The Bluff, Durban
The area on the Durban coastline known as Bluff or ‘The Bluff’ is home to seven suburbs to Brighton Beach, Grosvenor, King’s Rest, Ocean View,
Previously purposed for navigational and military uses around the Durban Harbour, The Bluff is now a popular holiday destination, with extensive great accommodation and plentiful seaside recreation. The area is known for its abundant sea life, unspoilt beaches, sandy dunes, rock pools as well as a number of areas where you can enjoy water activities such as fishing, diving and surfing.
The Bluff is the ideal location for those, who want to enjoy the beauty and fun of the ocean without the stress of large crowds. It also forms a gateway to the South Coast and has many seaside resorts and fun attractions to visit.
This area offers total convenience as it is just a 20-minute drive from the City of Durban. You will find location such as the Durban Airport, the mashie miniature golf course and an 18-hole golf course, the yacht club, bird sanctuary and nature reserve.
With such a beautiful area you can imagine that there would be some beautiful accommodation offerings to enjoy during a visit. There are a number of resorts right by the ocean as well as bed & breakfast and self-catering guest houses and cottages to choose from.
Home, Food & Travel has compiled a list of some of the top accommodations in The Bluff. Have a look and see which one tickles your fancy.
Misty Blue Bed & Breakfast – Accommodation type: 4-star Bed & Breakfast
With views of the Indian Ocean, Misty Blue Bed & Breakfast offers unsurpassed luxury and relaxation by the sea. The local beach is a mere stroll away and South African-created artwork adorns the walls of the building.
All rooms are decorated with a very high degree of furnishing. Space and comfort are very much evident. Cooling sea breezes can be enjoyed on the patio. Secure off-street parking is available as well as free Wi-Fi within the house.
Breakfast is included in your stay if you are staying in the main house. Having breakfast indoors or al-fresco can be arranged.
All Seasons B&B – Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast
A home away from home, the All Seasons B&B is ideally situated along the east coast od KwaZulu-Natal. The owners aim to provide their guests with the best that Durban has to offer so they can go home with a truly memorable experience.
This lovely accommodation is just a short walk from the beach, so you can enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean from your room. The city centre is just 20 minutes away so those with a desire to explore won’t have a problem.
Guests can enjoy a dip in the pool, braai facilities as well as the outdoor kitchen and loungers deck.
Garvies Surf House – Accommodation type: Self-catering
A tropical escape in Durban, Garvies Surf House offers 4-star accommodation right by the beautiful Garvies beach. Perched on this pristine, sandy beach, you can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.
This accommodation is ideal for surfers and ocean lovers as you can easily make your way to the beach. The house has a wooden deck where you can sit together with friends and sip on sundowners as you enjoy the Durban sunshine.
The Tides Inn – Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast
A home away from home, The Tides Inn is a relaxed, family-run Bed & Breakfast that offer beautiful ocean views and stylishly decorated rooms. Business or pleasure, you will find what you are looking for is within easy reach.
Their rooms are well suited to either families or the discerning businessman. All rooms have private access and are en-suite. Three rooms offer full ocean views, one offers a corner sea view and the other has no sea view, but is wheelchair- friendly.
Holidaymakers will rejoice knowing that The Tides Inn offers rock pool adventures, fishing, swimming and surfing right in its back yard, and myriad amenities nearby, such as a golf course and Virgin Active gym.
Hamelin Guest House – Accommodation type: Guest House
Situated on the southern side of the harbour, Hamelin Guest House offers quality accommodation in a perfect environment for rest and rejuvenation. With the International Airport 40km away and Durban Central less than 14km away, this accommodation is also ideal for business travellers.
All rooms have double beds that can be rearranged as two single beds; all have en-suite shower and toilet facilities. Tea and coffee making facilities provided, all have a TV with DStv and also Wi-Fi. Executive Rooms are larger and harbour facing.
The southern coast beaches of Amanzimtoti and Kingsburgh are just a short trip away.
The Boshoff Self Catering House – Accommodation type: Self-catering
A family-managed guest house, The Boshoff Self Catering House offers a refuge of relaxation, tranquillity and genuine hospitality for all their guests. Not only does this accommodation offer a unique blend of sophistication and simplicity, it is also wheelchair friendly.
The house comes with three bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, separate bathroom with a toilet and a lounge area. Secure parking is available for three to four vehicles at a time and free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the building.
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