The leafy suburb of Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal borders the picturesque Valley of a 1000 Hills. Property for sale in Hillcrest is highly sought out by buyers seeking a village lifestyle feel. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Durban, this lovely suburb is known for its cool climate and beautiful surroundings, and with a range of large property for sale in Hillcrest, including houses, apartments and vacant land, home seekers will be spoilt for choice.

The Hillcrest area houses a collection of well-established gated communities which offer 24-hour security and convenience. Some of the more popular ones include Cotswold Downs, Plantations, Langford Country Estate, Kurtlington, Stoneford, and Phezulu. Hillcrest is also an ideal area for those looking to retire, with the Rob Roy Retirement Village, Hillcrest Retirement, and Le Domaine Estate all nearby. Take a moment to browse the property for sale in Hillcrest or find out more about the area below.

Explore Hillcrest

Dining out

Dining out

Hillcrest is home to a variety of delicious cuisine offerings from all over the world, including Italian and Mozambiquan to a Greensleeves Medieval restaurant. The Pot and Kettle offers wonderful home-style cooking for a spot of lunch, while Aubergine and Andreotti’s is the place to go if you’re in the mood for some fine dining. 



The beautiful Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is just a 20 minute drive from Hillcrest. The reserve has a variety of indigenous flora, an abundance of birdlife and a range of stunning picnic spots for the whole family to enjoy.  



There are a variety of fitness centres in and around Hillcrest, these include Cross Fit - for the fitness junkies, Curves gym for women only as well as a well-equipped Virgin Active in Durban, which is only a 15 – 20 minute drive away. 



Hillcrest is a feature on the annual Comrades Marathon route and is always a popular spectator spot. The Giba Mountain Bike Park is also located nearby and offers a range of trails and routes for those seeking a bit of adrenaline or even just a family outing. 

Living in Hillcrest

Areas near to Hillcrest

Kloof, Waterfall,


Hillcrest has a range of excellent schools nearby, from primary to high school. These include Hillcrest Primary, Winston Park, Highbury Preparatory School, Hillcrest Christian Academy, Kearsney College and Roseway Waldorf School.


The Hillcrest Private Hospital provides quality healthcare and offers a wide range of top medical facilities, while there are also a number of pharmacies located in the area.  


Visit the Heritage Market for a unique outdoor shopping experience or take your pick of other local centres including the Hillcrest Corner, Christians Village Mall and Lillies Quarter.


Hillcrest property is highly sought after given its convenient location of just 20 minutes from Durban and 40 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius