17 Oxford Drive
Durban North
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Home from home

Welcome to the peaceful Splash Inn B&B, in the heart of Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Only 25 mins drive from King Shaka International Airport, Splash Inn offers you a prime location for your next trip. Whether you choose to include breakfast or the self-catering experience, you will be sure to feel comfortable and at home.


Situated a few minutes from the uMhlanga and Durban Beach front and other major attractions surrounding Durban, the B&B Durban North offers tremendous value and convenience.  Whether your stay is for business, leisure, golf, a sporting event or an impromptu weekend getaway, our homely accommodation, prime location, good security, and generous hospitality are guaranteed to give you that home from home experience.


In addition, friendly owner Michelle & her wonderful sister Mandy, are a useful source of information on Durban and the surrounding area. So, you’re in good hands.

What's in each room?

The 4 en-suite rooms are all uniquely decorated in bright, contemporary styles with a clean and crisp flare. Each room is equipped with:


  • Flatscreen TV’s with selected Dstv channels – to keep you entertained on those rainy days
  • Hairdryers – we’ve got your back (and your hair)
  • Tea and Coffee facilities in each room – and biscuits; for the sweet tooth we know you have
  • Wi-Fi throughout the facility
  • Showers and/or baths dependent on your room choice – with complimentary Charlotte Rhys toiletries.
  • Each room has a private entrance within the secure property – so make yourself at home


Who doesn’t like a great bio?

Splash Inn opened its doors 17 years ago when Romy and Ken decided to turn their home into a Bed & Breakfast.  For many years, Splash Inn was Michelle’s go-to place when travelling for business. When Romy and Ken decided to sell the B&B to join their family overseas, their greatest hope was to find a warm family to take over from them and continue to look after the many repeat guests that have become part of the Splash Inn family over the years. When Michelle mentioned to her husband Paul that Splash Inn was for sale, he suggested that they look at putting in an offer. To cut a long story short, things just fell into place and 5 months later they had moved to Durban and Michelle became the owner of a Bed & Breakfast.


Over the years, Michelle has spent a lot of time travelling for work, staying in hotels & guest houses. Because of this, she understands the needs of business travellers. One of the most important being a homely place to rest and recharge your batteries after a busy day.


Durban North’s best address

10 minutes is all it takes …


Our accommodation is a short drive away from multiple locations, such as:

Durban ICC

Multiple Sport Stadiums

Golden Beaches

Sun Coast & Sibaya Casinos

Craft Markets

uShaka Marine World


Multiple Golf Courses

And if you’re a business traveller, you have the business districts of uMhlanga Rocks, La Lucia Ridge, Durban North, Springfield Park and Durban CBD right on our doorstep, with Westville just 15 minutes away.


Durban’s best shopping destinations are also around the corner. You can choose from Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the exclusive La Lucia Mall, and the vibrant, cosmopolitan uMhlanga Village. You’ll be spoilt for choice among the many coffee shops, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and newly refurbished malls.


And if you want to dip your toes in the ocean, the uMhlanga promenade, and Durban Beachfront (although in the opposite direction), are also 10 minutes away.


St Lucia and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserves in the northern province of KwaZulu-Natal, and the Nambiti Game Reserve in the Drakensberg area, are two often visited reserves.  Splash Inn makes a perfect resting spot for a stop over to or from these destinations.

How to get to Splash Inn

The first thing to remember is we are in Oxford Drive and not Oxford Road.  We’d hate you put the address into your Navigation and land up in the wrong place!



17 Oxford Drive


Durban North





  • Latitude -29,7959
  • Longitude 31,0362


Quick links to a few ‘important’ spots

ICC Convention Centre – Directions

King Shaka Airport to Splash Inn – Directions

Gateway Theatre of Shopping – Directions

Umhlanga Main Beach – Directions


Dare to do more

25 minutes from King Shaka International airport

10 minutes from the business districts of La Lucia Ridge and uMhlanga Ridge Office Parks & the Durban CBD

Westville – 20 minutes

Pinetown – 25 minutes

Pietermaritzburg – 1 hour

A short 15 minute drive and you will have arrived at the ICC for your event

Gateway Theatre of shopping – 15 mins

La Lucia Mall – 7 minutes

uMhlanga Village – 12 minutes

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, you’ll be spoilt for choice among the many coffee shops, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and malls.

