Coedmore Castle


Tucked away in the heart of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, surrounded by giant Yellowwood trees, is Coedmore Castle, a gracious old stone homestead. It was built by Dering Stainbank in 1885 as a family home and is situated an easy 15-minute drive south of Durban. The 253 hectare nature reserve, or rather ‘Green lung’, home to many species of antelope, zebra and abundant birdlife, was donated by Kenneth Stainbank to the people of South Africa over 50 years ago and is currently managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

Coedmore Castle has remained in the family for 4 generations, and contains many of the original household contents including furniture from the 19th century, old family portraits and antique silverware. Although donated to the state by Kenneth Stainbank, the family currently manages it. It is now open to the public for guided tours, school outings and hire of the grounds for small weddings, functions and photography. 

Weddings & Functions

Coedmore Castle is a unique and whimsical garden setting, ideal for hosting your perfect daytime wedding or any other outdoor event. Although conveniently situated close to the centre of Durban, our venue is so tranquil that you will feel as if you are in the country. If you are lucky, your special day might be gate crashed by a herd of impala or zebra! 

We provide the venue and you make arrangements to hire your own marquee, tables, chairs, caterers etc. allowing you to design your event according to your personalised budget. You are very welcome to view the venue, but please make an appointment ahead of time to ensure that someone is here to receive you.


Coedmore offers an intimate outdoor venue for daytime weddings and small functions. The grounds can accommodate up to 150 people. Please contact us for our prices.


Coedmore offers a unique setting perfect for photography and videography shoots of all types. Please contact us for our prices.

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