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Mackaya Bella Guest House is an established 4 star modern, eco-friendly bed and breakfast, situated in the newly revitalised suburb of Durban South, close to numerous restaurants, galleries, cafs and boutiques. Set in a peaceful indigenous garden, the guest house allows visitors a calm and quiet space in which to unwind and relax.

The name Mackaya Bella is derived from an indigenous shrub known to kwaZulu Natal, which thrives in the cool, shady ecosystem of the coastal forests. This indigenous theme of relaxation and tranquillity flows not only through the guest house setting, but also encourages the vision and drive of the establishment.

The guest house has 6 modern luxury en-suite bedrooms, with one additional family room and two single bed budget rooms. All rooms are serviced daily.

Mackaya Bella Guest House is a non-smoking establishment, with smoking permitted only on the patios and in the garden.

Laundry facilities are available on request.

Mackaya Bella is within:
- 20 minutes drive from Durban International Airport
- 500 m of the University of KZN (Howard College campus), 1 km from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, and 5 kms from Durban University of Technology (DUT).
- 5 minutes drive from the Pavilion and Musgrave Centre, Davenport and Glenwood Village, and ten minutes from the CBD, ICC Durban, the beaches and uShaka Marine World.
- 5 minutes drive from Entabeni and St Augustine`s Hospitals, and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.
- 2 minutes drive from Queensmead Hockey Ground, 5 minutes drive from Westridge Stadium 10 minutes drive from Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, and 15 minutes from ABSA Rugby Stadium.

Rooms and Units Available:

All luxury rooms and the family room have air conditioning, desks, tea/coffee, fridge, DSTV, safes and extra length beds with percale linen.
We also have one family room, either used for long term bookings or for families with small children under 12), plus kitchen and ensuite, overlooking the pool. It also has air conditioning, desks, tea/coffee, fridge, DSTV, safes and extra length beds with percale linen.
The two single bed budget rooms are for those on a shoestring. These are separate self catering rooms, with desk, cupboards, small kitchenette and ensuite, but only ONE SINGLE bed. A limited buffet breakfast, free wifi and car parking are included in the rate.
All rooms are serviced daily.

Budget Rooms with kitchenette

Small student-type room for ONE PERSON only. Single bed, cupboard, desk, microwave, bar fridge, stove/wok and separate entrance. Own en-suite. Buffet breakfast only (not cooked) and free WiFi included. Secure on-site car parking subject to availability.

Car parks are NOT guaranteed for the Budget rooms - they are subject to availability.
Regrettably, any vehicles the size of a Hyundai H1 or Quantam, WILL NOT FIT DOWN our driveway and therefore cannot be accepted.
Similarly, TRAILERS WON’T FIT and are also not accepted.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 1 Adult

Family Room with Kitchen
Family room with king size bed plus a double fold out sofa (for small children), sitting room, desk, cupboards, separate kitchen & ensuite. Includes WiFi, DSTV, & secure parking, Patio leads onto pool area and lovely indigenous gardens
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Luxury Double Rooms
Double room with study desk, tea/coffee facilties, individual aircon, DSTV, safe and free WiFi. En suite bathroom with shower (some have baths). Secure, off street car parking.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Dining room
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings are only confirmed upon confirmation of 50% deposit. It is advisable that you take insurance out in the event of a last minute cancellation. A booking with Mackaya Bella Guest House constitutes a contract covered by these terms and conditions and last minute cancellations will result in the guest becoming liable for the full amount of the accommodation period unless Mackaya Bella can re-let the accommodation at such short notice. Once deposits have been received, it is then deemed that you agree with these terms and conditions.
Cash deposits unfortunately incur bank fees, so a 3% levy will be added to your bill
We also do not accept eWallet transactions or anything similar that require us to go to ATM’s to collect cash
Check in from 14:00 - 21:00. Anything later will incur a surcharge of R200. Check out is 10:00am
A copy of your ID and/or Drivers Licence will be required upon arrival, to safeguard against fraudulent activity
Regrettably no vans or trucks will fit down our driveway or in our car park
Cancellations 4 weeks or more prior to arrival, will be refunded minus a 10% admin fee
Cancellations made 3 - 4 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 25% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 2 - 3 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 50% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 1 - 2 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 75% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 0-1 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 100% of the full reservation amount
Bookings made less than 7 days before arrival will require full payment upfront
Guests leaving before their departure date will be charged 100% of the full reservation amount


From Durban International Airport
Exit the Airport on the Northern (Durban city) side, crossing the bridge over the N2 freeway and turn right at the traffic light.
Drive down under a flyover, straight through another intersection with a traffic light, then when the road splits, take the "M4 Durban" option veering right.
Proceed on the M4 motorway for approximately 12 km.
Just before the motorway ends on entering the city, take exit 2 "Berea Road / North Coast / N3 Pmb".
This exit leads straight into Moore Road, intially wide and one-way, but which soon narrows, becomes two-way and begins to head slightly uphill.
At the sixth traffic light turn left into Cleaver Road.
Proceed along this road (heading South) which soon changes its name to Bulwer Road.
At the third traffic light (the intersection with Macdonald Road) is Glenwood High School and the road name changes again to Nicolson Road. Continue along Nicolson Road through the suburb of Glenwood for another approximately 1 km (with one more traffic light), then turn right into Penzance Road (uphill).
Mackaya Bella Guest House is about 200 m up the road on the left hand side, opposite Durban Girls High School.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM