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About Nkawu Cottage

Mtunzini, or 'Place in the Shade' in Zulu, is situated 135 km from Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. This small, friendly town is the setting for Nkawu Cottage and the home of Isabelle and Yves Peneff, a Belgian couple who left their country 19 years ago in search of tranquility and beauty. They found what they were looking for and would love to share it with you.

Mtunzini offers everything you need for an amazing getaway. There are a few shops and restaurants in town for your basic needs and many activities for you to enjoy. It also has its own nature reserve, a magnificent lagoon, breathtaking dunes and endless beaches, exactly 2,3 km from the cottage.

Nkawu Cottage is decorated with a professional touch, as Isabelle is a paint technique specialist. Attention to detail is what you can expect from this fully furnished, self-catering cottage, where everything is included for your comfort and to make sure that your stay is an enjoyable one.

The cottage features two separate air-conditioned bedrooms; one with a king-size bed and one with two single beds. there is an extra room with a bathroom/toilet attached to the cottage twith 2 single beds.The cottage has an open-plan dining, living room and entrance hall, and facilities include a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with basin, shower/bath and separate toilet, a barbecue area with garden furniture, and secure parking. Towels and sheets are provided, however guests are required to bring their own beach towels. Laundry facilities are available at an extra cost.

Local activities, golf, barge excursions on the river, surfing, mountain biking, many walking trails, canoeing and birds tours

Mtunzini is an hour away from the renowned Hlululuwe-Umfolozi Park and half an hour further north is the St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site located on the Maputaland coast where scuba diving is a must. Alternatively, Eshowe, closer inland, offers an aerial boardwalk, high up in the forest canopy and a must for the avid bird-watcher.

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

DStv is available with guests' own smart card.

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Reviews for Nkawu Cottage

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Karen Saunders
11 August 2019

Beautifully decorated, spacious cottage with absolutely everything we needed. Centrally located. Spotlessly clean. Could stay here for weeks - home away from home, but more beautifully located!

08 October 2017

It is a lovely peaceful and quaint cottage with all you need, gorgeous garden to relax in and admire. Such a lovely hostess Isabelle . Near to town amenities.

Wendy Davydenkov
24 July 2017

The cottage was lovely, very spacious and elegantly designed! It was lovely and clean and a great place to relax!

Kathy Pascoe
03 July 2017

We were warmly welcomed and we felt at home right away. Was so peaceful and quite.Will definitely recommend this self catering to all my friends.

30 January 2017

We had a fantastic stay. The Cottage was beautifully furnished and nicely equipped. There was everything we needed and the garden outside was well maintained and it looked lovely. We also had a lot of privileges which was great. I will definitely go back and recommend the place to anyone.

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Nkawu Cottage is 0.6km from the centre of Mtunzini , the nearest airport 83.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling