Ammazulu African Palace offers 5-star, luxury accommodation in Durban

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Ammazulu African Palace, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

After going through a very stressful week, my husband and I were lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay in the luxurious Ammazulu African Palace in Durban. Calling this accommodation offering a Palace is no exaggeration; from the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like royalty!

The grandness and beauty of this establishment truly make it deserving of its 5-star status. The collection of art-works and history left both me and my husband in awe. You can see unbelievable works of art everywhere you look, the more you look around the more amazing artworks you will find.

I was truly not expecting to be so blown away by Ammazulu African Palace. The guest house reflects on parts of KwaZulu-Natal’s history and has been carefully and lovingly nurtured for almost 40 years.

The palace overlooks the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve and has so much to experience and explore!

Accommodation at Ammazulu African Palace

Ammazulu offers four different rooms to choose from; the President, Deluxe, Executive and Junior Suites. We spent the night in the beautiful and spacious Junior Suite. While the Junior Suites are smaller than the other rooms, they were still pleasantly spacious and allowed us to enjoy beautiful views of the Kloof Gorge from our balcony.

Our room came equipped with a King-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, TV with DStv, tea and coffee-making facilities and a minibar fridge. The room was also elegantly decorated with traditional African artworks and antique beadwork.

Since we were right in the middle of a game reserve we didn’t have to worry about noise or city sounds. After a restful night’s sleep, we woke up to only the sounds of the birds and felt completely at peace. It was wonderful to enjoy such peacefulness; Ammazulu African Palace is truly a unique destination.

We couldn’t miss an opportunity to explore this beautiful palace so my husband and I decided to take a walk around and see the rest of this beautiful bed & breakfast – totally worth it! The staff accompanied us and gave us a twirl around so we could see all the different and interesting types of art.

Local Durban artist Peter Amm; used his entire collection of Zulu arts and crafts to decorate the palace- local is lekker after all.

Facilities & breakfast at Ammazulu African Palace

While we sadly did not have time to try out their breakfast option, Ammazulu African Palace offers a hearty breakfast as well as lunch and dinner for their guests.

Free access to the Wi-Fi is available throughout the building so you won’t have to worry about staying connected. No need to worry about your vehicle as there is ample parking on-site that is safe and secure.

With the Durban heat scorching you, you might find yourself in need of a place to cool off; luckily Ammazulu has a sparkling pool you can take a dip in. They also have their own sauna and steam room for those who want to unwind and feel refreshed.

Business travellers can utilise the small conferencing room at Ammazulu for a top-class business function or event, seating up to 16 delegates. Their function room can accommodate up to 60 people and includes catering for your event. Their team can cater for any function from weddings to birthdays.

What others have to say about Ammazulu African Palace

“Situated on the lip of the Kloof gorge the lounge has a spectacular view where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The rooms are of generous proportions beautiful décor and perfect for a good night’s rest. The guesthouse itself is a gallery to a riot of beautiful and varied artifacts generously displayed and quirky comes to mind thus allow time to appreciate same.” – Trail TripAdvisor.

“Great location for Tranquillity, the view is amazing. The room and bathroom very spacious. Breakfast was well done. The decor is gorgeous. Will definitely be coming back in the near future.” – Mnjaph TripAdvisor.

“Wonderful setting. Very convenient and close by to all relevant shops. Very friendly personnel led by a very competent Alta. Quality 5 star service in one of the most beautiful places in South Africa.” – Friks TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Ammazulu African Palace:

  1. The palace has spectacular views of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.
  2. The palace has an awe-inspiring collection of artwork and history on display.
  3. The rooms are tranquil and elegantly decorated.
  4. The staff are friendly and welcoming and offer nothing but 5-star service.
  5. The palace is open for day visits in groups of 10 or more people – by appointment only.

To find out more about Ammazulu African Palace, give them a call on 031 764 8000 or email Visit their website at  Find them on Google Maps.

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