Milkwood - Zinkwazi
Milkwood is situated two hundred metres from the beach, the best Zinkwazi has to offer. At low-tide the children can take their buckets and boards and spend the entire morning catching fish in the rockpools or safely testing their wave prowess.
Because there is a sandbank at low tide, little ones can really enjoy the water without getting hurt. At high tide, it's the surfers' turn - Zinkwazi is well known for its surf; and for its fishing.
A 10-minute walk north will take you to the main beach, which is a pilot Blue Flag beach, with shark nets and gorgeous rock pools. You can have coffee on the deck here, or you can order a pizza at Proud's Pizza, an innovative container-turned-pizza-parlour project piloted by Proud, a local man who truly makes the most scrumptious pizzas you will ever eat. He takes cash or card, and is always working - and willing.
Both beaches were made for walkingrunning on - safely. The entire village of Zinkwazi is, in fact, a safe place for families to holiday; but South Africa being what it is, please always take care. Enough said.
Milkwood is a peaceful, nature-lover's haven, where vervet monkey, bush-baby and birdlife abound. It is situated at the end of a quiet road in the village of Zinkwazi Beach, on KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast.
Milkwood House is available for families and sleeps five. This is a beautiful choice for guests with children, as there is a pool (with a net) partially shaded by a large milkwood tree, which little folk usually can't resist climbing!
This spacious home has a dining room with a huge dining table, a lounge, and a basic but practical self-catering kitchen, which leads out to the back garden, which is surrounded by coastal bush.
There are four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has a single bed; and the second bedroom, two single beds.
The main bedroom overlooks the pool area, with an en-suite bathroom, and sliding doors leading outside. The fourth bedroom sleeps one; this room also overlooks the pool and has a sliding door leading outdoors.
The house is tiled throughout; linen and towels are provided.
The house is secure, with trellis doors throughout, and an alarm system. There is safe, off-street parking as well.
Information on TV, internet and other facilities
There is a television (no DSTV) and DVD player, and we offer free Wifi (password for this will be given to you upon arrival at Milkwood).
There is a pool which guests are welcome to use - please keep the net on if you have children who can’t yet swim.
There is a beauty spa on-site, which offers facials and massage therapy in season only (JuneJuly and DecemberJanuary). We only use certified organic skincare.
There is a nature reserve with wonderful walks a hundred metres from the property - the birdlife in Zinkwazi is prolific; guests are welcome to ask for a local bird checklist and we can also put you in touch with a local - and gifted - bird guide who is well known for making a birding morning fun and interesting!
Nearby Attractions and Restaurants
In the village of Zinkwazi there are several choices for eating out
Ocean Reef Hotel, which restaurant overlooks the pool and sea, and offers a kiddies menu; Lagoon Lodge, which has a restaurant and sports bar, and also offers children's meals; and the local Zinkwazi café, which offers basic breakfasts and lunches, and is run by a wonderful couple. Don't forget Proud's Pizza - he's on the beach and he is one of the hardest working men around, with a gift for pizza-making.
Northwards there are the nature reserves and further north, Mozambique. Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay, Hluhluwe, Tugela Mouth...all these are within driving distance from Milkwood.
King Shaka International Airport is a 40-minute drive from us; Durban is 80 kilometres away.
Churches there are many wonderful churches on the Dolphin Coast; but two we'd recommend are Grace Church in Blythedale (20 minutes away) and Shalom Ministries in Greytown (100km away via the R74 through Stanger).
We don't do airport transfers or organise trips; but we can advise you on how best to go about it.
And since Milkwood isn’t that far from the Kosi Bay border, entrance to one of the world’s most beautiful places to visit - Mozambique, we feel it wouldn’t be out of place to say... Bem Vindo! (Welcome, in Portuguese)
We are a family of nine, with a home in Zinkwazi; but our hearts are in Africa. We have a travelling ministry to our own children for now, living by faith and not by sight, and thankful to be together, and healthy again. We believe life is a good gift from a good God, and that we are all called to live with passion and purpose.
- Braai / Barbeque facilities
- ceiling fans in bedrooms
- communal pool
- DVD player
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- No smoking in rooms
- outdoor pool
- restaurants close by
- spa facilities
- washing machine onsite