SELF CATERING HOUSE, COTTAGE, CHALET ACCOMMODATION IN SOUTHBROOM
Minimum stay 1 week
The Golf Chalet – ideal for golfers!
The Golf Chalet is a charming log bungalow, positioned on the very top of the safe estate of Umkobi Lodge, set amongst wild banana palms and other lush indigenous vegetation, with a breath-taking view over the Umkobi lagoon to the breakers of the warm Indian Ocean – and a mere 5 minutes to Southbroom Golf Club!
The Golf Chalet is located in the beautiful seaside village of Southbroom on the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal, 170km from King Shaka Airport near Durban. The South Coast is an all-year-round destination due to its lovely sub-tropical climate, and particularly for golfers.
Umkobi Lodge estate comprises 36 wooden chalets set in a garden of sub-tropical foliage, are all privately owned, most of them used exclusively by their owners. You will meet duikers, porcupines and bushbucks on the road, and observe eagles, water birds and bush birds from the deck. You can even watch the occasional dolphins, whale and the famous sardine run in June-July – bring your binoculars!
Southbroom – the top location on the South Coast
Southbroom’s renowned golf course and its centre (”The Village”) are a mere 2km away. There you find a convenience store, petrol station, laundry service, liquor store and other shops, a restaurant, a café, two doctors, a pharmacy, a hairdresser and even a gym and a day spa. Southbroom Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Each of the 18-holes has its own unique feature and ability to test the skill of even the most accomplished golfer. Within 20 minutes there are three more 18-hole-courses and 4 more between here and Durban, that’s why the area is often referred to as “The Golf Coast”.
Lots of activities and facilities!
There are many other outdoor activities, like tennis, bowls, the Bush Buck Trail through the Eyles Nature Reserve right in the middle of Southbroom, the Riverbend Crocodile Farm just across the main road, and – a little further away – the Umtamwuna Nature Reserve and Oribi Gorge with all kinds of antelopes, even giraffes around Lake Eland and South Africa’s LONGEST zip line for the adventurous!
A communal swimming pool and braai area (for use by lodge occupants only) is situated about 120 meters down from the chalet. The Umkobi Beach is 5 minutes’ drive away. 3 further Blue Flag beaches are within some 5km: Southbroom Main Beach, Ramsgate and Marina Beach.
The Golf Chalet is not only comfortable, but offers everything:
1 king-size bed in the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower), 1 single bed in the second bedroom/office, a guest bathroom with a bath; the kitchen is equipped with all the usual appliances such as dish washer, stove, coffee machine for filter coffee, toaster, microwave-oven combo … and, of course, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, glasses, etc. In case of power cuts, a gas ring will always allow you to brew a cup of tea or coffee and large water tanks provide security in this respect.
Variable-speed fans are installed in all bedrooms and in the living area. The cabin is well insulated, and during the cooler winter months a little heater will fan away any morning chill.
Full-length glass sliding doors open from both bedrooms and the living area onto the broad wooden deck, which has a Weber gas braai and patio furniture.
The TV has DStv connection – just plug in your decoder & smartcard. Overseas visitors will find a choice of 30 local programs. In addition, there is a DVD-player and a USB port, so bring DVDs or a flashstick with movies or music on. Your iPhone or iPod will link to a small speaker system. There is also a selection of DVDs in German and English.
Washing machine, tumble drier and ironing equipment are in the utility room under the house. Next to it, you can enjoy a proper work-out in the shade under the deck on an exercise bike.
To the car port it is 50m. The complex is safe, being enclosed by an electric fence and patrolled by security guards at night.
A housekeeping service during your stay is available.
Languages spoken by owners – English, German, Italian, French
Bed configuration – the Golf Chalet sleeps max. 3
Bedroom 1 – king size
Bedroom 2 – single
Braai / barbecue – communal and in unit
Canoeing onsite – bring your canoe!
DSTV (bring card and decoder)
Linen & towels provided
Secure parking with individual remotes and keys
Swimming pool (communal)
Tea / coffee making facilities
Facilities in the area:
Beach (less than 2km)
Bowls (less than 3km)
Car hire (less than 3km)
Fishing (less than 2km)
Golf (less than 2km)
Gym (less than 3km)
Horse riding (less than 5km)
Laundry facilities (less than 3km)
Medical facilities (less than 3km)
Nature trail (less than 2km)
Reptile park (less than 5km)
Restaurants (less than 3km)
Tennis court (less than 2km)
Nearest points of interest:
Southbroom Golf Club (1,8km)
Bush Buck Trail/Eyles Nature Reserve (1,5km)
Riverbend Crocodile Farm (4,4km)