Welcome to The George Hotel in Eshowe.
‘The George’ as it is affectionately known, is a comfortable and friendly country hotel and is an ideal stopover for businessmen and travellers. It is a family run business, and has a lot to offer. Recently renovated with interior design by Peter Engblom, you will find yourself kept in wonder as the pictures of Zulu heritage and history take you back in time.
On site we also have The Zululand Brewery, The Quarters restaurant, Mama Zulu House of Coffees, and The Pablo Esco Bar.
Some of our facilities include
- Secure parking
- The Quarters Restaurant
- Peter Engblom Art Gallery
- Mama Zulu House of Coffee
- The Zululand Brewery
- Free High Speed Internet / WiFi
- BBQ Facilities
- Resident Historian
- Tour advisors
- King Shaka Int’l Airport transfers
- 24 Hours access
- Accommodates large groups (90)
- Cultural Tours, Hikes, Birding
A little History
The George Hotel is built on the same site as the British Residential Commissioner, Sir Charles Saunders’ residency. The land was acquired in 1896, and the hotel was built in 1906 adjacent the great 250 hectare Dlinza Forest. It was originally The Tavenors then later it was called The Provincial Hotel. It was also operated as a Stock Exchange for four months during the mining boom of the 1920s. The George Hotel has been through the Bambata Rebellion, Union, Apartheid era and still here to be a part of the changing new South Africa.
The George is the ideal base to complete the list of 101 Things to do in Eshowe. We are close to beaches, big-five parks, Anglo-Zulu and Zulu battlefields Route, Zululand Birding Route, KZN Brew Route, Great Five Forests, Zululand Historical museum, Vukani collection, Shakas birthplace and many more.
Zululand Eco-Adventures also operates from the hotel, and there are all sorts of cultural experiences on offer.