Offering an outdoor pool, Carisford Lodge is situated in Clansthal, nestled between Scottburgh and Umkomaas. The lodge offers self-catering apartments with some units enjoying views of the Indian Ocean. The units are cascaded between lush subtropical gardens and come with a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, DSTV and private BBQ area. The lodge is a 5-minute walk from Clansthal beach, a pristine private beach flanked by natural rock pools and unending coastal views. The area is popular for diving as it is close to Aliwal Shoal and there are several pristine golf courses within close range from the property. The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 83 km away.
Laundry service on request.
The entertainment area boasts a stunning lapa and pool ideal for all functions and events. It has a flat screen TV with full dstv for all those memorable sporting moments.
Clansthal is a small village situated on the Umdoni Coast of KwaZulu-Natal about 40km from Durban between Umkomaas and Scottburgh. The outstanding feature of this secluded village is the breathtaking beach, a long secluded stretch of white sand which stretches all the way to Scottburgh and is used only by the locals and the odd shore fisherman. In fact one can walk along the beach to the Scotts Bay beach in Scottburgh and along the way take in Green Point Lighthouse, a national heritage site. The lighthouse was built on this spot to warn shipping of the proximity of the world-renowned Aliwal Shoal, where you can do so some spectacular diving. There is also an excellent, world-class surfing break at the lighthouse.
Nature lovers can enjoy the nature nearby Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve and the Oribi Gorge. Vernon Crookes is largely grassland and forested ravines and lies on a plateau overlooking the green hills of KwaZulu Natal, intermittently scattered with the odd mud hut. From Clansthal it is an easy drive to Scottburgh with its restaurants and shops or you can be in Durban in about 30 minutes. There are numerous golf courses in the area the closest being in Scottburgh.
Fishermen will not be disappointed – there are two excellent fishing spots in Clansthal.
For those of you looking for a quiet retreat but with easy access to some buzz, Clansthal fits the bill perfectly.
In Room Facilities:
All units are air-conditioned and features an open plan kitchen and living area with DSTV. Guests can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen or barbecue in the unit's private garden.
Clansthal is quite popular with divers, golfers, nature lovers, holiday makers and adventure seekers alike for its sandy beaches, world top 10 dive location (Aliwal Shoal), pristine golf courses, various nature reserves, including Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve and Oribi Gorge and activities like Crock world which has a wide range of reptiles, birds and aquarium fish.
Wake up to the sound of the waves on one of the most renown surfing beaches on the South Coast (Green point), watch the dolphins playing in the waves, spot a whale further out or stroll to the point from which you can see the Lighthouse.