Anchors Rest Guest House in Umhlanga Rocks, Accommodation in Durban

Anchor's Rest Guest House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Anchor's Rest Guest House

Anchor's Rest offers Bed & Breakfast or Self-catering accommodation in upmarket, private guest suites in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks just a two-minute walk to the golden beaches of Umhlanga in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Anchor's Rest has everything to offer the holiday maker or business person, with tropical surroundings, beautiful beaches, easy access to good shopping and restaurant facilities, as well as being located close to business parks, sports clubs, tourist attractions, the Sibaya Casino, Gateway Shoppertainment Centre and many top quality 18 hole golf courses.


Anchor's Rest accommodation consists of three superior rooms with well-equipped kitchenettes which can be taken on a bed and breakfast basis, or a self catering basis and one standard sea facing room. Please note we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10 years.

Each of the suites offers the following facilities:
• Private entrance with patio and barbecue facilities
• Air conditioning plus ceiling fans
• En-suite bathroom with shower and bath
• Tea and coffee making facilities plus a small fridge
• Personal DSTV decoder for satellite TV
• Free Wireless Internet
• Safes, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards
• Books and magazines for guests' reading pleasure
• All suites are available with, or without breakfast
• Open plan bedroom and lounge area which opens onto the patio.

Anchor's Rest provides excellent security, including electric fencing all round, alarms on the gates and CCTV watching each external entrance. A solar heated pool is provided for greater swimming comfort throughout the year.

Yellowwood Room:
Large, luxuriously appointed garden suite which sleeps two adults in either a king size bed, or two single beds. This room is often referred to as the "Honeymoon Suite" as it is private and spacious where you can relax in the lounge area, or on the private patio enjoying the bird life in the indigenous trees. Honeymoon couples are welcomed to Anchor's Rest with a complimentary cold bottle of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates.

The Yellowwood room also has a well appointed kitchenette with allows for self catering with ease. There is an open plan bedroom and small lounge area which opens onto a private, covered patio. The garden is a semi tropical delight and has an abundance of bird life which are attracted to the bird feeders and bird bath under the trees.

Cheetah Room:
Large beautifully appointed garden suite sleeps two adults. This self contained suite features a modern en-suite bathroom and a well appointed kitchenette. This suite has a large corner bath and shower, which is ideal for a long, luxurious soak! The large covered patio is ideal for outdoor living and is a superb braai (BBQ), area. Situated in the garden away from other guest rooms, you have the feeling of being in a private garden apartment.

Strelitzia Room:
A large, luxuriously appointed suite overlooking the pool and tropical garden. This suite has a large, private patio with an electric sun awning, which is ideal for protection from the hot midday sun or to make your evening barbecue that bit cosier. This suite accommodates two people in either a king size bed, or two single beds, with a large en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath.

The Coral Room:
The Coral room overlooks the sparkling swimming pool and offers guests a large en suite bathroom. The en suite bathroom has a separate shower and bath where you can soak off the cares of the day, or refresh yourself after a day of sun bathing or sight-seeing.
There is a queen size bed with crisp cotton percale which ensures a luxurious, good night’s sleep.

The veranda off the Coral room is ideal for relaxing or enjoying a sun downer – while gazing out to sea, or watching a glorious, semi tropical sunset.

The Aloe Room:
The Aloe room also overlooks the sparkling swimming pool and has a large, modern en suite shower. There is a double size bed, again with crisp cotton percale which entices you to relax and unwind for a restful night’s sleep.

The veranda off the Aloe room has the same peaceful outlook as the Coral room.


At Anchor's Rest you can choose between "self catering" or the "bed & breakfast" option. Should you decide to go for the bed & breakfast option, a full cooked breakfast, as well as the option of a hearty continental breakfast is served in the dining room, or on the patio - weather permitting.


After a busy day sight seeing, or sun tanning on the beach, you can relax around a sparkling pool, enjoying the magnificent weather of the Sugar Coast and the warm hospitality of the hosts. In the evening, bar-b-que under the stars, dine al fresco in the gardens, or walk into Umhlanga to enjoy local seafood at any number of good quality restaurants.

Secure off street parking is provided for guests, as well as a laundry service at an additional cost. Airport transfers, car hire and private tours can be arranged to suit guests. Wireless internet access throughout the whole guesthouse.

Nearby sporting facilities include: golf, tennis, squash, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, horse riding, surfing, micro light flights, skate boarding, ten pin bowling and mini golf. Comprehensive sports club facilities are available in nearby La Lucia.

ABOUT UMHLANGA ROCKS - "the Sugar Coast"

With its ideal climate, warm seas and safe swimming beaches, Umhlanga Rocks has always been a preferred holiday destination for people visiting KwaZulu Natal, drawing visitors both locally and from overseas.

For soaking up the year round sunshine, there is no better holiday destination than Anchor's Rest in Umhlanga Rocks near Durban. From the warm Indian Ocean, sandy beaches and coral reefs, to the mangroves, forested dunes, wetlands and estuaries, KwaZulu Natal plays host to them all. "A world in one Province" cannot be better reflected than in this coastal paradise.


AA 2010 - Finalist in the Guest House Style Small Category
AA 2011 - Finalist in the Guest House Style Small Category
AA 2012 - Finalist in the Guest House Style Small Category
Steady Star awarded from AA Travel Accommodation Guide for excellent standards.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Anchor's Rest Guest House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorNational Accommodation Association (NAA)Umhlanga Guest House NetworkUmhlanga Tourism

Price Range
Available on request

Contact: Cilla and Peter Rose

Tel: +27 (0)31 561-7380
Fax: +27 (0)31 561-6249
Mobile: +27 (0)83 631-9344

Physical Address:
Anchor's Rest Guest House, 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.727682832666666
Longitude: 31.082399999333333

Children policy
Children 10 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Travellers' Reviews

This guest house is extremely comfortable and provides an excellent...

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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