Attractions

Activities

  • A selection of excellent restaurants and pubs.
  • Enjoy safe and relaxing walks along the winding village roads and lanes.
  • Hiking through the Kloof Gorge and Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. Several rock climbing venues. Paragliding and horse riding can be arranged.
  • Three beautiful and testing Golf Courses within minutes of Warrens.
  • Farmer’s Market is a must each Saturday from 6-10 am.
  • Enjoy Breakfast at the Club House of Summerveld Racing Centre and watch the horses galloping and meet the local race horse trainers.
  • Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage at the Durban Shongweni Club.
  • Canoeing and Boating within minutes.
  • Giba Gorge: 10 mins away, Offers Mountain Trail Bike Riding and hiking.  Complete with restaurant.
  • Hillcrest Private Hospital:  Our own brand new world class Hospital.
  • Pavilion Shopping Centre
  • New Watercrest Mall

Within 25 minutes you can visit:

  • Durban and its pristine beaches, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast Casino and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
  • Pavilion Shopping Mall
  • Many Theatres hosting excellent live shows
  • Many excellent Restaurants, coffee shops and bars
  • Tala Game reserve where you can enjoy lunch on the patio overlooking the African Bushveld.

 

North and South:

In the South is the Hibiscus Coast where you will find Aliwal Shoal which is a highly acclaimed dive destination where you can swim with the Ragged Tooth sharks! Meander along the coast road and enjoy the charm of the Hibiscus which will eventually lead you to the Wild Coast.

The North Coast Coast is known as the Dolphin Coast. Spot the Dolphins and the whales as you drive along the coast through Umdloti, Ballito, Salt Rock and Chaka’s Rock. Stop in at the numerous pubs and enjoy a stroll along the immaculate beaches.

 

Inland:

A thirty minute drive will find you in Pietermaritzburg which is the capital of Kwazulu-Natal and is steeped in history.

A little further on is the World Heritage Site of Howick Falls, a very high and very beautiful waterfall with a viewing area.

The Midlands are a picturesque 45 min drive from Hillcrest where you will find quality cuisine, the award winning Stables Winery, quality home-crafts, cheese-farms and also the home of internationally acclaimed Ardmore Ceramics and Summerhill Race horse Stud including the Hartford House, Cleopatras and Granny Mouse Country House. The Midlands Meander is also home to the highly acclaimed Hilton College and Michaelhouse Boys Schools.

 

Annual Events:

  • January – Dusi Canoe Marathon – from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, Warrens Guest house is your ideal halfway stopover.
  • February – Specials on accommodation, dinners and entertainment. Durban to JHB Motorcycle Race which starts in Hillcrest
  • April – Splashy Fen Music Festival in the foothills of the Drakensburg. Kearsney Rugby Festival
  • May - Comrades Marathon – internationally recognized and supported. Between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, Warrens is the ideal pre-race stopover for runners and families being close to all amenities.
  • July – July Handicap – internationally recognized as Africa’s most prestigious horse race for well over 100 years. Sardine Run Begins - follow the little silver fish as they swim up Hibiscus, Sun and Dolphin Coast.
  • August – Kearsney Arts Festival- The Sardine Run up the East Coast
  • September – Eventing Championship at the Durban Shongweni Club.
  • October – Hill to Hill Cycle Race – Starting in Pietermaritzburg to Durban, Warrens is the perfect spot to put your feet up.
  • December -  Christmas at home with Warrens Guest House. Take the stress out of visiting family and enjoy the warm hospitality in the relaxing and tranquil gardens.