7 Great stays on the water in KwaZulu-Natal

Last updated: Sep 28, 2017

Looking for some awesome places on the water to cool down for the rest of summer? In this article we bring you 7 places near rivers, oceans and lakes that are perfect for an aquatic getaway. .

Meadow Lane Country Cottages - Underberg, From R550 per unit

If you’re looking for tranquillity amidst a park-like setting, then welcome to Meadow Lane Country Cottages. Four self-catering cottages are surrounded by beautiful old trees, lively birds and our peacocks that love to display their colours! The gem of Meadow Lane has got to be the beautiful dam, home to ducks and geese and stocked with bass. Spot the otters swimming between the dam and the stream.

Meadow Lane Country Cottages

Fairlight Beach House - Umdloti, From R765 per person

Fairlight’s prime location, luxurious accommodation and breathtaking sea views has earned it a reputation as being the ultimate 4 star bed and breakfast on the North Coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal. Perfectly positioned en-route to the Drakensberg Mountains, the St Lucia Wetlands and world class Big 5 Game Reserves. Fairlight offers the discerning leisure and business traveler all the comforts of home within an awe-inspiring environment.

Fairlight Beach House

No 9 Umdloti - Umdloti, From R895 per unit

No 9 Umdloti is a three-level self-catering apartment on the beachfront, within a 20 second walk from the beach. Each of the room throughout this apartment has amazing unspoilt sea views. Everything you may need is within walking distance to make this a stress-free holiday. No 9 Umdloti has been tastefully decorated and will provide you with every Home from Home comfort.

No 9 Umdloti

La Mer - Illovo Beach, From R1395 per unit

Escape to the tranquillity of these sea-facing, luxury 2-bedroom apartments situated on the tropical east coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. With breath-taking sea-views, the first floor apartment is fully furnished with one double (en-suite) and one twin bedroom and a spacious open-plan kitchen-dining-living area. The main bedroom and lounge have direct access to a wide terrace with 180 degree sea-view, outdoor furniture and a gas barbeque.

La Mer

Sani Valley Nature Lodges - Sani Pass, From R1254 per person

Sani Valley Lodge is a private nature lodge located within the dramatic Drakensberg Mountain range. The five different set ups of lodge’s offer spacious open plan lounge/dining room/fully equipped kitchen areas. Large glass sliding doors open from the lounge and bedrooms onto private wooden decked areas seamlessly inviting you out to enjoy the fresh mountain air and surround nature and views.

Sani Valley Nature Lodges

305 Guest House - Amanzimtoti, From R550 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle and come and relax in the peace and tranquillity that 305 Guest House has to offer. This four star haven of tranquillity situated on the South Coast of Durban, offers luxurious accommodation and outstanding hospitality. Accommodation at 305 Guest House offers exceptional comfort and class in our individually decorated luxury rooms which are serviced daily. Rooms open onto a private veranda where the true beauty of our establishment can be appreciated. Pristine gardens and uninterrupted 180 degree sea views make retreating to your own private room a pleasure.

305 Guest House

Umzimkulu River Lodge - Drakensberg, From R320 per person

Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, dinner, B&B, B&B or self-catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensberg. We are situated 2 hours from Durban and 6 hours from Johannesburg on the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site - gateway to the Sani Pass. Our peaceful valley resort, which is 22km out of Underberg, provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life.

Umzimkulu River Lodge