We are centrally located near to the Umgeni River (on the north side of the river) and Bird Park.
A 25km trip north along the N2 highway from Durban Airport, or +/-8 minutes from Durban’s Central Rail and Coach Terminus.

Contact us at Smiths Cottage

We invite you to browse our accommodation options, facilities and services. Book your room here or drop us an email and we are happy to help you arrange your stay.

We look forward to hearing from you at Smith’s Cottage! Please fill in our enquiry form below if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, complaints or compliments and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

Alternatively you can find our contact details and business hours listed below.

  • 5 Mount Argus Road, Umgeni Heights, Durban

  • +27 31 564 6313

  • +27 82 394 5662
  • +27 83 630 5038


Smiths Cottage received a Durban Backpackers Best Value Award


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    Customers & Guest Testimonials

    Smiths Cottage has warm and friendly hosts, would definitely go back. Very clean excellent service. Thank you Keith and Pat.
    Cindy Landsberg, 12 August 2019
    This place was perfect for my needs! It was close to the airport, super clean and very safe. Keith and Pat are also amazing and very hospitable.
    Novice Nomad, 10 April 2019
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. I stayed for a month in Durban whilst working and I couldn’t imagine better hosts than Pat and Keith. They went above and beyond at every opportunity and truly made me feel like one of the family. Smith’s cottage is a home away from home. 10/10
    Danie Coetzee, 15 March 2019

    We had a fabulous weekend at Smith Cottage, everyone was so friendly and welcoming, their rooms were neat, bedding was perfect and we had everything that we needed in the kitchen.

    Virginia Vayisi, 26 November 2018
    “Excellent place to visit.Friendly family, very welcoming and very clean. I planning to visit again, my family loved the place . thank you “
    Josiah Hendricks, 3 December 2018
    “We found the location convenient, close to the beach and it served our purpose well. Our bedroom was clean, it’s what we expected and will make use of their services again.”
    Ivan Le Roux, 21 June 2017