Royston Hall is accessed via a narrow unpretentious suburban lane in Umtentweni by the same name. Descending down the winding drive through tall forest, a sense of excitement grips the new visitor to Royston Hall and one just has the premonition that a pleasant surprise lies at the desitnation. And the guests are never disappointed. Ria and Roderick Hackland welcome you most warmly to their Victorian home as discerning guests who will appreciate the elegant simplicity of the finer lifestyle of yesteryear and Nature at it’s best. This beautiful Historical Manor House (circa 1897) with her rich history has certainly been the best kept secret destination on the Lower South Coast – but not any more! Time has stood still here for more than a Century. The House is set on her own small Private
Nature Reserve nestled in tall indigenous coastal forest adjacent to the mighty Umzimkulu River. It has a view of the Indian Ocean in the distance and the swimming beach is 2.3km from here. Royston Hall is a stately old Victorian Lady from a bygone era lovingly restored exceeding her former glory. We offer only six beautifully appointed double suites in order to guarantee your privacy at a maximum of twelve guests at any given time. We suggest you come without the little ones – this is your special time for rejuvenation of body, mind and relationships. Come and spend a night in transit to the Eastern Cape or however long it takes for you to revitalise yourself in this tranquil setting. Reserve one of our elegant Honeymoon Suites in which loving memories are created for life. Consider your next Private Dinner Party in the formal dining room or the Victorian Veranda. There are Nature Trails along the river bank. Our tall forest is home to a riot of birds. Botanically the two valleys continue to reveal rare and exotic plants previously unknown to grow wild here. All the well known South Coast amenities are within close proximity as the N2 access is right nearby. This includes 10 World Class golf courses, deep sea diving and fishing, Malls and movies and Lake Eland Game Reserve. Do come for a break. Our guests always return.
Create a memory by staying over in one of our beautiful honeymoon suites after your perfect coastal wedding. On your special night, the Bridal
Couple has the option to sleep in their choice of the Antique King Size bedroom set in front of the beautiful fireplace which will be lit at your
request to create the most romantic atmosphere to remember forever. Or in the antique Queen size bedroom with a private deck to the valley. Or in the main house’s huge 4 Poster bed overlooking the valley from the treetops. Or in the original Main Suite with a balcony and river views. (Newly renovated West Wing king suite available too with inland and river views.)
• Enjoy Champagne Breakfast in bed or in front of the fire.
• Breakfast can be served overlooking the valley.
• A Breakfast basket for you to take into the forest is another option.
• You may want to relax in the pool and be served a leisurely breakfast on the Victorian veranda with a birds’ eye view over the Umzimkulu River
accompanied by the cry of the Fish Eagles. Many species of birds might join you for their own breakfast by feeding in the Fig Trees around the swimming pool.