Anchor's Rest in Umhlanga Rocks is the place to head for if your idea of heaven is a sub-tropical climate, sun-drenched beaches and golden sunsets. Because of its ideal climate, warm seas and safe swimming beaches, Umhlanga Rocks has always been a preferred holiday destination, drawing visitors both locally and from overseas.
At Anchor's Rest we offer spacious, private guest suites in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, just a short walk to restaurants, shops and the golden beaches of Umhlanga. It is also the perfect base from which travellers can visit our numerous game reserves, hike through the Drakensberg Mountains or have an African experience by coming face to face with Africa's Big 5.
Children over the age of 10 years are welcome.
Each guest suite has a private entrance and patio with barbeque facilities. The suites are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, with shower and bath, TV with personal DSTV decoders, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, personal safe and hairdryer. Each suite has a private lounge that leads onto a secluded patio, lush tropical gardens or a sea facing pool deck. Three of the suites have a well-appointed kitchen, which allows for self-catering with ease.
Should you decide to go for the B&B option, you can choose between a hearty continental breakfast, or a full style English breakfast that is served with fresh fruit juices, steaming filter coffee and a selection of the finest teas
After a busy day sight seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, you can relax in tranquil surroundings, or unwind around the sparkling swimming pool and enjoy the balmy, tropical air.
In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or stroll into Umhlanga to enjoy a variety of cuisine at any number of good, quality restaurants.
Secure off-street parking is provided for guests, as well as a laundry service at an additional cost.
Honesty bar with large screen TV
Free wireless internet
Credit card facilities for Visa, MasterCard,Diners and American Express
Secure off-street parking
Airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged to suit guests as we have an in-house tour guide
Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort town of Umhlanga to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Situated on the east coast of South Africa, just north of the vibrant port city of Durban on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Umhlanga has some of the best South African up-market accommodation. Umhlanga also has tour operators, a wealth of entertainment, shops, restaurants, nature trails and world class shopping centres, all in a secure environment. The spectacular Gateway Theatre of Shopping Centre and Sibvaya Casino are some of the key attractions, as well as up-market office parks and first world golf courses. The golden sandy beaches stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometers all the way to the spectacular Greater St Lucia Westland Park, a World Heritage Site.
In Room Facilities:
The large, superior rooms have a private entrance and patio with barbecue facilities. The two roomed suite has a private entrance with barbecue facilities available on the guests patio.
All rooms have the following facilities:
en suite bathrooms
air conditioning with ceiling fans
heating for the occasional chilly evening in winter
flat screen TV with a personal DSTV decoder
books and magazines
complimentary bathroom toiletries
irons and ironing boards in large, superior rooms
well equipped kitchenettes in self catering rooms
Ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will be in their element - surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, dolphin viewing and kite boarding are just some of the many activities available on this wonderful stretch of coastline.
For the serious golfers there are many superb golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Umhlanga.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of Africa's largest super regional retail destinations. Under one roof you will find: Barnyard Theatre, Ster Kinekor cinema, Cinema Nouveau, rock climbing wall, artificial waves, skateboard park, countless retail stores, Fantasy Forest which is a delight for children, a Science Park which is for the more seriously minded children plus over 30 restaurants and more.
The Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom combines elements inspired by traditional Zulu life with western technology.
The Umhlanga Lagoon Reserve Nature Trails offers guided nature walks where you can enjoy the beauty of the forest and a leisurely stroll along the beach back to the Breakers Resort.
The Umgeni River Bird Park with their newly opened African Aviary boasting over 100 African birds is just a 15 minute drive from Umhlanga.
KiteSurf/Standup Paddleboard - located on the beach in nearby La Lucia where you can learn to get into the fastest growing water sport in the world.
Hawaan Forest Trail Guided Nature Walks is situated over the M4 Freeway. This is a small remnant of a pristine dry coastal forest that is rich in biodiversity.
Umhlanga is also a paradise for the romantically inclined and many couples either get married here or spend their honeymoon in Umhlanga.
KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board offer show times with Shark dissections as well as a Curio Shop and a Shark Museum. For the more adventurous you can take an early morning boat trip to see the shark nets being cleared off Durban's Golden Mile, as well as watching schools of dolphins passing by and perhaps see an occasional whale.