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About Ihawu Guest House

Ihawu Guest house is ideally situated in Westville, boasting a number of local attractions and entertainment facilities nearby. Our well-known Durban weather encourages fun-in-the-sun days and endless activities. There are many sites in and around Durban that will enrich your stay and inspire you about the history of this great land and vibrant people.

The Ihawu shield originated from the Zulu tribe, which was used in battles for protection against the attack of their enemies, and is part of a rich Zulu culture and heritage. The Ihawu Guest House offers an experience of the traditional local culture and flavour of KwaZulu Natal, where waking up completely rested to the sound of chirping birds and a gentle breeze is a regular experience.

We offer accommodation in twin or double rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fans and a TV with DStv. Tea and coffee is also available throughout the day. Shuttle services to and from the airport can be provided, and parking is available on site. Laundry facilities are also available. A braai can be arranged and vegetarian diets catered for on request. In addition, guests are welcome to relax in our beautiful shady garden or around the swimming pool.

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 18 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 These rooms contain either a double bed or twin single beds, an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fans, and a TV with DStv. Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Fan, Television see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R1146 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults

      Reviews for Ihawu Guest House

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      Mina Demian, South Africa
      04 February 2013

      Friendly and hospitable hosts, clean rooms, and great view.

      Ihawu Guest House Map

      Ihawu Guest House is 3.3km from the centre of Westville , the nearest airport 34.8km (King Shaka International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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