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Cabana Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Great week at Cabana Beach”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

It was our first stay at this resort - and we really had a great time. the 6 slp units are spacious - but the 8slprs are the best. very private and relaxing - great sea views and short walk to the swimming beach makes this hotel the best location wise. the hotel staff are friendly and theres a fantastic daily entertainment programme for all. the family pool area is abit small - though the adult pool area is spacious and relaxing.... We will be back - but next time for a 8slp duplex unit.

Room Tip: 8sleeper duplex from 4th to 7th floor - best views and very spacious
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Thank you so much for posting your review and lovely to hear that you had a wonderful time during your first visit to Cabana Beach. We do have amazing views and the duplex units are very spacious. We would love to assist you with your booking next time so please dont hesitate to contact the sales office on 031-5612291.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

excellent resort with full kitchen. the resort is conveniently situated on the beach with excellent views and great activities for kids.the rooms are well furnished

Room Tip: ask for tower unit which 6 sleeper 2 bed 2 bath
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Harare
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Reviewed May 13, 2011

Could not be placed better for access to the main swimming beach.
Facilities are good and well maintained. Rooms clean but slightly on the small side. Full self catering facilities are in room as well as two restaurants. Shops with in walking distance.
Shuttle bus provided to main shopping and entertainment center.

Room Tip: All fine
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2011
Thank you so much for your review of Cabana Beach Lifestyle Resort and we are so happy to hear that you had a great holiday. For any future holidays you can contact us if you are wanting to rent a unit at Cabana Beach. Tel: 031-5612291 email : suet@southernsun.com.

All the best.

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Sue Thompson
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Cabana Beach Lifestyle Resort
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2011

Well what can I say we arrived at the Cabana and were greeted by the entertainment manager Iain and made to feel very welcome. The level of service is outstanding as is the rooms and location I can find nothing negative to say about the Cabana. All the staff at all levels are really friendly and there is a real family atmosphere over the whole resort. The adult pool area is clean and the staff are quick to provide you with clean towels, sunlouger and parasol. There is always something to do from a quiz ,bingo, golf chipping and water aerobics. The beach is a short distance and offers a sandy coast, but beware of the Blue Bottle jelly fish. The onsite resturants offer a wide selection of food and really reasonable prices. All the rooms are very well equiped and it was no problem to selfcater as there are 2 main supermarkets a short walk from the resort. A large shopping mall called Gateway is a 10 mins cab ride from the resort and is well worth a visit, but only use the cabs that the hotel suggest. There a a few shops on site that will provide the basic foods. or a nice gift for someone at home. We are returning next year as this was without doubt the best holiday we have ever had.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

Accommodation: We stayed in a 4 sleeper unit, which was spacious and clean. The kitchen was adequate with all the necessary appliances. The main bedroom has a king size bed, walk in cupboards, a separate toilet and massive bathroom. The other room had 2 twin beds. The views from the balcony were spectacular. The room was always cleaned well and we always had fresh towels once returning from the beach.

Service: The front desk staff was polite and friendly. We requested a camp cot and the turnaround time was excellent. The porters and cleaners walk around with a smile 24/7.

Pool Area: The family pool was excellent and clean. The caretaker was always ready to open an umbrella for you.

Garden & Beach: The gardens and lush and green. They lead down to the main swimming beach which is spectacular. The resort provides beach towels for their guests which is really cool.

Negatives: We had to wait an hour for our room when we arrived.

Overall: Wonderful resort for families. The best in Umhlanga

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

We wanted to see Durban but were advised to go to Umhlanga by various sources, and chose Cabana Beach after consulting tripadvisor, We loved this place! Excellent location, great room with 2 bedrooms, living room and a kitchen, 2 separate balconies, and the fact that the weather was warm didn't hurt! Excellent seaview too. Lovely beach, but be careful of the rocks nearby. So many restaurants within walking distance we were spoilt for choice.

The shower was a bit cramped. And you have to climb a short flight of stairs to get to the room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2009

Cabana Beach resort is located in the Durban suburb of Umhlanga Rocks, a fairly upmarket and cosmopolitan area. The resort is located right on Umhlanga beach, and has a spectacular view from its rooms!! We stayed there for 3 nights..and enjoyed the hotel so much that we almost dint feel like going out..felt like spending the entire day relaxing in the hotel. The rooms have 2 balconies..so you wake up in the morning, and the first thing you see is the clear, blue water right out of your window.

Even though its located slightly away from the city centre, its close to shopping malls,and restaurants. The hotel in itself has 2-3 restaurants serving various cuisines.
Would totally recommend it to anyone visiting Durban.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cabana Beach Resort
Address: 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa (Formerly Cabana Beach Lifestyle Resort)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#3 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#4 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cabana Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of KwaZulu Natal’s exclusive Umhlanga Rocks, the Cabana Beach resort is a firm favourite amongst families who travel to the coast for an unbelievable holiday experience. Boasting a Mediterranean feel and overlooking the glorious Indian Ocean this award-winning resort offers guests every home comfort as well as a vast array of leisure activities. ... more   less 
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