Ambleside Umtentweni Self-catering Accommodation South Coast
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  • Guests27
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Ambleside

Ambleside is located on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and only an hour's drive from Durban, in the picturesque and tranquil village of Umtentweni. We are 80 metres from a deserted beach and you can wake up to the sound of the Indian Ocean as you take a leisurely breakfast around the sparkling heated pool. The garden has a natural stream running through it that attracts the local wildlife.

Ambleside is away from the busy holiday resorts of the South Coast but everything is still very close, especially Port Shepstone Country Club with facilities for golf, tennis, squash and bowls. There are many other PGA listed golf courses in the locality. Shelly Beach is a 15 minute drive away with a cinema and shopping malls. A 35 minute drive away is the Wild Coast casino while inland there are the nature reserves Lake Eland and Oribi Gorge.

For the energetic there is deep sea surf and river fishing, world-ranked dive sites, hiking trails, kayaking, and local tennis and bowls clubs. The nearby Oribi Gorge boasts the highest swing in the world (33 storeys high) as well as abseiling, river rafting, mountain biking and hiking trails.


The East Wing:
The East Wing is a three story house and has recently been built with the highest quality finishes. On the ground floor is the main bedroom with en-suite toilet and basin. Also on the ground floor is the granite fitted kitchen and bathroom with walk in shower. The living room with 50 inch plasma TV is on the first floor while the second floor is an attic bedroom. The East Wing can accommodate up to ten people as long as you don't mind sharing rooms.

The North Wing:
The North Wing has a living room / kitchen with fridge / freezer, bathroom and two bedrooms. Ideally it can accommodate four people but two sleeper couches in the living room will also allow two more.

South Wing:
This was built in January 2015 to the highest standards. It consists of a studio apartment with a second room used as a living room or second bedroom. It can accommodate four guests but sleeper couches will allow up to seven. For those wanting privacy, you have your own garden.

The Studio:
This unit was built in August 2016 and is the latest addition to Ambleside. It is a 40 square metre open plan apartment located away from the pool for privacy. Ideally it is just for a couple but two sleeper couches will allow an extra two people to use the apartment. The finishes are top class with a granite kitchen and porcelain tiles. The instant gas powered shower is extra large and heats up in just 30 seconds. The Studio has a 52 inch tv connected to Open View. Bring your own box and card for DSTV.

All apartments have a flat screen satellite TV. We provide bed linen (except for the sleepercouches) but you have to bring your own towels. The kitchens are fully equipped with a gas hob, toaster, kettle and all kitchen utilities.

The swimming pool and Jacuzzi are heated with solar panels and there are braai facilities in the garden.


Nine PGA ranked golf courses
We have our own tennis and bowling clubs in our village
Major shopping centres (Shelly Beach Centre and South Coast Mall)
Scuba diving (Shelly Beach - 15km)
Shark cage diving (Shelly Beach)
Crocodile Farm (Scottburgh and Southbroom)
Snake and Bird Park (15km)
Cinemas at Shelly Beach Centre
Port Shepstone Country Club (2kms) offers golf, tennis, squash, bowls, etc
Oribi Gorge (25km) - nature reserve for animals and birds
Lake Eland (30km) nature reserve with lots of wildlife
Oribi Gorge Adventure Centre for white water rafting, abseiling and tree swinging
Butterfly farm (Ramsgate)
Various markets
Frolicking dolphin / whale safaris (Shelly Beach)
Deep sea fishing
Pony club (Sea Park)
Wild Coast Casino (+-50km)

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

East Wing

A three story house

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

North Wing

A two bedroomed Apartment

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

South Wing

A two roomed Apartment

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 7 guests (max 7 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Studio

An open plan apartment

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

We had a wonderful stay. We were a group of 23 and there was more than enough space. it would have been easier if there were more bathroom/toilet facilities though. We had 3 to share among the whole group. The owners were very accommodating which also made for an overall good experience.

February 2018

Germaine Rana (durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

We liked absolutely everything. We booked all the apartments for our family holiday and it was way beyond our expectations. The layout, size and comfort of the rooms are incredible. Mike and Nellies' hospitality was the finishing touch to a perfect holiday. Mike recommended places and scenery for us to visit and even put up a volley ball net for the kids to play. Ambleside is close to the sea in a quiet and peaceful area but close enough to Shelly Beach, Port Shepstone, Uvongo and Margate. If you are looking for a relaxing and luxurious home from home with lots of activity nearby then Ambleside is the perfect place for a family holiday. Thank you for an amazing stay and we will be back again.

October 2015

Liezel (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Margate Airport - 25km
King Shaka International - 120km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since November 2012

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