Cowies Hill

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Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill is located in South Africa
Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill is located in Africa
Cowies Hill
Cowies Hill
 Cowies Hill shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°49′40″S 30°53′33″E / 29.82778°S 30.89250°E / -29.82778; 30.89250Coordinates: 29°49′40″S 30°53′33″E / 29.82778°S 30.89250°E / -29.82778; 30.89250
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Pinetown
 • Total 1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,341
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 20.9%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • Indian/Asian 3.0%
 • White 73.2%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 75.6%
 • Zulu 12.4%
 • Afrikaans 8.1%
 • Sotho 1.4%
 • Other 2.6%

Cowies Hill is a small upmarket residential suburb of Pinetown in Durban, South Africa. Its eponymous hill is a major feature in the Comrades Marathon which is held between Durban and Pietermaritzburg every year.

Cowies Hill was originally established as farm land and was inhabited by the mayor of Pinetown and his family due to its position overlooking Pinetown. It is situated approximately 15 km off the coast line.

Cowies Hill was the site of a farm known as Buffelskop (Buffalo Head) owned by William Cowie in the latter part of the 19th-century.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Cowies Hill". Census 2011.