One of the most well-known holiday destinations in South Africa, the coastal city of Durban is interesting in more ways than one. Durban is popular for its beaches and surf spots. Apart from having fun on the beach, there are many other activities to engage in. The city’s colonial history is fascinating on its own. Durban Botanical Gardens is the oldest surviving garden in Africa and is considered a national asset. For adventurous souls, go for an exciting shark-watching tour. Foodies will enjoy the excellent fine-dining options around. Moreover, Durban is also surrounded by a number of picturesque coastal towns and villages which you can’t miss. To serve as your home base, go through this list of the best chalets near Durban, South Africa.
1. Pet-friendly retreat on the beachfront (from USD 106)
Featuring four bedrooms and three full baths, this beachfront chalet is big enough to accommodate up to eight guests at a time. So, if you are planning a holiday with a group of friends and family, this property is worth checking out. The living-cum-dining area is well-furnished and cozy.
If you like to cook your own food even while on a vacation, the kitchenette in this house will come in handy. Outside, there is a scenic garden with furnished patio where you can just sit back and relax with some hot tea. A private swimming pool is also on the premises. Pets are allowed on the property, too.
STARFISH CHALETDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2. Charming couples’ haven with patio and BBQ grill (from USD 46)
If you are planning a romantic getaway soon, this charming cottage in the coastal town of Amanzimtoti will treat you well. Perfect for two people, this property consists of a single bedroom with king-size bed and an attached bathroom with a separate shower stall and bath tub. The living area is equipped with a nice sofa, flat-screen TV, and work desk.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, a private pool, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. They also have a patio with a garden and BBQ grill. Pets are welcome here.
PET FRIENDLY, spacious cosy cottage in AmanzimtotiAmanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cottage is fully equipped and comfortablethe bedroom is huge and it has a sittingroom and seperate kitchen
Cleanliness:it is clean and tidyit's clean and extremely quieta clean pleasant environment to relax inwell maintained clean and spaciousthe place is very clean and comfortable
Host:the hosts are friendly and welcomingotto and shirley are the most gracious hostsgreat place and great hostsotto and shirley are amazing hostsotto and shirley are fantastic hosts and very kind peopleRead more reviews
Location:the place is ideally locatedwonderful place to stay in amanzimtoti located close to the beaches and mallit is cosy and bright and in a great location 5 min drive from the beachwe would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a break and relaxa cozy place ideally located and pet friendly with a greatly accommodative host
3. Self-contained studio in a beachfront motel (from USD 52)
This is a cozy studio ideal for a perfect romantic holiday. it is located in a beachfront motel that has a total of seven independent studios. This unit consists of a double bed and a small kitchenette with an electric kettle, hot plate, fridge, and microwave. Basic cooking and barbecue facilities are also provided to guests.
Sitting right across the beach, the motel has a lovely deck with outdoor furniture. From this deck, mesmerizing views of the ocean can be enjoyed while having a good lunch. Guests will enjoy direct access to the beach.
Surf Motel Umdloti - Beach Front Chalet 5Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Cleanliness:rooms are clean and well keptthe beach is pristine and accommodation is clean and very comfortable with great amenitiesexcellent facilities (serviced daily clean quiet) and the sea is at your doorstepts a wonderful place with a wonderful host clean and beautiful views
Host:host was extremely friendlyjeff is a good hostking host kind staff amazing viewsall around great host and experiencefriendly staff and management who are on the premises and available to assist when such is neededRead more reviews
Location:comfortable accommodation close to the beachgreat beachside locationsuperb place in amazing locationan amazing place perfect locationgreat stay and the location is just perfect
4. Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden (from USD 29)
A couples’ retreat in the heart of Hillcrest, this property is easily accessible from all the major freeways. This one-bedroom one-bathroom house cottage can comfortably accommodate two guests. It has a well-furnished and well-lit living area and a modest kitchenette with a breakfast counter.
If you like reading, there is a shelf with numerous interesting books. A dedicated work desk is also provided. The property sits on a beautiful garden with a pool and an outdoor patio with furniture that overlooks all the beautiful blooms.
Garden Paradise, Hillcrest, KZNHillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:fresh flowers greeted me on my arrival plus goodies for breakfastthe cottage is clean with nice bedding and shower as well as great wifi and dstva comfortable space with a great desk and chair if you need to do some workcomfortable beautifull and relaxing
Cleanliness:very lovely place very clean exquisite touches
Host:accommodating and friendly host amandashe has been an amazing host really welcomingamanda is a super hostshe hosts you as a special guest and i really enjoyed her conversation and sharingvalue for money and a fantastic hostRead more reviews
Location:a beautiful place close to everything in hillcrestabsolutely loved the location (everything and then some is just a stone throw away) and the bathroomgreat location well appointed private and comfortableperfect location for busamed hospital and hillcrest cbd - easy to findgreat gem in a beautiful place and location excellent service and great value
5. State-of-the-art apartment near the beach (from USD 108)
Located on the famous Hibiscus Coast, this beautiful apartment has an open-floor plan and boasts three bedrooms and four bathrooms to comfortably house up to six guests. A kitchen is available in the unit so you can cook your own food. There’s air conditioning, laundry facilities, a TV, and a dedicated workspace.
Free on-site parking and access to a shared pool are provided to guests, too. This property is located very close to the business center and main beach in Scottsburgh.
Luxury Apartment Sea Horse 17Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Amenities & Room:neat and spacious apartment with a nice viewthe apartment is nice with the biggest draw being the view
Cleanliness:kitchen can do with a deep cleanthe flat is spacious modern and was perfectly clean
Host:magda met us quickly on arrival and was helpfulRead more reviews
Location:very well located with supermarkets and restaurants close byclose to nice restaurants and shopsthe location was great just steps to restaurants and bars
6. Gorgeous thatched-roof beach house with a pool (from USD 38)
This charming beach house with traditional thatched roofs is just 500 meters (1640 feet) from the ocean and boasts a warm and serene ambiance. It has four cozy bedrooms and can sleep up to six people pretty comfortably.
The kitchen is well-equipped with all the pantry basics and essential appliances required for cooking a decent meal. Outside, there is a beautiful garden and a private pool, too. Free on-site car parking is available on the property, as well.
INYANGA PLACE, PEACE AND TRANQUILITYMtwalume, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Amenities & Room:kitchen amenities are also excellent
Cleanliness:lovely neat and tidy and clean cottage for a large familyRead more reviews
Location:great house close to the beach and well equippedgorgeous place full of interesting nooks and crannies not your average beach house
7. Kali Zoe Guest Suites (from USD 44)
This property offers luxurious private suites with a kitchenette, work desk, flat-screen TV, and a comfy seating area. All units here are air-conditioned and can accommodate up to four people at a time. If you are on a family vacation, do check this place out.
Wireless Internet can be accessed for free throughout the property. Outside, there is a terrace, a garden with a dining area, and barbecue facilities. There is also an inner courtyard with a view. Airport pickup and drop-off service can be provided to guests at an additional charge.
Kali Zoe Guest Suites - Luxurious, Airconditioned & Hygienic - 4 SLEEPER UNITS - DURBAN NORTH - Perfect for Families
Address: 138 Haig Road Cottage 1 (Single Storey)
Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Family rooms Free parking
Find a home away from home near Durban
Be it a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a vacation with friends, the experience becomes all the more fulfilling if you find homey accommodation. These chalets near Durban will give you that very feel of a home. Do check out these luxurious properties and book the one you like.
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