Ambleside Umtentweni Self-catering Accommodation South Coast


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 is a three story house and has recently been built with the highest quality finishes. On the ground floor is the main bedroom with en-suite toilet and basin. Also on the ground floor is the granite fitted kitchen and bathroom with walk in shower. The living room with 50 inch plasma TV is on the first floor while the second floor is an attic bedroom. The East Wing can accommodate up to ten people as long as you don't mind sharing rooms.

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.

South Wing:
This was built in January 2015 to the highest standards. It consists of a studio apartment with a second room used as a living room or second bedroom. It can accommodate four guests but sleeper couches will allow up to seven. For those wanting privacy, you have your own garden.

All apartments have a flat screen satellite TV. We provide bed linen (except for the sleepercouches) but you have to bring your own towels. The kitchens are fully equipped with a gas hob, toaster, kettle and all kitchen utilities.

The swimming pool and Jacuzzi are 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

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • 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: -30.717324
Longitude: 30.475333

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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