Botha House Pennington Guest House, South Coast

Botha House

Golf Estates & Lodges / Guest House at 1 Don Knight Avenue, Pennington, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Botha House

Situated less then one hours drive South of Durban, caressed by the ocean breezes that frequent our KwaZulu-Natal coastline, this luxury guesthouse sits proudly above the warm Indian Ocean, the sound of the waves crashing on the Umdoni Point rocks below. The small coastal village of Pennington is where you'll find this stately home, originally built for the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, General Louis Botha in 1920.

Situated in the Umdoni Park, home to the highly ranked Umdoni Park Golf Course, guests are treated not only to 18 holes of fantastic golf but also to lush unspoilt coastal vegetation offering excellent bird watching opportunity, invigorating beach and forest walks and an abundance of ocean activities. It's location certainly allowing for all discerning travellers to come and enjoy the South Coast Experience first hand.

The entire decor within the house, although some having been upgraded in 2008, has been left to ensure the originality of the 1920's design features. Oregon pine floors, double volume ceilings, antique furniture and portraits, a grand old staircase and original bathroom fittings all add to the experience of this historical home. A large indigenous tree-filled garden with rolling lawns is discretely surrounded by an electric fence allowing you to enjoy the natural surroundings knowing that you can relax in a secure environment.


Consisting of 6 double bedrooms, each tastefully and comfortably decorated and all with their own en-suite bathrooms, the house caters for up to 12 guests on a bed and breakfast basis. King size beds, authentic Teak furniture and elegant finishes allow you, the guest, to relax and unwind in absolute comfort.

Two Deluxe Suites include huge bedrooms, spacious bathrooms with Ball & Claw baths, a balcony with uninterrupted sea views, couches and a coffee table and ample cupboard space...perfect for those travellers looking to enjoy a more lengthy stay.

Two Standard Suites include generous bedrooms, large bathrooms with separate toilets, sea and garden views as well as suitable cupboard space...ideal for that weekend getaway or romantic night's stay.

Two Courtyard Rooms offer affordable accommodation to those seeking an equally unforgettable experience. Cosy bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and with most of the amenities of the other suites, these rooms offer scenic courtyard, garden and forest views.

Rooms consist of the following amenities
• Tea/coffee tray
• Mini bar fridge / Honesty Bar
• Safety deposit box
• Hairdryer
• Bathrobe (Standard & Luxury Suites Only)
• Iron & ironing board
• Air-conditioned

The large, partially covered terrace with stunning garden and ocean vistas, is the house centrepiece. Guests can enjoy sunrise breakfasts, relaxing afternoon tea/coffee as well as sundowner and evening drinks.


All rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis with sumptuous traditional English breakfasts ready to get your day started off on a good note. Our famous home-made muesli is a closely guarded secret, however it's recipe has been known to find it's way to guests on request. Evening meals can be arranged on certain days of the week as well. There are also some nice restaurants in the area where we will be happy to make a reservation for you.

Other facilities, services and activities include
• Airport transfers as well as exclusive use of the Botha House Bus (seats 12) for daily excursions, transfers etc (Cost upon request)
• Swimming pool
• Arranged golf packages to golf courses on the South Coast and Durban area
• Deep sea fishing charters on request
• Great snorkelling opportunity at nearby beaches
• Greater KwaZulu-Natal, Midweek, Honeymoon and other activity-orientated packages (please enquire)
• Lower South Coast trips to visit Crocodile farms, nature reserves, restaurants and other activities

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Botha House)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -30.39384722188889
Longitude: 30.690649999666668

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 100km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged with management, guests are welcome to use other establishment facilities such as the garden, terrace, pool and surrounding lawns.

Listed on
July 2009 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Ich hatte eine super Zeit im Botha House!!!! Ein toller Familienbetrieb - James, Susanne, Lynne und Tony sind stets bemüht, einem jeden Wunsch von den...

Anja Rusche, Hamburg Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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