Kloof at a Glance
There is nothing more appealing than the Upper Highway and its suburbs, comprising of Hillcrest, Waterfall, Kloof, Gillitts, Assagay and Bothas Hill. Located from 22km west of Durban in KwaZulu Natal, it is reputed to have one of the healthiest climates in the world. Located within the sub-tropical climatic zone, its elevation of approximately 650m above sea level and also its position, ensures a temperate climate all year round. There has been incredible growth in the Upper Highway over the past 8 years but even with its potential and beautiful climate, there still remains the significant 'village vibe'. M13 highway runs parallel to it.
Hillcrest was formerly a sleepy village on the outskirts of Durban that has now become a booming suburb incorporated into the greater Durban area known as the eThekwini Municipal Area (EMA). Hill Crest (as the town’s name was variously spelt until 1969) was founded on a rise in the main road from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 1895 as a farming or "weekend" village, then a good distance from what was the emerging port of Port Natal.