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Umzumbe Surf House

11 Green Lane (PO Box 231), Hibberdene - Port Shepstone, South Africa
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The Place

Surf Camp

Private & Shared room options

Couples

Groups

Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
50 metres

We are a unique Guest House located directly on the Umzumbe Beach. Our property and house emits a peaceful, relaxing and intimate vibe where guests instantly unwind upon arrival. Walk a few steps to the beach gate and put you're toes in the warm sand on your very own private beach.

Take your time to unwind on the shaded ocean to front veranda and outdoor lounge with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas. Soak up the sun in the sun tanning chairs. Take a kip or read a good book in one of the hammocks.

We attract travelers and South Africans, surfers or non to surfers who seek an experience instead of just an accommodation.
We specialize in Surf N Stay packages for the absolute beginner to intermediate surfers who are looking to gain more experience.
Surf lessons and surfboard rentals are available daily.

Go for a Guided Hike to the Oribi waterfalls with one of our experienced Guides.

Location

Umzumbe is known for its beach and its surf.
Umzumbe is situated about 90 km south of Durban accessible from a freeway.

Umzumbe is a small village, nearby us there are:
Grocery Stores, ATM, Pharmacy 10 to 15 minutes drive
Restaurants, Fast Food 10 to 15 minutes drive

The Rock Pub & Live Music Bistro (in Umzumbe, only open on weekends)
Yoga Studio 2 minute walk from us
And many more

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 15
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Massage
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Honesty Bar
Hiking
Surf school

Extras:

Although we are self catering we do offer the following:
Health Breakfast Buffet for R35.00 – Breakfast is a big fresh fruit salad made with seasonal local tropical fruits served with Yogurt, Honey and 3 choices of Cereal, Muesli and Granola.
(7:30am-9:30am)
Home Made Toasties for R45 - Made on Ali’s home made thick ciabatta bread, sweet & savory options like Brie & Bacon, Pesto Cheese & Spinach, Bacon Egg & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Banana (8am-4pm)
Beach View Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

With an incredible view of the Indian Ocean and sea breeze in front of your bed, this bedroom is the ocean lovers room, most secluded from the house with the best view. Suitable for adults or couples, sleeps singles or couples comfortably in a queen size bed.

Bamboo Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A private room tucked away in the corner of the house away from other rooms, suitable for adults, couples or singles looking for privacy. Sleeps one or two in a double size bed with a large breezy window

Dorm Bunk #1
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 5

Our bunk room is equipped with two bunk beds and one single bed that sleeps 5 singles. Basic for the travelers on a budget but very clean and comfortable

Dorm Bunk #2
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Our bunk room is equipped with one bunk bed and two single beds that sleeps 4. Basic for the travelers on a budget but very clean and cozy

Banana Bungalow
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

The Bungalow is a luxury surf shack that is tucked into the bush away from the main house, with its own small kitchen, toilet and outside shower with a bedroom upstairs that sleeps 2 and a sleeper couch downstairs that sleeps 2.

Sea View Bungalow
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This luxury bungalow is away from the main house with a small beautiful sea view, it has its own kitchen, lounge, toilet and outside shower. The upstairs loft sleeps 2 and a sleeper couch downstairs sleeps 2

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: King Shaka International
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 135km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1h 30min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Rich

Umzumbe is located on the South Coast of KZN, South Africa which is an area littered with waves of all varieties. The waters are warm all year round and there is a different wave around every corner. There is an option for your new beginner to advanced barrel charger. Being exposed to the great Indian Ocean leaves very few days when there is nothing to surf. A true jewel on the South African Coast

Main Surf Beach: Umzumbe Main Beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer lessons to all kids starting at the age of 5. Lessons are usually an hour long

Beginner Surf Lessons

If you have never surfed before and want a great introduction to the world or surfing. we will walk you through everything you need and get you up standing n a surfboard for the first time.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

For those who have surfed before and want to learn more complicated moves such as cut backs and duck dives. This is a great lesson for you.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We will bring you to the best spots in the area and walk you through how the spot works and work on some of your skills and ensure you learn and fine tune during the lesson.

Private Surf Lessons

A private lesson is the fastest and easiest way to learn to surf. Our surf lessons are designed to fit your specific surfing needs and the one-on-one attention will ensure your reach or exceed your goals.


Umzumbe Main Beach

Umzumbe Main Beach

Level: All Levels

Umzumbe Main Beach is a proudly Blue Flag beach only 10mins walk from the Surf House. There are a variety of waves on the beach from the cranking right hand point break off Stebel Rocks to the punchy beach breaks within the bay. At low tide there is a prominent snd bar where we run our lessons and beginners can learn how to catch their own waves. During high tide the waves become much fuller and fatter which lends itself well to novice surfers looking to try their hand at green wave surfing.

Out Front

Out Front

Level: Advanced

There are not many places in teh world where you can wake up and roll into pefection on your front door. We are one of those destinations with a solid wave directly in front of our lodge. Out front is a demanding and sometimes very hollow wave that breaks on a compacted sand bar directly in front of rocks. We have had some of the best sessions of our lives directly in front of the surf house with no one else near us. Epic!

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30°

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20°

JUL/AUG

18°

SEP/OCT

25°

NOV/DEC

28°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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