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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4051, South Africa
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Zeranka Lodge
Ranked #3 of 41 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed at the lodge for 8 days - and from the moment I arrived as a single traveller was made to feel welcome and safe. The accommodation was clean and well decorated and reflected a vibrant African theme. Each night I was lulled to sleep with the sound of the waves and each morning woken to the sound of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Zeranka for 6 nights. From the very beginning we only had pleasant experiences and wonderful service. Marcelle (the owner of the guesthouse) is accommodating and friendly - even allowing us to check in early on our day of arrival. The room we stayed in was perfect and had anything we could have needed. The... More

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Mike and Nina it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us at Zeranka!! We are always so delighted when we have guests stay for a longer period of time and are able to truely get to know them! We always try our utmost best to accommodate and help guests in whatever way possible. We are so grateful that... More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Zeranka. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. The owner was very kind, gave us plenty of information about things to do and checked frequently if we are doing ok. Our room was very clean, well decorated and equipped with everything we needed. The owner arranged a fantastic tour with an awesome guide... More

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to have had you share our wonderful lodge with us!! The famous tours of Durban city are always so insightful and full of information one could not discover on your own. We are so glad to have had you stay here and wish you safe travels throughout South Africa. More

Pretoria, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had a small comfortable family cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for our beach holiday. The management (Kelly) was excellent and attended to our every need. The lodge has direct access to the beach. Absolutely recommendable.

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maike, Having you stay with us was an absolute pleasure and we are so glad you have a lovely stay with us. Wishing you all the best for the year to come and we hope to see you soon again!! More

Chimoio, Mozambique
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We spent two nights at Zeranka. There was a small hitch with our reservation, due to our traveling and not being able pick-up our emails. Zeranka Lodge handled the issue professionally and even gave us a lovely bottle of wine in apology for the mix-up. The Lodge is beautiful with an excellent location. The lodge and rooms are beautifully decorated,... More

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Having Sue and her husband stay with us was an absolute pleasure. They were delighted with their stay in our newly renovated room. So peaceful and tranquil amongst the garden. We were so happy to have you here as guests. Wishing you safe travels throughout South Africa and a Merry Christmas, hope to see you soon again!! More

Hillcrest, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We joined family from Australia who were staying at Zeranka Lodge and have to say we were most impressed. The room had everything and was most comfortable. Allan and Marcelle are excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely recommend Zeranka to visitors in future.

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi John and Carol, It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. So glad you felt comfortable and at home with us. We hope to see you soon again. Wishing you safe travels ahead throughout South Africa. More

Robina, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have just had the most wonderful stay at Zeranka Lodge visting South Africa from Australia. The owner Marcelle went out of her way to give us an earlier booking than planned and we were so thrilled that we were able to return to the Lodge a week later. Everyone made us so welcome and it is a little slice... More

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Always nice meeting new people and seeing new faces from all over the world. That's what a holiday is about-relaxing and we are so glad you were able to do so at Zeranka Lodge. We were so thrilled to have you back for an "extended stay" with us. More

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Zeranka was our first stop on a 3 week drive around KZN. It turned out to be the perfect place to start, get a taste for the country and people, get used to driving on the left and get to grips with what's good to eat, what less etc etc. But more than anything Zeranka gave us a flavour of... More

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

What a pleasure having Ben stay with us!! He really got a good taste of the South African culture seeing us out in full force backing the Springboks against New Zealand in a nail biting match. It is always so good to have enthusiastic guests that are excited to get involved with the local sports aswell. Shiney's tours are always... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We spent a couple of days at Zeranka Lodge this winter and think it is the most beautiful, well-run guesthouse we have ever been in in South Africa! As we live overseas and come to South Africa often we have had a lot of experience with various establishments. Very friendly and helpful staff as well - a real gem!

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and gracious words!! We always love to hear that our guests feel so at home and happy when they stay with us!! Safe travels and we do hope to see you again when you return to South Africa. More

Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a wonderfull stay in Zeranka Lodge in september 2013. We've stayed here for 2 days. The owner Marcelle, helped us very well with some bookings and she also gave us very good advise to explore the area. Especially the tour to the Indian Market in Durban was great. Thank you very much Marcelle!

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Marcelle H, Manager at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

So lovely to have you stay at our Lodge with us!! Always nice to get to know guests a little better when they stay more than 1 night and are then able to recommend some lovely places to visit in and around Durban. We wish to see you here again!! More

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Address: 12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel Class:4 star — Zeranka Lodge 4*

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Zeranka Lodge is the winner of the B&B sure/Kwababa Award and we are 4 star registered. It is a family run Lodge. We have a beautiful garden with pool and BBQ facilities. We are only 30 metres from the tranquil lower La Lucia beaches which can be accessed via a gate within Zeranka grounds, and approx 4km from Gateway (one of the largest shopping malls in the world) offering a multitude of shops, entertainment, and eating experiences. You will have one secure parking bay on the premises per room/unit and all rooms are air-conditioned. ... more   less 
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