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The Honey Pot Bed & Breakfast

The Honey Pot Bed & Breakfast
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Location & Contact Details
Address: 11 Hilken Drive
Umhlanga Rocks
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Contact : Heather or Bob Hunter
Local Tel : 031-5613795
INT Tel : +27-31-5613795
Local Fax : 031-5612088
INT Fax : +27-31-5612088
Cell : 083-6758749

"Honey Pot" offers a "home from home" holiday for the whole family with hearty full English breakfasts, or, for those who prefer something lighter, continental fayre with fresh fruit, muesli and hot croissants, all served with steaming coffee.

The 5 bedrooms have individual private entrances with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV with M-Net and satellite, coffee / tea making facilities, clean towels daily and have daily maid service.

Each room overlooks well-established pretty gardens where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet and tranquility.

There is a pool for your use and breakfasts are served on our thatched front patio overlooking the Indian Ocean.

"Honey Pot" provides a restful atmosphere where you can enjoy a sun-bed around the pool and lovely gardens where you can sit and enjoy those warm South African evenings and eat the results of your braai for which facilities are provided.

"Honey Pot" is approx. 800 metres from both Umhlanga Village and the beach, only a few minutes walk, which provides safe bathing with lifeguard supervision.

There are magnificent sea views from the front of "Honey Pot" which is situated in a quiet residential setting.

Umhlanga is about 20 minutes by road North of Durban and nearby La Lucia provides an up-market Shopping Mall.

Transfers to and from the airport, together with various day trips can be arranged with reputable local companies as can car hire with Avis and Budget.

We can also offer business facilities to the travelling businessperson with computer, fax, word processing and e-mail facilities on site.

There are telephones in every room for guest's usage together with an additional socket to enable Internet connection if you bring your own PC.

There is a laundry service and picnic baskets can be provided upon request.

We no longer take children under 12 years

Places of interest:

  • Valley of 1000 Hills
  • Assagay Safari Park
  • Crocodile Park
  • Umgeni Bird Park
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Sea World Sharks Board
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • National Accommodation Association
  • Tourism Grading - 3 Stars

Directions
From Jo'burg and the North
From N3 approaching Durban take left turn off to N2 signposted North Coast. Follow N2 northwards until you come to the turn off signposted Umhlanga. Take this turn off and at the top of the slip road at robots turn right onto M41. Go over freeway and straight across the robots, get into middle lane. Take second slip road to left signposted Umhlanga (Sharks Board). Turn left and follow Umhlanga Rocks Drive to the traffic circle after Umhlanga Hospital. Take the third exit and continue down the hill until you come to the first set of robots opposite Umhlanga Manors Development entrance. At these robots turn left into Westridge and follow road round until you come to a junction with Hilken Drive. Turn right and follow the road round until you arrive at number 11 Honey Pot Cottage which will be on your left.

From Durban
Follow M4 north until you come to the Umhlanga turnoff. Take this turn off and at junction with Umhlanga Rocks Drive turn left signposted Sharks Board. After 200 meters turn right into Westridge and follow road round until you come to a junction with Hilken Drive. Turn right and follow the road round until you arrive at number 11 Honey Pot Cottage which will be on your left.
  • Payment Methods
  • American Express
  • Cash on arrival
  • Diners Club
  • EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • English
  • French
  • Zulu
  • Bed Configuration
  • Family Room (Sleeps 3) x 1
    • Room 1 - king, single sleeper couch
  • HoneyPot Suite (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - twin
    • Room 2 - twin
  • Standard Room Private Entrance (Sleeps 2) x 4
    • Room 1 - king
  • Facilities
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • airport transfers
  • bar fridge
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • casino (less than 10km)
  • ceiling fans
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in unit
  • DVD player
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fridge in unit
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • hair dryer
  • heaters in unit
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • linen & towels provided
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave (some units)
  • microwave in unit
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • phone in room
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • private entrance
  • private entrance - outside rooms
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • serviced
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • wi-fi / hotspot
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 14

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Honey Pot Cottage was originally built in 1915 as one of the Farm Manager cottages when this area was a Mango and Avocado plantation and a dairy farm. It is possible that bee hives were kept on the farm hence the name. The land and property were originally owned by the Oyster Box, being transferred into private ownership at a later stage. In the 1920’s an addition was added to the cottage to house a horse or Ox wagon. This is now our dining room. The current garage and rooms 1 and 2 we understand were originally stables. Room 6 which abuts room 2 was originally built for Heather’s mother who had many wonderful years here in South Africa. Sadly, she passed away the same day as Nelson Mandela, and after some considerable time, it was converted into a family unit. Rooms 3, 4, 5 were built in the 1950’s and at some time around this period the front entrance in Oyster Crescent was closed up and re-opened in Hilken Drive, hence the property having 2 addresses, 11 Hilken Drive and originally 18 Oyster Crescent. The natural gardens have one of the original Mango trees, estimates say that this tree is over 100 years old. It still bears fruit, but the Mangoes are now small and stringy. We also have 2 Avocado trees, also very old which still bear wonderful butter avocados, the record being 285 in 2016. Since the current owners purchased the property in 1995, various changes and improvements have constantly been made, however we try to maintain the homely cottage type experience for our guests. Ecologically we recycle everything, paper, tins, bottles and plastic. We also recycle any waste food matter in Bokashi bins and a wormery. This not only provides liquid nutriment for our hydroponic garden which provides us with fresh garden produce, but also generates very high-quality compost. Water Harvesting is a priority with all rain water from the roof areas being captured in JoJo tanks, for further use. All municipal water goes through a filtration system on our property, so all tap water is of a clean and purified nature and very safe to drink.

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
  • Star Graded Accommodation
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 14
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 14

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Chapel
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
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