Backpacking & Self Catering Accommodation

Smith’s Cottage based in Durban on the sub-tropical East Coast of South Africa offers Self Catering and Backpacking accommodation at a budget price.
Also suitable for groups of up to 22 people. Come and join us for a fun packed holiday!

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The cottage is run by Keith and Pat Smith, ex Brits living in South Africa since 1982. The family welcomes you with open arms and makes your stay at Smith’s Cottage an unforgettable experience. We offer a “family” like atmosphere with great service at affordable prices.

We offer various types of cottages to suit all needs and requirements accompanied by a sparkling pool in a tropical garden setting with a pool bar and braai (B.B.Q) facilities. We offer shuttle services on request and a cleaning service daily.


Breakfast and dinner can be arranged on request at an additional fee. Spit braai’s, potjiekos and bar snacks are available on request. Our facilities are capable of offering accommodation for up to 22 people and consist of Self Catering Cottages, a Family Room, twin Rooms (4 beds) and a Dormitory that sleeps up to 12 people with an en-suit bathroom and a large kitchen fully fitted with all the utensils you would require.

We offer morning tea / coffee / toast, shuttle services to and from the airport and beer and wine is available on request.