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About Fawncastle Estate

Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, Fawn castle offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Durban. Situated in the Valley of 1000 hills, one km from Green sleeves and camelot, three km from Camp Orchards, four km from Chantecler or six km from Crinkley Bottom. Full service guesthouse, with conference facilities for up to 30 delegates. We have a delightfully appointed bar area, leading onto our either our formal or informal lounge, from where you can access the pool area to just relax, or see the sights of the Valley of 1000 Hills, come and join your hosts, Pat and Kim.

Conference Venues: Cinema 50, school 40, u shape 30

  • Response Rate: 81%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 29 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Fawncastle Estate Rooms

Reviews for Fawncastle Estate

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Jason Bygate, South Africa
12 January 2017

Certainly not a 3 star establishment.

Charne Wilke, South Africa
19 September 2016

When we arrived they had only booked us down for 1 guest. The lady who booked us in was not very friendly or welcoming. Once we got our key there was no more human interaction until the lovely ladies serving us breakfast. Nothing was explained to use in terms of how to get in and out of the gate or how breakfast works in the morning. In the rooms, there was only coffee and sugar, no milk or tea. The walls are so thin you can hear when the people next door use their bathroom and there was a cold draught coming from the window.

Lulama Madikizela, South Africa
23 May 2016

I should preface this by saying that I, in fact, never got to stay at this establishment at all.Upon arrival, I was greeted by a lady who informed me that it was 'overbooked', despite the fact that I had in fact booked (and payed) days before. I was sent down the road to Warrens Guest House, which is a star short of Fawncastle. In essence, I payed a four-star rate for three-star lodging. All this without even an explanation or a heads up from the manager, Rob. You would think that a customer who booked and payed in advance would - at the very least - be notified before arriving at the establis...
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Carol Letlaka, South Africa
21 December 2015

Upon arriving at fawncastle  estate, we were told booking was made for us at White House guest house a few streets across the road. No reason was provided as to why do we have to sleep at another guest house. White House guest house was below the standard. The decor, the bedding, the awful smell in the room as well as unclean bathroom.I'm not happy with Fawncastle at all for the awful experience I had in Kzn. 

Mathapelo Kutoane, South Africa
19 October 2015

really enjoyed our stay at FawnCastle very much,it was a home away from home. What I liked most is the healthy environment there. We also enjoyed the breakfast we had more especially the English breakfast. Not forgetting to mention the way the helpers treated us, with respect. I hope to stay again at FawnCastle one day. Thanx. 
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Fawncastle Estate Map

Fawncastle Estate is 0.7km from the centre of Hillcrest , the nearest airport 42.4km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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