Hilton is located on a ridge ten kilometers west of Pietermaritzburg's northern suburbs, Hilton enjoys cool winters, crisp to warm spring times, warm summers and the best of all mild autumns. The gentle days of autumn cocoon Hiltonians in comfort with some gentle rainfall and just the right measure of sunshine. The temperatures are usually up to 5 degrees celsius lower than Pietermaritzburg.
While considered a suburb of Pietermaritzburg, Hilton actually falls under the uMmngeni Municipality based in Howick. To locals Hilton is indeed a very special little village with a grace, character and pace all of it's own.