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  • Comfortable rooms and homely ambiance, complemented by friendly staff
  • Upmarket neighbourhood close to Durban's attractions
  • Charming central court, complete with Koi, for a tranquil breakfast

Centre Court B&B

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 6 years and older

In Durban

 

-29.8014, 31.0313

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Centre Court is a wonderfully warm and convivial establishment, and welcomes all travellers to experience its South African charm and comfortable luxury. Guests enter the villa-style house to find old-world elegance combining nicely with characterful memorabilia, and the greeting of a smiling staff member contributes to the homely atmosphere.

Rooms at Centre Court are individually decorated in fresh colours and have everything needed for a comfy stay, including hairdryers, electronic safes, flat screen satellite televisions and air conditioning. Thought has been paid to adding unique touches in each room, and equal care is taken to ensure that the accommodation is configured in various ways, allowing a comfortable stay for a variety of travellers.

The rooms range from doubles with King, Queen or twin beds, to double rooms which can accommodate an extra person, while the en-suite bathrooms have either an en-suite shower, or a bath and a shower, so most preferences are covered.

A striking feature of the villa is the central courtyard, which acts as the warm heart of the establishment. Here, guests can watch large koi finning around in the pond, while on clear days a hearty South African and health breakfast can be enjoyed on the veranda. Special dietary requirements such as Halal or Hindu can be taken into account. If requested in advance, the guest house will also cook up a delicious dinner served in the dining room.

Opening onto the courtyard, the lounge is a genial gathering place where big sporting events can be watched on the large flatscreen television, and accompanying drinks can be ordered from the bar. Alternatively, bring along some favourite family movies to watch on the DVD player.

Wireless internet in all the communal areas means that you never have to be completely out of touch with the outside world. There are plenty of things to do just outside the borders of the guest house, with activities suitable for all members of the family.

The beaches of La Lucia and Umhlanga are less than ten minutes away, and modern Durban’s wealth of cultural, historical and natural attractions are just as close. The list of activities, ranging from the sedate to the adrenaline-pumping, is endless, but your hosts are happy to help you sift through them all, make suggestions and find what you are looking for.

Rates & Summary


Double Room

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower

2 Double/Twin Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite shower

4 Double Rooms with extra bed

Each sleeps 3 in Queen-size and single bed
En-suite bath and shower

Double/Twin Room with extra bed

Sleeps 3 in King-size/twin beds and single bed
En-suite shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

South African and health breakfast included
Halal and Hindu breakfast included on request
Dinners by prior arrangement

Kids

Children 6 and over welcome in rooms with extra beds.
Chidren 13 and over welcome in all rooms.

Why Stay Here?

Offering characterful accommodation in seven guest rooms, Centre Court B&B is situated in the upmarket Durban North, conveniently close to the sea and the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Polite and friendly staff, homely, comfortable rooms and a quiet location have won this guest house high acclaim. The central courtyard is the jovial heart of the establishment and has a fish pond filled with colourful koi.

Summary

  • Comfortable rooms and homely ambiance, complemented by friendly staff
  • Upmarket neighbourhood close to Durban's attractions
  • Charming central court, complete with Koi, for a tranquil breakfast

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: Beaches, fishing, Durban Beachfront, uShaka Marine World, scuba diving, golf courses, botanical gardens, bird park, horse trails, mountain biking, nature reserves, urban adrenaline adventures, entertainment and shopping complexes, sports stadiums, historical attractions.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Durban & Surrounds

KwaZulu Natal

About

Fun, sun, sand, surf, sea. Durban is the perfect example of big city life meeting the outdoors, thanks in part to the Indian Ocean that laps up against its and in part to the tropical weather that makes it an all-year-round holiday destination.

But Durban owes its existence and its success to the substantial natural bay that has been converted from a wild and lonely lagoon, home to huge numbers of fish, water birds, crocodiles and hippos, into Africa’s busiest port, and South Africa’s biggest. The bay was first entered by a ship, the Salisbury, by lieutenants James King and Francis Farewell in 1823. The following year, a trading house was established but it was only in 1835 that it was decided to establish a town here and to name it after Sir Benjamn D’Urban, then the governor of the Cape Colony. 

