Salt Rock Manor: Comfortable stay, warm hospitality in Salt Rock, Ballito

Salt Rock Manor

When it comes to memorable stays along the KZN North Coast, look no further than the Salt Rock Manor. It is definitely among the best accommodation offerings in Salt Rock, Ballito.

Driving through the meandering Dunkirk Crescent in Salt Rock, we recently found ourselves this hidden gem. The Salt Rock Manor is located amongst numerous overhanging trees and makes for a scenic stay.

The small town of Salt Rock is located just to the north of Ballito – about 40km north of Durban. The town has long been a popular destination for tourists and this trend is continuing, especially with the amount of development that is currently taking place along the north coast of the KZN.

We were warmly received by the owner, Kim Blevin, who assured us we would be well looked after during our stay – I am happy to say, we were. We enjoyed the company of her staff, Sadie and Katie, who always greeted us with a smile and were always eager to ensure our stay was nothing short of amazing.

I would definitely say that it was their warm hospitality that made our stay memorable.

The guesthouse’s close proximity to the beach and a number of local restaurants, as well as stalls, makes for a great location.

The timeless elegance found at the Salt Rock Manor certainly made for an enjoyable visit.

Accommodation and Conferencing at Salt Rock Manor

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.

I spent the night in Suite 3 and it consisted of a Queen-sized bed and two single beds. The room with the Queen-sized bed had a view of their luscious garden area.

I can confidently assume that the other guests we stayed with also had an amazing stay.

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.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is found throughout and, thus, guarantees a great stay for businessmen, looking for a peaceful stopover on the North Coast.

I found the Salt Rock Manor an ideal venue to host a conference or private functions. Small groups can be accommodated comfortably in their facilities and the venue allows for a great retreat.

Facilities at Salt Rock Manor

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.

Their rooms allow visitors to prepare their own meals thanks to their self-catering facilities. We were delighted at the fact that the team had prepared us a tasty breakfast.

Note: Breakfasts can be arranged for guests by prior arrangement.

For those book worms out there, the Salt Rock Manor has a library on offer. The reception area is decorated with bespoke paintings and photographs compiled by local artists.

Secure parking is found at this establishment and adds to your peace of mind.

Reviews from other previous Salt Rock Manor guests

“The owner was available whenever we needed her staff was very friendly. The place is very neat and clean,” wrote Thulisile on their TripAdvisor page.

Dr. Manoj C. Sindagi added; “Fantastic place to relax and rest for the night after a long intercontinental flight. Close to the Durban airport, this is a well-equipped & cosy home. The hostess, Kim, is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable. The place is very well kept and well worth staying, if you are in the area.”

“Thank you so much Kim. Everything was perfect! I will definitely be back and can recommend this accommodation to anyone coming to this area. The extra touches were so thoughtful and appreciated,” said Natalie Dura

Salt Rock Manor is located at 5 Dunkirk Cresent, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast. Call 032 525 4076 or email Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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