Braeside Guest House

269 Chelmsford Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 2004, South Africa | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Durban

Battlefields tour

A travel blog entry by deniseandted


... was interesting and certainly set the scene before we drove up onto the battlefields. Once ensconced up there, he sat us under umbrellas to ward off the heat while we heard more of the stories and saw the details of the site.

He taught us that a drift is a river crossing, and a donga is a dry eroded valley. These were important as 'cover’ in the battles as there was nothing but grassland here, no tree cover at all.



A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica


... 8 loaves of bread into Jam sandwiches and cutting up 6 bags of apples. Once done I met up with dad and off we went.
The clinic is in a very poor area, surrounded by informal settlements and people everywhere. We headed into the clinic to offer food. It's a really unsettling experience feeling like you're their to help, you make the food, you put your energy into it, you go out to this clinic and you offer food, it seems simple, but until your ...

Seeing a bit of the Real Africa

A travel blog entry by cats-adventures


... However, this nice way of doing things was soon slightly ruined when we found out the facts: only 2/10 marriages work this way, the majority are arranged marriages. If a man’s family cannot afford the imbola, the men do not get married or they have to do it in secret with only the families involved knowing. Later when I was talking to her later with her boss far enough away, she opened up a lot and was asking me about how we pay the imbola; I described it as ...

Oooooh! Shaka

A travel blog entry by seanspacifica


... in over 50 years and how much more industrial it has become, particularly down by the sea. The Durban Port is huge and due to grow as they are building a new harbour where the old airport was. All in all it's not the same city she remembers, plus to make matters worse their old house hasn't been looked after particularly well which didn't go down well with her at all.

After our trip down memory lane we headed down for the ...

How many wrongs make a right?

A travel blog entry by shellpom

... and the lighting is reminiscent of clubbing in the nineties when the emphasis was on futuristic darkness pierced by underwear-reflecting neon strips.

As far as I can make out, the primary purpose of Spinning (sorry, V-Cycle) is to progressively kill off each sense over a forty-five minute period. Stumbling around blindly in the freezing darkness, I am lucky if I can find the various knobs that require adjustment before mounting my ...


This hotel, located on 269 Chelmsford Road, Durban, is near uShaka Marine World, Mitchell Park, Nambiti Game Conservancy, and The Spa on Fairway.
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