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The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue
Break away from everyday life or take a break while on a business trip and sleep over in our tranquil country surroundings.

The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue is centrally located in Zululand between Durban, Eshowe, Mtunzini and Richards Bay. We offer tranquillity, spectacular views, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly hospitality to make you feel at home.

We have six luxury en-suite bedrooms in the colonial style homestead. Full English breakfast included and supper available on request.

Enjoy the variety of bird life or visit one of the many local attractions. The Sunbird has a luxurious hall with catering facilities, pool, bar and entertainment areas for 10 up to 350 guests.

Different venue options are available to suit the size of your function. Service includes formal table set-up and mouth watering menus to choose from. For the bride and groom The Sunbird offers a garden wedding ceremony and large hall for up to 350 guests. The country setting and landscaped garden offers couples unique photo opportunities.

Accommodation at The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue:
Bedrooms (6, sleeps 12). All rooms include:
- En-suite
- Fan
- No-smoking
- Bar fridge
- Tea/Coffee
- Towels
- Bedding
- Garden view
- Only showers
- Televisions and DSTV
- Safe
- Wi-Fi

- Communal
- Dining room
- Lounge
- Verandah

Close by:
- Beach 15km
- Mtunzini 20km
- Amatigulu Nature reserve 20km
- Gingindlovu 5km

Breakfast included and other meals available on request. We can do airport transfers on request at extra cost - King Shaka (Durban) 120km
From:
R425.00 pps

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  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Double room (3)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Double room en-suite (1)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Double room, outside en-suite (2)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Large hall
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Hall (2)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Garden view from the rooms
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Beautiful lanscaped garden, can be used for garden wedding ceremonies.
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Lichi orchard visible from the garden (1)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Lichi orchard visible from the garden (2)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Lounge (2)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Swimming pool (1)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Walkway towards the hall (from the hall entrance)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Walkway towards the hall (from the house)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Dining area
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Club house and pool area.
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Hall veranda (1)
  • The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue - Hall veranda (2)

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Swimming Pool


    The Sunbird Guesthouse & Events Venue Activities:

    Extra info about surrounds:
    The Sunbird is centrally located in the historical battle fields of the Anglo-Zulu war. A memorial at the site commemorates the 13 British soldiers who lost their lives during the battle. Zulu casualties were estimated at around 1,000 of a 10,000 strong force. Actually a Zulu expression, meaning "swallower of the elephant", Gingindlovu was also the site of an earlier battle between V and his brother Mbulazi in 1856, which ultimately decided the kingship of the Zulu Nation. The victor was the historically well known, King Cetshwayo, who then built a kraal here, naming it Gingindlovu.

    Situated off the R102, only 7.4 km from the N2, the highway linking the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay, Gingindlovu is the first town reached after crossing the Tugela River. A small commercial centre and the junction for a branch railway line to Eshowe, The Sunbird's visitors are within easy reach of all the Zululand attractions, the closest being Amatikulu Nature Reserve, a mere 20 kilometres away from the town.

    Amatikulu Nature Reserve covers a total area of 2100.3 Ha, and is located on the southern bank of the Amatikulu river. The reserve is flanked by an uninterrupted strip of sandy beaches and coastal dunes which make their transition into a series of undulating sandy hills as one moves further into the reserve. The Amatikulu Nature Reserve consists largely of grasslands, riverine, bush thickets, and swamp forests which makes itself home to a large variety of wildlife which include giraffe, impala, zebra, Kudu, and reedbuck which are reasonably easy to come across, while smaller creatures like blue duiker, small spotted genet, and various species of mongoose prefer to be elusive. The reserve also proves to be a bird watching paradise, boasting an impressive variety of some three hundred species, making it a highlight of the Zululand Birding Route.

    Other outdoor activities in the area include canoeing on the Amatikulu Estuary and Nyoni River, and boating though crafts with engines larger than 15 hp are not permitted. The beach is rather easily accessible, and provides good opportunities for surf angling. Fishing in the estuary can also prove to be an extremely rewarding experience with decent sized grunter, salmon, stumpnose bream, rockcod, shad, and barracuda mostly being pulled out there.

    Other attractions in the area include tours of the various Anglo-Zulu war battle field sites, and keen golfers can squeeze in a few rounds at the Amatikulu country club.

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