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  • Lush subtropical garden envelopes the guesthouse
  • Idyllic beaches a short stroll away
  • Friendly, attentive service

Blue Horizon B & B

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Southbroom

 

-30.9164, 30.3149

About

A short stroll from Southbroom’s golden beaches and excellent golf course, Blue Horizon B&B is an affordable destination for holiday-goers who want to experience the best that the peaceful seaside village has to offer.

The owner-run guest house is a place of intimacy and warmth, and hosts guests in three luxury rooms with a modern but homely atmosphere. The surrounding tropical gardens and thick coastal vegetation, along with a swimming pool and views of the ocean, add an idyllic holiday feel. For the comfort of guests, each room is appointed with air conditioning, a television, safe, CD player, fridge, tea/coffee facilities and wireless internet, as well as an en-suite shower. 

One of the rooms houses a Queen-size bed and is decorated with tasteful splashes of brown, orange and cream. The room has a patio with tables, chairs and loungers under umbrellas, opening directly onto the pool, with the coastal vegetation and ocean visible beyond.

The luxury king room features a calming blue colour scheme, while a choice between a King-size or twin beds makes it well suited for either couples of travelling friends. Sea views can be enjoyed from the furnished private patio. Natural colours create a soothing atmosphere for guests in the other luxury king room, which can have an extra single bed added for a child travelling with parents. Guests here are also able to soak up the seaside ambience from their private patio.

Welcoming hosts Osie and Biddy are leaders of a very friendly staff team who ensure that every aspect, including the food, lives up to the expectations of guests. Breakfast offers good variety and is highly appetising, especially when served on the upstairs sea-facing balcony.

Afterwards, guests may want to have a dip in the swimming pool or take the short walk to the beach for a fun-filled day of swimming, walking or sun-tanning. The manicured Southbroom Golf Course, where tropical vegetation and sea views contribute to a highly entertaining round, is a one minute walk away. Golfers can also test out the San Lameer Golf Course just outside the village, while tennis courts and bowling greens are open to other sports enthusiasts. 

Further activities include guided fishing trips, scuba diving and snorkelling. Nature lovers can pay visits to the Riverbend Crocodile Farm or the dune forests of the unspoilt Frederika Nature Reserve. A few kilometres down the coast, the towns of Margate and Ramsgate offer a range of other possibilities for entertainment, while the buzzing metropolis of Durban is an hour and a half away.

Osie and Biddy are glad to make recommendations on Southbroom’s best restaurants and can answer most questions guests may have about the area’s other attractions and activities.

Rates & Summary


Luxury King Room

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin bed
En-suite shower
Patio with sea views

Luxury King plus single

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin bed
Extra single bed on request
En-suite shower
Patio with sea views

Luxury Room

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
Patio with sea views

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Positioned amongst tropical gardens and indigenous vegetation in the Kwazulu-Natal village of Southbroom, Blue Horizon is the perfect home-away-from-home for visitors to this tranquil part of South Africa’s coast. The guest house offers a very personalised, intimate experience, and all three of the rooms feature patios with views of the Indian Ocean. The beaches of idyllic Southbroom are a two minute walk away, while the superb golf course is even closer.

Summary

  • Lush subtropical garden envelopes the guesthouse
  • Idyllic beaches a short stroll away
  • Friendly, attentive service

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: golf courses, bowling green, tennis courts, Pilates and Yoga studios, day spa, beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving, nature reserve, Durban.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • 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

  • Office safe

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South Coast

KwaZulu Natal

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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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