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Zeranka Lodge

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12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4051, South Africa
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Felben, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there only for one week, but I was really happy to find a quiet place like this. The location is family friendly and very clean. A very good breakfast from the buffet, even there were only 2 or 3 guest for breakfast, I never had this in a small lodge or hotel, and I travelling a lot. A... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zeranka Lodge is a wonderfully located, literally on the beach of La Lucia. The property is located in an upmarket area of Durban. The rooms was neat and tidy and the air con was very much welcomed ! I stayed in the Sugarbird apartment which had two bedrooms and a kitchen which is self catering. Will recommend this establishment to... More 

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

Thanks Sean for your review. It was a pleasure having you and you were all so enthusiastic in doing as much as you could during your short time. I agree ... thank heavens for air conditioners ... Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in the Midlands Would love to welcome you all back sometime!! Regards Marcelle More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent Christmas and new year at Zeranka Lodge with family, absolutely first class location direct access to a fantastic beach, staff friendly rooms cleaned every day good variety of breakfast provided, this is an excellent place to stay to get out and about Durban and surrounding areas Special thanks to Marcelle and her staff who made our stay warm... More 

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

Thanks for your response. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The weather was glorious during your time here. You all made the most of everything that the area has to offer. Yes we are very blessed with our own private beach!!! See you again soon Rgeards Marcelle More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Zeranka Lodge and it didn't disappoint. Location wise - you couldn't be more perfectly situated - close to umhlanga village, Durban and the airport. Direct entry to the beach which might as well be described as Zeranka's own private beach - pristine and no one ever on it. Divine! Marcelle and her staff are... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you again and this time your family. Yes, we are so blessed to have our "own" beach, very spoilt!!! We try hard to make our guests feel at home Wishing you a wonderful 20156 and see you soon! Regards Marcelle More 

Port Louis
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The staff is very friendly. The cook Dorothy is the best there with the mushrooms and sausage. Marcelle helped us a lot with choosing venues to go and places to visit. Barnyard Theatre is the place to go at Gateway, you get the best shows there! For some people though, be aware that you have a landing zone not far... More 

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

Thanks Michael and Louisa, it was an absolute pleasure to host you at Zeranka for your second holiday with us! You made the most of every minute of your holiday, even an helicopter flip! The weather also was great so you could spend a lot of time on our beautiful beaches you both left here so beautifully tanned. Yes Dorothy... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Zeranka Lodge. The lodge is in the perfect location. The beach is literally on your doorstep. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The pool is the perfect place to relax. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back.

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

Thanks Kelly. It was a pleasure to host you. You have such a well behaved daughter. You guys made the most of every day and the wonderful weather we had! See you again soon xx Marcelle More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Awesome Weather Close to everything Great Service and very Friendly and Helpful Awesome Holiday and nice way to spend the December holiday good advice and friendly staff always willing to help out MArcel always sharing with us good places to eat

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

Thanks Michael... I am getting so many wonderful reviews am confusing responses! It was pleasure having you both here... you seemed to really make the most of your time at the Coast. That wonderful weather has broken and at last we have some much needed rain. See you and Louise soon! Regards Marcelle More 

Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at Zeranka lodge for 2 nights and it was wonderful! Marcelle is extremely friendly and accommodating and the establishment itself was great. Clean, spacious, great value for money and a beautiful setting right by the beach. We would definitely recommend staying at Zeranka lodge.

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

Hi Karin It was a pleasure to host you and I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Yes we are very blessed to live so close to the beautiful Indian Ocean. I hope you are not too cold in all the snow at home? its is very hot here! Wishing you a very happy 2016 Regards Marcelle More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Zeranka Lodge is in between Umhlanaga Rocks and Durban City Center. A few steps away from the Ocean, the lodge is off a hidden track. Rooms are average, but breakfast is good and adequate. Lodge managers were very helpful in providing city information, booking restaurants or other information to first time visitors. There is no ocean view from this property... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, being so close to the beach makes up for no sea view. It is wonderful to hear the waves crashing onto the beach at night and in the heat, to feel the cool sea breeze!! we re very spoilt I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a wonderful 2016 Regards... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights and felt very comfortable there - defenitely a place we would go back anytime. The Beach is close to the lodge, great for a run before a rich breakfast (you get all you can wish for). We got excellent help for all our excursions. The pool is clean. The garden is beautiful. There is free... More 

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Thank Martina S
Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

HI Martina and the family!! Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us... you made the most of every minute. It was great having guests stay for more than one day, so you could experience all out beautiful area has to offer. The children seemed to have a wonderful time and I hope they have... More 

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