The BLD Group

Coweys Corner is the perfect little home away from home. Situated in Berea, it is only a step away from a Woolworths, Nino's and some other restaurants, as well as the Botanical Gardens.

The hosts are great and very accommodating, even willing to provide us with special meals for our food allergies.

What I liked best about Cowey’s Corner was that it was like having our own house. Hosts came in to cook breakfast and clean, and then we were left to our own devices. This allowed us to come back late after work and get up early without disturbing anyone.

It was in the perfect place for us to stay while we were attending a Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) and is very close to the Greyville Race-Course.

Natasha Marot
General Manager
The BLD Group

George Chiduwa : CAFOD


Dear Richard

We travelled well and are now back in the office. Durban was too short.

Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely hospitality. We enjoyed every bit of our stay.

Please pass our gratitude to all who made this a pleasurable stay.

(We really loved the fresh scones.)


George Chiduwa
Longitudinal Impact M&E Programme Officer


Lesego Mathibe : Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd


Dear Richard

I would like to extend my greatest gratitude for the beautiful stay we had at your place.

I totally loved my room and the delicious breakfast served each morning, felt like royalty.

Everything was clean and so welcoming. I can safely say that my mates feel exactly the same if not more excited.

Please extend our appreciation to the beautiful woman who prepared the breakfast and cleaned the rooms for us, she was wonderful.

Me and my colleagues couldn’t stop raving about the wonderful time we had in Durban and just how perfect our accommodation was.

We intend to come back sometime when finance and leisure permits.


Lesego Mathibe
HR Administrator
Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd


Makali Nathane

Private Sector Competitiveness & Economic Diversification


Hi Richard,

It was nice staying at Coweys Corner for 5 nights last week ( from 17th to 21st ) for my conference at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC).

The place is clean, the rooms are always tidy while customer care was fantastic and adds more flavour to the overall welcome we received whilst in Durban.

Keep up the good customer care and I also want to extend my gratitude to your staff there who are very professional and always smiling. I have been to different places in South Africa but I tell you Coweys Corner ranks number one amongst them, you have captured my mind so much that I will definitely call back.

Coweys Corner is the best place to be while in Durban.

I will also confidently refer my friends and colleagues to stay at that place always while in Durban.

Keep it up and keep up the good service as well !!!! Coweys Corner is the best place to stay !!!!!!!

Kind regards,

Makali Nathane
LEAP Manager
Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project
Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project


Dr Manish R. Joshi

North Maharashtra University
Jalgaon, India

North Maharashtra University

Hi there,

One month ago I was in Coweys Corner.

It was a wonderful experience of staying for almost three weeks there. All of you are very humble and helping.

I really enjoyed my stay and most important interactions with you all.

I generally don't eat even egg in India at home but there I was not having any other option. But I still have the taste of delicious breakfast served at the Coweys Corner.

I am busy in my routine now but in between reminds me the leisure I had over there.

Thanks for everything.

I wish I visit the place in near future with my family.

Best wishes to all my friends there.

Dr. Manish R. Joshi
MCS, PhD, PostDoc Fellow (UNB, Canada)
Associate Professor
School of Computer Sciences
Associate Professor

North Maharashtra University
Jalgaon, India
North Maharashtra University


Pukeko Aotearoa : New Zealand

Rawson Properties

Dear Richard,

Thank you for a homely environment, comfortable bed, clean towels and GREAT breakfasts.

God Bless Coweys Corner and all who pass through.

Best regards.

John Todd
Pukeko Aotearoa


Rawson Properties

Rawson Properties

Dear Richard,

Thank you for your continued hospitality towards our agents and training staff from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Your staff were so helpful and pleasant during our last stay, and served us a delicious breakfast.

We will always recommend Coweys Corner as our chosen Bed and Breakfast for Durban.

Warm regards.

Gail Dawson
Franchise Sales Administration
Rawson Properties



Coweys Corner is a beautiful retreat, quiet and understated, comfortable and homely with a touch of luxury.

Thuli and Ethel are lovely ladies and great cooks.

We will most certainly be back.

Sally Beyer
South Africa


Somewhere Travel

Morning Richard,

YES! Of course I will remember you!

Philip Harris has just spoken to me and said how amazing their stay has been, so thank you so very much for taking such good care of them.

Kind regards.

Michelle Dickason
Travel Advisor
Somewhere Travel




AA Travel

AA QA Highly Recommended

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Comments Overall

This establishment is a good Highly Recommended, it represents itself "honestly" and the attention to detail in the rooms is noticeable. Good flow and furnishings. Great location to all major attractions in Durban.


Great Housekeeping. Good accommodation. Centrally located.

General Efficiency

This establishment is very well run and efficient. There seems to be a quiet but effective Management style.


This establishment is clean, neat and tidy.

Check In

Richard and Angela live next door and have staff permanently on site. Paula is involved and is doing a lot of the meet and greet. The Guest is welcomed and settled before being requested to fill in the necessary paperwork. There is a Guest register.


All staff and Management are friendly and welcoming

Service & Efficiency

Staff stay on site, on hand to ensure the service, etc. is up to Guest expectations if not better. Nothing is too much trouble. Free wi-fi connectivity.

Local Knowledge

Good knowledge of the area, greater Durban and the Province. Things to see, places to go and what's happening.

Public Areas

Dining area, Fresh fruit on side board, fresh flowers on the table. Large room with plenty of space and natural light. Tea/coffee station with Toast and pastries. Opens onto covered patio with wooden loungers, 'candy striped' cushions. A traditional juke box is an added feature. This area also boast a jack for an iPod with concealed speakers and a wall mounted volume control.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Contrasting walls and picture rails, plus different paintings and picture in frames form the basis of the decor. A mix of stained wood and white painted furniture give it that Mediterranean look. Headboards, pedestals and vanities. Beautiful Oregon pine floors with mats. Excellent quality base and mattress, percale linen, down duvets and pillows. Split remote air conditioners and ceiling fans. Fan light and tall wooden turned reading lights. Flat screen TV's with Hospitality channel, digital safes and Hair dryers. Large rooms with high ceilings, light and comfortable. Wrapped mini tissues and chocolate next to each bed.

Decorative contrasting tiling compliment the architectural style of the house and bathrooms. Mirrors in frames. Modern chrome fittings, 3 & 4 ball & claw free standing baths. Showers are modern Glass & Aluminium. White Glodina Black label towels. Fish bowl lights. Chanceux range: Wrapped soap, Hand and body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, Insect repellent and shower cap. Bathrooms are reasonable in size, have good natural light and are separate rooms off the bedrooms. 1. Shower 2. Bath 3. Bath & Shower 4. Bath & shower.


All areas are in excellent condition.

Parking & Security

Paved demarcated brick paved parking area inside the secure grounds. 10ft perimeter wall with "spikes" on top - security beams throughout the property . Remote controlled vehicle gate. Electronic pedestrian gate.

Food Quality

Continental and full English breakfast served. If a Guest has a particular request or dietary requirement, they are very happy to accommodate them. Quality and presentation are extremely important for this establishment. The menu selection is on a laminated A4. Guests use a felt pen to "make" their selection. Very practical.

Danny Holton
AA Assessor
AA Coweys Corner Listing


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42 Robarts Road (off Cowey Road)
Morningside, Berea

South Africa


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