Summerhill. Boutique Hotel. Culinary Retreat.

A culinary retreat with unpretentious vibes overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean.

Open for travellers providing ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Insuring isolation of each guest or traveling party with all meals being served in one of the 4 separate dining rooms or room service.

Social Distance is guaranteed though the layout of the rooms – 2 individual properties merged together, over 13.000 square metres.

All staff is living in, wearing masks and regularly wash and disinfect hands, as well as being trained on a regular basis on latest hygienic standards regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. 


Summerhill Boutique Hotel, established in 1997 by Christine Richter, has successfully accomplished a combination of casual ambience paired with professionalism in hospitality. Family owned and run by German family, you are guaranteed dedicated assistance, attention to detail and lots of caring and warmth.

With 15 individually designed, fully air-conditioned and spacious rooms spread across 13.000 square meters of indigenous gardens and heriloom food crops, you’re sure to find your perfect match at Summerhill.

Logistical strength: Nestled between Westville and Pinetown we’re in the centre of M7, M13, M19, N2 and N3.

Furthermore, additional services include: air-conditioned facilities, transport services, babysitting, children play area, and laundry service.

Secure: CCTV on- and off site monitoring, special access gate & night guard

Recover in our peaceful garden, sunbathe overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean or spend the evening in our Award winning supper club, “The LivingRoom”.

The LivingRoom

At the LivingRoom Supper club, our ambition is to showcase Durban’s culinary diversity at an Internationally recognised level. We believe, Durban needs a true representative of its beautiful culinary heritage.

Johannes Richter, our head chef, was raised in Durban and enjoyed the privilege of training and gathering experience in some of the worlds best restaurants abroad.

The aim has always been to come back home and start of a venture that instills Durban and its next generation with pride in that we can offer one of the countries best restaurant by doing what we do best: being ourselves!

We have started this journey with humble beginnings two years ago and have organically grown into the best restaurant in KwaZulu Natal, the only restaurant in this province that has been awarded the prestigious prize of being in the Top 20 Mercedes Benz Eat Out Awards 2019 (coming in at number 13 in the Country).

Unpretentious. Delicious. Real.

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