1 Night Stay for 2 Adults in a Suite on a B&B
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Dec and 15 Jan as well as over
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Seeking accommodation with historic charm? Try Royston Hall in Umtentweni
It's a bold statement, but there are probably few guesthouses in South Africa with a captivating history and intriguing characters as does the historic Royston Hall in Umtentweni, on the KwaZulu Natal coastline. It should be on your travel wish list.
Royston Hall has a unique character and charm that a lot of new accommodation offerings lack.
This old Victorian mansion was built in 1897 by a Durban-based merchant for his wife as a week-end beach cottage. She rejected it outright because of it being not even close to the beaches and returned to Durban in a huff. Later it was occupied by many other interesting characters.
The colourful Brig. Genl. J.R. Royston lived there and named it Mount Romani after his most famous victory against the Turks in Palestine. His stories are detailed on the Website. After Royston and his wife passed the estate intermittently lay derelict over the next century, but now the mansion belongs to Roderick and Ria Hackland.
They have since turned Royston Hall into a place where laughter and joy prevail surrounded by indigenous forest and tranquil surroundings including a sea view in the near distance.