• A) Mackaya Bella Luxury Rooms

    A) Mackaya Bella Luxury Rooms

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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.

  • B) Mackaya Bella Family Room

    B) Mackaya Bella Family Room

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    There’s our Family Room, which is just a few metres 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 if you wish, a fold out double sofa couch (for kids only), a sitting room, kitchen and en-suite. It has its own security entrance which opens out onto a verandah overlooking our Swimming Pool.

  • C) Mackaya Bella Budget Room

    C) Mackaya Bella Budget Room

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    In addition, we also have two self catering Budget rooms. These are certainly not Spartan, but just slightly less salubrious than our other rooms, as they are designed 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,  include free Wifi and secure parking, as well as a buffet breakfast (cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast, juices and tea/coffee). If you still want a cooked breakfast after that, then there is an extra charge for this. Each unit has a single bed, TV, toilet, shower, cupboard, desk, sink, microwave, portable stove, crockery and cutlery. However there is a minimum stay of 3 nights.


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 new 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 hospitality for years, so expect a warm welcome, professional service, good food, and clean, comfy rooms.

“Aaah … Oooh!” That’s what we love hearing whenever we open the door to your room. Because that means you can’t wait to come on in, put your feet up and feel like you’re almost back at home. So relax and let us and our well trained, happy team look after you. They love meeting guests almost as much as we do.

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. Started in 2008, the name Mackaya Bella is derived from the indigenous shrub which grows near the main entrance and is known for flourishing in quiet environments. Much like how we want you to feel!

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.


  • Air Condition
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • DSTV
  • Outdoor pool
  • TV
  • WiFi


While you’re here, there’s heaps to do in KZN and in particular around Durban. Here’s some more things to think about:

Scuba Diving & the Sardine Run.

Moses Mabhida – The Big Swing or Sky Walk

Learn to Surf or go Horseriding on the beach, Quad biking, Skydiving, Ziplining, Paintballing, Go Karting, Skate Parks, Ricksha Bus.

Botanical Gardens, KZN SA Gallery (just down the road), Durban Natural Science Museum, Sunset Catamarans.

Rooftop Night Market at Musgrave Shopping Centre – first Friday of every month.

TravelStart lists 55 Things to do in Durban under R250 – please visit their website here – http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/55-things-to-do-in-durban-for-under-r250/

Contact Details

Mackaya Bella Guest House
137 Penzance Road, Glenwood, Durban 4001
Phone:+27 (0)31 205 8790
Mobile: +27 (0)82 297 3518
Fax: +27 (0)86 219 5052

Email: info@mackayabella.co.za

GPS Co-Ordinates for Mackaya Bella: 29 º 52′ 25″ S 30 º 59′ 5″ E

Ya gotta love Durbs! Sun, sea, laid back atmosphere, warm weather and heaps to do. Glenwood is speckled with numerous restaurants, art galleries, schools, universities, hospitals and only a quick hop, skip and a jump to the beach and stadiums.

Website: www.mackayabella.co.za