Durban Country Club

– 7 minutes

Beachwood Country Club

– 6 minutes

Royal Durban Country Club

– 11 minutes

Mount Edgecombe Country Club – 15 mins

The superb uMhlanga promenade – 10 minute drive (approximately 3km long)

Durban promenade – 10 minute drive (8 kilometres long – Stretching from Blue Lagoon to the entrance of the Durban Harbour)

Sibaya Casino – 15 minutes

Sun Coast Casino – 10 minutes

The pristine beaches of uMhlanga Rocks – 10 minutes

Durban North Beach – 10 minutes

uShaka Beach – 15 minutes

Umdloti Beach – 20 minutes


Where food speaks with your palate

You have a wide choice of eateries with many places being only… yip, you got it … a 5 – 10 minute drive away.  Durban North has a friendly vibe, stunning ocean views, and excellent venues. Whether you’re wanting casual eateries, cafés, family-style restaurants, or something for that special dinner, Durban North has it all.

Mamma Luciana's

+27 (0) 31 562 1405

Beach Aloe Café

+27 (0) 31 035 1530

Kalamata Kouzina

+27 (0) 82 387 3927

Al Firenze

+27 (0) 82 387 3927

The Lookout

+27 (0) 31 562 1415


+27 (0) 31 007 0375

Discover a delightful range of restaurants in uMhlanga. You’ll find excellent pizza, sushi, mouth-watering local fare, and fresh seafood served everywhere from bars to upmarket, swanky venues.

Other options in and around the area


Café Style



+27 (0) 31 564 0828

Oh My Soul Café (Vegan)
+27 (0) 63 172 2531

Atasca Portuguese Restaurant
+27 (0) 31 563 2603

Kung Thai 
+27 (0) 31 564 5458

Valeo Wholefoods Café
+27 (0) 31 563 8104

Some Like It Hot (Curry)
+27 (0) 31 564 3898

Dragon's Chinese Food
+27 (0) 31 564 7477

Mugg & Bean
+27 (0) 31 572 7474

The Mad Italian
+27 (0) 31 573 2938

The Wok Box
+27 (0) 31 564 2939

Andreas Italian Café
+27 (0) 563 0333

Kauai (Health)
+27 (0) 31 564 2128

China Plate Restaurant
+27 (0) 31 564 6437

Fego Café
+27 (0) 31 564 4837

Rocomamas (Burgers & Wings)
+27 (0) 31 563 0925

Green Parrot
+27 (0) 564 2939

Caffe Java
+27 (0) 563 1461

The Riverside Grill Restaurant
+27 (0) 31 563 0600

+27 (0) 563 1461

Nando's (Chicken)
+27 (0) 31 563 8355

Afro's Chicken
+27 (0) 63 444 4816

Tiago's (Chicken)
+27 (0) 31 171 0937

Ocean Basket (Seafood)
+27 (0) 76 807 5338

+27 (0) 31 201 3133










Keeping it in the family

To think it all started with a luxury self-catering apartment in Franschhoek!


Michelle and Paul have two luxury apartments close to the main road of the Franschhoek village and a short 10 minute walk to the Franschhoek Wine Tram.


Holly Tree Franschhoek accommodation offers 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom self-catering apartments which are ideally situated for exploring the winelands.


Michelle has enjoyed a seasoned career in the tourism industry, where she has used her passion in her role as sales manager for a group of high-end lodges. Tourism is Michelle’s forte – and her heart has pursued the discovery of improving the traveller’s experience for the past 14 years.


