in Durban North
Glenview Guest House
an oasis in Durban North
The perfect base in Durban — whether for business, holidays, a romantic weekend or team building events.
Enjoy comfortable contemporary accommodation and highly praised service in the beautiful surroundings of Glenview. The multi-level guest house is nestled in a quiet circle and boasts unrivalled views of the Glen — where else in the city can you see buzzards and falcons on the prey? This tranquility is a mere 6-minute drive from the ever-expanding Riverhorse Valley Office and Industrial Park, and 10 minutes from Umhlanga Ridge and the Gateway Mall. Easily accessible from the N2, we are 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.
Glenview earned a place in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Top SA 25, the only KZN guest house to receive that honour. We were also rated by Accommodation Direct as the 2016 Best Value Top Establishment.
Come and experience our outstanding service and warm hospitality — your room is ready.
What our guests say
Wow, wow, wow!!!!! What else can I say. From the minute we walk into the Guest house we were treated like ROYALTY …. I travel quite a bit for work and stay at various hotels and guest houses, but … this was by far the best experience.
I would most definitely recommend this guesthouse to anybody looking for a “home away from home” around the Durban area. Cozy rooms , great breakfasts and outstanding service no matter what your reason for travel may be!
Quality beds and linen
We have nine stylish rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms have magnificent views of the surrounding vegetation. In the words of an appreciative guest:
“It feels like living in a tree house”
Glenview can accommodate up to 24 guests at a time:
- Units or suites comprise a private lounge with well-equipped kitchenette, bedroom and en-suite bathroom. These are ideal for long stays.
- Rooms comprise a double, king or single bed and en-suite bathrooms. These have access to communal lounges and kitchenette areas.
We make use of eco-friendly heat pumps to heat our water and to reduce our carbon footprint.
Facilities and services
While comfortable and attractive, your room is not where you will spend all your time.
Visit our entertainment area on the top level to find
- a large guest lounge with ample space and dining room tables
- tables to sit and work or play cards or games (we enjoy it when our guests join in for a round RummiKub, Pictionary or card games).
- two large screen TV stations with full DSTV
- dart board, table tennis, pool table
- chill area and outside dining/sundowner deck
Delights in our garden …
- no less than six braai areas
- loungers next to the large pool
- private garden retreats
- a boma and firepit
We cater for groups
Glenview is a popular choice for group bookings by sport teams or fans.
Wine and dine
Sumptuous meals at reasonable prices, paired with the best of wines: The owner, Johannes, is a wine connoisseur, his daughter an award winning winemaker, and his son an award winning sommelier! At Glenview we guarantee memorable dining experiences, as evidenced by guests’ reviews on Tripadvisor and other platforms.
Depending on the weather, a hearty breakfast is served at the large Oregon table in the dining room, or on the spacious balcony with a magnificent view of the Glen and the green, purple and orange hues of leaves and tree canopies that greet the sunrise. Breakfast is charged as an extra fee.
All rooms have well equipped kitchenettes or access to communal kitchenettes. Private braai and communal braai facilities are available.
Do not miss the opportunity to experience hostess Michele’s culinary skills and attentiveness in atmospheric surroundings. Arrange in advance for a special home cooked dinner or a convenient packed lunch.
The Black Collared Barbet
Glenview Guest House offers prime conference facilities. Conduct your planning and evaluation sessions or management meetings in our our air-conditioned Black Collared Barbet conference room. Tastefully furnished with custom-made cypress wooden furniture, it can accommodate 25 people with comfort. The conference room is equipped with a projector, large pull-down screen, white boards and pin boards.
Refreshments are served on our spacious balcony offering exquisite views. The balcony can also be utilised for breakaway groups.
The Forest Weaver
Alternatively, we offer a covered outside entertainment level – the Forest Weaver – that can accommodate up to 60 people. It is a great location for product launches and exhibitions, company entertainment evenings and team building. The Forest Weaver where one is surrounded by the palm trees, ferns and cycads is the ideal place to think outside the box.
After a busy day …
Relax in our lush cascading garden with magnificent fish-tail palms, cycads and ferns surrounding the pool. Consider a braai around the fire pit for a relaxing evening after a busy day.
Make Glenview your next conference venue.