Hillside Guesthouse


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A luxury guesthouse conveniently situated in the heart of the upmarket suburb of Umhlanga Rocks, minutes walking distance away from the beach (300 meters) and the vibrant Umhlanga Village (700 meters) but far enough away to have the benefit of peace and quiet after a long day at the beach or in the office - with private entrances & private patios.

In-Room facilities: We offer a choice of five luxury suites (just over 30 square meters), each homely and tastefully decorated with quality percale bedding to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. Our accommodations all have private entrances with private patios, air-conditioners, en suite bathrooms, with shower and bath, TV with personal DSTV decoders, under counter fridge, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, continental breakfast in your room, personal safe and hairdryer. Each suite is also fitted with an International Electrical Socket, free high speed WiFi and safe off road parking. Laundry services and beach towels are available on request.

Some attractions include: Gateway Theatre of Shopping the largest shopping center in the Southern hemisphere, boasting a range of indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities, including wave pool, putt-putt, a selection of state-of-the art cinemas, and a Virgin Active Gym - La Lucia Mall & Umhlanga Center.
The Umhlanga nightlife has an abundance of the best restaurants, offering every type of cuisine, as well as some of the hottest night spots in the North Coast region. The Umhlanga beaches and the Dolphin Coast are safe blue flag beaches with inviting golden sands are a five minutes’ walk away. Scuba diving, Dolphin viewing and a visit to the Natal Sharks Board can be arranged. There are many top Golf courses in the area including two Mount Edgecombe courses, Durban Country Club, and others up and down the famous KwaZulu Natal coast. We are 15 Minutes from Durban City Centre, the Durban ICC, and Durban's beaches. We have two casinos in the area being the Sibaya and Suncoast casinos for your gambling and entertainment pleasure. Ushaka Marine World has the largest waterpark in the Southern hemisphere, along with restaurants and shops. No visit to Durban and the North Coast would be complete without experiencing it. The ABSA (Kingspark) rugby stadium and the new landmark soccer stadium are both nearby.

The Sharks Board is the only institution of its kind in the world, offering guided tours, educational excursions, audio visual presentations, shark dissections and a large display of replica sharks are just some of the attractions. The Umhlanga lighthouse was built in 1954 and is a landmark of the area that should not be missed, standing only metres above the beach. The O'Connor Promenade is a wide, picturesque promenade with scenic views of the ocean with restaurants dotted here and there along the way.

The Dolphin Reef is found at Umdloti, just up the road from Umhlanga. This reef stretches for over two kilometres and is worth a visit for diving enthusiasts. The King Shaka International Airport is just 15 minutes away. The local Virginia Airport has a world recognised flight school and various other activities. The new Umhlanga city centre borders on Gateway Country Lodge. Umhlanga and the KwaZulu coastline has many more attractions which Ina and Eugene will be happy to inform you about.

Property Info

Contact: Hambela Central Reservations
Primary Number: 021 557 4674
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Address: Hillside Guesthouse, Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, South Africa


  • Air-conditioning
  • DSTV (Satellite Dish)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Service
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar-fridge
  • Safe in Room/Available
  • Swimming or Splash Pool
  • Wifi Free


  • Breakfast
  • Non-smoking Establishment

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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

Home away from home!

Stunning rooms and beautiful views. A newly built guest house surround by all the amenities that a business traveler or family could need. Run by an amazing couple who make you feel like you are in...

CandyBrezovic, 3 days ago Read full review
Weekend away

What a lovely guesthouse. Immaculate rooms with balconies overlooking the ships parked out to sea. We walked to the Umhlanga village for supper and were spoiled for choice. The village was buzzing...

harleyu, Durban, South Africa 1 week, 1 day ago Read full review
Great Location

Clean rooms and great hosts. I would recommend this B&B . Great location with goods views and new clean rooms. Close to Umhlanga city centre with a lot of restaurants and Bars in walking distance...

Durban_Born, 2 weeks ago Read full review
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