The moment you arrive at the Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse in Eshowe you will feel welcome and at home. Set in a large, 100-year-old Victorian home with magnificent country views, the property provides a comfortable and friendly country guesthouse with colonial family atmosphere in a spacious garden.
Sugar Hill Manor has become an ideal stopover for local and overseas travellers and businessmen. Stunning country views and Sunsets. Spacious large garden.
We have put in double beds but these can be made into 2 Singles where needed. 12 People can be very comfortably accommodated here. Ideal for family get togethers and small conferences.
We arrange an array of Zululand Tours and Weekend Getaways.
Local Village Tours including Overnight in a Zulu Village.
We have a large Lounge/Dining room area. A Large Veranda with stunning views and very big garden to walk around.Forest setting with magnificent country views.
Interaction with guests
I am your host and am available to talk or advise you most of the day evening as I live on the property. My wife is Thai.
I am a born and bred Zululander. First language Zulu.
Farmer , Businesman and Sportsman.
Other things to note
We can do special Thai meals for you. My wife is a qualified Thai masseuse.
We expect people to behave in the same way they behave at home.
Graham Chennells (right) is a born and bred Zululander, Zulu linguist, farmer, businessman, Hotelier, brewer of great beer, paratrooper, former Town Councillor and Mayor of Eshowe, Duzi Canoe singles winner, Cape to Rio yachtsman, Natal rugby trialist, Natal track walking champion and general adventurer.
Having started these tours more than 20 years ago, he has spent much of the last 10 years backpacking round the world, visiting – amongst other countries – Mynmar, Cuba, China, Thailand, Venezuela, India Peru. He recently boated 4000 kms up the Amazon. He is now back to his home town and to his former hobby, demonstrating Zulu life as it is out there today as well as explaining Zulu history to interested visitors. Involved in the ECAG Zulu Classroom Project.
“We don't do shows,” says Graham, “You will meet and interact with Zulu people as they are today: real people in real situations.”
These are very personal experiences in Zululand, in which Graham is ably assisted by fellow guide Joe Mdluli, with whose family he has had a very long association.
Married to Nattaya who gives wonderful professional massages and cooks great Thai food.
Interested in Politics, Rural upliftment, Agriculture, Zulu history and culture, beer and a good party. Love most music from the 60's onward.
Life's motto: Live for the moment.
I enjoy talking about the ingredients of Happiness, meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy etc.
Come to our town and meet some wonderful people or just come here to chill.
Walk and exercise regularly.... meditate..... eat great natural food.... meet great people and love life.
Look forward to your visit