Howard College, UKZN

Howard College, UKZN

The building of Howard College at the University of KwaZulu-Natal was donated by Durban businessman T.B. Davis in remembrance of his son Howard who was killed in the long and brutal world war one Battle of the Somme in northern France in 1915. The Natal University College, which was started in Pietermaritzburg in 1906, extended tuition to Durban in 1923, using the premises of the Natal Technical College. By the mid 1920s, the university was looking to establish its own campus and Davis donated one hundred and thirty thousand pounds towards the construction of a building. The college building was constructed on fifty acres of land in the Stella bush. Howard College was opened in 1931 by the Governor General of South Africa, the Earl of Clarendon.

The Memorial Tower Building at Howard College was built to commemorate students who had died in WWII. Construction of the building, which cost two hundred and thirty five thousand pounds to complete, was undertaken in 1948 and completed in 1972.

The exterior of the Howard College building has been designed in the Union style, and has little Deco reference, however, inside is a treasure trove of Art Deco. Sculptural elements above the doors in the entrance foyer, the stairs and the decoration of King George V's picture all indicate a strong Art Deco influence.

Accommodation Near Howard College, UKZN

Nunuburd Lodge

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Glenwood, Durban

0.5km North of Howard College, UKZN

"Nunuburd" is dedicated to providing good value for money accommodation and service beyond compare, ensuring your accommodation needs are not only met, but exceeded.

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

An Upper Room B+B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Manor Gardens

0.6km North of Howard College, UKZN

An Upper Room B+B is situated on Durban's ridge with a spectacular view over the harbour. There are 4 twin bedded en-suite rooms, all with TV & DSTV. The rooms are fully air-conditioned.

Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms

Mackaya Bella Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

0.8km South East of Howard College, UKZN

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.

Sleeps: 47 in 21 units/rooms

Villa Picasso

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.2km North East of Howard College, UKZN

Villa Picasso exudes a European influence with East African undertones, creating a uniquely metropolitan appeal. We warmly invite you to experience our guest house which offers superior services and fabulous features.


Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.4km South of Howard College, UKZN

Comfortable, twin bed accommodation with en-suite shower opens onto a sunny patio and beautiful secluded garden.

Sleeps: 36 in 12 units/rooms

Roseland House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.6km North East of Howard College, UKZN

Our home has been lovingly adorned with many antiques from this period. All 7 en-suite double rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully furnished with your comfort in mind. Some rooms have their own private court yards and all have TV, hostess tray...


Chelsea Villa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.9km North East of Howard College, UKZN

Built in 1890, Chelsea Villa Guest House is one of the original Victorian Homes in the area. Great care has been taken to preserve most of the original fixtures during times of renovation and decorating, to ensure that the house maintains the ...

Sleeps: 32 in 8 units/rooms

Villa La Palma

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.9km North East of Howard College, UKZN

All our units are equipped with cooling and heating air-conditioners for your comfort as well as TV, Hi-Fi, DVD Player and a large selection of satellite and local channels for your easy viewing. Tea, coffee and bottled water is complimentary and ...

Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms

Palm Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sherwood

3.1km North West of Howard College, UKZN

Located in a quiet and secure residential area, we offer self catering accommodation. Air-conditioning with TV, M-Net, DStv and swimming pool. Private driveway and entrance with secure parking. Dinner on request.

Botany Bay Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

3.1km North East of Howard College, UKZN

Our lodge has en-suite bedrooms with tv's fans and air conditioners for those balmy Durban evenings. We also offer safe off-street parking, pool bar, laundry / maid service and a fully fitted communal kitchen for your self catering requirments...