Category Archives: Rail reserve trail

Marc Bouchier of Umgeni Steam Railway [USR] treats the maintenance workers Zuki & Song to a ride on the steam train

Hillcrest is fortunate to have the historic old rail line to Pietermaritzburg running through the village. It was largely overgrown with Invasive Alien Plants [IAP] and was a haven for criminal elements. In 2010 Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association [KHBA] was … Continue reading

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Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association staff members who help Keep Hillcrest Beautiful

“The residents of and visitors to Hillcrest will be aware of the amazing five staff members of Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association [KHBA] who carry out its aims and objectives. They do it cheerfully, diligently and always with a greeting and … Continue reading

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WOW! Amazing clean-up by community forums – HPNW, GPCA & Augusta Estate

This has to be commended and put out there for all to see. Shaun from Hillcrest Park Neighbourhood Watch [ HPNW], Rex from Augusta estate and Rob from Gillitts Park Community Association [GPCA] organised the most awesome cleanup of the … Continue reading

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Wilbur Mhlamvu short-listed for Mayoral Award 2014

KHBA proposed Wilbur for the Mayoral Award this year. As you all know he has been leading the walks on the rail reserve on the first Sunday of the month for about 3 years. He is personable, knowledgeable and a … Continue reading

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Rail reserve walk on Sunday 06 04 2014

It was a pleasure to welcome Carolyn, chair of Keep Kloof Beautiful Association and it is hoped  that KKBA has plans to emulate the KHBA walks. It has been one of my pipe-dreams that there should be a trail from Pinetown to … Continue reading

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1st Hillcrest Scouts community clean-up [with some KHBA members joining in!]

On Saturday 15 03 2014 the 1st Hillcrest Scouts and a few members from KHBA [many unfortunately were away on holiday] banded together to clean the rail reserve of the line through Hillcrest. Thanks to Nando’s who gave the workers … Continue reading

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Rail reserve walk proving popular – with Sunday Tribune LeadHero Wilbur Mahlamvu as the leader!!

The rail reserve walk is proving to be popular – especially since we have the services of Wilbur – who is so knowledgable about flora. He brings his passion about the environment to the walks. The dogs especially enjoy it … Continue reading

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