Botha's Hill

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Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill in 2010
Botha's Hill in 2010
Botha's Hill is located in South Africa
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill
 Botha's Hill shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°45′7.2″S 30°44′24″E / 29.752000°S 30.74000°E / -29.752000; 30.74000Coordinates: 29°45′7.2″S 30°44′24″E / 29.752000°S 30.74000°E / -29.752000; 30.74000
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
 • Type Ward 8
 • Councillor Michael Shelembe (ANC)
 • Total 7.38 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 1,992
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African 29.8%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 9.5%
 • White 60.2%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • English 67.6%
 • Zulu 25.5%
 • Afrikaans 4.1%
 • Xhosa 1.5%

Botha's Hill is a small town outside Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is the gateway to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Kearsney College moved to Botha's Hill in 1939.

The village is 37km north-west of Durban, on the old main road to Pietermaritzburg before the N3 highway was built. It was named after a settler, Philip Rudolph Botha, grandfather of General Louis Botha (1862-1919), first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Botha's Hill". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 91.