About Gateway Country Lodge
Gateway Country Lodge is a luxurious up market guesthouse in Umhlanga Rocks with a feeling of country living while conveniently situated minutes away from the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Ridge office park and Umhlanga's world renowned swimming beaches.
Gateway Country Lodge is owner-run by Ina and is ideally suited for discerning business and leisure travellers who can look forward to a warm welcome and superb hospitality. We are within easy driving distance from The Durban ICC, multiple sports stadiums, golden beaches, the new airport, Sibaya Casino, Craft Markets, and uShaka Marine World and en route to St Lucia, Hluhluwe and Umfolosi Game Reserves and is in the province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
Gateway Country Lodge is nestled within two acres of beautiful and tranquil garden with an abundance of birdlife and butterflies. All rooms are en-suite and elegant. We have a variety of rooms offering private entrances with verandas. We also have a guest lounge with an honesty bar for your relaxation. Some of our most attractive features are our beautiful garden setting, our ample secure parking, elegant rooms, televisions in each room and a swimming pool. In the guest lounge we have a wireless hot spot for internet access.
Our accommodation boasts comfortable, stylishly furnished en suite bedrooms each with separate entrances and verandas.
Bedding is made up of 100% percale cotton
Complimentary tea and coffee in all the rooms
Television with DSTV in rooms
Air conditioning in all rooms
Hair dryer in each room
Safety deposit box in every room to secure your valuables if required
Extra single beds in some rooms
A sparkling swimming pool is available for your use. Pool towels available.
A guest lounge area with TV and honesty bar available for your pleasure
Wireless Internet Access
Email and fax facilities available
Wood and gas braai facilities available
Laundry services on request
A delicious full English breakfast is served on the patio.
Attractions and activites
Shopping malls including Gateway Theatre of Shopping, La Lucia Mall, Umhlanga Centre and many others.
Cinemas and entertainment for all ages and is just a two minute drive away.
The Umhlanga nightlife has an abundance of the best restaurants, offering every type of cuisine, as well as some of the hottest night spots in the North Coast region.
The Umhlanga beaches and the Dolphin Coast are safe blue flag beaches with inviting golden sands are five minutes away by car.
Scuba diving and Dolphin viewing can be arranged.
The Dolphin Reef is found at Umdloti, just up the road from Umhlanga. This reef stretches for over two kilometres and is worth a visit for diving enthusiasts.
The Sharks Board is the only institution of its kind in the world, offering guided tours, educational excursions, audio visual presentations, shark dissections and a large display of replica sharks are just some of the attractions.
There are many top Golf courses in the area including two Mount Edgecombe courses, Durban Country Club, and others up and down the famous KwaZulu Natal coast.
We are 15 Minutes from Durban City Centre, the Durban ICC, and Durbans beaches.
We have two casinos in the area being the Sibaya and Suncoast casinos for your gambling and entertainment pleasure.
Ushaka Marine World has the largest waterpark in the Southern hemisphere, along with restaurants and shops.
The ABSA (Kingspark) rugby stadium and the new landmark soccer stadium are both nearby.
The Umhlanga lighthouse was built in 1954 and is a landmark of the area that should not be missed, standing only metres above the beach.
The O'Connor Promenade is a wide, picturesque promenade with scenic views of the ocean with restaurants dotted here and there along the way.
The Durban International Airport is just 30 minutes away and the new airport will be 10 minutes away when completed.
The local Virginia Airport has a world recognised flight school and various other activities.
The new Umhlanga city centre borders on Gateway Country Lodge.