A stately manor house surrounded by indigenous coastal forest is the tranquil setting of this luxury golf estate, hotel and health spa, close to the warm Indian Ocean and near Durban in South Africa. As part of the famous ‘Golf Coast’, keen golfers can use Selborne as a base from which to enjoy playing a variety of superb golf courses around Durban. We recommend Selborne as part of our popular Zulu Kingdom Golfing Itinerary.
Selborne was created in 1985 when Denis Barker was inspired to turn his dairy stud farm into the first golf estate in South Africa. His intent was clear, preserve the rich flora and fauna surrounding the manor house. Woven around the natural rock and contours and verdant indigenous coastal forest – home to duiker, mongoose, bushbuck and over 160 bird species – Selborne offers unequalled natural beauty and tranquility.
Enjoy a game of tennis or golf on the Selborne course, then cool off in the sparkling swimming pool at the estate or take the shuttle service to Selborne’s private Beach Club situated 3 kilometres from the hotel on the sandy shores of Pennington Beach.
Indulge yourself and your partner with a treatment in the double therapy room at the health and beauty spa, or at the private beach club to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
Local Attractions and Landmarks
Durban 75 km
Midmar Nature Reserve 140 km
Rooms at Selborne Hotel
Selborne has a total of 49 rooms comprising one presidential suite, nine garden suites, 36 luxury garden units as well as three rooms in the manor house. The English manor house of Selborne boasts beautifully decorated guest rooms containing antiques, Persian carpets and every conceivable luxury. The delightful garden suites offer total privacy and each has its own private garden overlooking the superb golf course.
End your day with an aperitif or leisurely drink in the plush cocktail bar before indulging in a sumptuous meal in the A la Carte restaurant, which offers a varied and delicious menu. Selborne is particularly proud of its reputation for providing creative cuisine, including authentic Durban curries and the freshest seafood. The restaurant opens out onto a patio, offering views across the Koi and Flamingo ponds.
For more information about safari honeymoons, holidays in South Africa or golfing holidays, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56(Asia) to speak to our South Africa golf holiday’s team.
ReviewsIn our opinion: Selborne offers 4* accommodation and service can be a little off the mark sometimes. However the rooms are large and pleasant, perfect for golfers that want to explore the area. The course is excellent and is a nice retreat for a couple of nights.
Selborne Hotel Amenities
- A la Carte restaurant
- Air conditioning
- Balcony or patio
- Golf Course
- Hair/beauty salon
- Mini Bar
- Private Beach Club
- Satellite TV
- Secure parking
- Sports facilities/gym
- Swimming pool
- Tennis Courts
- Walking Trails