Please note: We can only sleep 8 in total

Carpe Diem offers you a "farm holiday" with the original farmhouse still standing proud, at the back of the property (built in 1940). Instead of a river running through, you have the sea and waves lashing on your doorstep, 50 meters from the beach.

The garden offers privacy and the shade of enormous milkwood trees, blessing you with their tranquility. While having your morning coffee on your verandah you can see the dolphins playing in the clear water. Hot summers and warm winters.

It is a holiday where you will wake up and will "seize the day". Come and spend time with us and discover the beauty of "Carpe Diem", our home in the sun. A safe and fun environment, where your children are free to play. A beauty salon is also available on the premises.

Property Facilities:

  • Braai Area
  • Secure Parking

Area Information:
We are on the end of the beach, quiet and peaceful yet so close to the airport, only 10 minutes away. Also close to Gateway, shopping and movies.

In Room Facilities:
TV area, Lovely kitchen, fully equipped with oven, micro, kettle, toaster and all your crockery and cutlery.

Attractions:

  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Swimming

Accommodation:

Flat - "Sonnelus" (Sleeps 4)
Room 1 - 1 Double
Room 2 - 2 Singles

Facilities:
Magnificent view!
The sea is on your doorstep and surrounds you with it's beauty, individual garden, 50 meters walk to the beach. You can watch your children play in the sea.

2 spacious rooms divided by a sliding door. The main bedroom has an on-suite bathroom with bath, shower and loo, very spacious.

The second room contains a kitchenette (large fridge freezer) TV with Mnet and video (and two single beds). The kitchen is as comfortable as your own, micro, oven, kettle, toaster and beautiful cutlery and crockery.

The second bedroom opens onto a sundeck where you can relax braai in your weber which is supplied. The view is immaculate!

You are 10 minutes from shopping and movies at the new Gateway centre, but Umdloti itself is a small village.

We have a Chemist, a Spar, a good quality Café and 6 Restaurants. The Italian "La Casa Nostra" is sought after by locals from all around. The Portuguese Restaurant is informal and on the beach where you can sip your wine, with the sound of the ocean. There is also the Bush Tavern with good economical meals and a Nino’s.

Come and spend time with us and discover the beauty of Carpe Diem, our home in the sun.
Towels are not provided!

God's Window (Sleeps 2) Room 1 - Double

Facilities:
The sea is on your doorstep, you are 60 meters from the beach.
This unique setting offers luxury and privacy. An amazing seaview in shady private garden with enormous milkwood and wildfig trees. Peaceful and quiet.

This very unique and spacious apartment is modern and newly built.

It offers a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast nook and the bathroom offers shower and bath.

It has 2 spacious built in cupboards.

The glass, aluminum folding doors unfold to include the verandah into the bedroom.

The apartment is part of 3 apartments on the first floor – a few steps to climb.

You are 10 minutes from shopping and movies at the lovely Gateway or la Lucia, but Umdloti itself is a small village. We have a Chemist, a Spar, quality Café and 4 lovely restaurants. The Italian "La Casa Nostra" is sought after by locals from all around, and Bel Punto is informal and on the beach where you can relax and see the ocean while you sip your wine. There is also the Bush Tavern with quality economical meals – and Ninos for a tasty breakfast.

Come and spend time with us and discover the beauty of "Carpe Diem" our home in the sun.
A safe and fun environment, where your children are free to play in the enormous garden.
Towels are not provided!

Around us:

Although Umdloti presents you with unspoilt beaches and peace it is only:
10km from Gateway Shopping, 20km from the new most fascinating uShaka Waterworld, and 4km from Sibaya Casino. The popular seaside resort of Umdloti lies on the KZN coast north of Umhlanga and 25km north of Durban. The beautiful sandy beaches here attract many local South Africans many of whom have bought holiday accommodation here. The safe beaches and warm waters make it an ideal family holiday destination. At Umdloti Beach there is a natural tidal pool with lifeguards providing a safe swimming environment for young ones.

Facilities Nearby us:
Beach (less than 100m) Car hire (less than 10km) Fishing (less than 100m) Restaurant (less than 2km) Scuba diving (less than 100m) Water skiing (less than 2km)

The SandBar

Umdloti Beach is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s popular swimming, surfing, tanning and watersports beaches, thanks to its safe conditions and warm waters. This is also the address of the SandBar; where sand, sun and surfing vibes meet good food and warm hospitality to make for an excellent restaurant and cocktail spot.

Locals and tourists to South Africa share their experiences against a stunning backdrop when they pay a visit to SandBar. Of course, good music is always part of the mix, just to ensure that everyone has a great time.

The walls are bedecked with old surfing pictures and paraphernalia to complement the sophisticated ambience and add to its charm. This also celebrates one of the sports for which South Africa is well known and accomplished in terms of international standards.

Umdloti Beach

It's not just the 5km stretch of beautiful beaches that causes visitors to flock to Umdloti Beach, but also the very likely possibility of seeing dolphins playing in the waves that attracts many to the beaches of Umdloti. Add the natural beauty of the area and professional lifeguards on duty every day, this all makes Umdloti Beach particularly suited for a great beach outing for young and old.

