Fabulous Fawncastle

If you’re even vaguely observant you would have noticed a property along Inanda Road, intriguingly festooned with the flags of different countries and, of course, this might have led you to wonder just what happens behind those walls……

Arial view of Fawncastle BnB Hillcrest KZN

Well, the answer is quite a bit. The property in question is Fawncastle, a decidedly upmarket guesthouse owned and run by Pat Hoyle and her general manager Sharon, a very special breed who seem to be born to the hospitality industry.

Between them they have almost half a century in the industry, and they’ve put that accumulated knowledge to brilliant use at Fawncastle, which resulted in the awarding of its fourth star. And as Pat says quite forthrightly:

“You have to have the credentials to make a grade. It’s really as simple as that. When we took over Fawncastle in 2003, I thought we’d get a nice quiet little guest house,” she adds with a smile. “But it’s grown beyond anything we imagined it would.”

Indeed, with 12 suites and plenty of repeat business, Fawncastle is always busy; and the team say they could easily do with another 10 or more rooms. Talking of accommodation, it should be said that the suites are well appointed, all being en suite – obviously – as well as air-conditioned and equipped with niceties like tea and coffee-making facilities, DSTV or Netflix and microwaves.

Fawncastle Guesthouse Hillcrest

Conference Facilities

Our well –equipped conference facilities are a big draw card too, being exceptionally popular with the corporate crowd.
We have achieved this by structuring our product to  offer a viable alternative to your regular commercial hotels, having procured agreements from a range of large multi-national corporations.

In addition, we have already laid a solid foundation of repeat business, in that we offer the travelling or visiting businessman that little bit extra attention to detail and personal contact.

Send us an email for more information on pricing and availability.

Nearby Attractions

Situated in an idyllic location, Fawncastle Guesthouse is just a stone’s throw away from the funfilled uShaka beachfront, inviting you to soak up the sun, stroll the Golden Mile or take on the other adventures on offer. Nature enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore the lush surroundings, with picturesque hiking trails and serene parks right at our doorstep, allowing you to reconnect with the beauty of the great outdoors. Moreover, our guesthouse is nestled in a vibrant social hub, boasting a plethora of lively cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues, guaranteeing an exciting and engaging experience for all. Press on the images below to learn more…


Farmer’s market


Moses Mabida



Farmer’s market

Moses Mabida

uShaka marine

Surf lessons

Hiking trails

uShaka marine

Surf lessons

Hiking trails


We offer very competitive pricing, with suites on offer from R700 per person, and R900 per couple (prices include vat). Our staff and management aim to provide an experience that feels more like a private home than an establishment, striving to make every guest feel welcome. We believe this approach has been central to our many years of success in the industry.
Click here to find rates for long stays.


What really says the most about Fawncastle are the comments from previous guests.

  • Great Experience

    Alvin Nair Avatar Alvin Nair
    June 19, 2020

    Everything was pleasant and staff friendly and helpful.No soap or shampoo in shower.An electric blanket or hot water bottle would have made a huge difference it was a freezing night.No... Read more

    Nicki Dixon Avatar Nicki Dixon
    June 19, 2020

    Relaxing and what friendly staff. Rooms clean and no complaints

    Sandy Charlton Avatar Sandy Charlton
    June 19, 2020
  • The room we stayed in was very pleasant however there wasn't any soap, shampoo or milk for tea/coffee in the room. When we came back from seeing friends at 2040... Read more

    francis I gooch Avatar francis I gooch
    June 19, 2017

    Nice & comfortable environment. Love the antics designed furniture.

    Sihle Nangu Avatar Sihle Nangu
    June 19, 2019


    Jeanne Botha Avatar Jeanne Botha
    June 19, 2018
  • Needs updating.

    Clive Robinson Avatar Clive Robinson
    June 19, 2021

    Very good thanks

    Desiree McMurdie Avatar Desiree McMurdie
    June 19, 2018

    What amazing and lovely staff. Hubby and I needed a break away and just to relax. Venue was so calm and cozy, home away from home feel. Our room was... Read more

    ICE 86 Avatar ICE 86
    June 19, 2018
  • Great people with great service and facilities

    Stefan Du Plessis Avatar Stefan Du Plessis
    June 19, 2018


    Skye Deetlifs Avatar Skye Deetlifs
    June 19, 2021

    Beautiful pool area and beautiful rooms

    Pam Grift Avatar Pam Grift
    December 19, 2022
  • Friendly Reception, helpful with an smile Its an good place overall Could use some better shower heads Pricing im not up to scratch can not comment Not sure if i expected more or if... Read more

    Andries Graaff Avatar Andries Graaff
    June 19, 2020

    Lovely setting, great friendly staff. Clean rooms

    Janet Sheldon Avatar Janet Sheldon
    June 19, 2020

    Great environment, love the resident cat. Staff very helpful, my room was perfect

    Patty Oliver Avatar Patty Oliver
    June 19, 2020
  • Great place, friendly and relaxing atmosphere

    Glenn Maclennan-Fourie Avatar Glenn Maclennan-Fourie
    June 19, 2018

    It was my mini honeymoon

    Mosima Tsiri Avatar Mosima Tsiri
    June 19, 2018

    Nice premises and good food

    Robert Allderd Avatar Robert Allderd
    June 19, 2018
  • as Dirandaboleng social club (12 members) we lodged here on the 24-27 September 2015,We were received well even before check-in time.it is not a self catering accommodation but i tell... Read more

    Ambani Phillip Avatar Ambani Phillip
    June 19, 2016

    Great place, lovely gardens.

    Jack MacDougal Avatar Jack MacDougal
    June 19, 2020

    Stunning Homey vibes .. great staff ..

    D Mellet Avatar D Mellet
    June 19, 2021
  • lovely experience

    Nhtoko Sizwe Avatar Nhtoko Sizwe
    June 19, 2020


    bev roberts Avatar bev roberts
    June 19, 2021


    Sphesihle Phungula Avatar Sphesihle Phungula
    June 19, 2020
  • friendly helpful staff

    chickenz tnd Avatar chickenz tnd
    June 19, 2021

    Awesome Service and very friendly staff.

    robert van der Watt Avatar robert van der Watt
    June 19, 2021

    Average lodging

    Ashley Avatar Ashley
    June 19, 2015
  • Good conference experience

    Claudele Brewer Avatar Claudele Brewer
    June 19, 2019

    Excellent Service, clean, neat and tidy rooms.....

    Pepina Viljoen Avatar Pepina Viljoen
    June 19, 2018


    jacob b Avatar jacob b
    June 19, 2021

Address: 34 Mill Rd, Hillcrest, Durban 3610
Office Hours: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Mon – Sun
Phone: 069 302 0148
Email: bookings@fawncastle.co.za

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34 Mill Rd, Hillcrest, Durban 3610
Office Hours:
8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Mon – Sun

069 302 0148