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The Rock Bottom Pub & Bistro is a few steps away, offering a stunning menu of fried seafood, wraps, salads, burgers and alchoholic beverages.
The large beachfront property is surrounded by natural coastal forest humming with life and grants you direct access to Umzumbe's pristine blue flag beach.
Waking-up early has never been easier with the sound of crashing waves on your doorstep. If the surf is mellow, there are plenty of quiet, shady hammocks scattered around the yard, for you to kick up your feet and relax. We share the property with many friendly animals; including the elusive small blue duiker, flamboyant purple lourie and plenty mischievous vervet monkeys.
The large property lends itself perfectly to countless activities. Round up a group for volley ball or find your zen doing yoga in the garden. A comfortable and natural beach setting perfectly suited for the solo surfer, group of friends, romantic couple or adventurous family.
Sometimes you want to venture out from the property and explore what's going on in the Umzumbe Area.
Umzumbe is known for its beach and its surf. But there is also a lot more to do;
Nearby Activities Include:
Surf Lessons & Surf Tours
Hiking in the Oribi Gorge
Mountain Biking, Yoga, Zumba
Fishing or Diving
Shopping, Restaurants, Live Music
African Safari at HluHluwe Game Reserve
Umzumbe is situated about 90 km south of Durban accessable from a freeway. In Umzumbe there is a very basic general store, The Rock Bottom Live Music Venue and Restaurant. At the nearby town Hibberdene there are: doctors, chemist, supermarkets, cafés, KFC & other fast-food places, fish and fishing tackle shop, banks, garage and DVD shop.
"We went to the Umzumbe Surf House to relax, check out the Southcoast, explore nature, and surf. We did all that and more" - Jen & Ethan
Beach View (Queen Bed) R500 - R600 /night
Bamboo Room (Double Bed) R400 - 500 /night
Family Room (3 Single Beds) R180 / person
Bunk Room (4 Bunk Beds) R180 / person
Camping (Your Equipment) R100 / person
Hire The Entire House R2000 - R2500 /night
Private Lesson R300 I $40 1 person
Semi-Private R250 I $30 2+ ppl
Groups R200 I $25 5+ ppl
Board Rentals R150 I $15 1 person
Lessons include 1 hour instruction and equipment.
Available 7 Days a week
By appointment only
Umzumbe, only 1 Hour South of Durban
Guest House / Surf Camp
Shared Guest Kitchen
Shared Guest Toilets/Showers
Outside Beach-House Showers
Outside Reading / Chilling Lounge
Board Room w/ Boards for Sale and Hire
Outdoor & Indoor Board Racks
Located in a small South African beach town called Umzumbe, we host our accomodation for our guests at our beach front lodge on Umzumbe Beach. We are situated on the North East Coast of South Africa, 1 hours drive south from Durban International Airport.
We run surf lessons and surf camps on Umzumbe Beach.
Where are we?
If by car, you can get to Umzumbe by taking the N2 South to Exit 72.
If by transfer, you can take a shuttle bus or taxi from Durban.
The BazBus backpackers shuttle bus offers hop-on-hop-off stops along the coast.