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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.

Welcome to Smith’s Cottage website!

Smith’s Cottage situated in a quite suburb in Umgeni Heights. Durban North. Offering a warm, homely environment. An upmarket home where one can rest next to a beautiful pool; with a beautifully kept tropical garden, 5 minutes’ walk away from the bird park.

There are facilities for those who love a good braai, offering an undercover braai/barbeque area with outdoor television to watch your sports. Peace of mind – No concerns about your safety as we are located in a security boomed area. With CCTV all around.

We pride ourselves on our quiet environment where no parties or events are allowed, thereby creating a peaceful environment in which everybody can enjoy.

Facilities we offer:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Secure Parking
  • Entertainment Area With A Beautiful Pool
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning Services
  • Free Wifi (In All Outside Areas)
  • DSTV And Open View TV
  • A Communal Lounge With TV
  • A Communal Kitchen



Smiths Cottage received a Durban Backpackers Best Value Award

Available Accommodation at Smiths Cottage ( Prices Range from R220 – R1300 )

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.


: x 4 (Main is Double or Twin)
: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower over Bath)
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: x 2 (main is Double or Twin)
: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)
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: x 10 (main is Single)
: Communal Bathroom
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Property Amenities

Durban has plenty of superb places to eat. A wide variety of restaurants are all along the Golden Mile. Personally, I think we have the best seafood and steaks in the world – if this is your favorite, then talk to us and we will gladly recommend an eating spot to suit your budget.

  • Swimming Pool

  • Braai Area

  • Dining Area

  • 24hr Camera Surveillance

  • 24hr Security

  • Bar

  • Bath towels

  • Ceiling fans

  • Child friendly

  • Fridge

  • Patio

  • Kitchenette

  • Serviced Daily

  • Oven

  • TV

Baz Bus

Hop on hop off South Africa Door to Door

Voted # 1 Hostel out of 136 hostels in Durban since 2007

Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor (2014 & 2018)

Highly Recommended Certificate – Trip Advisor (UK)

Certificate of Excellence – Traveller’s Choice

Best Value Certificate – Afristay (2019)

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