Coaching and Facilitation experiences

Both Michelle and Splash Inn B&B are ably assisted by Mandy (Michelle’s sister). Mandy and her husband Mike, own a coaching and facilitation company called CAFE Life.


CAFE Life designs and delivers unique services aimed at fostering resilient, solution-based mindsets. Their mission is to activate thriving teams and individuals, and they believe resilience is a vital tool in creating innovation and success. CAFE Life offers a variety of services from coaching to team energisers, facilitation’s, workshops, and more. To learn more about their services, visit their website.


Michelle and Mandy are true entrepreneurs, and they co-manage Splash Inn seamlessly between the running of their other businesses.

A guest never leaves without being treated with the greatest of care.

Seas the day! 


It begins with people

  • star rating  Romy and her fantastic team were once again welcoming and warm. From exceptionally clean rooms, with all the necessary amenities to delicious breakfasts to get us ready for our... read more

    May 14, 2019

    star rating  Lovely bed and breakfast. Romy was super nice and looked after us very well. Very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. My only feed back would be to possibly... read more

    August 20, 2018

    star rating  The place was fantastic and is located at the right place, meaning is close to many places like Moses Mabhida Stadium, Suncoast casino, town and beaches (including uShaka Marine World).... read more

    February 25, 2019

    star rating  Thank you so much Romy and Ken for your hospitality,we enjoyed our stay ,thanks for the warmest welcome and thanks to gugu she is the friendliest lady,Ken you are kindiest... read more

    May 9, 2019
  • star rating  Lovely little B&B, very clean and well organised.
    Hosts were always available, very friendly and helpful.
    Would highly recommend.
    Lovely little touches in room and bathroom.
    Comfortable beds
    Thank... read more

    Nikki G
    October 13, 2020

    star rating  We had a pleasant stay at Splah Inn. Great service, clean rooms and overall a cozy place. Charlotte rhys product in the bathroom is a plus!

    The pool... read more

    November 21, 2021

    star rating  Our stay at Splash Inn was incredible. Michelle and Mandy were incredible hosts and we really felt like we were home-away-from-home, whilst having our own space and freedom. The breakfasts... read more

    May 20, 2022

    star rating  What a lovely peaceful place to stay. Myself and my husband really enjoyed the serenity, hospitable owners and friendly staff. Everything was neat & tidy all the time. The weather... read more

    July 2, 2018
  • star rating  Mandy and Michelle - it was such a pleasure to meet people who truly understand the meaning of true hospitality. Everything perfect! My thanks to Rob for the recommendation. Will... read more

    Geoff W
    February 20, 2020

    star rating  Lovely little B&B, very clean and well organised.
    Hosts were always available, very friendly and helpful.
    Would highly recommend.
    Lovely little touches in room and bathroom.
    Comfortable beds
    Thank... read more

    October 13, 2020

    star rating  I have received the best service, the little things you guys did like providing a comfortable working chair and even earplugs when you thought the neighbors were too loud just... read more

    December 30, 2021

    star rating  Absoloutley a pleasure staying here. Host and Staff where caring and a pleasure to stay with. the pool was amazing and the rooms being cleaned with fresh towels everyday added... read more

    January 8, 2019
  • star rating  Excellent service and hospitality.
    Based at a convenient location, not too far from the beach.
    Very comfortable and well-kept.
    Perfect place if you're looking for a quiet getaway.... read more

    July 8, 2018

    star rating  We stayed in 2 rooms for 4 nights and were delighted with our rooms. Both were fresh and spacious with one having self catering facilities. Laid out round... read more

    June 26, 2018

    star rating  Splash Inn hospitality is fantastic. We had booked a smaller room, but the owner upgraded our room at no extra cost. Very clean rooms in a nice and quiet location.... read more

    October 26, 2018

    star rating  The Splash Inn guest house was an excellent choice to stay, as the place was in good order and relaxing. Also the hostess that received us was friendly and delivered... read more

    October 2, 2018