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From R1300 Per Night

The Grange Guest House
Durban Accommodation

  • Deluxe King/Twin 'LalaPalm Room'
  • Deluxe King/Twin Room with private roof garden
  • Hibiscus Family Room now has two extra long Queen Beds
  • Sea Facing Queen Room of Two Bed Suite
  • Twin Room of Two Bed Suite
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Situated in the exclusive area of Upper Durban North, The Grange was one of the first BnBs in Durban. Being a house with a history, no two rooms are alike, each offering their unique features and most have at least a part sea view. Enjoy breakfast on the spacious modern patio with views over the lush subtropical garden, pool and out to the ships off shore.

Upper Durban North is well located, being just a 10 minute drive to Umhlanga Beaches and the huge Gateway Theatre of Shopping, or 5 minutes south will take you to the newly renovated Blue Lagoon beach and picnic areas or the 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium. 10-15 minutes will get you to the Golden Mile and Ushaka Marine World. The shopping and restaurant district of Broadway is a mere 500m down the road and an easy walk in this quiet leafy suburb.

For those enjoying sport, Beachwood Country Club with its magnificent golf course is 5 minutes down the road or the Durban Country Club course is just across the Umgeni river 5 minutes south. The Grange is midway between two Virgin Active gymnasiums which are close by and the Kings Park Swimming pool and rugby stadia are also just 5 minutes south by car.

The Grange Guest House has individually decorated queen or twin/king bedrooms all en-suite with shower or bath and shower. We also have a two bedroom family suite with stunning views and a ground floor disability (wheelchair friendly) family room with a 'wet room' style ensuite bathroom.

The entire house has been renovated to include high quality finishes with Italian tiles and sanware, suspended basins and toilets and frameless glass shower screens.

Each bedroom is equipped with reverse cycle A/C, ceiling fan, 32inch flat screen wall mounted TV with DSTV, safe, hairdryer, clock radio and tea/coffee tray (plunger coffee). There is also a small bar fridge for your use, stocked or not. A cordless phone is available at reception to take to your room if needed.

So where better to sleep when visiting Durban than The Grange, 'Your Eco friendly Country House in Town'.

Start your day with a relaxing breakfast on our terrace overlooking the garden, pool and a view to the sea. A buffet breakfast is offered with full english cooked and your eggs done to order.

All guests have access to a communal pool area equipped with barbecue (braai) facilities. We also offer secure off street parking - most under cover.

Guests can meet for sundowners on the patio bar overlooking the pool and garden with views to the ocean.

We also have a beautiful roof garden room on the 1st floor with views to the city and ocean - kick back and watch the ships coming into port, (ask for room 6 or Indaba room). before going out to Dinner in one of the many fine restaurants in the area. If preferred a home cooked meal can be arranged by prior request.


uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa, the largest ocean park in Africa, boasts fresh and sea water attractions from shipwrecks to an aquarium and dolphinarium, from water slides to amusement parks, from adventure sport to fine dining and shopping. The new adventure playground is a hit with the under 10′s! Ushaka and the Durban CBD are a 10 minute drive south from The Grange.

Gateway Theatre of shopping: Attractions at the centre apart from the superb shopping are the entertainment facilities which include 'D-Rex' the only double break wave pool in the world, a huge Tony Hawke designed skateboard park, as well as a climbing wall, cinemas and much more. Gateway is a 10 minute drive from The Grange.

Umgeni Bird Park: Less than 3 kilometre from The Grange is the Umgeni Bird Park with a huge collection of both indigenous and exotic birds. An extremely popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Entrance fees are minimal and the daily bird show is not to be missed!

Mangrove Swamp: Also just 3 kilometres from The Grange, right on the ocean, are the intriguing Mangrove Swamps where the plant and animal life of a typical mangrove can be witnessed close up.

Windsor Golf Course: (4km from the Grange) Directly across the river going South back into the city, Windsor offers a fair challenge on one of the busiest municipal golf courses in South Africa. Visitors are welcome and green fees are incredibly reasonable. There are also seven major Golf Courses all witnin 30 minutes drive including Durban Country Club, Royal Durban, Mount Edgecomb(2 courses), Zimbali, Umhlali and Kloof

Durban Country Club. Is opposite the Moses Mabhida Stadium a mere 5 minute drive from The Grange

Kings Park Olympic Swimming Complex: This complex also situated less than 5 kilometres from the Grange, offers two pools, an Olympic sized main pool and a second diving / water polo pool. Both are heated and thus ideal for those who need their daily swimming exercise.

ABSA Park Rugby Stadium: The home of Rugby and the ever popular Sharks, ABSA Park is next to the Kings Park Swimming Complex .

Virgin Active Health Club: A Virgin Active Health Club is situated at the southern entrance to ABSA Park Rugby Stadium. Members are welcome.

Moses Mabhida Stadium: The stunning stadium hosted 7 matches during the World Cup including a semi final. With seating capacity for 70,000 peopl it is sure to host many events in years to come. The massive arches over the stadium are 100m high, housing the overhead action cameras. When in Durban take a ride in the skycar to the top of the arch (r50 per adult, discounts for children) and enjoy the sweeping view of Durban city, suburbs and beaches. If its an adrenalin rush you are after, try the one of a kind BIG SWING bungee jump or take a walk up the arches. The Grange is a mere 5 minute drive from this magnificent stadium. Restaurants and sport stores available.

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1 Monteith Place,Durban North,4051,KwaZulu-Natal

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  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air-con
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Sea View
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Adventure
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun