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The Marianhill Monastery

The Marianhill Monastery - Durban Metro & Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

The Marianhill Monastery

The Marianhill Monastery was established in 1885, after a long search for suitable land, by Father Francis Pfanner, an Austrian monk. The first Catholic missionaries to arrive in Durban found that there were already groups of traders with strong protestant ties established in the area. After struggling to find suitable land in the growing town, they stationed themselves in the hills surrounding Durban, from where they Later went on to establish many missions in the province.

Soon the community totaled 285 monks, and held the status of the largest Trappist settlement in the world. The Marianhill monastery was built in the Romanesque Revival style. The complex, in the "valley of the monks" is located near Pinetown, and now includes the monastery, church, campanile, workshops and museum, a repository, sisters' convent with vestment department, the Jabulani Self Help Centre, St Francis College and St Joseph's Cathedral. The Monastery Retreat House, which looks across the valley of the Umhlatuzana River to the hills beyond, is open to both religious and lay people seeking spiritual guidance, enrichment and renewal.

Other places of interest within the Marianhill Monastery include:

  • St Mary's Hospital - three hundred beds, a maternity section, operating theatre, out patient's clinic and nurses training centre
  • St Vincent Children's Home
  • The Gatehouse, Monastery vegetable garden, a blacksmith's forge and carpentry shop
  • Tea garden, arts and crafts shop
  • The Sacred Heart Chapel
  • The Fontane Guest House

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 14 in 5 units/rooms

Apricot Sky B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.3km North of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Apricot Sky offers a warm welcome, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. Unwind after a busy day in the tranquil garden,then enjoy the comfort of our up-market suites

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Manor Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.7km South of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Manor lodge has become one of the most popular destinations for business travelers when visiting Pinetown. This owner managed lodge offers well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms

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Pinetown Lala Land

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

1.8km North West of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Pinetown Lala Land , is situated in the afluent suburb of Manors in Pinetown. It has 7 bedrooms all en suite with private entrance. All rooms have television with selected DSTV channels, airconditioner , free wireless internet. The rooms are well equip

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La Familia Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

2.6km North of center of The Marianhill Monastery

La Familia Guest House is without a doubt, the number one choice of business travelers when they come to Pinetown. We cater mainly for the corporate market, and to meet their requirements.

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The Old Stone House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

3.4km North West of center of The Marianhill Monastery

The Old Stone House offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in Kloof.

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Villa Valencia

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pinetown

3.4km East of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Villa Valencia is a Spanish style house, 5 rooms en-suite (bath or shower). Double or twin beds. Each room has a television, ceiling fan, heater. Private outside entrance to each room and BBQ facilities with patio and balconies. Daily breakfast ...

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Sleeps: 7 in 4 units/rooms
From R 625,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Croeso

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

3.5km North West of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Two luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms each with their own entrance... the deluxe suite offers the ultimate with a spa bath. Each room has every possible comfort with celing fans, heaters, hospitality tray, soft percale linen, heated ...

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Lemon Tree B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

4.1km West of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Guests will enjoy their own private entrance, lots of comfort, charming decor and hospitable service. Lemon Tree B&B offers a tranquil enviroment in which to unwind after a busy day at the office.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Welterusten Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kloof, Durban

4.5km North West of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Situated in the heart of Kloof, a leafy, upmarket suburb near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, is a new 1 bedroom self-catering cottage perfect for a short business trip, stop-over or as a base from which to explore.

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms

Butterscotch Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cowies Hill

4.6km East of center of The Marianhill Monastery

Butterscotch Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering offers self catering and B&B accommodation for the Pinetown, New Germany and Westmead areas. Butterscotch is close to Durban, in the beautiful up-market suburb of Cowies Hill, situated 12 km from Durban and 4

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