Self Catering at 2 Fourth Avenue, Umtentweni, 4235, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Ambleside

Ambleside is located on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and only an hour's drive from Durban, in the picturesque and tranquil village of Umtentweni. We are 80 metres from a deserted beach and you can wake up to the sound of the Indian Ocean as you take a leisurely breakfast around the sparkling heated pool. The garden has a natural stream running through it that attracts the local wildlife.

Ambleside is away from the busy holiday resorts of the South Coast but everything is still very close, especially Port Shepstone Country Club with facilities for golf, tennis, squash and bowls. There are many other PGA listed golf courses in the locality. Shelly Beach is a 15 minute drive away with a cinema and shopping malls. A 35 minute drive away is the Wild Coast casino while inland there are the nature reserves Lake Eland and Oribi Gorge.

For the energetic there is deep sea surf and river fishing, world-ranked dive sites, hiking trails, kayaking, and local tennis and bowls clubs. The nearby Oribi Gorge boasts the highest swing in the world (33 storeys high) as well as abseiling, river rafting, mountain biking and hiking trails.


The East Wing:
The East Wing has recently been built with the highest quality finishes and consists of two large bedrooms, one with an en-suite toilet and wash basin, a separate kitchen with granite work surfaces, washing machine and large fridge/freezer and a bathroom with a large walk in shower. There is no living room but the second bedroom has a TV, dining table and chairs and a two-sleeper couch. It can accommodate four people but the sleeper couch will allow two more.

The North Wing:
The North Wing has a living room/kitchen with fridge/freezer, bathroom and two bedrooms. Ideally it can accommodate four people but two sleeper couches in the living room will also allow two more.

Both the East and North Wings have a flat screen TV with a DVD player. Full DStv is provided. We also provide all bed linen and towels. Both kitchens are fully equipped with a gas hob, toaster, kettle and all kitchen utilities.

The swimming pool is heated with solar panels and there are braai facilities in the garden.


Nine PGA ranked golf courses
We have our own tennis and bowling clubs in our village
Major shopping centres (Shelly Beach Centre and South Coast Mall)
Scuba diving (Shelly Beach - 15km)
Shark cage diving (Shelly Beach)
Crocodile Farm (Scottburgh and Southbroom)
Snake and Bird Park (15km)
Cinemas at Shelly Beach Centre
Port Shepstone Country Club (2kms) offers golf, tennis, squash, bowls, etc
Oribi Gorge (25km) - nature reserve for animals and birds
Lake Eland (30km) nature reserve with lots of wildlife
Oribi Gorge Adventure Centre for white water rafting, abseiling and tree swinging
Butterfly farm (Ramsgate)
Various markets
Frolicking dolphin / whale safaris (Shelly Beach)
Deep sea fishing
Pony club (Sea Park)
Wild Coast Casino (+-50km)

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In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Accreditations (as claimed by Ambleside)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly RecommendedSouth Coast Tourism (Hibiscus Coast)

Price Range
Available on request

Contact: Mike Davies

Tel: +27 (0)39 695-1317
Mobile: +27 (0)82 637-6288
Skype: mikedav123

Physical Address:
Ambleside, 2 Fourth Avenue, Umtentweni, 4235, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -30.121466666
Longitude: 30.79822222188889

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 120km
Margate Airport - 25km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Travellers' Reviews

Wow, I am really speechless. Our stay at ambleside was awesome. Everything about it, the rooms, swimming pool, a very short walk to the beach and above...

M. Ntuba, Lesotho Travellers' Rating


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