Come relax and unwind at a scenic coastal lodge tucked away in a secluded suburb on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Our chalets are perfect for couples, families or groups of friends looking for the ultimate beach holiday on the South Coast. The Lodge can accommodate up to 60 guests in spacious, fully equipped self-catering chalets which sleeps between 2 and 8 people. The chalets are cascaded between lush subtropical gardens and have fully-equipped kitchens, are fitted with flat screen TVs, air conditioning, satellite TV , private braai areas and includes cleaning services.
Guests may enjoy the large outdoor pool with scenic sea views and are free to utilize the communal braai areas at the lapa by the swimming pool. The lapa provides a big screen TV and satellite for guests to enjoy those memorable sporting moments.
Clansthal private beach is walking distance from the lodge, about 300m. This stunning beach is flanked by natural rock pools and offers the perfect setting for kids to play in the tidal waves.
Clansthal is a small suburb situated on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, about 40km from Durban between Umkomaas and Scottburgh. The outstanding feature of this secluded suburb is the breathtaking beach which stretches all the way to Scottburgh. In fact one can walk along the beach to the Scottburgh swimming beach and along the way take in Greenpoint Lighthouse, a national heritage site. The lighthouse was built on this spot to warn ships of the proximity of the world-renowned Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world and a mecca for divers. There is also an excellent surfing break at the lighthouse.
Nature lovers can enjoy the nature nearby Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve and the Oribi Gorge. From Clansthal it is an easy drive to Scottburgh with its restaurants and shops or you can be in Durban in about 25 minutes. Fishermen will not be disappointed – there are two excellent fishing spots in Clansthal.
Carisford Lodge Chalets
This air-conditioned studio features flat-screen TV with Dstv, a garden with braai facilities and a kitchenette. The bathroom features a shower.
2 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM WITH SHOWER
This unit is air-conditioned and features an open-plan kitchen and living area and flat-screen TV. The bathroom is fitted with a shower. The master bedroom provides a double bed and the second bedroom has 2 single beds. Guests can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen or braai outside.
2 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM WITH BATH
This unit is air-conditioned and features an open-plan kitchen and living area with flat-screen TV and Dstv. The bathroom is fitted with a bath. The master bedroom provides a double bed and the second bedroom has 2 single beds. Guests can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen or braai outside.
2 BEDROOM / 2 BATHROOM
This spacious unit is air-conditioned and features an open plan kitchen and living area with dining table, flat-screen TV and Dstv. The master bedroom has a double bed and is en-suite with a shower whilst the guest bathroom features a bath. Guests can prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen or braai in the unit’s private garden.
3 BEDROOM / 2 BATHROOM
This 3-bedroom, air-conditioned chalet offers 2 bathrooms and features an open-plan kitchen and living area with dining table and flat-screen TV with Dstv. The master bedroom boasts a double bed and an en suite with a shower. The second bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom provides 2 single beds. The guest bathroom features a bath. Guests can prepare meals in the fully-equipped kitchen or braai in the private garden.
This air-conditioned unit features a spacious room with Queen bed and a bathroom with a romantic spa bath, his and hers basin and shower. It offers a private garden with braai facilities, a kitchenette and a flat-screen TV with Dstv.
LUXURY OCEAN VIEW HOUSE
This spacious and modern air-conditioned double-story house offers magnificent sea views from each of the 3 bedrooms as well as the upstairs open plan lounge and kitchen. A flat-screen TV with Dstv channels is provided. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with appliances, a stove and oven as well as crockery and cutlery. There is a large dining area as well as bar with barstool seating. The main bedroom has a Queen bed, a kitchenette and is en suite with a full bathroom featuring a bath and shower. The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds and the 3rd bedroom offers a double bed. The guest bathroom features a bath and a shower.
Carisford Lodge is surrounded by the wonders that the KZN South Coast has to offer.
From scuba diving and deep sea fishing to shark cage diving – From golfing and spa days to fun filled days on the beach.
Shark Cage Diving
Operated by scuba diving expert John Miller, in Rocky Bay. Shark cage dive with various shark species!
The outstanding feature of this secluded suburb is the breathtaking beach which stretches all the way to Scottburgh. In fact one can walk along the beach to the Scotts Bay beach in Scottburgh and along the way take in Greenpoint Lighthouse.
Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charters for small and large groups. Includes game fish, troll and bottom. Keep your catch! All charters launch from Rocky Bay. Contact us for quotes and packages.
Ocean Safari Boat Rides
Enjoy fun boat rides and snorkel trips with Oceans Alive Sea Safaris. You may even be lucky enough to sight whales jumping, dolphins feeding and much more!
Learn how to dive or simply enjoy daily dive charters to Aliwal Shoal situated in Scottburgh.
