Monday, 13 May 2013

General Information

Evening Time
 General Information.

Petla’s Place is situated in the quiet suburb of Westville, well out of the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough for easy commuting to the various attractions and business districts of Durban
Four individual, en-suite and well appointed units sleeping  a maximum10 guests. The units accommodate between 2 and 4 people each and are situated in a verdant garden each with its private entrance and safe parking. Braai facilities conveniently close to each unit. All units are serviced daily and airport shuttle service is provided.

Dining room view

Services and nearby attractions.

  • 15 Minute drive on freeway to International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban CBD and beaches. 
  • 30 minutes from King Shaka Airport, transfers can be arranged.
  • 3 Kilometres from Westville University
  • Dinner on request
  • Swimming pool
  • DSTV in rooms - limited channels

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Your Hosts

Your hosts.

Petla’s Place one of Westville’s most established and well-known guesthouses was originally founded by Leon and Petla Alkema way back in 1994. Over the past two decades they have seen thousands of happy guests, many of which becoming dear friends, coming and going through their doors. Originally from the Free State, they brought to the city with them the warm hospitality their native countryside is so well known for.

They are ably assisted by the ever smiling Doris Mzimela who has also been an integral part of Petla’s place right from the onset twenty years ago. Owner-run and hands-on they will ensure that all your needs are catered for, no matter how small.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Garden Creatures

Paradise Flycatcher on the nest
We pride ourselves in our well kept and our lush and leafy garden. This ensures that ample habitat is preserved for the myriad small animals and birds who call the tropical coastline home. With a garden birdlist of more then 130 species and several small and interesting mammals it is bound to make your stay, however brief a memorable one.
Here are a few creatures we encounter.

The highly sought after Narina Trogon
Birds: A surprisingly wide variety of birds (more than 100 species in fact) make their home within the boundaries of our garden. Some specials include, Woolly-necked Storks, African Goshawks, the ever present Purple Crescent Louries or Turaco’s as they are now called and the striking but ever elusive Narina Trogon.

Genet Kittens photographed in the garden.
Large spotted Genet. Not many people realize secretive creatures even exist in the suburban woodlands and fewer have ever seen them. However these two kittens were recently photographed in our garden!

Epualetted Fruit Bats
Epualetted Fruit Bats. The metallic ping of these large nocturnal creatures can be heard emanating throughout the warm tropical summer as they fly around the garden foraging on fruits.

The endemic and striking Natal Tree frog
Then for those with a larger appetite for nature, the Palmiet River nature reserve is a mere ten minutes away.   


Unit 1
Unit 1 Bedroom
 Double, en-suite room with twin beds.
Private deck overlooking well wooded garden.
Sold on Bed and Breakfast base.
Bar Fridge
Rates: R340.00 per person per day sharing and R440.00 p.p.p.d. single.

Room 1 Veranda

Unit 1 Bathroom Detail

Unit 2
Unit 2 Interior
 Self catering unit sleeping two people with.
Fully equipped kitchenette.
Rates: R300.00 per person per day sharing and R400.00 p.p.p.d. single

Unit 2 Kitchen
Unit 2 Exterior

Unit 3

Unit 3 Bedroom

Self catering cottage sleeping four people.
Fully equipped kitchenette.
Rates: R600.00 per day sleeping 2 and R700.00 per day when sleeping 4

Unit 4.

Unit 4 Bedroom

Double room with twin beds sleeping two people.
Own private patio.
R295.00 Per person per day single and R395 p.p.p.d. single