Perch for a while at Royston Hall Guest House on your KZN South Coast Birding Tour. Here you
will feel as if they’ve landed in the warm nest home-from-home. Only 4 exclusive double suites are available for up to 8 guests + 1 single room for a tour operator. They will cater for your memorable birding experience according to your preference. Various excursions arranged from our Conservancy are on offer. Contact us for an exclusive tailor made Itinerary suited to the time of year.
Migrate down South during a season of your choice and enjoy real South African hospitality at this 117 year old Victorian Manor house which offers excellent bird watching from every window and veranda. The Royston Hall Bird List sports 207 species.
SPEND TIME WITH THE BIRDS
Meander down any of our Nature Trails and spend tranquil time observing the riot of bird life on our small private nature reserve nestled in tall coast forest. It has been said that spending time at RH is like being inside an Aviary with no fences! Registered Local Bird Guides are on call to accompany you by request, on any of the outings you wish to request ie: Short meanders on Royston Hall Nature Reserve to observe the forest birds, or sit next to the Umzimkulu river and watch the bird activity on the water. A walk via two train tunnels or along the river (3 Km) to the Port Shepstone County Club where a Bird Hide overlooks the wetland with and abundance of waterfowl is presently under construction. Continue (6 Km) to the Whale Watching Platform overlooking the Indian Ocean and see thousands of Pelagic birds plummeting into the surf during the internationally famous Sardine Run at winter time. River cruises by Barge at sunset. Catering is optional – a picnic basket with snacks and Sundowners or something more substantial is your option. Open water ocean excursions to view Pelagic birds – departing from RH. Barn Swallow Migration – watch them swarm in their millions and settle to perch in the reeded banks of nearby Estuaries. Trips to the Vulture Feeding Restaurant at Oribi Gorge which may include a drive through Lake Eland Game Reserve which has a wide diversity of birds and grazing animals – only 30 minutes’ drive from Royston Hall. These outings are all available to walk locally by yourself or self-drive, by arrangement a knowledgeable Tour Operator can be booked.
We recommend our setting as perfect for ‘land-mark’ Small Birthday and Anniversary Victorian Breakfasts, Luncheons or Dinners. Champagne Bridal Showers or Hen’s Parties. Book Club meetings for the Ladies in a novel setting. Victorian High Tea is very popular with the Ladies. Victorian, because of the House, not because it is currently in Vogue! Royston Hall Guesthouse transports the guests to an era long forgotten, where loose leaf tea is served from silver tea pots and exquisite treats are served on beribboned three-tier cake stands decorated with fresh roses. Conservancy Nature Trails
Scripture Union Educators’ Forum
The Delegates, thoroughly enjoyed the service at the Royston Hall. Catering, the food and stunning location was the buzz in our feedback received. Thank You Ria and the Royston Team. The service standard was by far nothing short of excellent.
Ashley M, Shelly Beach