About Eagle Wind Manor Guest House
Eagle Wind Manor, situated on the crest of Botha’s Hill, on the edge of the Valley of 1000 Hills, Eagle Wind Manor is uniquely positioned for the convenience of being close to Hillcrest, with all its shops, restaurants and other amenities, and the restfulness of being in the countryside.
Whether your aim is business or pleasure, honeymoon or family holiday, you will experience a warm welcome and a relaxed, country house atmosphere, along with luxury and efficient personal service. Eagle Wind Manor is only 30 min from Durban or Pietermaritzburg, with easy access to the M13 and N3 highways. Being over 800m above sea level, the area escapes the humidity of the coast in summer and is known for the freshest breath of air in South Africa.
The main house offers a large, comfy lounge with seating arranged in such a way that it facilitates private conversation as well as accommodating larger groups - perfect for discreet business meetings, armchair seminars or just quiet relaxation. The lounge has a beautiful fireplace for cold winter nights, and is equipped with a big screen TV. Books and board games are available for guests to enjoy.
With five up-market double bedrooms, we can accommodate 10 guests, with the executive suite large enough to accommodate a family. Elegantly furnished and luxuriously appointed, the rooms offer exquisite décor, with superb en suite bathrooms. Our great service and attention to detail includes offering all the little luxuries one would expect from a top-grade establishment.
The sheer luxury of sinking into our top-of-the-range Simmons beds, with the finest quality 350 thread-count bed linen and goose-down duvets and pillows, will make you want to come back again and again - just for the joy of a wonderful night’s sleep.
All rooms are equipped with a TV, with a bouquet of selected DSTV channels, including M-Net, Movie Magic 1 and 2, M-Net Series, the SuperSport channels, Discovery and CNN. Tea and coffee making facilities include a coffee machine for freshly-made filter coffee and a selection of fine quality teas and other hot beverages.
A sumptuous breakfast buffet and/or full English breakfast is served in the dining room, or you may choose to enjoy your meal on the patio overlooking the garden.
Facilities & Services
Take time to wander around our beautiful, substantial, treed garden, with its abundance of bird-life. For the more energetic, you can dive into our sparkling 12-metre long pool, great for swimming laps - or simply relax on a pool lounger on the pool patio.
• Friendly staff
• Fax, photocopy and internet /email facilities
• TV, with selected DSTV channels
• Ample, secure parking
• Heating and air-conditioning in all rooms
• Laundry service, by arrangement
• Meals, other than breakfast, by arrangement
• BBQ / braai facility
• Pool, with pool loungers
• Safe in rooms to lock up valuables
Eagle Wind Manor offers a conference venue at the guest house, with large double doors opening out onto a landscaped garden. The venue accommodates up to 25 people but special arrangements can be made for larger groups.
The conference venue offers the following facilities:
• AV projector and two screens
• Digital overhead projector
• PA sound system
• Surround sound
• iPod, CD and DVD player
• Flip Charts
• White Boards
• Dimmable down lights
• Air conditioning and heating
• Wireless Internet access
• Printing facility
• Beverages and rusks on arrival
• Beverages and treats for morning tea time
• Lunch will be provided in the form of a hot lunch in the dining room, finger lunches or a picnic in the garden
• Beverages and treats for afternoon tea time
The venue is ideal for brainstorming sessions, launches, conferences, training and team building. We also cater for staff Christmas lunches, staff meetings, baby showers and family functions.
Wining & Dining
The Guest House is only a few minutes’ walk to the closest restaurants, bar and coffee shops. It is a 5-minute drive to the business centre of Hillcrest, with its strong retail centres and famous restaurants, quaint coffee shops, craft markets and family entertainment.
On the brink of our doorstep lies the breathtaking Valley of 1000 Hills, filled with fascinating craft markets and interesting tourist attractions. The house is ideally situated for those interested in visiting the many attractions associated with the “1000 Hills Experience”, such as a Zulu village, Game Parks and, further inland, the Midlands Meander.
For those wishing to visit places further afield, there are many attractions in the greater Durban/eThekwini area and KwaZulu Natal which are within easy reach, such as the beautiful beaches, fascinating Dive Sites, the Sharks Board, uShaka Marine World, and many others. The Pavilion Shopping Mall is a mere 20 minutes' drive away, with Umhlanga's famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping about 40 minutes away. The Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is also within reach.
Eagle Wind Manor is privileged to be part of the "1000 Hills Experience". Look out for our number, T1-700, on their brochures, website and on the sign outside our gate. Situated on Old Main Road, only a few kilometres from the half-way point of the Comrades Marathon, Eagle Wind Manor is an ideal place to stay for that event. It is convenient for getting to the start and back from the finish, as well as being a great position for family members to stay in safety and watch the race as the runners come by.
The House is 200 metres from the gates of Kearsney College and is thus an ideal place to stay if attending events at the school.