About The Hooting Owl Guest House
The Hooting Owl is located in Marina Beach, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, also know as the "Golf Coast", approximately two hours drive south from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. The guesthouse is set in a sub-tropical forest with valley views and prolific bird life. We provide the visitor with good quality, affordable self-catering accommodation.
The Wood-Owl Lodge
In the past this area of the guesthouse was offered as bed and breakfast accommodation. However it is now being offered as a very spacious self-catering unit. There are three double en-suite bedrooms under thatch, with queen-sized beds sleeping two people each, i.e. a maximum of six people. Each of the double rooms has an en-suite rock effect shower, rock effect basin and a toilet. A floor fan and a hair dryer are supplied. The rooms are located on a separate wing with their own entrance overlooking the pool. The 100% percale linen, goose down pillows and duvets provided are to European standard. Hand and bath towels are also supplied, but guests must provide their own pool and/or beach towels.
There is a large comfortable TV lounge adjoining the fully fitted kitchen, both overlooking the pool area. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery, utensils and crockery for six people. The main appliances are gas and electric counter top hotplates, double oven, microwave, toaster and dishwasher.
The large dinning room contains two sets of tables and chairs, which can seat six or eight people respectively. A shutter opens on to the dinning room from the kitchen for ease of access when serving food.
Wooden decks surround the communal fresh water pool, which has views of the forest. The pool is heated to 28 degrees C. in winter. A change room, toilet and two showers are located next to the pool and all weather communal braai area.
NOTE: This unit may not be suitable for physically challenged adults or the elderly, due to the steep steps down to the unit from the parking area. Families with small children should also take note of the fact that the swimming pool is not protected by a fence or pool net. All children using the pool area must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, regardless of whether they can swim or not.
The Scops-Owl Suite
The Scops-Owl Suite has its own entrance, via a private patio, ideal for a sundowner or braai. The suite has rustic features in a modern style with a queen-size bed, en-suite glass shower, modern basin and toilet. A small fitted kitchen, with stove, microwave, toaster, and all utensils and crockery. There is a small dining nook and TV area with SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DSTV Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DSTV. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend or a family with up to two small children (under five). A camping cot or small single bed can be provided on request.
Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.
The Eagle-Owl Cottage
The self-contained guest cottage is double storey, which can accommodate up to a maximum of eight people. On the ground floor the master bedroom with queen-size bed, has an en-suite bathroom, which also boasts an outside shower area in a secluded garden. The second bedroom, also with a queen-size bed, shares the second bathroom with the upstairs family room.
The open plan kitchen / dining / TV lounge area completes the downstairs floor plan. The TV has SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DSTV Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DSTV. The kitchen is fully fitted with counter top stove, under counter oven, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. The unit has utensils and crockery for eight people. Upstairs, there is a very spacious family room with four three-quarter sized single beds.
Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool / beach towels.
There is safe parking inside the perimeter of the premises for up to eight vehicles. Guests will receive a remote control for the gate to gain easy access during their stay. All guest areas are covered by an in-house alarm system linked to Chubb Armed Response.
A starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar & milk plus a few toilet rolls will be provided. The guests are responsible for maintaining their own supplies. No other toiletries or guest amenities will be supplied.
Payments can be made by EFT, direct deposit, bank linked credit card transfer or PayPal. Credit card payment facilities are no longer available.
The eleven golf courses found on the “Golf Coast makes us ideally situated as a home base for the ardent golf enthusiast. These include Southbroom and San Lameer, which are a five minute drive away and The Wild Coast and Selborne, within twenty to forty-five minutes drive from the guesthouse,
When the weather is good there are five blue flag beaches to choose from, Marina Beach/San Lameer being the closest and most attractive in my opinion. When the weather is bad there is also plenty to do, including horse riding, quad biking, bird watching, game drives, adventure tours, cultural tours, fishing, whale watching, diving, fine dining, spa treatments, shopping, etc. All activities can be booked in advance or as the fancy takes you.