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Durnford's Lodge

Durnford's Lodge, accommodation in Ladysmith Kwazulu Natal


Durnford's Lodge is a "Bed & Breakfast" Guest House Style, situated at 28 Francis Road, Ladysmith - close to the C.B.D, yet away from the drone of everyday shopping and traffic.

Paddy Ann and Charles are your hosts and are dedicated to customer service and wish to make your stay, be it short or long, as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

In addition to Bed and Breakfast, or Dinner Bed and Breakfast rates, we also cater for guests who need an extended stay in Ladysmith, at reduced rates. Small conferences, sales meetings, office parties, special functions and Christmas parties, at negotiable prices, are available

The History

Durnford's Lodge is an old converted house and is named after Lt. Col. Anthony Durnford, who lost his life in the battle of Isandlawana in 1879. He was a unique character in every way and was renowned for being involved with Bishop Colenso's daughter. Although married, he was estranged from his wife who had remained in England.


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Contact Details

Name of hostsPaddy Ann & Charles
Tel:+27 (0)36 637 2828
fax+27 (0)36 635 7858
Cell+27 (0)83 635 3481
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We have comfortable double, twin and single en suite accommodation. A flat consisting of one bedroom en suite, lounge and dining room is also available.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • DSTV,
  • M-Net
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access
  • Airconditioning, fans and heaters

Enjoy a drink in our licensed bar. Tasty home cooked meals served in our dining room or on the verandah around the pool.

A swimming pool is available for guests to use at any time. The Ladysmith Country Club is a short drive away, where guests can enjoy bowls, squash, tennis or a round of golf.

Our newly constructed Conference Hall has all the facilities you might need for as diverse occasions as a business strategy meeting, a launch, presentation or a reception.

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