Arial view of Fawncastle BnB Hillcrest

A love Affair

for over 22 years

a family matter

Our story

We fell in love with the property when we first saw it 22 years ago : within days we had bought it and moved in.

Originally a walled manor house built in the middle of the last century – a picture postcard with tall trees providing a glorious backdrop to the beautiful gardens.

The move to convert the home into a guest house started 30 years ago, but the owners at that time found the hospitality business did not suit their lifestyles. They sold to a young adventurous couple who gave the guest house the name “Fawncastle” and they immediately set about developing the property.

Then came the problems as they ran out of capital and that gave us an opportunity of a life time.

Fawncastle Guesthouse fitted us like a glove, and our experience over the previous 20 years in the hotel industry, underpinned our success. In addition we had the full time support of our youngest son Robert who had just completed a 3 year trainee management position with Southern Sun.

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Pat Hoyle signature

Our Team

But what makes Fawncastle is the team entrusted to guest services and it is my pleasure to introduce them.

Sharon : Our new GM, fresh to the industry and making a real difference
Babs: Maintenance manager for over 20 years
Nhlanhla: Over 12 years as guardian of the Pool and Gardens
Happy : Over 7 years as our night security manager
Pat Hoyle : Owner for over 20 years. A fabulous cook, house keeper and raconteur

4 Star Accredited

We became 4 Star accredited with the tourism bureau some 12 years ago and we work very hard to make sure these standards are upheld.
We specialise in the following services:

  • 4 Star Guest House accomadation with up market executive suites
  • Capacity for longer term clients
  • Distinct area for conference clients

Core Values

1) High standards at affordable prices
2) Security, Comfort & Access – 24 hours a day
3) Absolute dedication to customer satisfaction

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

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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