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Rooms with a View was one of the first BnB establishments in the Outer West Suburb of Durban. It is high on the Crest of Crestview and the whole property has magnificent views of Inanda Dam with the Valley of a Thousand Hills as a backdrop. On two sides it adjoins the edge of Crestholme Nature Reserve and View Site (WESSA), a combination of pristine grassland and forest with over 3000 species of plants / trees. We have been operating since 1998 and look forward to continue hosting many more Southern African travellers as well as from the African Continent and overseas.
Who should visit ?
Golf: We have loads of Golf Courses in the immediate vicinity.
Birdwatchers: The indigenous garden attracts a rich diversity of birdlife and butterflies; a variety of birds of prey and water birds can be spotted from Rooms with a View. ( We are 25 minutes from the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary. www.africanraptor.co.za)
Those who enjoy a peaceful close to nature spot but with easy accessibility to a variety of amenities: the garden hosts small mammals e.g small buck, 3 types of mongoose, rock rabbit, vervet monkeys and porcupine (by torchlight only!).
Canoers: It is a perfect stop for Dusi Canoe Marathon participants as well as visitors to Inanda Dam where there are canoes (+life jackets) for hire.
http://www.durbangreencorridor.co.za/enanda/excerpt: The Inanda Dam and its surrounds, located only 30 mins. drive from Durban, is the perfect place for adventure sports. Whether you love mountain biking, hiking or various water sports activities: canoe and bike hire available, Inanda offers you ideal conditions. The surroundings of Inanda Dam currently offer more than 100 km of beautiful and maintained trails. But make sure not to miss the breath-taking hike around the local gorge with its impressive uMzinyathi Waterfall and Rastafarian Cave. The area around Inanda Dam is also highly spiritual land with its predominant traditional African Shembe religion.
Anglers: The Inanda Bass Classic (Inanda Dam) is held annually as well as other Bass fishing competitions and popular with recreational weekend anglers (20 minutes gate to gate).
Runners: Situated half way along the Comrades Marathon Route, we are an ideal weekend stop for runners, family and friends.
Wedding Guests and Bridal Couples: Very convenient for many wedding venues.
Conference Delegates: Many conference venues are easily accessible from Rooms with a View.
Cyclists: Amashovashova is one among many cycling events. (Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park and many off road routes).
Adrenaline junkies: Rock Climbing, Absailing and Rap Jumping.
The position of Rooms with a View has the added advantage of having a large variety of excellent amenities, shops, restaurants, supper theatre, concert venues just a short hop away at Kloof & Hillcrest as well as the Isithumba Zulu Cultural Village, various art events/ meanders/potter and glass studios; frequent visitors also attend horse shows and dog shows:
WE ARE PET FRIENDLY! SEE OUR GALLERY FOR SOME REGULAR VISITORS.
30mins to Durban and Beaches 40 mins to Midlands meander and Drakensburg and 20 minutes gate to gate with Inanda Dam and all its activities,
and only 20 minutes to the famous Shongweni Saturday morning market.