Hillcrest and surrounds was formerly a sleepy village, has now become a booming suburb incorporated into the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. The suburb of Hillcrest and surrounds experienced a building boom in the late 1990s and mid 2000s with the construction of many housing developments and shopping centres. The boom continues with the recently opened Watercrest Mall, encompassing over 120 retail stores and the recently revamped Hillcrest Corner along with the 3,000 m² Virgin active gym. Hillcrest also offers the newly built private hospital providing quality health care boasting an extensive range of top medical facilities and offerings designed to meet the growing needs of the community
A public school system is provided in Hillcrest and Kloof including Kloof Junior Primary, Senior Primary and High School; Hillcrest Primary and High School; Forest Hills Primary School and Winston Park Primary School. Private schools include: Thomas More Primary and High School; St. Mary’s Primary and High School; Highbury Preparatory Primary School; Curro Primary and High School; Waterfall College Primary and High School; Kearsney College High School and Roseway Waldorf Primary and High School.
Kings Gate is located 4 kilometers east of Hillcrest central. Hillcrest is nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills which is located 37 kilometers inland from Durban and approximately 60 kilometers from King Shaka airport and the province’s capital Pietermaritzburg, offering a country cosmopolitan lifestyle. Hillcrest is cooler and less humid than the coast and appeals to many people moving to KwaZulu Natal. One of the major factors is the family-friendly suburbs, with a wide selection of private and public schools, parks and restaurants where young children are always welcome. Kings Gate is surrounded by some of the most sought after gated estates in the country ensuring that your investment shall increase for years to come.