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 KwaZulu-Natal
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill is located in South Africa
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill is located in Africa
Botha's Hill
Botha's Hill
 Botha's Hill shown within KwaZulu-Natal
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%
Postal code (street) 3610
PO box 3660
Area code 031

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. Alan Paton, a famous author who wrote novels such as Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope moved here and resided here until his death on the 12th of April, 1988. He was aged 85.

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.