Lovely neat little self-catering duplex in a quiet suburban street of Umhlanga Rocks, an upmarket seaside village 20km down the freeway from King Shaka International Airport.
Simple furnishings with crisp white cotton bedding and towels. A peaceful location for a relaxing holiday. The beach and promenade are a 2 minute walk away.Two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and the other with twin single beds. Two bathrooms and a guest toilet downstairs. This is a lovely, simply furnished town house with all you need for a relaxing holiday.
There is cable television and wifi supplied.
Bed linen, bath towels, soap, coffee and tea are provided. Just bring your own food, drinks and beach towels.
The neighbourhood : It's a 2 minute direct walk to the beach where you could safely run along the 2.7km promenade to the lighthouse or get your feet wet and stroll in the other direction along the pristine waterline all the way to the lagoon. Have a coffee under the umbrellas, suntan on the sandy beach or pop into the ocean for a swim in the lifeguarded bathing area. Play with the children in the rock pools, have a high tea at the world famous Oyster Box Hotel, lunch at one of the beachside restaurants or visit the local village (10 minute walk) where you will a nice selection to choose from, including Vovo Telo, a stunning bakery/coffee shop. Surfers usually choose the break at Bronze Beach which is a short walk along the promenade. Even with 320 days of sunshine a year, there are times when the wind or rain make it a good day to be spoiled at one of our local spas or visit a one of the world-class shopping areas in Umhlanga. There are malls, movies, the Wavehouse, skate park and shops galore. Visit Old Town Italy - a local deli/restaurant with gorgeous European fare. We will show you all the best places to eat out in the evenings. Everything you need is in the village!
A 10 minute drive (or Uber) south takes you to the Durban beachfront with its large waterpark, slides and aquarium as well as a 5.5km long super-wide promenade where you can hire anything from bicycles, tandem bikes, skateboards (free skatepark), go-carts, segways, kayaks or diving gear. Always best to get down there before dawn to exercise or watch the sunrise over the ocean from one of our piers. It's a vibrant area from 5AM with swimmers, runners, paddlers and surfers enjoying the ocean before going to work. If you haven't been to the Durban beachfront lately, give a sunrise visit a try, you will be pleasantly surprised. Enjoy a breakfast overlooking the sea at Surf Riders Food Shack, Afros Chicken, Circus Circus or California Dreaming. Durban has excellent surfing with some of the most consistent surf in the country and a happy, friendly vibe in the water (and no need for a wetsuit for most of the year). If you want to learn to surf or to hire surfboards / bodyboards, we will point you in the right direction. The kids will love Ushaka Marine Sea World & the Wet 'n Wild Waterpark, Gondola Rides, Mini Town, Fun World, a family walk on the boardwalks of the Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve, perhaps a day visit to a Crocodile Park, a trip on the Umgeni Steam Train, Big Rush Swing at Moses Mabida Stadium, Zorbing Adventures or Giba Gorge MTB Park - a BMX track and a 40km trail that meanders through wooded farmlands overlooking the Umtamvuma River Gorge.
Should you wish to venture further out, we are 2-3 hours away from the majestic Drakensberg mountains, some Big 5 game reserves or, for the thrill seekers, the world's highest gorge swing where you can step off the edge off a waterfall and plummet down a 55 storey deep gorge! There are opportunities in KZN for anything you can think of, organic farmers markets, deep sea fishing charters, shark cage diving, scuba diving trips to Aliwal Shoal, Phezulu Safari Park in the Valley of 1000 Hills, white water rafting, abseiling, foefie sliding, guided hikes and birding and mountain biking.
Getting around : Car rentals available at the airport or there are metred taxis available as well as Uber.
Other things to note : Suitable for couples, small families, solo travellers. Parking available inside complex - one single garage and one extra parking space for visitors. No smoking allowed, no pets, no excessive noise or loud music as unit is within a quite residential complex.Get the full listing »