©Roger de la Harpe
Aerial view over the town of Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
©Roger de la Harpe

Hilton is a small town in the Midlands Meander of KwaZulu-Natal, which forms part of Howick. This evidently English country village is a prime tourist destination, with clean mountain air from the escarpment above Pietermaritzburg and beautiful views of the Drakensberg. Hilton has a laid-back community and distinct examples of Tudor-style architecture spread throughout the town.

One of Hilton’s prominent attractions is its railway station, which is the last remaining station on the original Durban to Johannesburg track dating back to 1884. Hilton College, a prestigious school for boys, is also a well-known landmark. Visitors looking to make the most of their trip to the Midlands should opt for a weekend stay in Hilton to experience its vintage scenery and beautiful natural landscapes.

Hilton College

Hilton College in the small town of Hilton, South Africa, is unique in many ways. Certainly no other school in the country can boast such a generous sweep of land, on which stands the beautiful complex of Cape Dutch-inspired buildings...more

Things to Do in Hilton

The Hilton Railway Station Museum (formerly Natal Railway Museum in Pietermaritzburg) is located in Hilton at the old railway station. It is the last remaining station on the original Durban to Johannesburg track, dating back to 1884....more