catered Loft Unit

Open plan loft unit with great balcony views.  Comes with either a king or twin beds and 3 further single beds.  Lounge/dining/kitchenette area and a bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower.

Sleeps 5 Adults

6-sleeper(3-bedroom) Cottage, Self-Cat

A double-storey, 3-bedroomed cottage with upper floor having main en suite king bedroom and the next door king or twin bedroom sharing this bathroom.  Ground floor: 1 king/twin bedroom, lounge/dining/kitchen area, small bathroom with shower. Large deck with BBQ.

Sleeps 6 Adults

Double Room, Self Catering with Patio

Separate entrance, double bed and private patio from which you can take in the wonderful view.  Bathroom is shower only, underfloor heating.  Room comes with microwave, bar fridge, toaster, crockery and cutlery, ironing facility, Dstv, tea tray, wall fan, hairdryer.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Double Room,Full Self-Cat.,Upper Floor

Little double room under the eaves and bathroom with Victorian bath and shower, underfloor heating.  Also has bar fridge, microwave, toaster, crockery and cutlery.  Room has Dstv, tea tray, hairdryer and wall fan, ironing facility.

Sleeps 2 Adults

King/Twin Room and Kitchenette, Upper floor

Room facing the view with twin single beds which convert into a King bed if needed & lovely, spacious bathroom.  Relax in the Victorian bath looking out at the hills and dam.  Also comes with shower, twin basins & underfloor heating.

Sleeps 2 Adults

King/Twin room,Semi Self-cat. Gnd Floor

A “room with a view” and has either king bed or twin single beds.  Bathroom en-suite being shower and separate toilet.  An outdoor area to enjoy the views or a BBQ.  Connecting door through to Double/Twin Self-catering Unit which can be booked at an extra fee.

Sleeps 2 Adults

King/Twin Self-cat. Unit, Ground Floor

A spacious ground floor unit for 2, with twin beds or if preferred, 1 King bed.  Open plan with dining/kitchenette/lounge area and log fireplace.  En-suite bathroom with shower only.  Connecting door through to Double Room which can be booked at an extra fee.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Conference facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 5% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

N0 noisy parties allowed
Check-in time: 2 to 8 pm Check-out time: Up to 10am
Late arrivals after 8 pm must notify us beforehand so we may make arrangements for entry and self check-in.


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 inputing our physical address into your GPS: "11 Quarry Road, Hilton" is not to be confused with "11 Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg". Thank you!

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM