Afrikaans name: Hilton
Hilton - KwaZulu-Natal
Hilton is a small town with a country atmosphere. It is located on the top of Town Hill overlooking Pietermaritzburg.
One of the first things that you notice about Hilton is the beautiful trees and the spread out nature of the buildings. The main road winds through the town revealing something interesting after each bend.
The town gets its name from a farm of the same name. In 1860 Joseph and Jane Henderson named their farm Hilton and the name stuck.
There is plenty of accommodation available in Hilton. The options range from bed and breakfast establishments to a hotel.
The town is well known for its educational institutions which include Hilton College and St. Anne's Diocesan College.
There is a railway museum which features some old locomotives and coaches. Sadly it has fallen into disrepair and is probably only of interest to enthusiasts.
Modern shopping centre
Steam locomotive at the railway museum
Steam locomotive and coaches
References and further readingOn Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 132
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 335
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 80
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 102
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 231