Being one of the most beautiful places in South Africa, Hilton looks down from the hills onto the City of Pietermaritzburg. The forests and hills attract many sports like running, cycling – mountain biking and downhill, hiking, off road motorbiking and horse riding. Bancroft B & B is on the doorstep of World’s View a recently named world biking hotspot. Below are some of the many exciting annual events in Pietermaritzburg:

The Dusi Canoe Marathon :

The Midmar Mile :

The Kaarkloof Classic Mountainbike Festival :

The Amashova Cycle Race:

The Hill 2 Hill MTB race:

The Mudman race:

The Comrades Marathon: :

Nashua Art in the Park always held at the end of May :

The Royal Agricultural Show : :

The Garden & Leisure Show :  :

Cars in the Park :

Open Gardens – Every year the citizens of Pietermaritzburg (also called the Flower City) open their beautiful gardens to the public to share their love of gardening and inspire the rest of us.

The Hilton Arts Festival: at Hilton College :

Then too….not to forget our Midlands meander which offer some of the best crafters in the country – cheese makers, iron mongers, leather workers, stained glass window makers, embroiderers, rug makers, kite makers, shoe makers and the list goes on and on … restaurants, coffee shops, artists, potters, scultpors, painters ahhhh! Arm yourself with a Midlands Meander brochure from Bancroft B & B and enjoy the weekend.

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