Gecko Inn Richards Bay Guest House Accommodation, Elephant Coast

Gecko Inn

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 48 Bottle Brush Bend, Richards Bay, 3900, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Gecko Inn

Gecko Inn is located in the city of Umhlatuze, Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The true gateway to the most prestigious game parks, game lodges and sanctuaries in Zululand. Enjoy the best of both worlds; the Indian Ocean with its beautiful beaches and the bush land where the Big Five roam.

We offer you exclusive accommodation in a secure, warm environment. Therefore our mission is to provide you with the best possible service and personal attention to detail. Whether you are a day visitor on a long trip through South Africa, or a visitor who plans a longer stay in Richards Bay, rest assured in the knowledge Gecko Inn will provide in your every need.

Richards Bay has excellent recreational facilities and visitors can enjoy art galleries, fishing, beach combing, birdwatching, surfing, swimming, canoeing as well as some wonderful drives in and around Richards Bay. We are located less than 1km from the biggest private Netcare hospital in Zululand and the new cancer treatment facility.


We offer you exclusive single, double, family and executive rooms with self-catering or bed & breakfast options. We have a licensed bar with swimming pool and pool table.

Single Rooms:
This air-conditioned single room has one single bed and caters for one person only. Television with 16 channels and bar fridge available. Each single room has a bathroom with shower.

Deluxe Rooms:
Each Deluxe room has a double bed which cannot be separated. Television with 16 channels, bar fridge and microwave available. Each double room has a en-suite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioners in each room.

Double Rooms:
These rooms are equipped for self-catering purposes. Luxury and clean with white linen. Each self-catering double room has the option of either having a King Size bed or two single beds. Television with 16 channels and a bar fridge available. Each double room has a bathroom with shower and air-conditioning.

Family Rooms:
Luxury and clean with white linen. One x King size bed with two x single beds. Can also be diverted to four x single beds, or two King size beds. This rooms has its own separate kitchen with under counter oven, fridge / freezer and fully equipped for self-catering. Television with 16 channels and bar fridge available. Each family room has a bathroom with shower. Maximum four and minimum three persons per room.

Superior Double Rooms:
Each spacious and luxurious double room has the option of either having a King Size bed or two single beds. There is a television with 16 channels, bar fridge and microwave available. Each double room has a bathroom with shower and air-conditioning. These rooms are semi self-catering equipped.

Honeymoon Suite:
This luxurious double room has a King Size bed. Flat screen TV with 16 channels, bar fridge and microwave available. Each double room has a bathroom with big shower and air-conditioning. This room is also fitted with a Jacuzzi and is semi self-catering equipped.

In Room Facilities:
• Bathrooms towels supplied
• Toiletries supplied
• Hairdryer
• Free Wi-Fi
• Tea and coffee
• En-suite bathroom
• Desk
• No-smoking in rooms
• Jacuzzi (Honeymoon suite only)

On-Site Facilities:
• Air-conditioning
• Child friendly
• Laundry service on request
• 24 hour reception
• Outside smoking buildings
• Swimming pool
• Shaded parking
• Pool table
• Daily housekeeping
• Braai / BBQ facilities
• Restaurant / dining room
• Room services on demand
• Licensed bar
• Credit card facilities
• Fax
• Ski-boat parking

Conference Facilities

• Conference tables, table cloths and chairs
• Pull down big screen with projector
• Writing pads and pens
• Water and mints
• Flipchart with paper and markers
• Lunch
• Max 20 persons


All meals are charged separate from accommodation. We serve a Continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner are available from our Grill menu.


• Beaches
• Waterfront restaurants
• Fishing charters
• Cycling and mountain bike routes
• Birding routes
• Close to St. Lucia estuary
• Close to Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Gecko Inn)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Recommended on Member since 2015

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.741199
Longitude: 32.057505

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 149km
Richard's Bay Airport - 4.4km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Listed on
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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
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