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Zeranka Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a quiet part of the town; closed to the Indian Ocean. Comfortable room. One of our best over-night locations during 3 weeks in South Africa. Nice promenade 3 km away. Easy access to King Shaka Airport.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. We feel that we live in a little bit of heaven here at Zeranka. Travel on safely Kind Regards Marcelle

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Zeranka Lodge from 03-06 April 2017 and it was really great. My room was very comfortable and clean. Marcelle Hold (Owner - Zeranka Lodge) was very helpful with the booking process. She was professional and friendly throughout my stay at the lodge. I will definitely make use of Zeranka Lodge again and will also recommend it...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Perfect place to stay if you want to be in Umhlanga without being in the busy part of the town. Walks on the beach, quiet pool after a day of exploring and great hosts. This is my home in Durban away from home.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your kind words. We also think we live in a little part of heaven here, as you say, close to the Village but not too close so its quiet and a gorgeous beach to just chill on. Am so glad your enjoyed your time here: Our motto is arrive as a guest and leave as a friend....

Poortugaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This lodge is situeated in a nice village near the beach (Indian Ocean). From the garden you walk 100 meter to the beach. Swimming is not allowed (sharks) there but 2 miles north you can swim with bay wachers. The lodge we had was a family house (6 persons) with a kitchen. Comfort and relaxing! The hospitality of the house...

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

HI Dirk Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Yes, we are so very lucky to live right near the sea. I find the comment that the breakfast was just OK a bit disturbing! we pride ourselves on our breakfast and offer both a continental and a cooked breakfast... even offering nutella! Did you...

Bayreuth, Germany
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A nice, small guesthouse with only a few rooms. It is in a good location with a private access to the public beach. Unfortunately swimming in the sea is not possible because of the strong surf. Recommendable.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Yes we are so blessed to live right at the beach. Unfortunately our tides are quite strong, so one has to be very careful, but its quite safe to go up to ones knees or just sit at the edge of the waves. Travel on safely Regards Marcelle

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very clean great room - the stuff is very helpfull and friendly!! So close to the beach! Enough car parking. All safe here! The room had its own little terrace with furniture and a nice view in the beautiful garden! Perfect stay!

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us and that you enjoyed all that we and the Village of Umhlanga have to offer. Yes, we are very spoilt living literally on the beach! Give my love to Austria!!!!! Kind Regards Marcelle

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful b&b. Marcelle, owner, is very kind and very informative. Made reservations at a great restaurant and a cab to and from! The room is fine, clean and AC. Short walk to the beach. Beautiful walks along the ocean! Would recommend to our friends.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. It is a pleasure to always assist our guests so they can enjoy our beach and village. I often suggest a taxi as then one can drink our wonderful wines with out worrying. Keep well Regards Marcelle

Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed two nights in the Zeranka lodge. The reception was very friendly and we felt very welcome. The rooms are nice and come with a separate kitchen! Every room has a small patio with a table and seats. The pool is very nice, just as the entrance to the beach. The staff and owner of the guest house made...

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Arno for your kind words. We are sorry your stay was short as well. We try hard at Zeranka to give our guests a "home away from home stay" - as we know what its like travelling on the road for a few weeks at a time. Glad you enjoyed your stay and everything that is on offer her...

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Super few days at Zeranka Lodge. Nothing is too much for the staff. Lovely room overlooking the pool and very clean. So nice to have the beach on our doorstep (only paddling because there are no shark nets!) Really nice place Umhlanga. Definitely worth a visit.

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Louise Thanks for the review. Glad we could be of assistance and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really try to give our guests a home away from home feeling. Yes, its very special to have the beach so close. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas Regards Marcelle

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a nice home away from home. Spacious, comfortable, clean rooms with satellite tv, for Dutch travellers you can catch up with the Best of Nederland en Vlaanderen ;-). The bathroom is spacious too with seperate bath and shower. Even a small kitchen with fridge so you can make some snacks if you like. You can make some tea...

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Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pauline Thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you felt "home away from home" as this is what we really try to achieve during our guests stay at Zeranka Lodge. We are really blessed to be able to own this little piece of paradise. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and a healthy and happy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zeranka Lodge is the winner of the B&B sure/Kwababa Award and we are 4 star registered. It is a family run Lodge. We have a beautiful garden with pool and BBQ facilities. We are only 30 metres from the tranquil lower La Lucia beaches which can be accessed via a gate within Zeranka grounds, and approx 4km from Gateway (one of the largest shopping malls in the world) offering a multitude of shops, entertainment, and eating experiences. You will have one secure parking bay on the premises per room/unit and all rooms are air-conditioned. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zeranka Lodge

Address: 12 Cowrie Terrace | La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel Class:4 star — Zeranka Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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