Umbrella Tree House Bed & Breakfast or Self-catering Accommodation in Umhlanga
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  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4

About Umbrella Tree House

Umbrella Tree House is a lovely self-contained Bed & Breakfast in Umhlanga. We offer guests a clean, comfortable and relaxed stay in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks.

The fresh and airy bedrooms all have sliding doors leading onto the balcony where guests can look out over the Indian Ocean. We are perfectly situated for all visitors be they business people or holidaymakers. With great sea views this is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day.


Accommodation is offered in four rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are en-suite and include a television, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is also a lounge, with DStv, and dining room which is completely separate from the main residence, and outside is a lovely wooden deck beneath the trees, perfect for relaxation.

All bed linen and bath towels are provided, however guests need to bring their own swimming towels. The cottage is serviced every day except Sundays and public holidays.


We serve a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal, fruit juice, jams and an assortment of breads, as well as a full English breakfast. Tea and coffee is available all day - just help yourself.


We are about 2km from the Umhlanga Ridge business centre, about 20 minutes from Durban city centre, the ICC (International Convention Centre) and the Durban Exhibition Centre, about 10 minutes from Virginia airport, 35 minutes from Durban International Airport.


Great central location close to Umhlanga village and beaches, Gateway shopping centre, the M4 and N2, Durban City and beaches
Clean, comfortable accommodation
Lovely sea views of the Indian Ocean
Swimming pool
Wireless internet hotspot
DSTV satellite television
Tea-coffee making facilities
Secure parking
Bed and breakfast or self-catering (for 6 people only)


The Beach:
Suntan, swim, bodyboard, surf, snorkelling, dolphin and whale viewing, deep-sea fishing.

Sharks & Crocs:
The Sharks Board offers fascinating presentations and displays all to do with sharks, while you can get to see crocs up close at Croc Valley.

uShaka Marine World:
The world-class aquarium and water-world is worth every penny. Stunning aquarium set in an old wreck, while the water-slides are great for all ages. Lovely little shopping area and restaurants alongside, with a real African feel.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping:
Shop till you drop, eat till you pop, climb the indoor rock, surf the double standing wave, play games, watch movies, visit the MTN sciencentre, IMAX movie theatre.

Watch the rugby at ABSA stadium, the cricket at Kingsmead, play golf at Mount Edgecombe, Umhlali, and Zimbali to name a few, go horse-riding, run Comrades Marathon.

Arts & Culture:
Listen to the KZN Philharmonic at the Lake, watch the latest show at the Barnyard, take in the Zulu cultural show at Phezulu.

Go microlighting over the sugar cane and beaches, go canopy touring the Karkloof gorge, go boardwalking in the Eshowe forests, try kite-boarding.

Game Viewing:
Take a day trip to Tala Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, Mkuze, Umfolozi for a real bush experience.

Walk through the Hawaan reserve or take a drive up to the Kloof gorge, visit the Durban Botanical Garden.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Standard Room 1

Room has double bed and is en-suite with walk-in shower. Huge sliding doors open onto balcony with beautiful seaviews. There is air-con, ceiling fan, TV with 25 satellite channels.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed

Standard Room 2

Room has double bed and is en-suite with shower in bath. Huge sliding doors open onto balcony with beautiful seaviews. There is air-con, ceiling fan, TV with 25 satellite channels.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed

Large Room 3

Room has two single beds which can convert to king-size bed and is en-suite with shower and bath. Sleeper couch available. Huge sliding doors open onto balcony with beautiful seaviews. There is air-con, ceiling fan, TV with 25 satellite channels.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed

Large Suite Room 4

Spacious room with queen-sized bed, couch, table, full bathroom with walk-in shower and bath, kitchen with 2 plate gas hob and combination microwave oven

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Lesley, thank you so much for everything, we love staying here and will probably see you again next year (Room 3!!!) Louisa and Steuart.

March 2015

Louisa (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thank you for accommodation, chatting, information, laughing, monkey-watching - the whole stay has been a perfect end to my South African journey.

November 2014

Christa Friedl (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeUmbrella Tree House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 35km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since September 2007

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