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Woodpecker Inn

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Outdoor pool
Family Room | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Woodpecker Inn

Woodpecker Inn

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Richards Bay with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

6,0/10 Good

4 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Corner of Nkoninga and Pelican ParadeBir, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, 3900

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 4 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • McDonald's - 5 min drive
  • KFC - 5 min drive
  • Ocean Basket - 6 min drive
  • Nando's Richards Bay - 6 min drive
  • Elephant & I - 6 min drive

About this property

Woodpecker Inn

Located just 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the airport, Woodpecker Inn offers a free shuttle (available on request). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a terrace.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (2 per room, up to 44 lbs per pet)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available at scheduled times)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife viewing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 500.00

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 95 per person (approximately)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Woodpecker Inn Richards Bay
Woodpecker Richards Bay
Woodpecker Inn Guesthouse
Woodpecker Inn Richards Bay
Woodpecker Inn Guesthouse Richards Bay

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Woodpecker Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Woodpecker Inn?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Woodpecker Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Woodpecker Inn?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Woodpecker Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Woodpecker Inn?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Tusk Umfolozi Casino (28-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Woodpecker Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, scuba diving, and water skiing. Additional recreation nearby includes game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Woodpecker Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include McDonald's (2.2 mi), KFC (2.4 mi), and Ocean Basket (2.6 mi).







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Thulani, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Newlyn, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Haven of Peace
Satisfactory, friendly staff and nice surroundings.
Johan, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Verified guest review