Catalina 4 Beachfront Chalet
Hibberdene on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast is only a 40 minute drive south of Durban.
Number 4 Catalina Bay is a first floor, 3 bedroom beachfront apartment / chalet with stunning sea views. There are only 12 units in the complex and No.4 is comfortably furnished to accommodate 6 guests.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE UNIT
This South Coast self catering accommodation unit has a fully equipped kitchen which includes a microwave, dishwasher and fridge / freezer. The open plan living area leads onto a large patio that overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean. The patio of this first floor apartment has magnificent sea views and is ideal for enjoying a few sun-downers and that perfect evening Braai.
For South Coast accommodation in Hibberdene this is the perfect family unit .............and in case of rainy weather, we have a large flat screen TV with full DSTV bouquet.
Even though Hibberdene has a beautiful, protected Blue Flag swimming beach, Catalina Bay also has a safe, fenced swimming pool in the complex. Like most of the popular towns on the KZN South Coast, the Hibberdene main beach is protected by lifeguards and shark nets, as well as a designated ski boat launch site. The complex is approximately 400m from this South Coast beachfront facility.
The well maintained garden area leads directly onto the beach through a fenced gate.
A lock-up garage as well as a second open parking bay are available exclusively for unit 4 guests.
The lounge and main bedroom lead onto the large outer patio. Wake to the early morning sunrise and lie in bed sipping your morning tea or coffee while staring at the Indian Ocean and an opportunity to see dolphins and whale activity.
The large main bedroom has a queen size bed, built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with a spacious shower. The second bedroom has one queen sized bed with built in cupboards the third bedroom has 2 single beds. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the second bathroom and toilet.
All linen is provided, but you need to bring beach towels and cleaning agents (dishwasher etc)
The Complex is close to all amenities and within a hundred metres of a shopping centre boasting a Spar, butchery, Wimpy, bottle store, pharmacy,Hardware store, Laundromat, Video store, etc. Medical care is also close at hand in case of any medical emergency.
The complex has security with remote access..
Attractions within close proximity to our South Coast accommodation are:
- South Coast Rock and surf fishing
- Safe bathing, surfing and snorkeling
- Scuba diving
- Deep sea fishing charter
- Hotel, Pubs, Restaurants and shops within walking distance or a short drive.
- Tennis, squash and bowls at the Hibberdene Club.
- Several renowned South Coast golf courses within an easy drive.
- South Coast Uvongo Bird Sanctuary
- Oribi Gorge
- The Wild Coast Sun Casino is less than an hour away.
- Shelley Beach and Margate are only a short drive South, providing shops and restaurants in case of rainy days
We arrived to a very clean and modern style apartment with a huge balcony overlooking the gorgeous blue ocean. There is a built in braai in balcony and all the rooms were neat. All amenities for our stay were provided for.
There is a lovely swimming pool in the complex and once you exit the garden gate you are on the warm beach sand. Very easy access to the beach. Fishing is also great.
There is a Spar, Pick n Pay, and Tiagos restaurant closeby (walking distance from Catalina Bay).There are many other eating places and a shopping mall just 20 minutes away in Port Shepstone and makes for a lovely drive along the South coast.
We had a very hospitable host (Avril) and such an enjoyable and relaxing time at Catalina that we extended our stay.
I will recommend anyone looking for a truly enjoyable, tranquil and oceanic holiday to visit Catalina Bay.
- beach (absolutely on the beach)
- boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
- fishing onsite
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- lock-up garage
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite