Selborne Hotel

Selborne Hotel Exterior

Ease into the old world charm at Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate, set within one of only two privately-owned coastal forested areas within South Africa. Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate is a manicured paradise, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to relax and get away from it all – coming away from their stay with us fully recharged.

Our most prominent feature and prized offering is the world-class 18-hole, par 72 golf course – rated one of the top 100 courses in Southern Africa. The course has been masterfully crafted to offer a challenging round, while golfers can take in unhindered sea vistas at nearly every hole of this exemplary course.

The Selborne Hotel, built in 1954, is characterised by its traditional charisma, prestigious history and distinguished reputation as an elite golfing estate, offering modern comforts along with a with the charms of a by-gone era. Be swept away by the lush, forested surroundings of the hotel, creating a positively serene retreat for all guests.

The land upon which the estate lies was originally owned by Lord Selborne, the Secretary for the Colonies, and the whippet that forms part of our current logo is derived from the Selborne Family crest. Denis Baker, a dairy farmer, bought the property in 1979 and set about fulfilling his dream of starting a golf estate on the land.
Selborne Hotel and Golf Estate is proudly managed by First Hotels and Resorts.


Manor Suite
This one-of-a-kind suite is the epitome of dark-wood nostalgic indulgence, and is the showpiece of the estate, located at the top of a grand staircase in the Manor House. An ornate bathroom compliments the opulent finishes of the lounge which flows out onto a spacious balcony where you can enjoy a morning cuppa prepared in the privacy of your room.

Garden Suite
These spacious, air-conditioned suites overlook the hotel’s lush, tranquil gardens from a private terrace. Alternatively relax in the privacy of your in-suite lounge. A full bathroom, satellite television, coffee and tea-making facilities add to the luxury of these secluded rooms, surrounded by leafy trees of the coastal forest.

Fairway Room
The exclusive Fairway Rooms are secluded among the trees overlooking the 10th tee – a private haven for golfers, with a terrace overlooking the course. Relax in air-conditioned comfort from your king-size bed, prepare yourself a morning coffee and enjoy elegant finishings in your private bathroom, with separate shower facilities.

Garden Room
With views of the verdant garden surroundings, these spacious, air-conditioned rooms are the epitome of comfort, featuring satellite television, a private bathroom and a coffee station. For the convenience of families some of these rooms offer inter-leading doors, as well as close proximity to the swimming pool area.

Manor Room
The Manor Rooms are found at the top of a sweeping staircase, where lilting strains from the piano in the Hunter’s Lounge below add ambience to these charmingly equipped accommodations. Also downstairs, the Lord Selborne Restaurant and Barker’s Bar are within easy reach for a fulfilling meal or a night cap. Lovely garden views, king-sized beds, satellite televisions and full bathrooms are some of the modern-day amenities provided in the Manor Rooms.


To make your stay at Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate all the more memorable, you can:
– Set a day aside for the ultimate challenge on our 18-hole Championship Golf Course.
– Saturate your senses at our onsite wellness spa.
– Whet your appetite at the elegant, colonial inspired Lord Selborne restaurant.
– Reminisce over a night-cap at Barker’s Bar.
– Sip High Tea in the Hunter’s Lounge, listening to the soft notes of the grand piano.
– Sun yourself at the swimming pool or escape to the beach at our private beach club.
– Work on your serve at the flood-lit tennis courts.
– Entrust your children to expert hands with our childcare service.
– Host business conferences in one of three venues – the Kingfisher, Loerie or Egret rooms.
– End a day of conferencing with a round of golf on our challenging 18-hole course.
– We kindly request that guests arrive after 14h00 and vacate their rooms by 10h00.


Situated in the quaint seaside town of Pennington on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate offers a prime location from which to truly appreciate the beauty of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and its fine, sub-tropical climate. Explore some of the South Coast’s most loved attractions or swim with dolphins, horse ride on nearby beach sands, and enjoy birding, fishing and scenic walking trails.


Banish your everyday routine out of your mind with a day of indulgence at our onsite Wellness Spa, which is fully equipped with a sauna, express gym and four private treatment lounges. Treat yourself and a loved one to our truly rapturous spa therapies such as exotic facials, Swiss body wraps and non-surgical facelifts in the capable hands of welcoming and highly professional staff.


The Terrace and Lord Selborne Restaurant serve up the best in high-class cuisine, prepared with the freshest ingredients, while High Tea in the Hunter’s Lounge is the ultimate indulgent treat, open to all guests. Choose from our sophisticated al la carte menu and pair your meal with one of our hand-selected cellar wines. After your meal, relax over a night cap at the adjoining Barker’s Bar and enjoy passing a few hours in the company of new-found friends.

Lord Selborne Fine Dining Restaurant Opening Times:
– Breakfast 06h30 to 10h00
– Lunch 12h00 to 14h00
– Dinner 19h00 to 21h00