Who we are?

MIDBABA (Midlands Bed & Breakfast Association) was started in November 1997 by a group of like-minded B&B owners.

It grew out of the KwaZulu-Natal Bed & Breakfast Association [KWABABA] to whom it is still affiliated. Subsequently the National Accommodation Association of South Africa [NAA-SA] was formed in 2000 to represent the B&B industry nationally and to interact with other key roleplayers, who may affect the running of B&Bs in the country. All these Associations are self-regulating organisations run by B&B owners for B&B owners. MIDBABA is affiliated to NAA-SA.

There are various other Regional Associations within KwaZulu-Natal. The Chairperson or a representative of each of these Associations attend KWABABA’s meetings, giving feedback to the Regional Association. KWABABA is headed up by Jenny Govender from Durban. She is the province’s representative on the NAA-SA National Council. NAA-SA is headed up by Heather Hunter [KZN] and Donavon Muirhead [Gauteng]. NAA-SA is represented on various national bodies, which helps to protect our industry at parliamentary level. They are like our "union", monitoring things that effect our industry.

Through MidBABA, we inform establishment owners about issues affecting the industry and provide a forum for those who are involved in the B&B industry to network with each other. To be a member of MIDBABA as a B&B, the B&B must be registered with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, which links it in the province to Tourism KZN. Establishments who have started the process of registration (minimum requirement is the municipal receipt) and have hospitality industry insurance are also permitted to become members. However any establishment owner is welcome to attend the quarterly meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of February (AGM), May, August and November - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, to become a member or to be added to our mailing list.