Take a flight over Umkomaas beachfront, Aliwal Shoal and Scottburgh with experience pilot Noel McDonogh
Set in the sub-tropical paradise of the KZN South Cost, The Golf Coast is a gem of the South African golfing circuit. With 11 golf courses all within short distance of each other, and each offering a variety of challenges, the South Coast stands out as a great golfing destination.
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
Every Saturday at 8:00am.
Daily crocodile tours offer great experiences where visitors learn about newborn hatchlings to 100 year old giants during their feeding times.
Mountain Bike Tracks
Surrounded by golden beaches, indigenous forests & rolling hills, the area offers a network of mountain-bike trails meandering in and out of sugar-cane fields, indigenous bush and coastal forest. Home of Sani2C and Joberg2C mountain bike races.
Craft Beer Tasting
Bassett Breweries in Pennington offers some of the most sought-after craft beers in KZN. Visit the tasting room and book a brewery tour where you will learn about the exciting process of making beer.
TC Robertson Nature Reserve
Reserve lies right on the edge of Scottburgh on the south bank of the Mapambanyoni River. This 20 hectare strip of nature reserve contains about 80 species of indigenous trees, 180 species of birds and bushbuck, red duiker and banded mongoose.
Greenpoint Light House
Enjoy hiking trips to Greenpoint light house in Clansthal. The lighthouse was built on this spot to warn ships of the proximity of the world-renowned Aliwal Shoal. It is also a provincial heritage site. Erected in 1905 it has a rather unusual cast-iron structure and is painted in red and white striped bands.
All trips are by appointment only. Please contact us to for more details, booking on request.
Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve
Enjoy hiking trails and picnic sites in this oasis which is home to over 300 bird species and some 56 species of mammal. Gate times: Summer (Oct-March) 06h00 to 18h00 Winter (April-Sept) 06h00 to 17h00.
The beach offers a safe netted area to swim in with lifeguards on duty. There is a lagoon nearby where you can splash around in or spend the afternoon canoeing. Activities on the beach include super tube waterslide, abseiling, mini golf, canoe hire, body board and surf hire.
Spa and Beauty Treatments
Destress and relax at the Scottburgh Health and Beauty Institute. Enjoy facials, slimming treatments, massages and grooming of hands and feet.
Your wedding day is one of the most special days you will ever experience. Most brides picture their wedding day as a perfect fairy-tale event. But unfortunately, the reality of the matter is that many things can go wrong to ruin that pretty picture. Your minister might get lost on his way to the chapel, your flowers might not be fresh or your food at the reception might be cold.
Allow us to assist you in planning and capturing those unforgettable memories of your special day without any disappointments. Sit back and enjoy this season of your life while we ensure that every detail is attended to. We specialise in wedding coordination and flowers, decor & hiring and by combining these three aspects we can eliminate any possible misunderstandings on the day. We also have a great team of creative photographers and musicians who can cater for every style and need.
We are passionate about what we do and endeavour to assist our brides to have their dream wedding by treating them with respect and providing them with value for money. It is our mission to provide excellent service through good communication skills, integrity and professionalism and making your wedding day that perfect fairy-tale you have always dreamt of.
EVENT COORDINATION & PLANNING
Planning a wedding is an enormous task, which requires precision planning to ensure that everything goes according to plan. We are passionate about what we do and endeavour to assist our brides to have their dream wedding by treating them with respect and providing them with value for money.
RECEPTION COORDINATION & PLANNING
Development of an overall wedding plan which will reflect your personality & style. Preparation of budget and update of budget as decisions are made; will assist in keeping you within your budget
FOOD AND CATERING
We ensure that portions are always amply generous which gives you complete peace of mind. Our food is fresh, honest and delicious. Our presentation is appetizing and appealing, and we take time to develop the flavor so it is delectable and memorable.We use the freshest ingredients. Our team love nothing more than to wow you with finest function food you can get.
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY
They say photographs are the only perceptible memories after a wedding, so our perspective of your wedding is how you will remember it. With that in mind, we have to capture the details (big and small) in the most beautiful light. We want you to laugh and cry (tears of joy, of course) when you look at your photos. Time goes by so fast, so it’s our job to document your story.
Directions from Durban:
Head South on the N2 towards Port Shepstone - go past the Amanzimtoti and Umkomaas turn-off, approximately 4km after the Umkomaas turn-off, take the Scottburgh turn-off.
Follow the road, at the stop street at the top of the turn-off turn left headed towards the sea/ Scottburgh.
Follow the road for approximately 2km.
At the T-Junction [R102] turn left - follow the road for approximately 6 kilometres, you will pass Crocword on your left, more or less 2km after Crocworld turn right and immediate left [Clansthal sign situated on the corner of the road] Carisford Lodge is situated a couple of meters on the right hand side - Second driveway on your right. You have arrived at your destination.