Aha Hotels & Lodges will open a new boutique hotel, the four-star aha Avondale Boutique Hotel, in Durban, on February 1.

The property’s 17 rooms comprise three superior suites, 12 Queen suites, and two family rooms. It is within walking distance of the Durban Botanical Gardens, and a 14-minute drive from uShaka Marine World.

In November last year aha also opened a newly built main lodge in the Makalali Game Reserve, west of the Kruger National Park. The four-star aha Makalali Main Lodge has 30 superior rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms that have indoor and outdoor showers. The dining area serves African cuisine, and there is an outside deck overlooking a watering hole. Other facilities include a rim-flow pool and a library.