The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is known for its majestic views of the countryside and its tranquility. It is also home to The Living Collective (TLC), a full-service self-catering accommodation rental company. 

The company offers a unique selection of modern and luxury homes and apartments that cater to clients with short to medium term leasing needs.

The idea to start the company came when the founder, an entrepreneur and MBA-graduate Wendy Dlomo-Nwankwo was faced with a unique dilemma when her family were relocating from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. The house they were building in Pietermaritzburg was still under construction and they had already sold their property in Durban. 

The family faced several challenges trying to find alternative accommodation in the Pietermaritzburg area that could cater to their short-term lease needs and was fully furnished. This presented the perfect opportunity for Dlomo-Nwankwo to bridge the gap in the market by providing a hotel alternative with the same standards and luxury, but with space and the comfort of a home at a fraction of the costs.

Today The Living Collective has properties in Pietermaritzburg and Hilton.

The first two properties are situated at The Gates, a secure residential village along the western boundary of Hilton College and Gwens Stream. 

The Living Collective - The Gates
The Living Collective - The Gates

The homes have striking high ceilings that accommodate an abundance of light, and are equipped with kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. When you step on to the enclosed patio, you have stunning views of the Drakensburg.

The Living Collective’s apartments are located on 90 College Road in Pietermaritzburg and are adjacent to the Premier’s residence, Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, and 450 meters from Maritzburg College. Guests are offered the option of short stay furnished or long stay unfurnished apartments. The furnished apartments come with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, spacious balconies, and high-speed Internet.

The Villa is the company’s newest property and is also situated in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal on Azalea Drive. It features a stunning pool, garden, fully equipped self-catering kitchens as well as luxurious and comfortable furnishings. It is ideal for guests wanting to do bridal showers or even champagne breakfast.

The Living Collective properties are just a few minutes away from the Highgate Wine Estate, the family friendly Piggly Wiggly, Artisan Cafe, Farmers Daughter, Brahman Hills, St Ives Boma, the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve & many more attractions suitable to entertain family & friends.

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