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“Best beach house I've stayed at”
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal

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Kylan94
1 review
“Best beach house I've stayed at”
Reviewed June 2, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I would 100% recommend the Amanzi Beach House to anyone and everyone. It truly is a breathtaking and special experience! Everything is so perfect; from the decor, to the views, to the service and let's not forget the most gorgeous doggy who stole all our hearts! We were so relaxed and comfortable that it we felt like it we were at home. I would go back in a heart beat! Thank you so much Amanzi team, we will definitely be back:)

Date of stay: May 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your time with us and we're looking forward to having you stay with us again :) Please remember that repeat guests get priority bookings at special rates.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EliznaF
Knysna, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Best doggie holiday ever”
Reviewed May 27, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Usually, places that allow pets are the crummy ones with plastic furniture of the stoep, we were pleasantly surprised when we realised that this stunning place will allow our doggie children to accompany us. All 5 of us were in heaven. Amanzi has the most breath-taking view from the stoep, and are basically on the beach. We found the stretch of beach in from of the house to be very quiet with not many people during the day. The decor is stunning, the furniture is comfortable, overall the experience was awesome. The managers were very accommodating with our very friendly Scottish terrier that wanted to visit them almost around the hour and we felt comfortable leaving them alone one night to go for grown-up dinner without the kids. If budget allows, we will definitely visit again.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The stunning stoep and view
Liked least: Not enough space for the dogs to do their business, the grass was planted only recently and made their paws dirty
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
May 30, 2016
For many of us, our dogs are very much part of the family and we hate the thought of leaving them behind when we go away on vacation. I'm sure you'll agree that holidays are made even better, when as a dog lover, you get to see the pure joy a dog displays from running free on the beach, sniffing so many new, interesting smells and swimming in the ocean or lagoon. So glad the whole 'family' enjoyed their stay with us.
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CorneLang...
Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome!”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

What an amazing home away from home! Friendly welcome, comfortable home, beautiful views and peaceful surroundings! Will definitely return for our next beach holiday!

Date of stay: October 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 30, 2016
Ah Corne, so nice to hear from you again. We have made so many improvements to the house since your last stay, you'll just have to come and have a look.
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Distantsh...
Durban, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Most stunning stay”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2015

Oh My gosh - most amazing place to stay. I must admit that i did have an early morning display of Dolphins in the surf from my bedroom followed by a breaching whale which just topped it all for me.
The house is beautifully decorated and looked after by the caretakers. we were greeted personally and were left a bottle of win on arrival.
If I had 1 thing that I would point out to clients is that the driveway is steep into the garage ( manageable But for a nervous driver it may be daunting).
There is a lift which is great if travelling with infirm or those who find stairs an issue.
As a travel consultant I would highly recommend Amanzi Beach House :-)

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The size
Liked least: Driveway
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
May 30, 2016
The positive thing about having a house situated on a slope is our spectacular views (especially of dolphins & whales) but it also it also results in our driveway being rather steep.
We agree with you about forewarning our guests and have made a note of this in our booking confirmation and Welcome Letter.
Thank you for the positive review. It is particularly significant coming from an expert in the Travel industry.
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Shirley B
1 review
“Piet Botha and Akkedis”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A very big thank you to Hamish and his management team for providing accommodation free of charge to Piet Botha and his band who entertained the locals at The Rock Music Bistro on Tuesday 24th of May.

Date of stay: May 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 30, 2016
Your most welcome. We are always happy to contribute to quality performers coming to Umzumbe.
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Ballard20...
Hillcrest, South Africa
1 review
“"Wow" Wonderful four days”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My brother and wife visiting from Wales, a friend and I booked into Amanzi for a few days.
We were warmly welcomed by Carol, Peter and of course "Hugo" .
Being shown through this tastefully decorated guest house was amazing, and then on to the deck overlooking the lagoon out to sea was breath taking.
Memories of early morning walks on the beach accompanied by "Hugo" close to hand and always keen to chase his ball - back to the tranquility of Amanzi with a plunge into the pool on deck followed by breakfast overlooking the ocean will certainly bring us back again. Thanks to Management and staff.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: Fabulous facilities
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 24, 2016
With breathtaking 180 degree views from every room, it's easy to understand why guests book with us when they want to show their overseas guest the splendour of the Natal coastline.
When we got Hugo from the SPCA, we just wanted to give a dog a good home. It's amazing the impact he's had on our guests and how many mention the joy he brought to their holiday and ask about his well-being. We even had a guest (or two) ask if they could take him back home overseas! Perhaps we should should open a twitter or facebook account for him :)
Carol and Peter send their regards and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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wolfbear8...
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Paradise on the beach”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My family and I decided to visit the south coast for a change and booked in at Amanzi beach house and WOW what a gem a stones throw from the beach and a short walk from the swimming area. The views from the rooms were magnificent and we were even lucky to watch some dolphins swimming by as the sun was rising ( seems that even on vacation we still rise early). Hugo the resident pet was an absolutely well mannered and friendly dog and went for lovely walks with us on the beach and was fantastic with our kids. We look forward to visiting again soon and I would highly recommend staying there to all my friends and family. Thank you Carol and staff for a great stay and look forward to visiting again.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: the spectacular views from the rooms and friendly staff
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 23, 2016
The dolphins certainly do know how to make an impression! So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hugo would like me to let you know that he's available for a walk at any time :)
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