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The Vineyard on Ballito
Ranked #2 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Just Perfect”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent four magical days at the Vineyard. There are only seven rooms, so the place is quiet and intimate. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is just perfect, with spectacular views of the ocean. The food is cooked by the manageress, who has a serious passion for food; delicious, with a variety of great breakfast options. She also bakes a different treat every day, which adds a lovely touch. The facilities are all you need and the guest house is in close proximity to restaurants, beach etc. Will definitely be back!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wartburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hi, we stayed for two night and enjoyed it thoroughly. The breakfast was SUPER and the room spacious and clean. We loved the view of the sea from our room and our stay was far too short. The bed was very comfortable and large enough for my very tall height which was great! We would definitely want to come back!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed one night and wished we stayed more...rooms are beautifully decorated with balcony overlooking the pool. The room treats are a great courtesy and tasty, there's also delicious treats to nibble in the dining area. Breakfast was out of this world, eating area is also very welcoming... we'll go back there anytime and hoping for a sea view room when i go back... :-)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Had a wonderful time at this establishment. It is managed very well & they go the extra mile to ensure that one has a wonderful stay in Ballito. The guest house makes for a comfortable stay in KZN. Keep it up

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

I don't normally go on about a B&B like this, but the Vineyard on Ballito (KwaZulu Natal) must rank as close to heaven as you can get. Unobtrusive but impeccable service from Desire and especially Lynell (during our weekend anyway) who looked after our every need from breakfast to afternoon cake (and cheese and biscuits if you'd like).

The breakfasts themselves were a wonder to behold (and savour). Omelettes to die for, poached eggs in philo baskets with mushrooms, or your traditional bacon and eggs. All with the trimmings, of course.

Enough about food. The rooms were spacious, clean and airconditioned. A must, in summer of course. Room service unobtrusive and efficient.

But let me qualify this. We were the only guests that weekend. What more could you want?

Even in Heaven, though, there is room for improvement. Even Ballito has its limits in summer. Perhaps the Vineyard's stairs can be made more friendly to those who are no longer so nimble and mobile. Chips in the plaster could do with some repairs up, as could the faded vine snaking its way up the front veranda. It's the small things that count.

Room Tip: Must be the best in Ballito, even from Umhlanga.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Vineyard is a superior B and B run by two very friendly and helpful young women Desiree and Lynell. The rooms are large and elegantly decorated. The breakfasts are superb and homemade cakes great.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Amazing stay...impeccably neat and clean. The staff were friendly and they were always prompt. The food was delicious and served fresh, and the homemade cakes and biscuits were a nice touch. You felt at home yet luxurious. It was a good start to the rest of our lives.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Vineyard on Ballito
Address: 11 Ashley Road, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vineyard on Ballito 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the distinctive beauty of the South African vineyards and the country’s rich viticulture, our luxurious guest house provides a friendly haven in the sea-side town of Ballito. Enjoy superb sundowner ocean views from the terrace, a pleasant tea in the forecourt with its shady grapevine, or relax in the quiet privacy of the pool surrounds. Airy patios and bedroom balconies all make the most of the sweeping views, invigorating sunshine and fresh ocean breezes of the balmy KwaZulu-Natal climate. ... more   less 
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