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  • Elegant colonial homestead with classic furnishings
  • Pretty views over the golf course, which is a quick stroll away
  • Delightful garden with pool loungers for total relaxation

Coral Tree Colony

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Southbroom

 

-30.9143, 30.3224

About

Overlooking the Southbroom golf course - one of the top layouts in South Africa - Coral Tree Colony was custom-built to reflect a grand colonial homestead, whilst featuring modern décor and high levels of comfort. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and boasting views of the sea, the guest house is a great choice for not only golfers, but anyone who wants to experience the beauty of this peaceful coastal village.

Accentuating the tranquillity of the surrounds, the six double rooms are airily decorated and luxuriously appointed with a choice of extra-length King or twin beds, draped in pure cotton percale linen. The verandahs are furnished and extremely spacious, allowing guests to enjoy the balmy weather while looking out over the golf course and out to the ocean. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure cooling comfort, while heated towel rails in the modern en-suite bathrooms come in handy for the rare chilly day.

Additional amenities include televisions, tea/coffee trays, hairdryers and safes. Several rooms have a pull down single sleeper for an extra adult or child, and camp cots can be arranged on request.

Friendly owners Dave and Liz ensure that the accommodation exceeds expectations, and have the same philosophy about the food they serve to guests. Breakfast kicks off with fresh fruit salad, cereals, yoghurts, cheese and melt-in-your-mouth croissants, before Dave commands the preparation of an extensive cooked breakfast made to order. This hearty morning meal is usually enjoyed on the verandah, where guests should look out for the resident vervet monkeys and birds in the trees, as well as little white balls dropping onto the 12th green.

This will undoubtedly whet the appetites of keen golfers, who can take a five minute stroll to the club house to experience the course for themselves.

Set within the tropical vegetation, the 18-hole layout is regarded as one of the most entertaining in the country, and affords golfers impressive views of the coastline. Those who aren’t keen on golf can head to the pristine beach, which is a ten minute walk away, or discover the area’s natural beauty on one of two nature trails; one alongside the Imbezane River and Lagoon, and the other through the forest. 

Scuba diving is available a short drive away, while the Riverbend Crocodile Farm and spectacular Oribi Gorge are well worth a visit. In Southbroom itself, guests will find several good restaurants and convenience stores.

On days when relaxation is in order, guests can lounge around the swimming pool or watch sporting fixtures in the lounge, which is a cosy retreat when the weather isn’t conducive for outdoor fun.

Rates & Summary


6 Double Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
Third guest can be accommodated in several rooms
En-suite shower
Verandah with garden, golf course and ocean views

Pricing

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

Catering

South African breakfast included

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on Southbroom’s peaceful golf course, the owner-managed Coral Tree Colony is set in tropical gardens with a swimming pool, and accommodates guests in six soothingly-decorated en-suite rooms. This attractive colonial-style guest house offers elegant modern rooms with generous verandahs and views over tropical vegetation, the Southbroom golf course and the ocean.

Summary

  • Elegant colonial homestead with classic furnishings
  • Pretty views over the golf course, which is a quick stroll away
  • Delightful garden with pool loungers for total relaxation

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Nearby: beaches, surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, fishing, crocodile farm, nature walks, Oribi Gorge, Durban.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

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

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Braai area available
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Solar and electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal 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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