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  • Glorious sea views from this Mediterranean-style seaside villa
  • Warm, inviting ocean and beautiful beach mere steps away along a private pathway
  • Comfortable rooms with a variety of configurations to suit all needs

Beachcomber Bay

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Ramsgate

 

-30.8722, 30.3644

About

As an accommodation venue, Beachcomber Bay’s most obvious attraction is its glorious location. Overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, the grand Mediterranean-style house is just a few steps away from the seaside, and guests can kick off their shoes and take a gentle stroll down a private pathway leading straight to the beach.

Most of the rooms have balconies from where you can take in views of the ocean and soak up the warm coastal climate. 

There is a good possibility of spotting dolphins and whales from here, while during the dramatic sardine run (May to June) there is a chance to witness millions of sardines swimming up the coast while being preyed upon by dolphins, sharks, game fish and birds.

Location, however, is not the only box ticked by Beachcomber Bay. The six tiled rooms are spacious and comfortable, suiting every budget and able to accommodate everyone from lone travellers to families. Guests are welcomed by modern African décor and will appreciate conveniences such as satellite televisions, wireless internet, bar fridges, fans and tea/coffee making facilities.

Careful thought has gone into ensuring that the range of accommodation caters to every traveller. 

Rooms 1 and 4 have King-size beds which can be converted to twins, with one having an en-suite bath and the other a shower. For families or groups, Room 4 can be linked with a double room housing an en-suite bath.

The guest house’s other double room has an en-suite shower. Families with children can also stay in Room 5, which, in addition to a King/twin bedroom with en-suite shower, has a double sleeper couch and lounge. The room has a spacious balcony and is conveniently close to the swimming pool.

Situated on the top floor of the guest house, the expansive Room 6 is very private and offers unsurpassed views of the ocean from the large balcony. The novelty of a delightful glass sunroom overlooking the sea, along with a pink tub in the full en-suite bathroom, makes the penthouse perfect for honeymooners, although the presence of a sleeper couch makes it a good family room too.

At the breakfast table, it will again be evident that care has been taken to meet most tastes. The guest house offers everything from traditional and Full English cook ups to health and continental breakfasts, all of which will provide the fuel for your day’s activities.

Apart from the opportunities which the beach and ocean provide, the towns of Margate and Ramsgate have a number of attractions which will appeal to the whole family.

Eight quality golf courses are within easy reach, while activities such as tractor rides, putt-putt, pony rides and a theme park will keep the kids smiling from ear to ear. Margate’s town centre, where you can stock up on supplies or do some shopping, is a two minute drive away.

After returning ‘home’ from the day’s activities, guests can refresh in the swimming pool, Jacuzzi or sauna.

Rates & Summary


Rooms 1 and 4

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath or shower
Ocean views

Rooms 2 and 3

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath or shower
Ocean view
Rooms 3 and 4 can be linked to make family room

Room 5 (Family Room)

Sleeps 2 adults in King-size/twin beds 
Sleeps 2 children on sleeper couch
En-suite shower
Lounge area
Balcony with pool and ocean views

Room 6 (Penthouse)

Sleeps 2 adults in King-size/twin beds 
Sleeps 2 children on sleeper couch
En-suite bath and shower
Private sunroom
Large balcony with ocean views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included
Self-catering option available for rooms 2 and 3

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome in the family rooms.

Why Stay Here?

Combining Mediterranean architecture with African influences, Beachcomber Bay offers a flexible range of accommodation, good food and warm service for visitors looking for a relaxed beachside holiday on Kwazulu-Natal’s coast. The guest house has direct private access to the beach and warm Indian Ocean, which are a stone’s throw away. Guests can enjoy spectacular ocean views from all the rooms and the pool deck. An on-site Jacuzzi and sauna allow relaxation after a day exploring the coastline’s many attractions.

Summary

  • Glorious sea views from this Mediterranean-style seaside villa
  • Warm, inviting ocean and beautiful beach mere steps away along a private pathway
  • Comfortable rooms with a variety of configurations to suit all needs

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fishing gear, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching/dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun decks
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private path to beach
  • Braai patio
  • Library
  • Nearby: reptile park, bird park, butterfly farm, Uvongo Nature Reserve, theme park, golf courses, fishing, scuba diving, tractor rides, pony rides, miniature museum.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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South Coast

KwaZulu Natal

About

Decades ago, beach holidays were simple. They were holidays of buckets and spades, sunburn, ice-creams melting on your fingers, brollies and swimming. Somehow, the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has managed to retain this relaxed, old-school charm and escaped the ruthless modernisation of other parts of the world.

