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Spindrift Guest House
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I have stayed here several times for a couple of weeks at a time, when I travel with work. We just love it. It's rural settings (out of season), peace and quiet, and with easy access to the beach, restaurants, basic shops, the N2 highway and the airport, all makes Spindrift our only choice. Judy and Pat always have the place spotless, everything works - it really is like coming home. Our favourite is the Lourie cottage.

Room Tip: Lourie is ground floor which means no stairs. The other suites have amazing sea views but with steps...
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Spindrift is an affordable option for any traveller. Even though there is no direct view of he ocean, one is merely short walk from the beach. The hosts and cleaners are friendly and welcoming. We arrived late at night with no problem to access the guesthouse at the late hour.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Heinrich T
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, I and our 17 month old stayed at this wonderful venue. Perfect location, quiet and well maintained with all amenities covered, even serviced units daily. Owners are hands on and check on you often. Will be back!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Have stayed here several times over the years and I have to say I would not stay anywhere else in Umdloti.
Judy and her husband Pat are very welcoming and attentive without crowding you.
The Kingfisher apartment has a large balcony, a braai and fantastic views of the Indian ocean. You are literally a three minute walk from the sea.
Always leave feeling totally relaxed and itching to return.

Room Tip: If you can book the Kingfisher you will not be dissapointed
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

My wife and I stayed at Spindrift Guest House three nights at the end of January 2016. The spacious room has beautiful terrace with stunning view on the ocean. The house is surrounded with beautiful garden with lots of birds. You feel like in a heaven. Judy, the host, is very nice and friendly. Strongly recommended!

Stayed: January 2016
Thank Jaromír G
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here for more than one occasion, very nice accommodation just be mindful of the monkeys as this is a nature reserve, walking distance to the beach and the owner Judy is very nice, will recommend it anytime awesome place.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

I usually keep an eye on the birding and wildlife potential offered by any accommodation that I book on my travels. The allure of doing some bird photography and viewing whilst on other business or pleasure is an opportunity not to be missed. And Spindrift came out tops in both its proximity to nature and the quality of the accommodation it provides. The facility is on the edge of the indigenous forest in Umdhloti. The owners are very nature conscious and their efforts in preserving the natural environment lends itself to the presence of some very uncommon bird species on the property. Whilst I was there I was fortunate to mark up three Southern African bird species that I had not seen before. But enough for the nature-what of the accommodation? I spent three nights in the Loerie cottage comprising a lounge and kitchenette and a separate bedroom and en suite bathroom-now thats a lot of space to move in, in a bed and breakfast establishment-but space well appreciated. Good bed, good mattress, clean linen which is chnaged daily, bathroom accessories included soap lotion-I would have preferred a bar of soap rather. The kitchen has sufficient uitensils to allow for a good self catering experience. The area is very peaceful, safe and quiet (with a lot of bird chirping of course). The beach is within two hundred metres of the facility and access to a long stretch of good sea shore is available. The owners are very friendly and I spent some good time chatting to them. And all of this for R650 for the Loerie unit per night (without breakfast and for two people. This accommodation must rank very highly as one of the bed and breakfast gems close to Durban-highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Address: 10 Fifth Avenue | Umdloti Beach, Durban, Kwazulu, Natal , South Africa, Umdloti 4350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umdloti
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Umdloti
Price Range: C$3 - C$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Spindrift Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded, Upmarket, self-catering units situated in a small coastal town on the East Coast. Beautiful, subtropical garden surrounded by coastal forest overlooking the sea. All units have magnificent sea views and we're only 180 metres from a lovely swimming beach. Whales and dolphins frequently seen between July - January Abundant bird life for enthusiasts. ... more   less 

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