Welcome to Essenwood House

Built in 1924, Essenwood House was purchased by the present owners in 1996. After extensive alterations and renovations, it was opened as a Guest House in 1998 and has been under the same owner-management ever since.

With views of the city and Indian Ocean from high on Durban’s trendy Berea, the Guest House offers a memorable experience at surprisingly affordable rates. Peace and quite surrounds you , and you will wake to the sounds of birds in the morning, and not traffic.

It’s six beautifully appointed spacious bedrooms have large bathrooms, with separate baths and showers. These include four rooms that have their own private veranda’s, of which three have private entrances.

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All guest accommodation features the following:

  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool in a tropical garden
  • Airport Transfers
  • Dinners on request
  • Laundry Service 7 days a week
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  • Air-conditioning
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms
  • DSTV with Flat Screen TV
  • Bar fridge (fully stocked)
  • Tea and Coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Fresh flowers
  • Fresh fruit on request
  • cell/mobile chargers

We are located minutes away from the Central Business District, International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino, beaches, sports stadia, Ushaka Marine, shopping malls and restaurants. We enjoy rapid access to the N2, N3 and  M4 to both Umhlanga and Umhlanga Business Park and Gateway Shopping experience as well as a host of attractive dining, shopping and entertainment options. Only 30 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.

Essenwood House is an ideal stop-over for travellers driving or flying up from the Cape, whether to visit the Drakensberg or Game Reserves in the North, or vice versa on their way down South. There is no better way to experience Durban and all the attractions it has to offer than by spending some time in a magnificent home in a sub-tropical paradise.

We recommend that you contact us for our current /seasonal rates and specials and please .

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Awarded 5 star Luxury Guesthouse accreditation by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa5 Star Guest House Durban