This is a lovely place, and well situated---either to avoid the crowds and noise of the city, or as a night-stop on the way to the KZN game parks. We were on our way to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park.
Our party was in the suite above the garage, which has 2 en-suite bedrooms, plus lounge, and kitchen. It’s fully equipped with tea and coffee, a fridge, microwave, TV and DVD in the room, plus plates and cutlery. If the weather is good, there is a braai (barbecue) area by the pool that guests can use, then you wouldn’t need the kitchen. The balcony has stunning views down over the indigenous garden (with fragrant frangipani trees) to the sea and rocky beach.
Unfortunately, when we were there it was pouring so we could not eat outside, nor really enjoy the sea views much, although we could tell they were wonderful. The stairs up to the suite were very slippery in the rain, so we had to be careful.
Lock-up garage for guests cars is a great feature, for many reasons, not least of which are all the vervet monkeys that live around here---very mischievous creatures that try to get into everything.
If the weather is good, breakfast is served on the balcony overlooking the beach and many mornings you’ll see dolphins swim past. On rainy days, Sue serves breakfast inside (as was our case).
The breakfast was excellent: fruit, cereal, juices, joghurt; cooked eggs (fresh from her chickens running around on the grass outside), bacon, sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes; toast with home-made jam and marmalade; tea or coffee. Sue and her husband are wonderful hosts, who chatted about the local sights, life in South Africa etc, and made sure that we had everything that we needed.
We paid R450 pp for bed and fully cooked breakfast. No charge for kids under 5 years. But I think prices have increased a little very recently. 50% deposit required.
As you leave the highway for the Salt Rock/Sheffield Beach turn-off, there is a shopping mall, with a Super Spar, banks, a Topps Liquor Store, and a pleasant restaurant called BBM---where we ate, as it wasn’t possible to braai at our B&B. Some of us had the fish of the day, which was a local Red Roman. Delicious. Reasonably priced too.
It's about 15-20 minutes north of Durban’s King Shaka Airport. Take the N2 north to exit 214 and cross the bridge back over the highway towards Salt Rock. The web page gives full directions.
Contact Sue Stiles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 32 525 8079