ZINKWAZI BEACH IDWALA LODGE
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Zinkwazi beach is an unspoilt seaside village on the east coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The warm Indian Ocean washes pristine beaches fringed with indigenous bush. Tucked into a bay at the main swimming beach lies the placid Zinkwazi river lagoon – home of the Fish Eagle from which it derives its name.
The river is a source of enjoyment for all ages – swimming, canoeing birding and fishing.
In holiday season the local Ski Boat club on the beach is a popular social venue.
The Nkwazi Ridge is a gated estate situated near the entrance to the village and approximately 2km from the main beach. The estate is securely enclosed and has 24 hour security. The Idwala Lodges are within the estate and comprise 8 town house units.
These double story Lodges are situated adjacent to the club house, which boasts
Swimming pool (25 metres)
Children's Pool and Play area.
Lodge 7 has three upstairs carpeted bedrooms with balconies, and two bathrooms with both shower and bath. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has two three quarter beds.
Downstairs is a large open plan living area and modern well equipped kitchen. The living area opens onto a veranda with braai facilities.
An enclosed courtyard off the kitchen has a hot and cold shower. A small guest cloakroom is tucked away under the staircase.
The full package of DSTV programmes is offered and a PVR decoder is supplied. The house has ADSL wireless connection.
The Six sleeper Lodge is serviced daily.
There is a carport in addition to 2 car parking spaces
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Zinkwazi 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: King Shaka International 85 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Kwa Zulu Natal region
The Darnall tennis and bowling club encourage visitors on a Wednesday and Saturday. This sports club is well known for its friendly atmosphere.
The adjacent Darnall Club is where locals and visitors meet in the warm atmosphere of the ladies bar and Roy's restaurant (Millers Arms) is know as the best 'value for money' in the area.
Visit nearby Stanger - it's a blend of Afro-Asian culture. Bargain with Haroon over his magnificent imported Indian fabric.
Visit White house where the variety of arts & crafts available would keep you busy all year.
Try the local Indian street food or sit on the roof top restaurant at Jay's corner where you can absorb local flavour over a curry lunch. Manjeerah's boasts the best selection of herbs and curry powders to take home.
Dining out at Tinley Manor's 'Impulse' is recommended as is 'Cindy's' on the circle in Umhlali for Indian and Mauritian specialities. Call here on your way to Ballito.
For a change from the beach we encourage you to drive to nearby Harold Johnson Game Reserve, fifteen km away. Walking trails lead through magnificent indigenous bush where a great variety of birds can be seen as well as the occasional impala, common duiker, red and blue duiker.
For shopping we recommend Ballito. Lifestyle centre at the first circle has a great variety of popular shops and restaurants.
Zinkwazi (Nkwazi) is a small village in a coastal conservancy on the magnificent Dolphin coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The name is taken from the Zulu word for “white-headed fish eagle”, an apt name for this area as it is well known for its prolific bird life and the fact that it forms part of the Zululand Birding Route.
The area is a sub-tropical paradise with an unspoilt 7 km long lagoon opening out onto a protected beach surrounded by lush indigenous forest and tropical palms. The beach is the most northern shark protected beach on the North Coast and the lagoon is ideal for the kids to safely swim in. The beach is manned by lifeguards.
Zinkwazi is well known for its incredible bird life and its proximity to the Zululand Birding Route - a conservation project that promotes birding tourism by offering up-to-date information, local guides, brochures and itineraries for birders in an area where some 600 species have been recorded.
The town only has one shop where basics can be bought but it is less than an hour's drive to the shopping malls of Ballito and Umhlanga and only 85 km from Durban. There are a number of homes lining the beach but development has not been allowed to spoil this ecological gem.
Some of the best golf courses on the coast are within an easy drive – 15 minutes to Princes Grant and 30 minutes to Umhlali (two of the top hundred courses in South Africa).
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