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20 Nqutu Road Albany, Hillcrest 3610 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you are looking for a place to sleep safely and comfortably, as well as have friendly staff and a decent breakfast, then this guesthouse will suit you well. If you are looking for five star luxury accommodation, then you will not be satisfied. You...More

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our Flyball team from Johannesburg/Pretoria visited KZN for some shows at Shongweni. We were warmly welcomed by our host James, who went out of his way for some VERY late arrivals (caught by a road closure on Van Reenens pass). The rooms were pleasant with...More

Thank astrid_buhmann
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was on a last minute trip to KZN and owner James accommodated me. Room was welcoming and comfortable. Breakfasts were sufficient. I will be staying at Brackens again when I am in the Hillcrest area in the future.

Thank TimB5961
Response from JamesMcCall, Owner at BrackensResponded 26 March 2017

Hi Tim, Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and would be great to see you again in the future. Enjoy the rest of 2017 James

Reviewed 13 June 2016

The room was dirty - dirt on the walls and floor. The towels had holes in them and were not changed for the 3 nights that I stayed there. The breakfast tasted like it had been on offer all week - the fruit salad was...More

Thank boereprincess
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We needed a place to stay for 3 nights close to Kearsney College, and found "The Brackens", where we had a lovely, homely stay. James, is a very kind and accommodating host, that will go the extra mile for his guests. The staff is friendly....More

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At the Brackens, we aim to provide comfortable accommodation in individually styled rooms in relaxing surroundings. Unwind by relaxing around the pool or take stroll or run around the leafy neighbourhood. ...More Your hosts, James and Barbara, will assist you in selecting restaurants and other attractions from the excellent range of shops, and activities in the area. We have a number of great natural attractions such as Krantzkloof and Shongweni Nature Reserves as well as Inanda Dam. The popular Saturday's Shongweni Market and the "1000 Hills Experience" with its Zulu culture, arts and crafts are always a great drawcard to visitors . Brackens is within walking distance of the Old Main Road, the route used by the thousands of Comrades runners and Amashova Shova cyclists. With easy access to both N3 and M13 and situated midway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, it is the ideal stop-over for business and holiday travellers alike. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$53 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Hillcrest
Room & Suite (17)
Pool & Beach (3)
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"If you want seclusion and LOTS of space, ask for the room at the end of the garden."
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"We stayed in the family cottage - lovely."
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