The South Coast stretches from the outskirts of Durban to the Eastern Cape border just south of Port Edward, with countless small towns dotted in between.

Some are prime holiday destinations that attract crowds by offering busy nightlife and organised activities. Others are gentler and more relaxed, relying on the natural charm of the ocean and the beach to attract a less frenetic class of people.

Whatever your preference, you will be sure to find some place that fits the bill on the South Coast.

Running down almost the length of the South Coast is the N2 highway, passing through grasslands, hills, sugar cane and over bridges that span a multitude of wide rivers bringing water from the inland mountains. It is an area of great natural beauty and the sandy beaches are numerous and beautiful, perfect for long walks in the afternoon.

Obviously the Indian Ocean is the prime reason for most tourism and it is easy to understand why. Even in winter, the water is warm and swimmable, but in spring, summer and even autumn the water hovers around 25 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for long days in the water.

Six beaches on the South Coast have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status, which means they satisfy 32 criteria, including service, safety, water quality and even environmental management. While these six beaches obviously have something to crow about, there are dozens of other beaches that are as beautiful, safe and worth visiting. In fact, in summer, when the crowds are out, many of these beaches might prove more enjoyable than those with the coveted Blue Flag status.

Beneath the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are further attractions, and the scuba-diving spots of Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks are some of the best in the country, with Aliwal often rated as one of the top-10 dive sites in the world.

The South Coast offers far more than just its top-class beaches, though, with a number of small game reserves, excellent golf courses and more. 

Oribi Gorge is piece of rugged wilderness just a short drive from Port Shepstone beach. Nature is the attraction here, and all sorts of birds and animals thrive in the gorges and forests along the river banks. It has also become something of an adventure destination, so prepare yourself for adrenalin highs.

Wherever you choose to stay, and whatever you choose to do, make a point not to drift too far away from the simplicity and relaxation of a holiday on a beautiful beach.

Look out for

The Sardine Run is one of the world’s great migrations and sights of the natural world. Unfortunately, the timing is a bit hard to pinpoint, much like the Namaqualand daisies, but it generally occurs in the middle of winter. Tens of millions of sardines make their way up the coast, followed by thousands of sharks, dolphins, game fish and whales, as well as flocks of predating birds. Scuba-divers can dive alongside this natural phenomenon.

Oribi Gorge, a short drive inland from Port Shepstone, is a spectacular natural attraction formed by the Mzimkhulu and Mzimkulwana rivers. A nature reserve offers birding, game-viewing and walks, while operators in the area offer white-water rafting, mountain-biking, a gorge swing, abseiling, horse-riding, fishing and more. It is also a wonderful spot for landscape photography, or relaxing at one of the lodges or spas.

Scuba-diving is a major attraction on the South Coast, which is lucky enough to boast two world-class dive destinations in Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks.

If scuba-diving is too tame for you, or if you want to up the stakes a little, try shark-diving on for size. Specialist dive operators give you the opportunity to swim with all sorts of shark species, including the fearsome bull shark, tiger shark, hammerhead shark and ragged-tooth shark.

The coast’s Blue Flag beaches (Trafalgar beach and Marina beach near San Lameer, Ramsgate beach, Margate beach, Lucien beach near Margate and Umzumbe beach) rank amongst the best in the world and spending the day on them is a privilege that should be savoured.

The South Coast boasts some wonderful golf courses, including San Lameer, Selbourne and the Wild Coast Sun (just across the provincial border in the Eastern Cape), while almost every small town also offers a very good local course.

For something a little different, pop into the Beaver Creek Coffee Farm outside Port Edward. Here you can watch the entire process that the coffee bean makes on its way to becoming that hot cup of brew on your breakfast table. There is also a restaurant and a shop selling Beaver Creek’s excellent coffee.

The South Coast offers very good birding along most of its length, and birders can enjoy sightings of interesting birds without leaving the towns they are staying in. That said, there are a few spots that are particularly good, such as the Mtamvuna Nature Reserve and Oribi Gorge.

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