A Guesthouse with Monkeys

When I was shown around this very nice guesthouse in Umhlanga outside Durban CBD, I was told to always make sure balcony door and window were shut, as there are vervet monkeys roaming around, and they take any opportunity to get inside the room looking for food. My reaction: Oh, they are so cute! The one showing me the ropes: No, Bea, they are not cute!! Unfortunately, I never saw them 🙁 That however didn’t make my stay any less great. Tesorino Bed & Breakfast was a delight! Located in a peaceful residential neighbourhood, with lots of other guesthouses next door, it sits on a nice, well-maintained property, a good 10 min walk from the Umhlanga Rocks village centre – a bit further away than I imagined, but nothing to worry about. With it being a very quiet area, avoiding the sounds of the vuvuzela bird was not possible though. This is the time I realised what was making that somewhat worrying sound I had heard elsewhere in South Africa. Later I was told the World Cup visitors from 2010 had named it the vuvuzela bird, as it sounds like the vuvuzelas used at the soccer games. It sounds horrible! But besides me and the bird the guesthouse was pretty quiet, so much that I got the whole unit I was staying in all to myself. Well, more or less. Meaning it was not a problem for me to use the kitchen, breakfast room and lounge downstairs throughout the day. Just perfect!

Website: tesorino.co.za

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