Umdloti Beach features a gorgeous natural tidal pool which is safe for younger kids to play and swim in and at low tide you will be able to little fish and ocean life in the rock pools. The beaches are shark netted so its safe for adults to swim, do some snorkeling, surfing or diving.

The major feature of this gorgeous beach is the large natural rock pool, which makes for excellent swimming for little ones. The beach is also bordered by exquisite fields of sugar cane and subtropical bush, which create an idyllic backdrop to your vacation photos and a day spent on the beach. Umdloti is fabulous for swimming, snorkelling, SUP-ping, surfing, and beach sports that make use of the untouched sandy shores.

Mount Moreland Swallows

Witness the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows: Enjoy an evening picnic or a few sundowners at the Lake Victoria Conservancy in Mount Moreland and witness the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows. (Barn Swallow - Hirundo Rustica). Every evening from mid October to mid April, millions of these tiny birds gather for about half an hour before sunset and fly in vast numbers over the Lake Victoria Wetlands. As dusk falls, the swallows drop down in the reeds and are gone . . . until dusk the next day!

The Wetland is the largest roost site for the Barn (European) Swallows during their summer migration to South Africa. The round trip from Europe can be over 12,000 kilometres which is no mean feat for a bird weighing an average of 18 grams. The viewing site is open to visitors every day at sunset. Please bring your own chairs, drinks and snacks and it is advised that you bring mosquito repellent.

There is no charge for viewing the swallows, but a donation box is on site for those who wish to donate to maintaining the area.

Bel Punto

Bel Punto, in Umdloti, has successfully combined the appeal of breath-taking vistas with an air of sophistication, along with the laid-back lifestyle of the glorious Mediterranean. Bel Punto has a large indoor dining room, which is light and airy with plenty of room for entertaining in style. There is also a spacious outdoor area, where diners can smell the fresh sea breeze while they drink in the views of the Indian Ocean at their leisure. This restaurant is run by an Italian family who have infused every dish with their real passion for good food and a welcoming ambience. Their specialities include a couple of Italian favourites, as well as seafood, poultry and game. Starters comprise oysters, calamari, steamed mussels, prawn skewers, butternut cappuccino (butternut soup with a delightful chive froth), stuffed cherry tomatoes, and grilled snails. Main courses include delicious grilled langoustines, roasted crayfish, stuffed calamari, grilled baby chicken, beef fillet done in a number of ways, grilled and wood-fired quail, and a number of vegetarian options. Of course, there are also a wide array of pizzas, pastas and risottos from which to choose, for those that love authentic Italian cuisine. Decadent desserts are on offer. Look forward to espresso crème brulée, cassata, sorbets, chocolate mousse and Italian kisses.

Horse Riding with Wellesley Riding School

Explore Umdloti's beaches and hills on horseback for a one-of-a-kind experience. This activity is suitable for beginners and advanced riders; tuition is also available.

Be sure to phone the equestrian center before arrival, as rides are only done on appointment. Pricing is available on request.

Fishing

The popular seaside resort of Umdloti lies on the KZN coast north of Umhlanga and 25km north of Durban. The beautiful sandy beaches here attract many local South Africans many of whom have bought holiday accommodation here. The safe beaches and warm waters make it an ideal family holiday destination. At Umdloti Beach there is a natural tidal pool with lifeguards providing a safe swimming environment for young ones. The shoreline off Umdloti Beach also offers great snorkelling but for a slightly more adventurous trip you can visit Dive Nautique who offer trips on rubber ducks through the surf. They are based in Umhlanga and can provide wetsuits, snorkels etc. If you enjoy fishing then there is a choice of shore-fishing, deep-sea fishing and river fishing at Umdloti. Check out the following local operators: Casea Charters: Their boats are equipped with GPS and Fish Finders and have top quality equipment. Game, reef and shark fishing are all available. Fly-fishing. They are based in Umhlanga. Gratuity Charters: Offer exclusive deep sea fishing trips for sharks, game fish, barracuda, and marlin. Departures leave from Durban Harbour. Zulu Safaris: Offer deep-sea fishing, Dolphin viewing, Harbour Cruises.   

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • KwaZulu Natal Tourism Board Member
  • National Accommodation Association
Facilities
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in room
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • microwave in unit
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in room (non-satellite)
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • whale watching onsite

Directions
From Umhlanga (N2 or M4)
  • Take the M27 off-ramp and turn right
  • Foloow the M27 until you reach a traffic circle
  • Go around the circle and take the South Beach road turn-off
  • Carry on along South Beach road until you com to Sixthe avenue on your right
  • Turn into Sixth avenue and Carpe Diem is Number 3 to your right


From Ballito (N2 or M4)
  • Take the M27 off-ramp and turn left
  • Follow the M27 until you reach a traffic circle
  • Go around the circle and take the South Beach road turn-off
  • Carry along South Beach road until you get to Sixt avenue on your right
  • Turn into Sixth avenue and Carpe Diem is Number 3 to your right
  • Carpe Diem is Number 3 to your right