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About us

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Our Journey

Established in November 2005 and after extensive alterations completed in 2007, the owners Barry and Valerie Livsey have ensured that every detail has been completed and continually improved with you, the guest in mind, to maximize your stay with us whether for business, honeymoon or just leisure in a relaxed, safe and enjoyable manner.

Just “Up the road”

In walking distance from the Lodge along safe routes are the Pavilion Shopping Center, Westville Country Club & Old Boys with all its sport/club facilities, the Westville Metro Swimming pool (Olympic size), Theatre Club, Civic Center, Library, Westville Central Shopping Centre’s housing restaurants, supermarkets, clothing stores, local pubs/bars and foreign exchange banks. The lodge borders onto the Nature Trail and the Open sports fields of the Westville Old Boys Association. The Palmiet, Paradise Valley and Roosfontein Nature Reserves are a short 5 minutes drive away where regular informal / formal walks can be arranged.


Suite 1: Bergtheil A

Suite 2: Bergtheil B

Suite 3: Pembroke

Suite 4: Lancashire

Suite 5: Oxford

Suite 6: Cambridge

Suite 7: e'Nandi


We are close to all amenities, business parks, hospitals (Westville Hospital, Albert Luthuli and eThekwini Heart Hospital) and major shopping centres which have restaurants, supermarkets, clothing stores, cinemas, local pubs/bars and foreign exchange banks. We are 900 metres from the turnoff to the N3 with the M13 a mere 2kms away. Just to mention a few other close facilities: Westville Country Club & Old Boys with all its sport/club facilities, the Westville Metro Swimming pool (Olympic size), Theatre Club and the Civic Centre. North and South Coast Tourism routes, Pinetown/ Westway Office Park, Westmead Office Park, River Horse Industrial Park. We are a mere 10 minute drive from the Lodge to the beachfront and are very central for Uber and Private Taxis.


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Visit was so peaceful and room was great! Close to everything and awesome views. Great separate room with so much space and little details that make a big difference. Will recommend for not only business trips but also a family break away.

Johannesburg, Guests


Our stay at 29 St James Guest Lodge started with a very warm welcome from the owners.
We were shown to a great room, with a fabulous view. The room is spacious, warm, secure and clean, with cable TV. The bed was very comfortable, a real home from home with modern fittings and a huge, twin shower. In the morning we were served a delicious breakfast, with plenty of choices and offered information and tips to make the most of our visit to Durban. The owners went above and beyond to ensure we had a lovely stay. 29 St James is conveniently located from the airport and close to the Pavillion shopping mall.
I would definitely recommend staying at 29 St James Guest Lodge.

London, Guests


Would give them at least 6 stars…. great service, clean and spacious rooms, great food, great location and beautiful views. Very close to shopping centres and major highways. All this underpinned by friendly engaging owners who will go the extra mile to make your stay even more comfortable. Even got a rose and a chocolate on my bed for Valentine’s Day! I would definitely recommend them to anybody.

Mpumalanga, Guests


I spent approximately 6 weeks here on business from Cape Town, as it is very central to greater Durban and close to numerous amenities including the Pavilion Mall. Despite this convenience, it feels like you are far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Breakfasts on the terrace were a treat facing into the sunrise and I felt spoilt in many ways with the personal attentive service. The room had a beautiful elevated view out over Durban and was comfortable, clean and nicely fitted out. I was treated almost like one of the family by the owners but was left to my privacy if I so wished. The staff were always friendly and efficient, and I would recommendation a stay here without hesitation. Ian B

Cape Town, Guests


Set in a tranquil setting this Guest Lodge is a home away from home with the most charming and friendly hosts. Coupled with magnificent views over a greenbelt towards Durban and a very central location, makes this accommodation venue a must visit.

Long Beach, California


Best I have had for a long time; from the views, services and food. One could not ask for more of a home away from home!

Windhoek, Guests