We invite you to experience the historic atmosphere and colonial charm of Kearsney Manor.
Situated on an original sugar estate near KwaDukuza in the iLembe District, Kearsney Manor is an old English mansion built in the late 1800’s by Sir James Leige Hulett. This recently renovated magnificent colonial estate is recognised as a Heritage Site and once housed the original Kearsney College. The estate is situated 80km from Durban on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast.
Kearsney Manor accommodates 46 guests in 18 beautifully appointed rooms.
For the budget sensitive guest, we offer 4 non-en-suite rooms. The rooms are tastefully decorated and super comfortable with a tea/coffee station inside each of the rooms. The luxurious his and her communal bathrooms are located 10m away from the rooms, and offer our guests an option of either bath or shower facility, two toilets, and two hand basins.
Our en-suite rooms with their English colonial décor are very open and spacious. Our guests will feel as though they have been transported back into the 19th-century era with the antique finishes inside the bedroom. The bathrooms, however, boast with all the expected modern amenities, offering shower facilities in each room.
For the not so shy, we do have en-suite rooms with a more modern twist; although still keeping with the English colonial décor in the bedroom, these rooms have an open plan bedroom and bathroom layout. Ideal for a romantic getaway. They are all equipped with showers as well as a free standing ball & claw bath.
We also have en-suite rooms with multiple single beds (3 – 6 single beds in a room). Ideal for family getaways where you have a few teenagers wanting to spend time together and away from their parents.
We offer two extraordinary Executive Suites. Each one has a super comfortable king size bed and seating area in a bay window overlooking our well-manicured gardens - ideal to catch up on some reading. The large en-suite bathroom is equipped with double basin & vanity, shower and a free-standing ball & claw bath.
This is an ideal hideaway for any executive needing to prepare for meetings or have one on one discussions with his team in the comfortable lounge area which forms part of this large open plan room. The room is also our Honeymoon suite that we offer to our bridal party when hosting their wedding. The large bathroom boasts a double size walk in shower, oval corner bath and double basin & vanity.
Chapel, venue, historic photo opportunities ... what more do you need?
Weddings at Kearsney Manor
We invite you to experience the historic atmosphere and colonial charm of Kearsney Manor. The historic surrounds, beautiful views and the tranquility of quiet country life is what makes Kearsney Manor one of the leading wedding venues on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.
"I do ..."
Our beautiful old stone Chapel is over 100 years old and has been declared a Heritage Site. It is surrounded by sugar cane and boasts tremendous character and charm. The chapel comfortably seats 110 people. For larger weddings, the ceremony can be held in our neatly manicured gardens.
Let them eat cake!
Let our chef tantalize your taste buds with real hearty home cooked meals that will get the thumbs up from your Grandmother.
Come visit us and meet the passionate and very hospitable team that will ensure your special day is memorable for you and your guests.
See how nature brings out the best in your team.
We invite you to experience the historic atmosphere and colonial charm of Kearsney Manor, built by Sir James Leige Hulett in the late 1800’s and once home to the renowned Kearsney College.
The perfect venue - Situated approximately 20 minutes north of Ballito with beautiful views and the tranquillity of quiet country life, Kearsney Manor is the perfect choice for your next conference, training seminar or teambuilding event.
Easy to organise:
A number of events can be arranged on your behalf, including:
- A game of golf – we are in close proximity to Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Darnall Country Club and Umhlali Country Club.
- A professional team building and events program
- Live Band or DJ
… and a whole lot more, all at an additional cost.
ATTRACTIONS NEAR KEARSNEY
When you tire of playing a Sugar Baron, there's more to see ...
Hiking in Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
The Harold Johnson Nature Reserve is situated north of Ballito on the banks of the Tugela River and north of Zinkwazi. The Harold Johnson Nature reserve offers a selection of hiking trails of varying distances. A small variety of wildlife is located on the reserve such as giraffe, zebra, bush-pig and antelope. Harold Johnson is known for its rich variety of butterflies and bird-life.
The Luthuli Museum is one of the many tributes to those who fought for the freedom and peace of a nation. The museum dedicated to this man is situated in the town of KwaDukuza Stanger (formerly known as Groutville) in KwaZulu-Natal, right in the home that Chief Luthuli occupied in 1927.
Visit the King Shaka Memorial
A 20-minute slide show on the history of King Shaka can be viewed and there is also a small curio shop and an Interpretative Centre. Located in King Shaka Street, KwaDukuza-Stanger. Open daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
Located on the Tongaat River in sub-tropical bush and is home to over 7000 Nile crocodiles, alligators, caiman, snakes and other reptiles. The farm includes bush and hill trails, a waterfall, river plains, thatched buildings with tree top walkways & curios.
Ndlondlo Reptile Park
Located on the Asgard Estate in Ballito this reptile park does tailor-made tours to make it interesting for all age groups. Some of the reptiles that you can see are dragons, iquanas, monitors, snakes, tortoises and much more…
Blythedale Beach is a massive stretch of beautiful sand, perfect for long walks, and a haven for water activities such as swimming and surfing.
Amatikulu Nature Reserve
It is perfect for a day trip from Durban, Eshowe, Mtunzini or Richards Bay. The small reserve is situated on the coast between the Tugela and Amatikulu Rivers. It is one of the few places in Southern Africa where wildlife can be seen grazing on forested dunes overlooking the sea.
Explore the reserve in a canoe, 4X4 vehicle or on foot. The coastal forest grasslands and rivers attract numerous birds, including the rare African fin foot. Keen birders can hire trained bird guides from the local community. Giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and smaller antelope are frequently seen. The beach offers good surf angling.
Canoes are available for hire at R50 per day. An entrance fee is payable at the gates, open from 07:00 to 17:00.
Salt Rock Beach
The palm-fringed Salt Rock Beach has great surf, beautiful off-shore reefs for diving and some good fishing spots. It's a popular family beach with picnic areas, showers and a massive tidal pool. Salt Rock Beach is protected by shark nets and fully trained lifeguards are on duty seven days a week from 6am until 5:30pm.
Play a round of golf
We are in close proximity to Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Darnall Country Club and Umhlali Country Club.
- airport transfers
- communal TV lounge
- DSTV in communal area
- outdoor pool