Sandals Guest House is centrally situated in the quiet residential area of
Umhlanga Rocks, only 200 metres from the beach and one block
away from the heart of the village where there is an abundance of top class
restaurants and coffee shops.
Chartwell Drive, where we are located is the main road through the village of
Umhlanga. Our 4, five star luxury en-suite bedrooms are all uniquely and
individually styled in warm earthy tones and calming whites and have all the
comforts and conveniences one would expect from such an establishment.
The Pansy Shell room, a spacious sea facing suite opens onto the patio and pool
area. Perfect for honeymooners or those guests wanting that something extra, the
stylish and modern bathroom boasts a lavish walk in shower and luxury bath.
The Urchin room, equally elegant also has a sea view. It too has a beautiful
bathroom with a modern designed frameless glass shower as do the Cowrie and
Conch which also has a bath. All our rooms have an extra length king size bed
with an option to configure them as singles except the Cowrie, which comes
standard with a king size bed.
The Conch room has it's own access to our beautiful garden and the Cowrie looks
on to an atrium open to the sky. They are all fully air-conditioned, equipped
with tea/coffee making facilities, have TV and individual satellite with a
bouquet of channels, telephone, a dressing table with hair dryer, full length
mirrors and plenty of cupboard space with a cupboard safe.
For tranquility and some light stress relief you can relax and soak up the sun
around our huge, beautiful swimming pool it's like a
European spa bath whilst taking in the view of the sea from the expansive patio
or enjoy a sundowner from our open bar area. Swimming pool and beach towels are
provided. Enjoy a casual walk along the promenade which is just 200 metres from
us, it meanders approximately 4 km's along the beachfront and is a very popular
exercise route for joggers, more serious walkers or families going for a stroll.
There is plenty of secure on site parking available. ADSL internet access is
available and the guest house in it's entirety is a wireless hotspot. A desk top
computer is available to be used by those guests who do not have a lap top with
them. With more and more businesses having moved out of the city centre of
Durban to the business parks of La Lucia and Umhlanga we are finding more
executives making full use our very convenient location.
Sandals is centrally situated for a variety of activities and excursions in
Umhlanga, Durban and Kwa Zulu Natal. The area is a golfers paradise with the
following courses within easy reach: Zimbali Country Club, Durban Country Club,
Umhlali and Princes Grant. The fabulous shopping
centres of Gateway and La Lucia are both only 3 km's away.
Other activities that can be arranged are: deep sea fishing, dolphin viewing,
horse riding in Umdloti, guided walks through the nature reserve, local tours
and for the ladies (and gents) an outing to the spa.
Other local places of interest include uShaka Marine World, Bat Centre (Local
African Arts & Crafts), the Barnyard Theatre, Sibaya and Sun Coast casino and
that Sharks Board. We are within 200 metres of the M4 motorway which goes
straight through to the city centre of Durban with all it's attractions. The M4
is also the link to the N2 national highway which is the access route to
Zululand with all it's world renowned game reserves such as Hluhluwe and
Imfolosi, Phinda, Mkhuze, Ndumo and Tembe elephant park.
The famous wetlands of St Lucia are found along the Elephant coastline as is
Sodwana and Kosi Bay. Both Swaziland and Mozambique beckon a little further on.
The Drakensberg mountains, the uKhahlamba, the Zulu name for the Barrier of
Spears (a world heritage site) is found 2 hours inland on the N3 national
highway close by to the famous battle fields of both the Anglo Boer and Anglo
Zulu Wars. Qualified advice on tours is available and airport transfers are
easily arranged. So, Sandals is ideally located for and has much to offer:
Business Executives, Golf groups, Both local and International tourists
No children under the age of 12 years
AA Travel Guides and American Express Accommodation Awards
Special Mention Award at the awards dinner for "Going the Extra Mile"