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 luxury self-catering suites (which can also be taken on a B&B basis out of season), one two-roomed B&B suite and one standard B&B inland 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, except for the two roomed suite which has a separate bedroom and lounge
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.
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.
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.
Blue Crane Suite:
A well-appointed two roomed suite, which consists of a separate bedroom and lounge with a full en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The lounge can be made up as a bedroom with a double size sleeper couch for a third adult (no children under the age of ten). Sea views from the veranda and a private table and chairs looking over the swimming pool.
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.
A standard, inland facing room which is ideal for cost conscious travellers, or those travellers who dont need a large room. The room has a double bed with an en suite shower and all the room facilities which the other rooms have.
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.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
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.