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Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse

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36 Pearson Avenue, Eshowe 3815 South Africa
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#7 of 14 in Eshowe
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5.0
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3.8
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ugar Hill Manor Guesthouse in Eshowe is set in a large, comfortable, 100-year-old Victorian home with magnificent country views – an ideal spot for families or small groups. We have a beautiful and spacious garden with all sorts of indigenous plants and trees. Sit back on the large veranda with a fantastic view of the rolling hills of Zululand. There is large lounge area/TV room, free Wi-Fi access, patio braai area and lots of space to relax. We are fairly close to town and all Tourist attractions, and have been actively involved in the tourist industry and operate Zululand Eco-Adventures which offer birding, cultural & agricultural tours. Trekking across country and forests can also be organised. Zululand Eco-Adventures. Zulu Cultural Tours. Dlinza Forest . Birding Paradise. Zululand Game Reserves (Parks) Zululand Battlefields. Zululand Historical Museum (Fort Nongqayi) Vukani Craft Collection Butterfly Dome Norwegian Missionary Museum
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Free parking
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GadaboutNH wrote a review Jun 2020
Merrimack, New Hampshire30 contributions15 helpful votes
Book this unusual guesthouse and tour package, you will never forget the experience. Graham Chennells, your host welcomes you into his World, so real, it's like being invited home as a member of his family. Not standing on ceremony or much explanation, you are whisked to a pub in back of his son's hotel where you drink his signature brew, Zulu Blonde. Rest well that night because the next day includes a tour by Zulu guides into the home of a Sangoma, a village ceremony where only you and the villagers are invited to watch a real live ceremony. Nothing is staged on this trip. It is the most authentic experience you can have. Your tour guide is often a member of the same village. Malucie, our guide, facilitates the cultural interaction where two worlds literally meet as one for the visit. My wife and I witnessed a girl in the village "coming of age" with all the dancing, excitement, joy, colorful dresses,music and emotion that happens once in a zulu girl's lifetime. Graham makes sure that you are well fed because you eat whatever has been bought and prepared by his roomates that day. We showed up without a car which was not the norm. Graham borrowed his friends car and made sure we had a full experience. This is the real African experience, don't bypass eshowe, you will be missing out.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Our room was right off the patio and was excellent with private bath
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Ellie L wrote a review Jun 2020
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Came here as part of the Bambisanani Project where there were 14 students and 3 teachers staying in the guesthouse. Everything was perfect! All staff extremely friendly and approachable, food was top class and comfort in the home was next to none. unbeatable.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Blaise wrote a review Jan 2020
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We paid about R1390 for a 5 hours tour.This went horribly wrong as we were expected to drive with our own car around Eshowe( distance, extra cost).We did not see anything aligned to what was advertised.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from GrahamC1976, Owner at Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Hello, Please do not take this as a reflection on our Guesthous, Sugar Hill Manor.. They did a Tour with Zululand Eco-Adventures which is my business. They expected a show which we do not do. We have had thousands of visitors on these tours....they are they only real life tours you can get in South Africa. We have big groups coming back each year. I think their expectations and what we do did not line up. They were refunded 75% of their money after doing a tour that most people would give their eye teeth for!! These are real life tours...over weekends we have Zulu Ceremonies. During School term we go to creches, schools, Sundays Churches... etc, etc. These are not shows. I am sorry you got the wrong impression. Graham Chennells
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Herold N wrote a review Oct 2019
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It was nice place to overnight and room was neat and clean Had an enjoyable breakfast the next morning and the host was very helpful and kind Did not really have time to look around and enjoy the views
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Chloé J wrote a review Aug 2018
15 contributions4 helpful votes
-Fantastic view! The landscape really is beautiful -the hosts are extremely nice and helpful! -lots of space in the room and bathroom -we spent a lovely evening around the bonfire, the dinner was really good If you go to Eshowe, this guesthouse is the place to go!!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Christophe B wrote a review Sep 2017
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg49 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked sugar hill manor, because we were also interested in a local tour of the town and the zulu culture. As the tour started from the hotel, it was the obvious choice. The rooms themselves are ok, and everything is clean. The bathroom is rather basic, and there was a technical problem with the plumbing, causing a -small - electric shock when taking a shower! During the night, there was a strong wind, causing that trees and bushes were constantly hitting against the building, with a lot of noise. I can unfortunately not say that I found Graham a great host. He has very strong opinions about things, and directs every conversation back to these opinions, causing him more or less to speak constantly about himself. He is also rather disorganized, and things could be run better, in my opinion. The price for the hotel is ok, for the location, and what is offered, but the prices for his tours are a real rip-off. He charged almost 1200 rand for a 6h tour, but the zulu guy who actually did the tour saw only a fraction of that money! I would recommend everybody interested in such a tour, to book it directly with the guide (will write a seperate review with contacts)
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Date of stay: September 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandEshowe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Fort Nongqayi Museum Village (1.3 miles) and Nkandla Forest Reserve (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Adams Outpost Restaurant, Sunset Rock Spur Steak Ranch, and Nando's Eshowe.
Does Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shakaland (7.4 miles).