Kangelani Lodge Hillcrest

Kangelani Lodge Hillcrest

Kangelani Lodge Perched on the Alverstone hill with panoramic views of the Assagay Valley is an African style lodge set in log and stone offering serenity, relaxation and warm hospitality. An avenue of grand old trees welcomes you by laying down a carpet of golden Autumn leaves with the changing of the seasons. Set on four acres of beautiful indigenous garden, the Lodge is towered by giant Aloes reaching into the African sky.

French is an extra language spoken at Kangelani lodge
An in-house shuttle service for airport transfers, sporting events or business groups is also available.

Lodge Hillcrest

Kangelani Lodge is conveniently situated with easy access to the M13 an N3 freeways. We are only 20 minutes from Durban, 30 minutes from PMB and only 5 minutes from Central Hillcrest for all amenities and great dining. This ideal location makes Kangelani Lodge a perfect getaway or business stopover.

Close to:

Private boarding schools i.e. Kearsney College, St Marys and others in the Highway area.
Shongweni Polo Club / Hillcrest Rugby Club
Ideally situated for Comrades, Dusi, Amashova , Hill2Hill mountain bike race etc…
24hr private medical centre only 5 minutes away.
Westmead and Mahogony Ridge Industrial areas
Emerging business areas of Hammersdale and Cato Ridge
Attractions nearby / things to do:
Practically on our doorstep is the Alverstone Conservancy with buck, zebra and wilderbeest.
Valley of a thousand hills.
Phezulu safari Park/crocodile farm/cultural zulu dancing.
Tala Game Reserve
Heritage Dinner Theatre in Hillcrest
Shongweni Farmers Market
The Durban Beaches offering a variety of activities such as sailing, angling, diving, kite surfing, microlight, helicopter
flips and much more.
Suncoast Casino in Durban


The lodge offers a spacious dining area and cozy lounge, both with fireplaces and open onto a covered verandah overlooking a spectacular indigenous garden.


The outdoor entertainment area boasts :
A bush boma encircled by aloes and indigenous trees for those chilly nights, wrapped in a blanket around an open fire or enjoy a traditional potjie evening.
Outside pub with Built in Braai
Underground Wine Cellar for a unique dining experience (Max. Group of 8)
Pool for those lazy summer days


We have 5 double rooms all en-suite with their own private entrances and 2 rooms with twin beds and shower en-suite - Total of 7 rooms :
Zanzibar and Mombasa rooms: 2 x double room with queen beds and shower en-suite situated upstairs with private balconies over looking the gardens
Kariba and Kalahari rooms: 2 x double room with queen beds and full bathroom en-suite leading onto covered verandah over looking the gardens
Serengeti room: 1 x double room with King bed, lounge, full bathroom en-suite with double shower and private outdoor garden shower. Leads onto covered veranda over looking the gardens2 x back rooms with with twin beds and shower en-suite situated behind the lodge

All rooms have the following facilities:
Satellite TV (selected channels)
Tea and coffee facilities
Lock up safe (not all rooms)
Heater (not all rooms)
Bar fridge
All rooms overlook the gardens and have views of the Assagay Valley (except back rooms)
Internet access is also available within the lodge.


Kangelani Lodge is the perfect setting for a garden wedding or a small intimate wedding in the Lodge.Conferences of up to 20 people in the Lodge.Please contact us for more detailed information.

For bookings

Physical Address:
4 Sparrow Lane, Alverstone / Assagay,
HILLCREST, KZN, South Africa
Postal Address:
Cluster Box 3240, Assagay
3624, HILLCREST, KZN, South Africa
Contact: Stephanie Willows
Cell: 083 6522 961
Tel: +27 31 768 1342
Fax: +27 31 768 1738
Email: thelodge@kangelani.co.za
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