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Cabana Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Reviewed April 9, 2013

MY 2 girls(12) never swam in the kids-pool. They don't go to the pool to play, they go to cool down, but they are not allowed in the over 18 pool. That means that 6 of us went to the over 18 pool and my daughter and her friend went swimming in the sea. When we were at the pool , I think there were about 10 guests and not one in the pool. I say make the age 13/14 and if they are disturbing the other guests, the management can tell them to leave and they may not come back for the rest of the week. If my girls can behave like 18 year olds at the pool, WHY CAN'T THEY USE THE POOL WITH THEIR PARENTS?

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Thank you so much for your review and we hope that you had a wonderful holiday at Cabana Beach. We have taken note of your comments regarding the adult pool area but unfortunately a decision was made by the board of directors who represent the majority of timeshare owners that no one under th age of 18 will be allowed at the adult pool area.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

My wife and I have been time-sharing at the Cabana Beach for 29 years and we would recommend it to anyone.

It is a first class resort that is always clean and efficiently run. The Management and staff are helpful and very friendly, and are always willing to go the extra mile to make their guests stay as pleasant as possible.

I have seen some negative comments that have been posted on this website recently, but I don't recognize the place that they are talking about. These people must be living in CloudCuckoo land, or perhaps they work for a rival (envious) hotel group.

We have just returned from a 3-week stay at the Cabana Beach and we enjoyed it immensely. It is true that there have been some minor hiccups due to the impending refurbishment period, but we would not have kept returning to the Cabana Beach every year without fail for 29 years unless it lived up to our expectations

I would give the Cabana Beach full marks as one of the best holiday destinations in Africa.

Sandy (and Marianne) Paterson
Pretoria
25/3/13

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. It is akways a pleasure having you with us and we hope to give you many more years of happy holidays!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Our week's stay at Cabana Beach was fantastic! My kids lived in the wonderfully kid-friendly pool. The duplex accomodation was so spacious and cleaned to perfection. The restaurants served divine food and nothing could top the views of the sea from the balconies. My highlight? Nothing beats fresh beach\pool towels at any time during the day!! A truly wonderful resort.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy that you had a wonderful holiday with us! We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I WENT TO THE CABANA BEACH 1 January 2011 till 8 January 2011 I was really dissapointed in the accomadation when we arrtived we complained about the fridge not working. I had to complain about three times to reception they finally changed the tuesday or the wednesday. The rest of the accomadation was good. We could not keep our things cold in the fridge. I did complain but they did nothing about it. They could of at least given me a weeks holiday. I have been to the resort before and everything was perfect.

Room Tip: good sea views
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you so much for your reponse. We are looking into the problem you experienced with the firdge and apologise for any incovenience during your holiday. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Cabana Beach has the most spectacular sea views and for the beach goer and surfer, it is paradise. The staff and accommodation are top class and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone wanting a beach holiday. It is also close to all shopping amenities and the Mount Edgecombe (courses 1 and 2) are just stone's throw away.

Room Tip: We have one of the bigger units which has a fabulous braai area.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your review and comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to Cabana Beach soon!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Best best best holiday in my life, been coming here for 14years and it gets better and better.
Start with the arrival, fruit juice and porters ready. Then the gym, amazing the spa good, clean and freindly. The pool is clean , the adult pool is calm, the tennis and squash corts are upto date and modern. The dulce cafe is very nice. The gardens are beautiful and the animals roam and are amazing to watch. The staff is nice and take very very good care of you. The entertainment is 10out of 10, ian pumba and hami are by the pool everyday with bingo quiz music and all the fun stuff. Good for all ages, and as a teen you have fun all day. Best hotel i recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you so much for your very kind words and we are so happy you have had so many great holidays with us! We hope that you continue to have many more wonderful memories at Cabana Beach.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We live just across the road in Mount Edgecombe but decided we wanted to be right on the beach for our 40 wedding anniversary. We were not wrong in choosing this resort as it has all the amenities one could wish for at our age. Just sitting on the small balcony on the 7th floor was an experience as the view is breathtaking and relaxing. The seawater and pool water was warm and we swam every day. One can use any of two pools but if one want to have a quite time the large pool is the one as it is reserved for adults only and if one want some wave action you literally walk down a few steps onto the beach. The resort is also self catering with a supermarket and other shops close by to buy whatever one needs . The kitchen has all the utensils one needs for a short stay. The rooms are clean serviced ever day and well laid out with two TV's. We really enjoyed our stay and intend to do this again before the year end.

Room Tip: The view from the top floors is breath taking
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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sales12345, Director of Sales at Cabana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

We are so pleased that you chose to spend such an important anniversary with us and thank you for your review. We hope to see again next year!

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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#3 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#4 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $30 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Cabana Beach Lifestyle Hotel Umhlanga Rocks

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