Botha's Hill in 2010
|• Type||Ward 8|
|• Councillor||Michael Shelembe (ANC)|
|• Total||7.38 km2 (2.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2001)|
|• Black African||29.8%|
|First languages (2001)|
|Postal code (street)||3610|
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.
- "Main Place Botha's Hill". Census 2001.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 91.
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