The Grange Guest House

KwaZulu Natal

Rooms: 7: 2 family rooms (1 full bathroom; 1 shower over bath); 2 queens (1 full bathroom; 1 shower); 2 king/twins, both with full bathrooms; 1 self-catering unit with double bed and sleeper couch.

Prices: R1,250 – R1,600 per room and R930 – R1,050 per single.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Dinner and lunch available on request.

Directions: Drive north up Kenneth Kaunda (staduim on your left) and cross over the Umgeni River. Turn left into Norfolk up the hill. Cross over Grosvenor into Monteith. The Grange is the first property on your left.

The Wada Family
1 Monteith Place, Durban North, KwaZulu Natal

Tel: (0)31-563-6826
Cell: (0)83-976-4903
Fax: (0)31-563-0072
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As I walked into the Grange I got that tingly excited feeling that GG researchers experience when they find somewhere particularly special! High ceilings create a feeling of vastness and you can’t stop your eyes from wandering about the walls, which are adorned in exciting colours. The bewitching art around the house is from all parts of the African continent - my personal favourite was commissioned in Nigeria. And then, of course, there are your hosts. Mutari, who is Nigerian, met Annelie in her homeland of Australia. Never one to say no to a challenge, Annelie moved back to Nigeria with Mutari for 13 years before they decided on a new adventure in South Africa. Sadly Annelie recently passed away, but listening to Mutari's stories from their amazing life, it’s clear that the inspiration for their home stems from her sense of adventure and passion for life. The Grange has been lovingly renovated into a very modern space, keeping in touch with the building’s heritage in for example the original wooden floors. But all the bathrooms, beds etc are super-luxurious. No expense has been spared. You’ll be spoilt for choice with each room individually decorated, my favourite this time the Indaba Tree room. With its own astroturf roof terrace overlooking the city, this is definitely the spot for sundowners. The Grange is very much a family home and manager Trisha will make sure you feel as though you are part of that family.

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The Grange Guest House