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Mackaya Bella has six luxury en-suite rooms for either a single person or couples, plus one Family Room. This room has a king sized bed, a fold out double sofa couch, plus kitchen and en-suite. It can sleep 2 adults & 2 small children only. The guest house has a well-appointed lounge and dining area where breakfast is served, as well as a deck looking out onto a wooded park. In addition there are 2 x single bed Budget rooms with small kitchenette & ensuite.

Hopefully you like the sound of us and now you’re ready to book. Simply click on the “Book Now” button below and hey presto, you’re on your way to visiting us.



Like what you’ve seen and read so far, but still not convinced. Well without wanting to brag, here’s what other people have said about us.

  • This is a note to say thank you for the warmth we received during our stay on the 16th.  The place is lovely and the staff members were very friendly. Thank you very much. Hoping to come back and stay much longer soon.  Regards, Busi
  • I stayed for four nights in the student flat at Mackaya Bella in December 2015. Rates were very reasonable, the breakfast service was excellent, and many aspects of the room were very satisfactory. In particular the cleanliness of the flat and the quality of the linen stand out in my mind. The DSTV and internet access work well. The bathroom is excellent. I would definitely visit again.
  • “Comfortable and fun” … Our hosts were extremely helpful, booking taxis for us daily and offering directions and recommendations as required. A highlight was the delicious and unexpectedly entertaining breakfast each morning. Highly recommended.
  • “Friendly and very clean” We had an awesome stay @mackaya Bella. We booked last minute but they offered us so much more. Rooms were clean, lots of towels. The service was the best. The owners are just amazing. We were very comfortable.
  • “Friendly, quiet, but close to the city of Durban” I stay at Mackaya Bella for work and have always found it friendly and accommodating. The house is situated in a beautiful garden with a lovely veranda to have breakfast. It is close to the city, but in a quiet street with safe, off street parking. The rooms are spacious, clean and beautiful with everything you may need. It is a great stay at a reasonable cost!
  • “Home away from home” We often stay a week at this venue at a time on work trips. The rooms are a great size and the attention to detail and upkeep of the venue is evident. Our hosts are always friendly and willing to share stories of their travels and days. This has truly become our home away from home. Breakfast is a a treat and coming home to a friendly smile and home cooked dinner makes a tough day away from the family little better.
  • “A great return visit!” I’d brought visitors for five nights in March 2013 and six visitors in 2014, and we returned again March 2015, this time under the roof of new owners Nicki Mahony and Mike vom Hagen. It was a delight! The staff provided wonderful breakfasts; the grounds are quiet (easy to sleep at night); the pool fantastic; rooms clean; bathrooms comfortable; internet reliable. Air-conditioning in the main building was excellent ... We hope to return next year!
  • “Wonderful stay” My wife, 14 month old son and I spent a fabulous two evenings at Mackaya Bella over the long weekend. Amazing hospitality made us feel more than at home with a warm and inviting atmosphere. A definite must!!
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The Fine Pint

OK well not quite so quick. There are some mandatory rules and it’s best to read this section in a high, fast, squeaky voice like they do on those radio adverts where the voiceover says “Terms and Conditions apply”. We know, boring, but unfortunately essential. So here goes:

Check in:     After 14:00 but before 21:00. Late check ins will incur a late fee. Sorry, but we need our beauty sleep!

Check out: 10:00 on busy days but on a slow day you can push us to 10:30 or even 11:00.


Bookings are only confirmed upon confirmation of 50% deposit. It is advisable that you take insurance out in the event of a last minute cancellation. A booking with Mackaya Bella Guest House constitutes a contract covered by these terms and conditions and last minute cancellations will result in the guest becoming liable for the full amount of the accommodation period unless Mackaya Bella can re-let the accommodation at such short notice. Once deposits have been received, it is then deemed that you agree with these terms and conditions. 

Cash deposits unfortunately incur bank fees, so a 3% levy will be added to your bill

We also do not accept eWallet transactions or anything similar that require us to go to ATM’s to collect cash

Check in from 14:00 – 21:00.  Anything later will incur a surcharge of R200. Check out is 10:00am

A copy of your ID and/or Drivers Licence will be required upon arrival, to safeguard against fraudulent activity

Regrettably no vans or trucks will fit down our driveway or in our car park


Cancellations 4 weeks or more prior to arrival, will be refunded minus a 10% admin fee

Cancellations made 3 – 4 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 25% of the full reservation amount

Cancellations made 2 – 3 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 50% of the full reservation amount

Cancellations made 1 – 2 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 75% of the full reservation amount

Cancellations made 0-1 weeks prior to arrival, will forfeit 100% of the full reservation amount

Bookings made less than 7 days before arrival will require full payment upfront

Guests leaving before their departure date will be charged 100% of the full reservation amount



Do’s and Dont’s

Only paying guests can sleep on the premises. Non-residents may not be entertained in bedrooms and will be charged a full single rate price.

If you lose your Guest House keys/remotes, cause any breakages/damages, or leave permanent stains on linen/towels, these charges will be added to your bill.

We are a non-smoking establishment. Smoking is permitted only in the garden and on the outside deck.

We are situated in a quiet residential area.  Please be considerate of other guests who may be sleeping, especially when returning late at night.

Cars may be parked free of charge on the premises.  Parking is available on a first come, first served basis, one car per room. Please make sure your vehicle is locked securely and all valuables removed. Cars and their contents are parked entirely at the owner’s risk.

Loss or injury: The owners/employees/contractors and suppliers of Mackaya Bella Guest House have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of your possessions whilst you are on the premises, and will accept no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury sustained on these premises.