Mackaya Bella is an established 4 star modern, eco-friendly bed and breakfast, situated in the newly revitalised suburb of Durban South, close to numerous restaurants, galleries, cafes and boutiques. Set in a peaceful indigenous garden, the guest house allows visitors a calm and quiet space in which to unwind and relax.
The name Mackaya Bella is derived from an indigenous shrub known to KwaZulu Natal, which thrives in the cool, shady ecosystem of the coastal forests. This indigenous theme of relaxation and tranquillity flows not only through the guest house setting, but also encourages the vision and drive of the establishment.
Mackaya Bella has 6 modern en-suite bedrooms, with an additional, spacious, one bedroom family room, that can be utilised for long term leasing. All rooms are serviced daily.
LUXURY DOUBLE ROOMS x6, Double bed and ensuite
FAMILY UNIT (with kitchenette) x1, One king size bed plus one double sleeper couch
BUDGET ROOM (with kitchenette) x2, each with single bed
- Wi-Fi, DSTV and a workspace designed to ensure a calm and relaxing environment
- Individual air conditioning, safe, bar fridge, hospitality tray and hairdryer
- Rooms are available as either double/twin or single. All beds are extra length with the finest percale linen
- Communal pool
- 100% indigenous garden which attracts birdlife, butterflies and benevolent insects
- Access to park/green zone, adjacent to the property
- Scrumptious breakfasts served daily in an open plan dining room overlooking a park
- Dinner can be arranged on prior notice
- Laundry service (additional cost)
- On site parking
- Airport transfers
- Safe surrounding area that allows guests to explore the quaint and entertaining social side of Glenwood, ranging from 'around the nook' restaurants to art galleries and boutiques.
Budget Rooms (Minimum 3 nights)
Small, free standing room for those on a budget. Sleeps one person only. Single bed, microwave, bar fridge, kitchenette and separate entrance. En-suite and free WiFi. Includes Buffet breakfast only (cereal, yoghurt, fruit salad, toast, juice and tea/coffee). Ideal for long stays and discounts apply if booked for more than 2 weeks.
Mackaya Bella Guest House is within walking distance of the Howard College campus of the University of kwaZulu-Natal (and shuttle bus to the Westville Campus), the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine. It is also within easy access to the Durban University of Technology; Inkosi Albert Luthuli, Westville, Entabeni and St Augustine's hospitals and shopping centres such as The Pavillon, Musgrave Centre, Davenport, Glenwood Village and Queensmead. Also in close proximity are the CBD, ICC Durban, the beaches and uShaka Marine World. Sporting facilities include Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium, Kingspark Rugby, Sahara Kingsmead Crickets Stadium, Queensmead Hockey ground and Westridge Stadium.
Cancellations received 3 weeks prior to arrival will not be subject to any cancellation fees, however a 10% administration fee will be deducted from deposit paid.
Deposits are refundable 14 days after expected arrival date and will be subject to cancellation / administration fees.
Cancellations 4 weeks or more prior to arrival, will be refunded minus a 10% admin fee
Cancellations made 3 - 4 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 25% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 2 - 3 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 50% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 1 - 2 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 75% of the full reservation amount
Cancellations made 0-1 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 100% of the full reservation amount
Bookings made less than 7 days before arrival will require full payment upfront
Guests leaving before their departure date will be charged 100% of the full reservation amount
Arrival & Departure Times
Check in from 14:00 - 21:00. A fee of R200 is levied for check-ins after 21:00, unless confirmed with owners.
Check out by 10:00. Occupancy of a room after 10:00 will incur an additional charge.
Terms Of Payment
Bookings are only confirmed upon confirmation of 50% deposit.
Bookings are only confirmed upon confirmation of 50% deposit. It is advisable that you take insurance out in the event of a last minute cancellation. A booking with Mackaya Bella Guest House constitutes a contract covered by these terms and conditions and last minute cancellations will result in the guest becoming liable for the full amount of the accommodation period unless Mackaya Bella can re-let the accommodation at such short notice. Once deposits have been received, it is then deemed that you agree with these terms and conditions.
Cash deposits unfortunately incur bank fees, so a 3% levy will be added to your bill
We also do not accept eWallet transactions or anything similar that require us to go to ATM’s to collect cash
Check in from 14:00 - 21:00. Anything later will incur a surcharge of R200. Check out is 10:00am
A copy of your ID and/or Drivers Licence will be required upon arrival, to safeguard against fraudulent activity
Regrettably no vans or trucks will fit down our driveway or in our car park
Only paying guests can sleep on the premises. Non-residents may not be entertained in bedrooms and will be charged a full single rate price.
If you lose your Guest House keys/remotes, cause any breakages/damages, or leave permanent stains on linen/towels, these charges will be added to your bill.
We are a non-smoking establishment. Smoking is permitted only in the garden and on the outside deck.
We are situated in a quiet residential area. Please be considerate of other guests who may be sleeping, especially when returning late at night.
Cars may be parked free of charge on the premises. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis, one car per room. Please make sure your vehicle is locked securely and all valuables removed. Cars and their contents are parked entirely at the owner’s risk.
Loss or injury: The owners/employees/contractors and suppliers of Mackaya Bella Guest House have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of your possessions whilst you are on the premises, and will accept no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury sustained on these premises.