I stayed at Ntengu Lodge twice during the World Cup and it was by far the best accomodation I stayed in during one month in SA.
The large air-conditioned rooms are spotless and individually decorated. Everything is very well attendend. Andrew is the most helpful host who provides you with his service virtually day and night. His staff is also very kind and attentitive. They serve very creative and tasteful breakfast variations of English breakfast.
The windows in the dining hall and living room to the deck are almost always open and you can move freely through the whole welcoming complex. It takes you three steps from your deck room into the swimming pool that is surrounded by african plants.
The lodge locates in a quiet and beautiful green residential neighbourhood outside the city centre of Durban. It is about a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride from the centre/beach front (150 ZAR). The area is perfectly safe and you can walk around (also at night) without worrying.
There is a small shopping centre within a five minute walking distance. There you'll find two supermarkets, an internet café, a gym that offers day passes, ATMs etc. There is also a beautiful restaurant (Nourish Café) and an Irish Pub.
A large shopping mall (Pavillion) is a 5 minute car ride away.
I highly recommend Ntengu Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ntengu Lodge is a Boutique Guest House which is designed to offer you an experience, not just a stay. Enjoy the personalized levels of service whilst delighting in the ambiance and quality of the establishment. The color and artistic flair used in our decor and design is also reflected in our food presentation. We take pleasure in providing breakfasts, which have become a trade mark of the Lodge, prepared by the "barefoot chef." ... more less