Imagine waking up to waves crashing on the beach, rolling out of bed to get your hands on that first cup of coffee, and strolling out on the deck to be greeted by a magnificent sunrise and dolphins frolicking in the surf below ─ this is what holiday dreams are made of, isn’t it? Well, here at TravelGround, we try our best to make your holiday dreams come true and have therefore compiled a list of our favourite secluded beach houses in KwaZulu-Natal where you can release all your pent-up lockdown frustrations.

Garvies Surf House

A beach house fit for a group of avid surfers! Garvies Surf House is located just a short walk from Garvies Beach ─ one of Durban’s best-kept secret surfing spots. The deck overlooks the beach and boasts a 180-degree view, sun loungers and a swimming pool where you can laze away the afternoon. The house comprises three bedrooms upstairs, a separate fourth bedroom, three bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a laundry, an enclosed patio, a bar, a study, and a single garage with two more off-street parking spots. In other words, this house has everything you need for a care-free holiday!

Where: Ocean View, Bluff
Sleeps: 8 people
Closest beach: short walking distance from Garvies Beach which is one of Durban’s best-kept secret destinations
Extras: Wi-Fi, burglar alarm and a weekly housekeeping service

Rod’s View

Rod’s View offers self-catering accommodation in two lovely beachfront cottages and is ideal for two families on holiday together. Each cottage comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped, open-plan kitchen with a dishwasher, washing machine and a tumble dryer. Both living areas have comfortable seating and TV’s, and open onto a large deck with a sea view, outdoor dining tables, sun loungers and Weber braais.

Where: Sheffield Beach
Sleeps: 2 units sleeping 4 people each
Closest beach: direct access to Sheffield Beach through a private gate
Extras: TV with DStv, and the units are serviced every second day

Serendipity Beach House

This self-catering beach house is newly renovated and just a few metres from a beautiful and quiet swimming beach. The house contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need and the living area opens onto a large outside entertainment area with outdoor furniture, a braai, swimming pool, outside shower, and a large lush garden where the children and dogs can safely run around.

Where: Pennington
Sleeps: 10 people
Closest beach: 50 steps from the beautiful and quiet Salmon Drive swimming beach
Extras: An alarm system, garage and it’s pet-friendly

Cecelia’s Holiday Manor

A piece of paradise! This self-catering holiday cottage is nestled on the beach between the trees and ensures a relaxed holiday. The quaint cottage contains three bedrooms, an open-plan, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, and a lounge with a TV and selected DStv channels. The lush, green garden is quite large and the best part of the property, boasting exquisite bird life, butterflies, a swimming pool, boma and a sundeck that overlooks the ocean. It is ideal for a family with children who love collecting shells on the beach, as well as for boat lovers and fishermen, as the lagoon is just one kilometre away.

Where: Nkwazi, Zinkwazi Beach
Sleeps: 6 people
Closest beach: a pathway and some stairs lead down to the beach
Extras: Wi-Fi, assistance with children and it’s pet-friendly

Villa Marguerite

Villa Marguerite is a Californian-style beach house offering self-catering accommodation with an unbeatable view of the Indian Ocean. This tastefully furnished home boasts five bedrooms, bath and shower facilities, an open-plan kitchen with all the necessary appliances, a TV lounge and a dining area. The living area leads out onto a beautiful pool area from where you can watch the dolphins playing in the waves. It is the ideal beach house for families or a group of friends wanting to experience secluded luxury.

Where: Salt Rock, Ballito
Sleeps: 10 people
Closest beach: a private beach path leads to a secluded beach
Extras: Housekeeping on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Howela Beach House

Howela Beach House offers accommodation in a spacious beachfront house with eight bedrooms, four en-suite bathrooms and two shared bathrooms ─ therefore ideal for two families or a group of friends wanting their own bathroom facilities. The large open-plan kitchen is fully equipped to meet your self-catering needs and includes a washing machine and tumble dryer. The living area leads from the kitchen to the entertainment deck outside with a swimming pool, seating area and braai facilities overlooking the beach below. When you’re not at home, you can spend your day relaxing on the beach, snorkelling and diving amongst the offshore reefs.

Where: Salt Rock
Sleeps: 12 people
Closest beach: Salt Rock Beach
Extras: TV with DStv, a wooden deck and a swimming pool

The Beach House

This air-conditioned beach house comprises five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The two main bedrooms each lead out onto the balcony with a view of the Indian Ocean. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and also features a washing machine, dishwasher and a tumble dryer. The open-plan lounge has comfortable couches, a TV with DStv, and a dining area. The living area leads out onto a covered wooden deck with a swimming pool, ocean views and direct access to the beach.

Where: Salt Rock
Sleeps: 10 people
Closest beach: direct access to Salt Rock Beach
Extras: Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, a wooden deck and swimming pool

A beachfront holiday house with sea views and direct beach access! What more could you ask for? Which one tickled your fancy? Let us know in the comments below!

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