From R1000 per Unit

From R1000 per Unit



Situated less then one hours drive South of Durban, caressed by the ocean breezes that frequent our KwaZulu-Natal coastline, this luxury guesthouse sits proudly above the warm Indian Ocean, the sound of the waves crashing on the Umdoni Point rocks below. The small coastal village of Pennington is where you'll find this stately home, originally built for the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, General Louis Botha in 1920.

Situated in the Umdoni Park, home to the highly ranked Umdoni Park Golf Course, guests are treated not only to 18 holes of fantastic golf but also to lush unspoilt coastal vegetation offering excellent bird watching opportunity, invigorating beach and forest walks and an abundance of ocean activities. It's location certainly allowing for all discerning travellers to come and enjoy the South Coast Experience first hand.

The entire decor within the house, although some having been upgraded in 2008, has been left to ensure the originality of the 1920's design features. Oregon pine floors, double volume ceilings, antique furniture and portraits, a grand old staircase and original bathroom fittings all add to the experience of this historical home. A large indigenous tree-filled garden with rolling lawns is discretely surrounded by an electric fence allowing you to enjoy the natural surroundings knowing that you can relax in a secure environment.

Accommodation Available

Consisting of 6 double bedrooms, each tastefully and comfortably decorated and all with their own en-suite bathrooms, the house caters for up to 12 guests on a bed and breakfast basis. King size beds, authentic Teak furniture and elegant finishes allow you, the guest, to relax and unwind in absolute comfort.

Two Luxury Suites include huge bedrooms, spacious bathrooms with Ball & Claw baths, a balcony with uninterrupted sea views, couches and a coffee table and ample cupboard space...perfect for those travellers looking to enjoy a more lengthy stay.

Two Standard Suites include generous bedrooms, large bathrooms with separate toilets, sea and garden views as well as suitable cupboard space...ideal for that weekend getaway or romantic night's stay.

Two Courtyard Rooms offer affordable accommodation to those seeking an equally unforgettable experience. Cosy bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and with most of the amenities of the other suites, these rooms offer scenic courtyard, garden and forest views.

Rooms consist of the following amenities:
- Tea/coffee tray
- Mini bar fridge / Honesty Bar
- Safety deposit box
- Hairdryer
- Bathrobe (Standard & Luxury Suites Only)
- Iron & ironing board
- Air-conditioned

The large, partially covered terrace with stunning garden and ocean vistas, is the house centrepiece. Guests can enjoy sunrise breakfasts, relaxing afternoon tea/coffee as well as sun downer and evening drinks.

All rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis with sumptuous traditional English breakfasts ready to get your day started off on a good note. Our famous home-made muesli is a closely guarded secret, however it's recipe has been known to find it's way to guests on request. Evening meals can be arranged on certain days of the week as well. There are are also some good restaurants in the area where we will be happy to make a reservation for you.

Other facilities, services and activities include:
- Airport transfers as well as exclusive use of the Botha House Bus (seats 12) for daily excursions, transfers etc (Cost upon request)
- Swimming pool
- Arranged golf packages to golf courses on the South Coast and Durban area
- Deep sea fishing charters on request
- Great snorkeling opportunity at nearby beaches
- Greater KwaZulu-Natal, Midweek, Honeymoon and other activity-orientated packages (please enquire)
- Lower South Coast trips to visit Crocodile farms, nature reserves, restaurants and other activities


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities


Courtyard Suite

Sleeps 2

Comfortable accommodation to those seeking an equally unforgettable experience. Together with garden views, en-suite bathroom and their cosy appeal, these rooms are perfect for couples and families alike.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 550   R 495
February 2018       R 550   R 495
March 2018       R 550   R 495
April 2018       R 550   R 495
May         R 550   R 495
June         R 550   R 495
July         R 550   R 495
August         R 550   R 495
September         R 550   R 495
October         R 550   R 495
November         R 550   R 495
December         R 550   R 495

Deluxe Suite

Sleeps 2
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Large en-suite bathrooms with Victorian baths, a private balcony overlooking the sprawling coastline as well as a relaxing lounge area, these rooms reflect a Colonial bygone era of elegance and opulence - king size beds and breathtaking panoramic ocean vistas await you.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 850   R 795
February 2018       R 850   R 795
March 2018       R 850   R 795
April 2018       R 850   R 795
May         R 850   R 795
June         R 850   R 795
July         R 850   R 795
August         R 850   R 795
September         R 850   R 795
October         R 850   R 795
November         R 850   R 795
December         R 850   R 795

Self - Catering Cottage

Sleeps 4

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018   R 1000        
February 2018   R 1000        
March 2018   R 1000        
April 2018   R 1000        

Standard Suite

Sleeps 2

Large rooms and en-suite bathrooms, offering equal sea and garden views. With their classic country comfort, these rooms are ideal for the visitor seeking a romantic night or weekend getaway.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 700   R 650
February 2018       R 700   R 650
March 2018       R 700   R 650
April 2018       R 700   R 650
May         R 700   R 650
June         R 700   R 650
July         R 700   R 650
August         R 700   R 650
September         R 700   R 650
October         R 700   R 650
November         R 700   R 650
December         R 700   R 650
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

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Rates last updated: 16 March 2018


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1 Don Knight Avenue, Umdoni Park, Pennington, 4184

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