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Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp

11 Green Lane, Umzumbe 4225 South Africa
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Only 1 hour South of Durban Airport, Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp is conveniently located steps away from Umzumbe beach and it's famous right hand point break. Located on the South Coast of South Africa in a small beach town. The private beach-front property is the ideal destination for surfers and beach lovers who are looking for a laid-back environment, that is casual and relaxed. The house and rooms have been carefully decked out with a beachy surf style, always clean and comfortable. Seclusivley located in a sub-tropical bush setting with private access to Umzumbe's stunning blue flagged beach and famous right hand point break, the Surf House is a well kept secret paradise. With an expansive property, it's a popular place for Beach-front Camping. Surf School with Surfing Lessons, Surfboard Rentals, Guided Surf trips, Guided Walks and Hikes to the nearest waterfalls are available daily. Yoga, Golf, Bungee Jumping, Zip Lining, Diving, Safari Trips and many more activities can be arranged. The staff and owners are a breath of fresh air providing the most friendly hospitality to all guests. Umzumbe Surf House is owned and managed by a South African & American couple, who run Surf Tours along the entire eastern coastline of South Africa. Facilities at Umzumbe Surf House include Hammocks, Lounge Chairs, Sofas, Outside Picnic Table, Outside Showers, Yoga Deck, Guest Kitchen, Safe Car Parking, Internet Access, Laundry, Bed Linen, Towels, Security, Camping, a Safe, Airport Shuttle Service and a small Cafe Style Menu offering African grown coffee, Healthy Smoothies and Healthy Meal Options.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wine / champagne
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private beach
Bottled water
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We enjoyed our stay tremendously. It was different from our usual hotel stays. This chalet offered us the view of the ocean directly from the upstairs bedroom. Shower located outside was weird at first, but we enjoyed the "rustic close to nature experience" after the first shower. Lots of trees and greenery on the property giving it a outdoors camping feel but with the comfort of a chalet.
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Response from The-Surf-House-Team, Owner at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Responded Oct 6, 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us in the Bungalow. We hope your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for braving the outdoor shower! Not everyone has had the experience of an outdoor shower like this - showering outside amongst Palm trees, Papaya Trees and Banana Palm Trees with birds singing and sometimes monkeys flying about around you, it is something we truly love about the experience. We hope to see you again soon! Please let us know if you would like to be added to our Newsletter for specials and discounts. All the Best!
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My daughter just had her beach wedding at this venue which is an hour away from Durban. The self catering accommodation is clean with all available requirements to ensure a comfortable stay. They had cleaners come daily, ensured that all our requests were attended too. Little bungalows on the premises are quaint, with comfortable bedroom that has amazing views. We required more than the hostel like rooms used by the groomsmen, thus the owners arranged 2 houses on each side of their accommodation for our party. This was definitely going beyond the call of duty. Everyone had an amazing time & I will recommend the place! Right on the beach with gates allowing access.
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Response from The-Surf-House-Team, Owner at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Responded Oct 6, 2019
Thank you so kindly for such a thoughtful review. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Congratulations to the family one more time! We hope to see you again soon. All the best from all of us at Umzumbe Surf Camp
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We recently stayed at the Umzumbe surf lodge for a large group weekend gathering. The lodge itself was absolutely perfect for this application with the ability to accommodate some of the guests in the more private en-suite bungalows and the rest in the main house. Whilst the camp has a more rustic, low-key feel to it, the accommodations and facilities are spotlessly clean and well kept. The service from Ali and Rich was fantastic from the outset, offering to assist us wherever possible and the staff on site, were excellent. IN terms of location, it doesn't get much better, with a direct access onto the beach, with a 5 min stroll to the famed Umzumbe point. If you're looking for a weekend away with mates, book the main house and you'll be sorted. IN terms of facilities, their are hammocks, surf racks, volleyball courts, an epic deck, fire pit, large lawned areas and ssurfboards to rent if required. Alternatively, even a quiet beach escape with the family in one of the more private bungalows would be an ideal to spend a weekend or longer on the South Coast. We had a perfect stay and we cannot wait to return again soon.
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Response from The-Surf-House-Team, Owner at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Wow, Wow, Wow! You leave us all speechless with gratitude and glee. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Thank you so much from the entire Team. We really hope we see you again soon soon!
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My sister in law booked the whole place , its sleeps around 20 or more people, which is amazing if you have a large getogether. Its kitted out with everything you need in the kitchen . Location wise , its on a secluded stretch of beach that has amazing rock kids for young kids to play, and the swimming beach is further along at Umzumbe , which isnt far at all .
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Response from The-Surf-House-Team, Owner at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Responded Apr 28, 2019
Wow, Thank You! Such a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. If you would like to book again, please let us know that you have stayed with us before and we can add you to the discounts and specials email list. All the best!
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I stayed at Surf house 3 nights and was a very nice stay even if the weather wasn't good the staff always find activities was very good laugh they are very friendly and always there for help Thank you very much for all :)
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Response from The-Surf-House-Team, Owner at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Responded Apr 28, 2019
Thank you ! We are so happy you had fun even with out the sun. Please come back soon! If you would like to be added to our Specials and Promotions email list for repeat customers, please email us to let us know. Thanks again!
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$30 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmzumbe
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Jolly Roger Fun Park (2.9 miles), Banana Beach (3.4 miles), and Hibberdene Beach (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pitstop KZN, Orca Bar & Restaurant, and Captains Anchor.
Is Umzumbe Surf House & Surf Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Umzumbe.