• Luxury Bed&Breakfast

  • Pool & Wireless Internet Provided

  • tel: +27(0)317653923 or email:info@brackens.co.za

About Us

Warm hospitality in the heart of Hillcrest. Situated in the one of the healthiest climates in the world Hillcrest has evolved from the country retreat of the discerning Durban family to the most desirable country retreat for tourists and business travellers in KwaZulu-Natal.

At the Brackens the well appointed, spacious rooms and kingsize beds are individually styled to provide comfort in relaxing surroundings. Unwind by relaxing around the pool, strolling through the garden, or taking a quiet siesta under the wild fig tree. Your hosts, James and Barbara, will assist you in selecting restaurants and other attractions from the excellent range of shops, and activities in the area.

Brackens is within walking distance of the Old Main Road, the route used by the thousands of Comrades runners and Amashova Shova cyclists from around the world. This road also forms the backbone of the "1000 Hills Experience" with its Zulu culture, arts and crafts. Nearby there is the Shongweni Nature Reserve as well as Inanda Dam which hosts the Bass Fishing Classic and the second overnight stop for the Duzi Canoe Marathon. With easy access to both N3 and M13 and situated midway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, it is the ideal stop-over for business and holiday travellers alike.



+27 (0) 83 7791059
+27 (0) 31 765 3923
20 Nqutu Road
Hillcrest, 3650
South Africa

Rates From

Single from R595 p/n
Double from R825 p/n
Triple from R935 p/n
Quad from R1100 p/n
All prices include breakfast.


– Full en-suite bathroom with private lounge area & separate entrance.
– Select DSTv Channels, Wireless Internet & Laundry services.
– Refreshments fridge, Tea/Coffee making facilities.
– Secure off-street parking
– Airport transfers/car hire if required.


Why not peruse some photographes from around The Brackens?

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