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Zeranka Lodge

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12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4051, South Africa
Zeranka Lodge
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay there for two nights, the staff was very helpful and organize a day trip for us. Except of their for a restaurant ;-) everything was very very good. Very good breakfast. The bathroom was a little bit small but sufficient for two nights.

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

Hello Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I know you enjoyed your tour ... we highly recommend the tour of the Indian market, African Market that you did. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast, we try hard to offer our guests a good breakfast, with a nice selection on offer. Travel on safely... More 

Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is absolutely a nice and friendly place. The owner provides you with everything you need and everything you need can be found. The lodge is just a two minute walk from the beach and it's ten minutes by car to a nice centre with restaurants near the beach. You stay in what is clearly one of the better parts... More 

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

HI there Thanks for the review ... yes, you were in one of the two smaller standard rooms we have ... the other 5 rooms are much larger ... unfortunately, as all the agents book, the rooms are allocated on a first come first basis.and depending on a standard, deluxe or luxury request. I am glad you enjoyed Little Havana... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a short but beatifull stay in the Zeranka lodge. The owner Marcelle was very helpfull and give a lot of information. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good. We feel like home.

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

Hi Ben Thanks for your kind words .... yes your stay was far too short ... we hope to see you again one day and for a longer time, so you can experience everything that our beautiful area has to offer. Travel on Safely Kind Regards Marcelle More 

Kwintsheul, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is a very nice and comfortable place to stay. We had a really nice appartment for the whole family. It was very clean and the service and reception was also good. It lies right by the ocean, but also close to the airport of Durban. In about 5 minutes you're in the heart of Umlangha Rocks with lots of... More 

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

Thanks Susan ... it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us at Zeranka Lodge and I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us ... sorry it was so short! We always try to have our guests fell at home away from home. Travel on Safely Kind Regards Marcelle More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We recently stayed at Zeranka Lodge on the last stage of our Family holiday to South Africa. We were made very welcome by the owner Marcelle who explained in detail how she operates her Bed and Breakfast which has modern, clean and comfortable bedrooms together with a tasty hot breakfast if required or a cold buffet selection as an alternative..Additionally... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you all to stay and I so enjoyed you all making the most of what Durban and the surrounding areas has to offer. Hope on your next visit the fishing trip will be a success! KInd Regards Marcelle More 

Bryanston, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Because of the positive reviews on tripadvisor, we chose for Licorna Beach in Umhlanga Rocks. We booked the penthouse with full sea view. After a 600 kilometre drive we found out that the penthouse was double booked.No effort was made by Licorna staff to assist us in getting another accommodation in Umhlanga. After going to all the beach hotels and... More 

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

Hello there Thanks for the kind words .... I was so desperately sorry for you, to have had a bad experience like this. Nothing worse than looking forward to a holiday and then to have your hopes dashed. I am glad I could help out, even just for the one night, as we were full for the others. I hope... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A wonderful relaxing stay in an elegant and very well run Guest Lodge. The reception was warm and welcoming, the rooms comfortable and carefully thought out so that our every need was taken care of. The location is terrific with a private gate to the beach and a great swimming pool. It is very accessable to Durban and Umhlanga and... More 

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

Thank You for your kind words.... we really try our best to make our guests to feel totally at home at the Lodge, from the rooms to the outside sitting area we like you to feel comfortable! Sorry you missed the breakfast .... we are well know for our wide selection ... next time! Travel on safely Regards Marcelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

From the first moment of arrival I felt very welcomed and comfortable. Rooms are modern and clean. Beach is only 30meters to walk from the guesthouse, but is unfortunately not swimming beach as there is not shark protection. Breakfast buffet has everything you need. By car, you could reach Ushaka in 20 minutes. Umhlanga downtown with all restaurants and bars... More 

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

Thanks Stef .... it was such a pleasure having you, such an wonderful guest!! ... you made the most of everything that Durban and Umhlanga has to offer... it was wonderful seeing you getting involved in surfing, the beach, U shaka and on your own ..... fantastic!! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us ... we would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We've had a very nice stay at Zeranka Lodge. Very nice and friendly staff, our first introduction to an honesty bar and a large room with everything you need. The beach is very close, and there is also a nice garden with a pool. Breakfast was fine too. A very nice stopover during our trip in South Africa

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

HI Justin Thanks for your kind words! We do try our best to make our guests feel at home ... we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, even if it was short. Travel on safely Regards Marcelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

40 minutes from the beach, it's clean and comfortable if a little dated. Marcelle is lovely and makes you feel very welcome on arrival. The rooms could be upgraded to make it perfect. The bed was clean but didn't feel luxurious. Overall very comfortable and value for money.

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

Hello Storme Thanks for your review ... I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us ... we do try and make our guests feel at home and as comfortable as possible... I must point put that we are 40 meters from the beach and not 40 minutes. The bed is top of the range and only 5 months old... More 

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