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Our Story :-
Shangrila is a true gem. Set in 8 acres of indigenous coastal gardens, forest and grassland is a beautiful old colonial beach home with wide wrap around verandahs, and truly magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Bazley Beach, is a secluded and tranquil holiday resort just under an hour from Durban.

Bought by the owners in 2013, the whole property has been completely renovated and refurbished, after many years of neglect, to the highest modern standards. The buildings stand proudly in a landscaped indigenous garden designed by the guru of all indigenous gardeners, Elsa Pooley.

Elsa has created a beautiful garden, which is now a sanctuary for birds, butterflies, frogs and the elusive bushbuck and iMpiti. There is also a magnificent rock garden created by Creina Alcock, which makes the inland view as spectacular as the sea views.

The interiors have been exquisitely decorated by Fiamma Forsdick, the owners sister, who is a well known South African decorator. She has chosen elegantly comfortable furnishings, ideal for a beach home. These compliment lovely antiques and art, which were collected at auctions for the house.

Accomodation ….
The main house, which has 3 en suite double bedrooms, (sleeping 6) and a further en suite bedroom off the rock garden (for 4 people) for a total of 10 guests. The 2 front bedrooms have direct access onto the front verandah, with stunning 180 degree sea views.

The large open plan living area, has folding doors opening onto both the front and back verandahs, as well as a fire place for chilly winter evenings. There is comfortable seating both in the lounge, as well as on the wide verandah. There are tables and chairs for under cover outside dining. The inside dining area has a lovely teak table, and chairs, also opening onto the verandah.

The wide wrap around verandahs, together with ceiling fans in each room, and a white aluminum roof, keep the house cool, and open to the sea breezes, while providing protection on a blustery day.

There is a large lock-up store room off the fully appointed designer kitchen, with a safe, providing ample space for sporting equipment, and storage boxes. There is a fridge/freezer in the kitchen, as well as a further fridge and freezer in the double garage.

A braai has been built in a protected spot in the garden just near the kitchen.

In the garden, is The Cottage with 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom, and open plan living area, sleeping 4 guests. The cottage also has a verandah. This is rented separately.

All bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed, with crisp percale white linen and towels. Beach towels are not provided.

About Bazley Beach …
Shangrila offers private access through the garden (about 100 meters) to Bazley Main Beach, which is an unspoilt beach, and seldom busy. There are numerous other beaches for swimming, as well as rocks and rock pools. The area is well known for fishing and there are a number of good fishing spots. Paddle skiing, diving, surfing and wind surfing are also popular.

The Indian Ocean is warm all year round, and a holiday in winter makes a great change from the icy interior of South Africa.

During the winter months, hundreds of dolphins and many varieties of whales can be seen along the coast. There is also the world-renowned sardine run in winter, with shoals of sardines, hunted by dolphins, sharks and sea birds.

Ndesingane Beach is a protected beach 3 kilometers from Shangrila, which guests are able to access. This is well known for surfing and fishing and provides protection on windy days

Services Supplied, Amenities, Sport and Shopping
Daily cleaning service
Lock up store room
Modern security system
24 Hour Armed Response
Self catering
Built in braai
Pets by prior arrangement only

Fishing : Bazley’s rocks and beach are well known with anglers, and many Shad (Elf) Musselcracker, Blacktail and Grunter being are caught
Shopping : Scottburgh has a wide selection of shops, just 24kms away, including Woolworths, Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Clicks, and many more
Golf – there are numerous golf courses close by, including Selbourne, Umdoni, Scottburgh, Southbroom, San Lameer, and the Wild Coast Sun. Umdoni Golf Course was originally developed for the State President, and boasts breath taking sea views. There are a total of 19 golf courses within an hour’s drive

Scuba Diving – the famous Aliwal Shoal is nearby, and daily diving trips leave from Scottburgh and Umkomaas, offering a variety of diving experiences from beginners to advanced Shipwreck Dives. The Aliwal Shoal is rated one of the top ten dive sites in the world

Nature Reserves : Oribi George is a short drive away, offering a variety of activities from casual walks with amazing views, to white water rafting, or the Gorge Swing for the more adventurous. There is also TC Robertson, and Vernon Crookes Nature Reserves, for a walk, or drive in the indigenous coastal bush. Umdoni Forest is adjacent to the golf course, and has one of the most beautiful indigenous and untouched coastal forests in South Africa. There are cycle, hiking, and walking trails, and the weekly Parkrun takes place in the forest.

Crocworld is also a short drive away, offering a complete wild life experience with a wide variety of birds, mammals and reptiles on display. Guided tours are conducted twice daily, the main attraction being the feeding of the massive Nile crocodiles. “Henry” is the heaviest and oldest crocodile known in captivity, and “Isis” is the beautiful Fish Eagle, who lives in the largest walk-through raptor cage on the continent

Restaurants : Selbourne Hotel, Umdoni Golf Club and the iMpiti Beach Kiosk are at Pennington, just 10 kms away. Scottburgh has many more restaurants and bars. Port Shepstone has the famous Spillers Wharf with Fish on the River a firm favourite. For fine dining, Cellars near Port Shepstone offers a new menu every month.

Directions to Shangrila
56 & 58 Lagoon Drive, Bazley Beach
Coordinates 30* 26’ 45” S
30* 39’ 31” E
82 kilometres from Durban

Take the N2 South in the direction of Port Shepstone
Take Exit 93 Sezela / Esperanza / Bazley turn off
Turn RIGHT over the freeway
Take the first LEFT just after the freeway onto the R102 in the direction of Hibberdene for approx. 5 kms
Take the R560 LEFT through sugar plantations to the T junction
Turn RIGHT up the hill. Pass Colenbrander Road. The next turn to your LEFT has a sign CEE Forsdick Summer Place and Shangrila. This is at the TOP of the hill.
Drive down the driveway and turn RIGHT into Shangrila


Beach House – sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms
Easter and Public Holidays
Minimum booking 3 nights R3 400 per night

Christmas holidays
Minimum booking 1 week R3 800 per night

Out of season
Minimum booking 2 nights R2 650 per night

Weekend Special – out of season – NO public holidays
Minumum booking 2 nights R4 750 per weekend

Mid Week Special – NO school holidays
Minimum 2 nights R2 200 per night

The Cottage on the Hill – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Easter and Public Holidays
Minimum booking 3 nights R1 575 per night

Christmas holidays
Minimum booking 1 week R1 850 per night

Out of season
Minimum booking 2 nights R1 350 per night

Weekend Special – out of season – NO public holidays
Minumum booking 2 nights R2 250 per weekend

Mid Week Special – NO school holidays
Minimum 2 nights R1 100 per night

A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, and the balance is payable 30 days before arrival

A R1000 damage deposit is required with each booking, which is refundable once the house has been checked

Rates subject to change

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Property Price
Price per night: ‎€ 245
Minimum no of nights: 3
Property Address
Address: 56 Lagoon Drive
County: South Africa
State: Bazley Beach
Zip: 4220
Country: south africa
Property Details
Property ID: 19742
Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Check-in Hour: 14:00 PM
Check-Out Hour: 11:00 AM
Late Check-in: 17:00 PM
Property Features
Free wifi
Air Conditioner
Washing Machine
Swimming Pool
Coffee Maker
Hair dryer
Dining Table
Indoor Fireplace
Sea View


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