These days, Durban is the third-largest city in South Africa, with large industrial and commercial centres and a booming tourism industry. Every school holiday sees droves of local tourists flock to the city, while international visitors have come to recognise Durban both as a destination in its own right and as a convenient gateway to the Drakensberg, the big-five reserves of Zululand and everything else that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer.

Durban might not be the de facto capital of KZN (Pietermaritzburg fills this role), but it certainly is in terms of commerce and population size. It is also something of a sporting hub, hosting the annual Comrades Marathon, the Dusi Canoe Marathon, provincial soccer, cricket and rugby matches, cycling races, surfing competitions and surf ski races, to mention just a few of the sporting codes represented here.

Every morning and evening, all year round, a stroll along the beachfront will reveal casual games of soccer, joggers running along the promenade, surfers, swimmers, and even a few souls doing yoga. 

Despite the city’s modern feel, history abounds. Museums, monuments, art galleries and theatres are all worth visiting, as are the botanical gardens and the various markets.

Those looking for something a little different should pop into the Victoria Street market for a spicy shopping interlude, or the muti (traditional medicine) market at Warwick Junction for the chance to consult a sangoma (witchdoctor) or an inyanga (traditional healer) or just browse the incredible items on sale. 

As with life in Durban, the hotel industry is centred on the beachfront, where there is a long line of international hotels. Smaller hotels, boutique hotels, bed & breakfasts, backpackers and even flats for hire are all available in Durban, catering for all tastes and budgets. 

Getting around Durban is easier than many South African cities thanks to the people-mover bus system, but hiring a car will be necessary to explore the outlying areas.

Look out for

Bunny chows are a unique Durban meal consisting of a piece of bread hollowed out and filled with curry, then eaten with your hands. Every year a competition is held to find the best “bunny”, as they are known, and there are dozens of places where a phenomenal bunny can be enjoyed.

uShaka Marine World features a world-class aquarium, water rides, dolphin shows, scuba diving in tanks, snorkelling and tube rides. It is simply not to be missed. 

Durban boasts kilometres of beaches just waiting to be enjoyed. You can surf, snorkel, hire a canoe, go for surfing or surf ski lessons, or just do the old-fashioned thing and laze on the beach and watch the world go by. 

Markets abound in the Durban area, from the curio market on the beachfront to the relaxed little Essenwood market, the Shongweni farmers’ market and the Victoria Street Market in the centre of town. The latter offers a particularly unique experience of Indian spices and culture. 

Mountain-bikers are well catered for in the Durban area. Giba Gorge is one of the best locations to test your skills and your fitness, and there is also a well-stocked bike shop and a charming restaurant. 

Those in search of a bit of culture can take in shows at one of the theatres in town. The Playhouse is the grand dame of the theatre world and brings the bigger shows to Durban, while other venues for music, theatre and poetry include the Bat Centre, the Catalina Theatre and the university’s theatre. 

Built for the 2010 Fifa soccer world cup, the Moses Mabhida Stadium is a beautiful piece of functional architecture. Time your visit to catch a local soccer game or take a ride in a skycar to the top of the stadium for an unforgettable view of the city. The wild at heart can do the stadium swing from the top of the stadium’s arch. 

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is an area of great scenic beauty on Durban’s doorstep. A simple drive through the area is very enjoyable and there are all sorts of spots to stop to shop or eat. Traditional dancing and singing can also be experienced in the valley. 

Hire a bike and cruise the beachfront. Stop in at a coffee shop or restaurant, or cycle to the end of the pier at uShaka Marine World for a sundowner at Moyo restaurant, the waves crashing below you. Another option is to hire a rickshaw for a colourful ride along the promenade. 

Concerts are often organised for Sunday afternoons at the botanical gardens. Lounge on the lawns and listen to some of South Africa’s most popular bands. The orchid house is also worth visiting.

Watch rugby at Absa Stadium Kings Park, perhaps the most festive place in the world to do so. Supporters park their cars on the outlying fields, light a braai and party before and after the game. Live music entertains the crowd and the rugby players mingle after the game.

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