Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

The towns of Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock are widely considered to be some of the top holiday destinations in the Kwa-Zulu Natal.

The towns are located north of Ballito and about 40 minutes north of Durban. This makes for a great weekend excursion for families in the eThekweni area and is a great destination for those who enjoy pristine beaches and sub-tropical climates.

The newly build Tiffany’s Shopping Mall in Salt Rock has seen a number of restaurants and local businesses pop up. This modern shopping centre is not the only attraction in Salt Rock, with their picturesque beaches and fishing spots.

Shaka’s Rock is located just to the south of Salt Rock and can also boast impressive scenery. Named after the legendary Shaka Zulu, the town is renowned for their perfect scuba diving spots.

Home Food and Travel has created a list of Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock that include hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering accommodation and guest houses.

Lalaria Lodge-Accommodation Type-Five Star Guest House

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

The Lalaria Lodge in Shaka’s Rock definitely deserves its place as one of the region’s top accommodation establishments. An exclusive retreat is expected at this five star accommodation due to the fact that they only have five rooms. For those that get the chance to visit, they can expect an elegant and relaxing atmosphere amongst the luxury. The spacious deck on the premises allows for uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and makes for a great place to sit back and relax.

Each of their rooms is modern in their furnishings and maintains the elegance that this establishment aims at. The selection of either sea or pool views are the decisions that visitors have to make upon staying. Their Landlord Suite is the most prestigious of their rooms with its 134 square metre suite and 180 degree views of the ocean. Each of their rooms are tastefully furnished and includes air-conditioning, king-sized beds with percale cotton sheets to name but a few. The Lalaria Lodge has a stunning swimming pool which tops off an already impressive stay.

Telephone:  032 5255789. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Meander Manor-Accommodation Type-Four Star Guest Lodge

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

A luxury stay is expected at the Meander Manor Guest Lodge in Shaka’s Rock. Conference meetings of up to 350 people can be accommodated for. All the necessary equipment and technologies can be found at this guest lodge, thus making for an ideal business retreat. This top establishment also serves as a wedding venue and thanks to their newly built chapel, allows for a complete wedding package.

This four star guest lodge offers guests either sea facing or non-sea facing rooms. Each of their rooms are individually styled and modern bathrooms are expected. A large swimming pool is available for those who choose the Meander Manor.

Telephone:  032 525 8107. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Petite Provence-Accommodation Type-Four Star B&B

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

The quaint town of Salt Rock plays host to the Petite Provence Boutique B&B. This French-styled guest house is predominately a bed and breakfast establishment, however they do also offer self-catering facilities as well. Breakfasts can be enjoyed on their shaded terraces. The owners intend for visitors to feel as though they are spending a holiday in the south of France. Located a mere 300m from the main beach in Salt Rock makes for an ideal destination.

This four star rated accommodation in Salt Rock has a number of restaurants nearby for visitors to choose from. The Petite Provence is able to boast 14 en-suite bedrooms as well as a Garden Cottage. Each of their rooms are all individually decorated and manage to keep the French Provencal styling. Complimentary Wi-Fi, DStv, cotton percale linen as well as a patio and private entrance are but a few of the amenities offered by the Petite Provence.

Telephone:  032 525 5316. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Salt Rock Hotel Beach Resort-Accommodation Type-Three Star Hotel

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

The Salt Rock Hotel has been an iconic destination for a number of years. This establishment is comprised of Salt Rock Hotel, Salt Rock Caravan Park, Salt Rock Palms Timeshare, Salt Rock Country Club, Salt Rock Shopping Centre and Salt Rock Garage. Visitors can expect breath-taking sea views thanks to the hotel’s close proximity to the ocean. The town of Salt Rock owes a lot to the founders of the hotel, Basil and Gwen Hulett, who helped form Salt Rock as it is today. This child friendly accommodation has eight conference rooms, a spa as well as an on-site restaurant.

All of their en-suite rooms have DStv, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.  Visitors can choose from their range of rooms, namely their standard, air-conditioned or deluxe rooms. The prospect of falling asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean is expected at the Salt Rock Hotel. This establishment also serves as a great wedding venue and is the ideal destination for the whole family.

Telephone:  032 5255025. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

C’est La Vie Beach House-Accommodation Type-Guest House

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

The C’est La Vie Beach House is a two-storey self-catering accommodation that has five bedrooms, making it perfect for large families, groups of friends, weekend getaways and even corporate functions. The bedrooms are all air-conditioned and come with either a King-sized, Queen-sized or single beds. All beds are fitted with comfortable linen that is changed weekly or on request. The house can accommodate around ten adults and two children.

The lounge is spacious, open-plan and air-conditioned for your comfort. The lounge opens up to the large patio where you will find the built-in braai facilities. You can enjoy a traditional South African braai right by the ocean. The patio has stacking glass doors which allow you to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the ocean whether the doors are open or closed. Visitors can expect a memorable stay at this high end establishment. Read more here…

Telephone:  066 263 8979. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Sea Gem Beach House-Accommodation Type-Guest House

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka’s Rock

One of the first homes built in Shaka’s Rock on the Dolphin Coast,  The Sea Gem Beach House is centrally located and within a short distance from two of the Dolphin Coasts most famous beaches. The secure location and beautiful views make it the perfect escape for friends and family to enjoy. This 50-year-old beach house has been renovated in order to provide you with comfort and tranquillity while still maintaining some historic charm. The house is owned and run by a family who does their best to provide you with excellent service during your stay.

The beach house has two floors and comes with four bedrooms, making it perfect for a group of friends or a large family trying to find a great place to enjoy a beachside vacation. The house can accommodate up to 10 adults or eight adults, two children and two infants. Single mattresses and cots will be provided and children under the age of 12 stay for free. Read more here…

Telephone:  084 557 008. Make a reservation, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Salt Rock Manor- Accommodation Type- Guest House

Top Accommodation in Salt Rock and Shaka's Rock

The Salt Rock Manor is ideally situated within the area of Salt Rock and makes for an ideal getway.
This establishment has seven self-catering rooms available for visitors to choose from. Each one of their suites manages to maintain the privacy of its occupants. Each of their rooms is tastefully decorated and maintains a sense of elegance. This elegance is found throughout the guest house and is highlighted by the wooden furnishings that can be observed. The rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities.

The highlight of the outside area has to be their stunning swimming pool. The alluring blue colour is often a welcome sight for many a weary traveller. Sundowners on their outside area make for the perfect end to a day whilst admiring all of the natural beauty found throughout the Salt Rock Manor. Read more here…

Telephone:  083 252 6787 . Make a reservation, Click here.  Find out more, Click here.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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