|Umhlanga Rocks, just 15km north of Durban, is one of the premier holiday sites in South Africa. Umbrella Tree House is a delightful little self-contained Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Umhlanga suburbs. With beautiful sea views and in close proximity to all the major attractions and business areas, this is the perfect spot for holidaymakers and business people.|
We have 3 double rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are en-suite with TV in each room. Each room has air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is a lounge and dining room which is completely separate from the main residence with DStv in the lounge. Outside is a lovely wooden deck beneath the trees perfect for relaxation.
We are 1km from the Umhlanga main beach and village and about 1km from Gateway Shoppertainment centre. Other attractions within a 20 minute drive are Durban main beaches, Ushaka Marine World, Mount Edgecombe Golf Course, Zimbali Golf course, Sibaya casino, Suncoast casino.
We are about 2km from the Umhlanga Ridge business centre, about 20 minutes from Durban city centre, the ICC (International Convention Centre) and the Durban Exhibition Centre, about 10 minutes from Virginia airport, 35 minutes from Durban International Airport.
Attractions / Things to do
Suntan, swim, bodyboard, surf, go diving, snorkelling, dolphin and whale viewing, deep-sea fishing,
SHARKS AND CROCS
The Sharks Board offers fascinating presentations and displays all to do with sharks, while you can get to see crocs up close at Croc Valley.
The world-class aquarium and water-world is worth every penny. Stunning aquarium set in an old wreck, while the water-slides are great for all ages. Lovely little shopping area and restaurants alongside.
Shop till you drop, eat till you pop, climb the indoor rock, surf the double standing wave, play games, watch movies, visit the MTN sciencentre, IMAX movie theatre, be entertained all day.
Watch the rugby at ABSA stadium, the cricket at Kingsmead, play golf at Mount Edgecombe, Umhlali, and Zimbali to name a few.
Listen to the KZN Philharmonic at the Lake, watch the latest show at the Barnyard, take in the Zulu cultural show at Sibaya.
Go microlighting over the sugar cane and beaches, go canopy touring the Karkloof gorge, go boardwalking in the Eshowe forests.
Take a day trip to Tala Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, Mkuze, Umfolozi for a real bush experience.
Try your luck at Sibaya, the beautiful new Zulu styled casina, just minutes away, or Suncoast closer to Durban.
|Services / Facilities|
Rooms are serviced every day except Sundays and Public holidays.
Airport shuttle service.
Tea and coffee making facilities in the dining room.
Full DStv in lounge.
Decoders in bedrooms, bring your own Smartcards or hire.
Entire B&B can also be let as self-catering unit to a single group of six people.
|BED AND BREAKFAST|
Rates are per person per day. No breakfast on 25, 26, 27 Dec, 1 Jan. Rooms are serviced every day except Sundays and public holidays.
Bed and Breakfast (out of season)
Bed and Breakfast (in season 10-12-11 till 7-1-12)
Cottage is available as a self-catering unit sleeping 6. Rooms are serviced every day except Sundays and public holidays.
Out of Season
2300.00 per day
In Season (10-12-2011 till 7-1-2011)
2800.00 per day
|37 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, 4319. GPS co-ords are 29° 43’ 21.44” S and 31° 04’ 51.92” E.|
A) From King Shaka International Airport:
When you leave the airport follow signs to the N2 south towards Durban. Keep going - you will pass the Umdloti turnoff, then Sibaya turnoff, then lookout for the Umhlanga turnoff. At the top of the offramp, turn left into the middle lane. Go to C.
B) From Johannesburg:
Travelling on the N3, after coming through Pinetown and Westville pass the Pavilion Shopping Centre on your right. Shortly after Pavilion take N2 Stanger turnoff to left. Once on the N2 just keep going, (you’ll pass a few offramps) until you pass the KwaMashu turnoff. The next offramp is the Umhlanga, Phoenix, Gateway, Mt Edgecombe turnoff. You really can’t miss it. You should see the Gateway Shopping Centre and all the others on your right. Once you’ve taken the offramp, turn right to cross the bridge over the N2.
C) Ahead of you, you will see the new Millennium Bridge, a sort of white arched thing. Make sure you go under the bridge. Almost immediately after you’ve been under the bridge take the next offramp which will take you to Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
At the top of the offramp turn left. You will then pass McDonalds on your left, go through the first traffic circle, then pass the Umhlanga Hospital and a few other buildings, then go through the second circle. Make sure to go straight through the second traffic circle (keep in the left lane to do so). You will then pass the Sharks Board on your left.
After the Sharks Board take the first right which is Royal Palm. Go down to the T-junction (fountain in the middle) and turn left into Windsor and then first right into Pearl. Go straight down Pearl to another T-junction which is Hilken Drive. Opposite the stop are two gates. We are the left hand gate, sign outside for Umbrella Tree House. If you get lost give me a call on (031) 561-5456 or 084 561 5456 – Lesley Paterson