Only 1 hour South of Durban Airport, Umzumbe Surf House is located on the South Coast of South Africa in a small beach town called, Umzumbe. The private beach front property is the ideal desination for surfers and beach lovers who are looking for a laid-back environment, that is casual and relaxed. The house and rooms have been carefully decked out with a beachy surf style, always clean and comfortable. Seclusivley located in a tropical bush setting with private access to Umzumbe's stunning blue flagged beach and famous right hand point break, the Surf House is a well kept secret paradise. Surf lessons, board rentals and local guided surf trips are available daily. The staff and owners are a breath of fresh air providing the most friendly hospitality to all guests.
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Food is self-catering at Umzumbe Surf House, apart from a simple breakfast buffet. The seaside kitchen is fully equipped to bring your own goodies.
Rock Bottom Pub & Bistro is a few steps away, offering a pub fare 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.
Umzumbe is known for its beautiful sub-tropical beach and excellent point break. Guests can stay at the Surf House and surf the point right out front or Richards secret left. Our Guides will also take you to other local surf spots around the area but we never crowd local spots, so seats are limited. We have a selection of rental boards for every level of surfer.
Board Rental R150 I $15 day
Private Lesson R350 I $40 1 person
Semi-Private R300 I $30 2+ ppl
Available 7 Days a week
*For more information on surf instruction, see our Learn To Surf page.
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 - R500 /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