The best five-star hotels in KZN

The best five-star hotels in KZN

Luxury accommodation doesn’t get any better than these five-star KZN hotels…

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KwaZulu-Natal is known for its world-class beaches, rich culture and award-winning accommodation.

The who’s who of South Africa have stayed in some of the most luxurious hotels in the province.

We have put a list together of some of the popular five-star hotels KZN has to offer.

The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box in Umhlanga overlooks the Indian Ocean and Durban’s famous Lighthouse. All of its 86 rooms and suites are individually decorated. The luxury hotel is popular with celebrities and royalty. Sean Penn, Princess Charlene of Monaco as well as Prince William and Prince Harry have visited the establishment. Guests can also enjoy award-winning cuisine at the Oyster Box’s popular restaurant and spa treatments.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, located near Ballito, is a popular luxury holiday destination for local and international travellers. The beachside resort is also a favourite with families thanks to its family-friendly facilities, which include water slides and a soccer field. The resort also has tennis and squash courts.

Hotel Fordoun

Hotel Fordoun, situated on Nottingham Road in the Midlands, offers world-class facilities including a full spa and heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Its 22-luxury rooms will leave you feeling like royalty. Guests can enjoy the Thendela Village Cultural Tour, which is guided by Traditional Doctor Elliott Ndlovu. The hotel is highly rated on review sites, and regularly scores five-star ratings.

Hartford House

Mooi River’s Hartford House is an award-winning hotel. International food critics have also praised the hotel’s spectacular dining. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and picnics. “Breakfasts are celebrations of the creative spirit, individual masterpieces inspired by the genius of local producers and the fresh pickings of our kitchen garden. Lunch is a festival of the senses, the colours, the scents and the lilting sounds of a place completely at peace with itself,” the hotel’s website reads.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel opened its doors in Umhlanga more than 50 years ago and remains one of the most popular accommodation venues in KZN. Each of its 89-bedrooms has its own private balcony and an amazing view of the ocean. The hotel offers its guests a complimentary valet and poolside massage treatments.

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