As dusk fell, after many hours travel we found ourselves in Ladysmith in search of a bed for the night. We happened upon the Memra Guest House and what a warm welcome we received from Magda. We were travelling with friends and fortunately two rooms were available for that night.
Our double room was comfortable with an array of amenities. Tea and coffee making facilities, television, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, microwave, fridge, small but very adequate shower room and what felt to be the most comfortable large double bed dressed with cotton sheets that just seemed to envelope my weary body - divine. Large patio doors led out onto a paved seating area decorated with numerous flowering pots, shrubs, water features and an array of quirky mementoes.
The following morning our breakfast table was laid up beside the outdoor pool, where we kept entertained by two Grey Parrots who enjoyed the adoration of their audience. The beautifully presented scrumptious breakfast extravaganza which greeted us was just amazing and would put many 5 star Hotels to shame. There was fresh fruit of, Paw Paw, bananas, stewed apple, cereals, Tea, coffee, 2 types of juice, toast butter, cheese scones, muffins, home made jams, marmalades, local honey and a large selection of hot traditional African fare and eggs cooked to personal preference. With such a large variety of foods it would be impossible for anyone to leave the table without having eaten well - we certainly did.
Super place, super welcome, super owner and staff. Wished we could have stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest House situated in Ladysmith KwaZulu Natal in between the center of Durban and Johannesburg. Situated close to central Drakensberg resorts that could serve as a break to your holiday or business destination. Our Vision: An Oases of Shalom, Serving in a Spirit of EXCELLENCE" Mission: " To Live in The Full Blessings and in The Gifts and Talents of God, To Give, To Love and TO GIVE" ... more less
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