Sandals Guest House Umhlanga Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Durban

Sandals Guest House

Bed & Breakfast at 39 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4319, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Sandals Guest House

Sandals Guest House is centrally situated in the quiet residential area of Umhlanga Rocks, only 200 metres from the beach and one block away from the heart of the village where there is an abundance of top class restaurants and coffee shops.

For tranquility and some light stress relief, you can relax and soak up the sun around our beautiful swimming pool, whilst taking in the view of the sea from the expansive patio or enjoy a sundowner while watching the Umhlanga sunsets from our open bar area.


Our four, five star luxury en-suite bedrooms are all uniquely and individually styled in warm earthy tones:

The Pansy room, a spacious and luxurious sea facing suite, opens onto the patio and pool area. Perfect for honeymooners or those guests wanting that something extra, the stylish and modern bathroom boasts a lavish shower and separate bath. The Urchin room, also a sea facing suite, is equally luxurious and elegant. It too has a beautiful bathroom with modern designed frameless glass shower as do the Conch and Cowrie rooms.

All our rooms have an extra length king size bed with an option to configure them as singles except the Cowrie which comes standard with a king size bed. The Conch room opens has it’s own access to our beautiful garden and the Cowrie looks onto an atrium open to the sky.

All our rooms are fully air-conditioned, are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, have TV and individual Satellite with a bouquet of channels, telephone, have a dressing table with hair dryer, full length mirrors and plenty of cupboard space with a cupboard safe.


• There is plenty of secure on site parking available.
• ADSL internet access is available and the guest house in it’s entirety is a wireless hot spot.
• A desk top computer is available to be used by those guests who do not have a lap top with them.


Enjoy a casual walk along the promenade which is just 200 metres from us - it meanders approximately 4 km’s along the beachfront and is a very popular exercise route for joggers, more serious walkers or families going for a stroll.

With more and more businesses having moved out of the city centre of Durban to the business parks of La Lucia and Umhlanga we are finding more executives making full use of our very convenient location. Sandals is ideally located for and has much to offer Business Executives, Golf groups and both local and international tourists.


Activity wise Sandals is centrally situated for a variety of activities and excursions within surrounding Umhlanga and KwaZulu Natal. The area is a golfers paradise with the following courses within easy reach: Zimbali Country Club, Durban Country Club, Beachwood Country Club, Umhlali Country Club and Windsor.

The fabulous shopping centres of Gateway and La Lucia are both only 3 kilometres away. Other activities that can be arranged are: deep sea fishing, dolphin viewing, horse riding in Umdloti, guided walks through the nature reserve, local tours and for the ladies (or gents), an outing to the Spa. Other local places of interest include uShaka Marine World, Bat Centre (Local African Arts & Crafts), the Barnyard theatre, Sibaya and Suncoast casino and the Sharks board.

We are within 200metres of the M4 motorway which goes straight through to the city centre of Durban with all it’s attractions. The M4 is also the link to the N2 national highway which is the access route to Zululand with all it’s world renowned game reserves such as Hluhluwe and Imfolozi, Phinda, Mkhuze, Ndumo and Tembe Elephant park. The famous wetlands of St Lucia are found along the Elephant Coastline as is Sodwana and Kosi Bay. Both Swaziland and Mozambique beckon a little further on.


We have achieved a Highly Commended in the category guest house style small in the AA Travel Guides and American Express Accommodation Awards for 3 years in a row – 2007, 2008 and 2009. And in 2009 we received a Special Mention award for “Going the Extra Mile”.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.73033999933333
Longitude: 31.082455999333334

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 15km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome by prior arrangement.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
September 2006 - 205 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

This is our second stay at Sandals and it felt like revisiting friends. Iain and Ingrid's warmth and informal yet professional approach is pretty unique...

Pam Beder & Alex Delides, Johannesburg Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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