Botany Bay Lodge - Durban, Dolphin Coast

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Botany Bay Lodge

Durban, Dolphin Coast - Accommodation

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ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:

Botany Bay Lodge was built in 1921 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the owners Wayne and Stacy.
Botany Bay Lodge offers friendly, relaxed accommodation with an afro-colonial setting, situated right next to the famous Botanical Gardens on Durban's lush suburb - the Berea - not far from shopping centres, cinemas, good restaurants and take-aways.
Minutes from Durban City Centre.
We are only 5 minutes from the city centre, International Conference Centre and beaches and the soccer, cricket and rugby stadiums.

Our lodge has four en-suite bedrooms with fans and air conditioners for those balmy Durban evenings. Our rooms are all equipped with coffee/tea facilities, TV's, overhead fans, safes and have ample cupboard space. Our top quality mattresses ensure you a restful night's sleep. Our linen is new and of good quality. We provide towels, soap and shampoo.

We offer wireless internet access to check emails for those guests with their own laptops. We do offer fax/telephone facilities on request.

We also offer safe off-street parking, pool bar, laundry/maid service and a fully fitted communal kitchen.

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Botany Bay Lodge, Durban, Dolphin Coast

Establishment Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Mastercard
  • Pools
  • Secure Parking
  • Visa
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Television

Accreditations & Gradings:

Accreditations for Botany Bay Lodge, Durban, Dolphin Coast

  • KwaZulu Natal Tourism Board
  • National Accommodation Association
  • Tourism Grading Council

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Directions to Botany Bay Lodge

Map of Botany Bay Lodge in Durban, Dolphin Coast

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Directions to Botany Bay Lodge

GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 0' 20.6" E / 29° 50' 55.3" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Botany Bay Lodge in Durban, Dolphin Coast

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: M65, La Mercy 4405, South Africa
Distance: 39.8 km / Duration: 28 mins
1. Head southeast 1.3 km
2. Take the 1st left onto Mdloti St
Toll road
1.7 km
3. Continue onto M65
Toll road
0.7 km
4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
28.9 km
5. At the interchange 165-E B Cloete, keep left and follow signs for N3 toward Durban 5.8 km
6. Take exit 1 toward M4 N/R102/North Coast/South Coast/Warwick/M4 S 0.2 km
7. Merge onto North Old Dutch Rd 0.4 km
8. Turn left onto Centenary Rd 0.2 km
9. Take the 1st left onto Steve Biko Rd 0.1 km
10. Take the 1st right onto Winterton Walk 0.5 km
11. Continue onto St Thomas Rd 0.1 km

Nearest Airport

King Shaka International Airport - Durban

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In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

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Reviews for Botany Bay Lodge

"A super Home-from-Home, next to Botanic Gardens"

Botany Bay Lodge reviewer rating

Had a wonderful week at Botany Bay Lodge, right opposite the fantastic Durban Botanic Gardens where we were working/attending an international conference. Stacey, Wayne and Lily went out of their way to look after us, without being obtrusive at all, and we felt very safe and well looked after. The rooms are beautifully decorated with botanical, zoological and cultural items on the walls, and gorgeous squishy duvets and pillows on the beds! Extremely clean, with no sign of any subtropical creepy crawlies in any nooks or crannies, as one would expect to find even in very nice places. Little pool out the back and bar/seating area very welcome (with free wifi too!), and it\'s great to have the use of a communal kitchen and dining area. We were travelling as two teachers with two pre/teen students, so Botany Bay Lodge made an excellent homely base, and with only 4 rooms very safe for us to take care of the students in. We will definitely visit again, next time we are in Durban.

Reviewer: Vanda
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 11:05 AM

"A super Home-from-Home, next to Botanic Gardens"

Botany Bay Lodge reviewer rating

Had a wonderful week at Botany Bay Lodge, right opposite the fantastic Durban Botanic Gardens where we were working/attending an international conference. Stacey, Wayne and Lily went out of their way to look after us, without being obtrusive at all, and we felt very safe and well looked after. The rooms are beautifully decorated with botanical, zoological and cultural items on the walls, and gorgeous squishy duvets and pillows on the beds! Extremely clean, with no sign of any subtropical creepy crawlies in any nooks or crannies, as one would expect to find even in very nice places. Little pool out the back and bar/seating area very welcome (with free wifi too!), and it\'s great to have the use of a communal kitchen and dining area. We were travelling as two teachers with two pre/teen students, so Botany Bay Lodge made an excellent homely base, and with only 4 rooms very safe for us to take care of the students in. We will definitely visit again, next time we are in Durban.

