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The Midlands Meander

Posted by Tracy on Sat May 4, 2019 in History of Hilton.

A Good Place – The Midlands Meander

The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings, outstanding accommodation, conference and wedding facilities, fascinating local events, fabulous cuisine and restaurants, revitalising outdoor activities and over-the-top adventure sports, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation, and best of all “shop-till-you-drop” unique arts and crafts.

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The Story of Hilton

Posted on Sun September 2, 2018 in History of Hilton.

Nestling in the hills above Pietermaritzburg, at a distance of twelve kilometres, lies the picturesque village of Hilton. Enjoying a very pleasant all-year round climate, its park and English village like setting, boasts a wealth of botanical splendour. Regarded as the 'Gateway to the Midlands', it is here that travellers from the coast receive their first glimpse of the distant uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Mountains. Consisting of a number of leafy undulating suburbs, including Sweetwaters and Winterskloof, Hilton lies within close proximity to popular beauty spots such as Worlds View, Howick Falls and Karkloof. Now part of the uMngeni Municipality, Hilton has over 4 000 happy inhabitants who have chosen to occupy the peace and tranquility of the many gracious homes with which the area abounds.

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Hilton Park Run

Posted on Sun September 2, 2018 in Sports events.

The residents of Hilton Village are very excited about the announcement that Hilton is getting its very own Park Run starting on the 29th of September 2018!

Grace College will be hosing the Hilton parkrun - a free, weekly, 5km timed run on Saturday mornings.
This event is open to everyone, it is free, it is safe and easy to take part in.
You only register once!

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Mandela Marathon - 25 - 26 August 2018

Posted by Tracy on Thu August 9, 2018 in Sports events.

The Mandela Day Marathon was initiated in 2012 to honour the life and times of our National Father, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

It starts from Arya Samaj Hall (Manayi Hall) in Imbali, where our international icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, made his last public speech on 25 March 1961 at the All-in-Africa conference to Nelson Mandela Capture Site where he was arrested outside Howick on 05 August 1962.

The starting and finishing points of the race form part of the Freedom Route experience which was initiated by various stakeholders in the tourism industry to promote the freedom related struggles of freedom icons of KwaZulu-Natal such as John Langalibalele Dube ( Inanda Heritage Route) Alan Paton, Albert Luthuli (Groutville Museum), Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi (Phoenix Settlement) and others.

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The Hilton Car Show 4 August 2018

Posted by Tracy on Sat July 14, 2018 in Annual Hilton events.

Our annual Hilton Car Show is taking place on Saturday the 4th of August 2018.
Venue: Grace College
Cost: R30.00 per person
Time: 9 - 3pm

We still have rooms available for this weekend, so if you enjoy cars and would also love to get away for the weekend - then King's Hill is just the place for you!

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