*New*: The Captain’s Cabin
The Club now offers short term accommodation in the “Captain’s Cabin” located on the ground floor of the Trafalgar Wing, the cabin is currently configured as a double room opening onto the Ndongeni Lawns with unrivalled views of the Bay.
The facility provides members and visiting yachtsmen with the convenience of affordable overnight accommodation when visiting the Club or central Durban, the spacious cabin is comfortably furnished with 2 single beds and use of the adjoining shared ablution facilities, the cabin is air-conditioned, fully serviced and meals are available in the Britannia Room or Lower Deck.
Reservations are essential and should be made with the Secretariat; all persons making use of the facility are expected to comply with the Club’s House Rules.
The Britannia Room
Open for lunches and dinners, the Britannia Room is situated on the upper level of the Club. While this is our more formal dining area, the atmosphere is still relaxed with an informal dress code in modern-day yachting tradition. The view from the room over the Durban Marina, with the City in the background, is one of the best in town. The Britannia opens out onto a comfortable deck, which offers the diner a view over the Club lawns of the ever-changing panorama of the Durban Harbour, Africa´s busiest Port.
The Lower Deck
The Club´s Lower Deck is very informal, ideal for social or business meetings. Breakfasts are scrumptious, snacks are available all day long, and lunches and dinners compete with the best in Durban. The Lower Deck opens up onto the lawns, so when the weather is good (and in Durban it invariably is) alfresco is the way to go.
Nowhere else in the City can one relax on a lawn looking out over Durban Harbour. An ideal place to spend a few hours, whether chilling out after spending time on the water, or just enjoying an informal breakfast, lunch, dinner or a braai. The view at night, with a myriad of lights twinkling in the water, is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
The Trafalgar Room
The RNYC is an ideal venue, whatever your function. We cater to all needs meetings, presentations, conferences, parties, weddings, dinner dances, and everything in between! Our friendly staff and attention to detail will ensure your function runs smoothly and effortlessly, giving you and your clients/friends an experience to remember!
Fully-air-conditioned, the Trafalgar Room is situated on the Upper Floor of the Club. It has a separate welcome / bar / catering area, and an outdoor balcony. The room can be laid out in several different styles, with maximum numbers as below.
Cinema Style: 100 – Boardroom: 50 – Schoolroom: 50 – U-shape: 40 – Cocktail: 120 – Lunch/Dinner: 80
Looking out over the Club lawns and Durban Harbour, the Foredeck is a more intimate venue than the Trafalgar Room, with many items of historic nautical memorabilia. There is a bar within the room, and a serving area at one end. Several layout styles can be accomodated.
Cinema Style: 40 – Boardroom: 26 – Schoolroom: 20 – U-shape: 20 – Cocktail: 50 – Lunch/Dinner: 40
The Room is available Monday to Saturdays and closes at 22h00 with the bar closing at 21h30.
Ideal for a boardroom-style meeting / presentation, or an intimate lunch or dinner, the Chartroom features framed photos of Past and present Commodores of the Club, many of them instrumental in shaping the City of Durban over the years.
Boardroom: 10 – Lunch/Dinner: 10