Hilton : South africa


What It Is Like to Retire in Hilton

Hilton is a small town of a little over 6,000 residents that lies in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, at the start of the Midlands Meander. The town was named by Joseph Henderson and who was a merchant, banker, financier and politician. It is popular for its village feel with tree line streets, gardens and few traffic lights. It is home to several boarding schools and an important part of the community, Hilton College, which sits on 4,350 acres including a wildlife reserve, and has been described as having one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Picture of the William Campell Building on the campus of Hilton College and picture of Giraffe on the Hilton College Estate courtesy of Wikipedia and Mattpbarry.

Where to Retire in Hilton and Home Prices

A single family home in Hilton has an average selling price of about $200,000 or R 3,040,727 (ZAR Rand).

What Is Special about Hilton

Hilton is a small college town with moderate temperatures, health care, and restaurants.

What Is Not Special about Hilton

Hilton has a high crime rate. Weather described as "misty" is the norm.

Who Will Like Retirement in Hilton

Retirees who want a small town with a college that offers events, not far from an airport and has medical facilities.

Local Economy Is Driven by

There are several boarding schools here and Hilton College.

Climate and Physical Environment

The area has moderate temperatures with January's average 75 degrees and July's average 64 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The town does have a few restaurants and is home to The Natal Railway Museum. Hilton College hosts many cultural events and is home to the annual Hilton Arts Festivals.


The crime rate in the area is high.

Medical Facilities

The town does have a few medical facilities, and there are more from which to choose in nearby communities.


Pietermaritzburg Airport is close by, about 10 kilometers.

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