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Tre Fontane lies in the foothills of the Valley of a Thousand Hills and the convent forms part of one of the largest monasteries and mission stations in the southern hemisphere. The estate is situated16 km west of Durban and was originally founded in 1882 as a Trappist monastery.

The sisters occupy the convent(s) and priests and brothers live in the Monastery. As well as two convents and a guest house, the complex consists of a cathedral, 3 schools, a children's home, 2 hostels, one for boys and one for girls, a hospital, a retirement home for priests and noviciates for priests, brothers and nuns. A number of workshops offer training in metalwork, printing, carpentry and the manufacturing of liturgical vestments.

The Giba Gorge mountain Bike and Adventure park is in Pinetown, 7 km from the convent.

Shaka Marine World is located in Durban as well as the enormous Mabida Stadium, which hosts public events as well as football matches. Durban also boasts some of the country's most beautiful beaches.

The 3000 hectare Tala Game Reserve is situated on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, 44 km from Pinetown.




Tre Fontane Guesthouse
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Tourists are made very welcome at Tre Fontane (Three Fountains) Guest House, managed by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (Mariannhill Sisters), who live in an adjacent convent. The sisters are part of an international Congregation founded in 1885 at Mariannhill, near Pinetown by Abbot Francis Pfanner, an Austrian Trappist abbot.

The convent and guest house is situated 5 mins from Pinetown and 20 mins from Durban by car. The convent lies on a large estate off the Pietermaritzburg – Durban Road.

Single and twin/double guestrooms are available and most have balconies with views over the gardens. All guestrooms are ensuite and a dining room, library and chapel form part of the complex. All meals are served and a communal television room and a swimming pool are for the use of guests. Secure car parking is provided. Groups, conferences and private functions are catered for. A barbeque area and a swimming pool are in the grounds.

Following the example of Abbot Francis, the sisters care for the well-being and spiritual needs of all who seek rest in this safe and Christian environment. 

Transport to and from the airport can be arranged on request.

CHOOSE YOUR ROOM
Room types Prices per room from* Remarks
Single with private bathroom ZAR 560.00 inc. breakfast
Single with shared bathroom ZAR 510.00 inc. breakfast
Twin beds with private bathroom ZAR 800.00 inc. breakfast
Twin beds with shared bathroom ZAR 770.00 inc. breakfast
* NOTE: The above prices reflect low season charges. Prices in other travel seasons may differ.
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Reception
Checkin: 2.00 pm
Checkout: 10.00 am
Transportations
Closest airport
king Shaka - 25km
Closest train station
Durban - 15 km
Distance to nearest town centre
Pinehill/Mariannhill - 5 km
On site parking
Yes
General
Languages spoken
English, German, Afrikaans, a little Russian
Credit card accepted
Yes
Tourist information
Yes
Children & families welcome
Yes
Groups accepted
Yes
24-hour reception
Yes
Curfew
No
Services & Facilities
Chapel
Yes
Daily Mass
Yes
Disabled /wheelchair access
Yes
Conference and Meeting Rooms
Yes
Private functions
Yes
Air-conditioning in public areas
Yes
Elevator
Yes
Garden
Yes
Communal televison
Yes
Meals
Special diets meal
Yes
Dining room
Yes
Lunch
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Evening meal
Yes
Room Amenities
Television
Yes
Towels
Yes
Linen
Yes
Toiletries including soap
Yes
Daily housekeeping
Yes
Wi-fi
Yes

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