Hamelin Guest House
was originally built as two maisonettes in the early sixties by a gentleman of German origin who worked in the harbour service. It is believed that his primary job as a health officer was the eradication of vermin from the port as a rat catcher. The house was named Hamelin in honour of his work and the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
The Guest House is situated on the southern side of the harbour and is particularly central for easy access to the harbour and the southern basin of Durban.
Although between two commercial areas, it is within a green leafy suburb on Durban`s most prominent natural landmark. An impressive headland forming the southern quayside of the port, the Bluff comprises several suburbs and one of the city`s best-kept secrets - the finest bathing, surfing and fishing beaches in the area.
Other attractions are the golf course and yacht club as well as the local wild life of vervet monkeys and mongoose. The Bluff is thus also popular holiday spot.
Although all rooms are non smoking, provision is made for smokers and Braai / BBQ facilities are available for use. The establishment is also gay friendly. It is also popular with business executives as the Bluff has easy access to the outer ring road for onward travel to King Shaka International Airport without the hassle of CBD traffic congestion.
Just a short trip south are the southern coast beaches of Amanzimtoti and Kingsburgh and not much further are the lower southern beaches of Kwa Zulu Natal. Within an hour’s drive inland are several game reserves inclusive of Tala Valley which is home to the endangered rhino and the Valley of a 1000 Hills with its spectacular views which forms part of the midlands meander route with excellent restaurants as well as arts and crafts dotted along the way.
Facilities at Hamelin Guest House:
- Beautiful swimming pool
- Large undercover, thatched lapa with braai facilities
- Secure off-road parking
- Wi-Fi and satellite television
- Beautiful views of suburbs and a view of the harbour that are particularly stunning at night
- Consists of five en suite double rooms
- Close to all Amenities
- A short distance from the local beaches
- Warm, friendly and cosy home
- Airport shuttle can be arranged
Accommodation at Hamelin Guest House:
Hamelin Guest House offers quality accommodation in a perfect environment for rest and rejuvenation. The rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard with every facility needed for relaxing and an enjoyable stay. The accommodation is also ideal for business persons with the International Airport 40 km away and Durban Central less than 14 km away. For the keen golfer we have The Bluff Country Club, less than 2km away. Note that own transport is advisable.
Executive Rooms (2)
Both rooms have king size beds that can rearranged as two singles and have main en-suite bathrooms with shower and toilet facilities. Tea and coffee making facilities provided. The rooms have a television with DSTV and WiFi access with a private patio with harbour and city views.
All rooms have king size that can be rearranged as single beds and have a main en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet facilities. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. All rooms have a television with DSTV and WiFi access. These rooms are garden and pool facing with a common balcony.
We unfortunately do not cater for children younger than 16 years.
Hamelin Guest House Activities:
Situated on the southern side of Durban Harbour, the Bluff is within ten minutes from Durban CBD (uShaka Marine World, Durban Harbour, the Golden Mile and the ICC Durban), Hamelin Guest House is perfectly positioned for Business or pleasure! Conveniently away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Relax and enjoy the beautiful local beaches (Ansteys, Brighton Beach, Garvies and Cave Rock) and our year round warm weather of South Africa's playground Durban.
The Bluff is Durban's most prominent natural landmark. An impressive headland forming the southern quayside of the port, the Bluff comprises several suburbs and one of the city's best-kept secrets - the finest bathing, surfing and fishing beaches in the area. Other attractions are the golf course and yacht club. The Bluff is thus a popular holiday spot.
The very popular Anstey's Beach and Brighton Beach is less than 2km away. There are two local shopping centres close by with various restaurants and fast food outlets and delivery service, to cater for all your day to day needs.
The Pavillion and Galleria Shopping Malls as well as Makro are 15 to 20 minutes away.
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