Reviewer: Vanda
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 11:05 AM

"A beautiful piece of Africa"

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We have now stayed at Botany Bay Lodge twice and would do so over and over again. We were made to feel very welcome throughout both our stays. Our room was extremely comfortable and spacious. Our hosts were always around to pamper to our every need. Breakfasts were first class. We had full use of the swimming pool, BBQ and bar areas. A great place to get away from the rat race of life and totally relax. After each visit we most certainly did not want to leave.

Reviewer: Rene Wilson
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 11:03 AM

"Colonial African B&B"

Botany Bay Lodge reviewer rating

We were in Durban in september 2010. We didn’t want to make the typical touristic south africa trip, so we decided to organise our trip by ourselves. By accident, we found that beautiful place called „Botany Bay“. The first time we entered, we could see that the owners have an exquisite taste in furnishing and decorating. Everything seemed so unique. Later we found out that the owner was travelling quite a lot around Africa. All the little decorations, like masks and so on, he brought from this trips and placed it in the B&B. Botany Bay is very clean and neat. From the bathroom to the kitchen. We couldn’t find anything regarding cleanliness that was disturbing, quite the opposite. We were very happy to have the possibility to use the kitchen to cook ourselves dinner in the evening. The kitchen is well equipped. The owners were very helpful. Whenever we needed help, they were very open and kind. But we also appreciated that we had our privacy and weren’t disturbed at all during our stay. Every single room is very nicely furnished and unique. In the evenings it was beautiful to sit outside by the pool and just enjoy the night. Botany Bay is close to the Musgrave Centre. Musgrave Centre is a popular shopping mall, with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and a cinema. Just opposite the street of Botany Bay there are the Botanical Gardens. A must-go. All in all we were very satisfied with Botany Bay. It is a great accomodation for everyone who likes it a little unique, cosy and personally. Look at the pics, so that you know what we mean.

Reviewer: Ingi Bergman
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 11:01 AM

"Great Place"

Botany Bay Lodge reviewer rating

The rooms were serviced every day by Lily. The breakfast was fantastic, all you could want for and more. The pool was crystal clear and checked daily. Wayne and Stacey who own it were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Picked up and taken to the airport. Use of Wayne\'s car. Taken for guided trips with them to see places that a tourist would find hard to see. We arrived there as guests and left there as friends. We enjoyed it so much that we have returned several times, only to find that same great hospitality. Highly recommended.

Reviewer: Lynn
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 10:59 AM

"A home away from home"

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Can you say \"home away from home\"? Lovely, quiet, friendly and full of good vibes, married South African/British owners Wayne and Stacey were not only my hosts but became good friends. I\'ve returned several times since my initial visit, always feeling like a welcome member of the family (which includes a disabled rescued parrot!) Always just a phone call away when I got lost driving around Durban, Wayne and Stacey invited me to dinner, parties and weekends out, introduced me to their friends and made me feel safe so far from home. The rooms were comfortable with ample closet space, the cleaning staff was affable and helpful, the pool was a bonus, and the location was perfect -- just across the street from the famed Botanical Gardens. A highly recommended cost-effective place to stay in Durban if you are not looking for sterile and impersonal hotels or crazy, noisy backpackers!

Reviewer: Suzan Crane
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 10:54 AM

"\"Great Place to stay\""

Botany Bay Lodge reviewer rating

Great place to stay, Clean comfortable rooms with home from home feel to the place. The whole atmosphere of the house is friendly and welcoming. The owners Stacey and Wayne went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make sure we had everything we needed. The house keepers Lilly and Constance ensured our room was perfectly kept and we had all the home comforts. I cannot recommend this b&b highly enough.

Reviewer: Donna McFaul
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 16th 2012 10:51 AM

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