IPA House Ben Stevens, Durban, South Africa

26 Jan 2019


At the bottom of Jacob’s Ladder, as one negotiates the bend, the blue roof of the old erstwhile Rossburgh Police Station, now in operation as the IPA House Ben Stevens, catches the eye.

The House is situated in Durban, the capital of the ‘Sunshine Coast’, approximately 6 kilometres from 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 IPA House.

History has it that during 1906 the then King Dinizulu was organizing 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 which were to be used as Police Stations – one of which would become the Rossburgh Police Station.

Fritz Brand, a past 1st Vice President of IPA South Africa and past Chairperson of IPA Port Natal, had during 1995 obtained the then disused premises in order to establish it as an IPA Guest House. The House is named after Lieutenant General Ben Stevens, a former member of the first National Executive Committee of IPA South Africa.

IPA House Ben Stevens currently consists of a lounge with television, a fully fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and one large bedroom with 5 single beds, 2 bathrooms and a shower.

The communal kitchen with cutlery, basin and fridges is available to guests.

The House also has a communal BBQ/Braai area.

Additionally a bar, dining room, lounge and laundry, as well as rooms for conferences and entertainment are available.

Contact Details & Bookings:

  • Manager:      Tessa Deyzel
  • Address:       ++27 (0)31 325 4834/35 
  • Tel:               ++27 (0)31 325 4834/35 
  • Mobile:         ++27 (0)82 879 1335 
  • email:                     deyzeltessa@saps.gov.za
  • Website :      http://ipasafrica.co.za/main/

Vossie Vos, SCC Commission Member and President IPA South Africa