Royston Hall – Historical House and Nature at its Best

Royston Hall

Located 118kms south of Durban, Royston Hall is a stately Victorian manor house steeped in history and old-world charm near Port Shepstone.

Nestled in its private nature reserve, the guest house overlooks the Umzimkulu River and has distant views of the Indian Ocean.

This beautifully restored Victorian home is surrounded by indigenous bush and features a swimming pool and a peaceful patio area.

Breakfast is served daily in the elegant dining room or on the terrace and there are two comfortable lounges to relax in.

Accommodation at Royston Hall

Royston Hall offers seven spacious, individually decorated, double en-suite rooms with high ceilings.

The rooms are non-smoking, have access to a microwave oven and feature a bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities, an overhead fan, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and a seating area.

Some rooms are wheel chair accessible and some have a shared balcony.


Royston Hall is the perfect place for a honeymoon where couples have several opulent options to choose from. 

The antique king size bedroom has a beautiful fire place with stunning views from the private deck looking into the forest and the valley.

Situated upstairs in the original house, is a bedroom with a large four poster bed and views from the tall sash windows of the valley and river below.

Honeymooners may enjoy a champagne breakfast in bed.

Alternatively, breakfast may be served on the private deck overlooking the valley, or take a breakfast basket into the valley.

Nearby Activities to Enjoy

Royston Hall is a bird watchers paradise with 208 species on their bird list.

Morning or sundowner cruises up and down the river with your own drinks and snacks may be arranged.  The guest house owns 1km of river frontage for river fishing, and there is beach fishing at the famous Sand Spit where whales have been seen to come and birth their calves.

Deep sea fishing and scuba diving can also be arranged and there are nine world class golf courses nearby.

Royston Hall offers peace and tranquillity and lends itself to a place of quiet rest.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 082 784 5851 or email

Royston Hall may be found at the top of St.Faiths Road, down Royston Lane, Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, Kwazulu/Natal. Find them on Google Maps.

Facebook: @RoystonHallGuestHouse


Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

About us

Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


Recent Posts