Mackayabella Guest House

4 star graded, environmentally friendly and Covid-19 safe

Situated In Glenwood, - an upmarket, yet quirky suburb of Durban

About Us

Mackaya Bella … feels like home

Welcome to Mackaya Bella, a friendly, four star graded Guest House situated in Glenwood – an upmarket, yet quirky suburb of Durban. Mike and Nicki are the owners and we live on site, with our family and 2 well trained hospitality cats. We’ve both travelled a lot and have worked in the industry for years, so expect a warm welcome, professional service, good food, and clean, comfy rooms.
We like to think we have a little oasis here, tucked away from the busy outside world. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be surrounded by our indigenous garden with a gorgeous array of different plants, animal and birdlife. It’s peaceful, pretty and definitely calming.
Being Green is important to us and we are always on the lookout for new ways to save energy, recycle and reduce our carbon footprint.
Whether you’re here on business, to study or on holiday, we hope to make you feel that you’ve chosen the right place to stay and are now part of our extended family.
Many of our return guests tell us that this feels like their home away from home, which is the best compliment. You can see what else they say on Trip Advisor.

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Mackaya Bella … feels like home

Our Rooms

Mackaya Bella … feels like home

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Each room has its own vibe and colours. We have three rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs. The dining area and kitchen is upstairs (in case that’s important to you), and the downstairs has – well no stairs, so is easily accessible from the car park and each has their own private entrance. Some of our rooms have King sized beds which can converted into Twins (2 x single beds) if necessary. Oh, and two of our luxury rooms have ball and claw baths as well as showers.
Then there’s our Family Room, which is just a few meters away from the main guest house. This lovely retreat has one bedroom with a king sized bed, which again can be made up into two x singles, plus a fold out double sofa couch (for kids under 12yrs only), a sitting room, kitchen and en-suite.
In addition, we also have two self catering budget rooms, for singles only. If you’re here to study or on a budget, then this is for you! They are both separate to the main building, are serviced daily, includes free Wifi and secure parking, as well as a buffet breakfast (cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast, juices and tea/coffee). Each unit has a single bed, TV, toilet, shower, cupboard, desk, sink, microwave, portable stove, crockery and cutlery.
Hopefully you like the sound of us and now you’re ready to book. Simply click on the “Book A Room” button below and hey presto, you’re on your way to visiting us.

Going Green

Mackaya Bella … feels like home

Our Green Ethos
Indigenous gardens: When Mackaya Bella was established, an indigenous garden theme was chosen. Due to carefully chosen plants, the garden always has something in bloom year round and requires very little water to sustain it. With the Province frequently experiencing near drought conditions, we are happy to say we use very little water on its upkeep.
It’s not just about being trendy and saving money. Being Green is an ethos – a way of life we all need to adapt to and embrace. We have attempted this is several ways:
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Things to do and see in Durban

Mackaya Bella … feels like home

There’s heaps to do in Durban.
For the adrenalin junkies you can learn to Surf, go Horseriding on the beach, Quad biking, Skydiving, Ziplining, Paintballing, Go Karting, Skate boarding, Giant Swing & Sky Car at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
For the more mellow, there’s the Ricksha Bus tour of the city, the beautiful Botanical Gardens, KZN SA Gallery (just down the road), Phansi Museum, Durban Natural Science Museum & Sunset Catamarans.
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Moses Mabhida – The Big Swing or Sky Walk
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Customer Reviews

Mackaya Bella … feels like home

Very nice place to be. Given a far change I will go again this time around with my family. I really enjoyed my stay in here. Their break fast is so delicious and breath taking. This place is so cool you can literally breath the air from the sea.

Good Service

Lovely stay in superb venue with super friendly and efficient staff - Mike and Nicky were wonderful hosts and I would strongly recommend MacKaya Bella to anyone intending visiting Durban in the near future. Felt at home straight away...

MacKaya Bella

Instantly felt at home despite COVID restrictions and the concern of new places. All precautions were taken for guests and staffs safety. Nikki and Mike are wonderful hosts who serve a damn good breakfast. The rooms are spacious and have everything you need. Highly reccomended.

Family away from home

Excellent Hosts, Mike and Nikki makes you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Breakfast is served the way you like it. Rooms are very comfortable, great pool and safe parking, I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Durban!

Excellent hosts, amazing food and very comfortable rooms

I guess in the times you want to feel safe to enjoy your holiday. Nicki and her staff made us feel that way. The location is great, close to many activities in Durban. And I could have a beautiful run every morning. The room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast was delicious and the hospitality was lovely. Thank you, we will be back.

Safe, happy holiday.

I enjoyed my stay at the guesthouse, everyone was nice. Provided with all basics I needed while I was there. I would definitely recommend the place to anyone looking for a good service. Keep it up guys, thank you.

Good service

Mackaya Bella Guest House- what a great find! Located very conveniently on a nice quiet and safe street. Hosts Nikki and Mike, thank you so much for a fantastic stay.. The breakfast area is beautiful, open and spacious. I only stayed two nights but it was a comfortable and relaxing stay. Hope to come again

A quiet and stylish place