Ben Stevens House

Rossburgh, Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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After 25 Years, the IPA’s Ben Stevens Guest House has closed its doors permanently as of 1 April 2021.
IPA (SA) - Ben Stevens Guest House in Durban

IPA (SA) - Ben Stevens Guest House in Durban


The House is situated in Durban, the capital of the “Sunshine Coast”, approximately 6 kilometres from the Durban city centre which is easily accessible by bus. The North and South Coasts, as well as the inland of Kwazulu-Natal, are easily accessible from the House.

Available Facilities

The House currently consists of a lounge with television, a fully fitted kitchen, 2 x double bedrooms and one Large bedroom with 5 x single beds, 2 x bathrooms and a shower. The communal kitchen with cutlery, basin and fridges are available to guests. The House has a communal BBQ/Braai area (Braai).

Brief History

History has it that during 1906 the then King Dinizulu was organising his impi forces to overthrow the Government of Natal. After two policemen were murdered during February 1906, the then Durban Municipal Police Force bought a number of existing buildings and which were to be used as Police Stations – one of which would become the Rossburgh Police Station.

After standing empty for several years, the IPA had during 1995 obtained approval to operate the premises as an IPA Guest House and which was officially opened on 9 December 1995.