Lalaphansi means ‘ Sleep / Lie down’ in isiZulu.

At Lalaphansi we invite you to share our home with us.
We offer you and your family the very best of accommodation in the following Units.

THE DOLPHIN FAMILY APARTMENT has a main bedroom with queen bed an en suite bathroom.
The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds, there is a 2nd bathroom.
In the spacious open plan lounge/dining area is a single bed in an alcove.
The kitchen is fitted for small family self catering.
The patio has a braai and looks to the beach across the road.

THE SEAHORSE SUITE has a queen bed in the room.
There is a window alcove with sea views.
The bathroom has a bath with a shower attachment.
The kitchen has a small family self catering setting.
The patio has a braai and views to the beach.
SHOULD an extra bed be needed for a child we are able to accommodate.

For family use there is an inter leading door between DOLPHIN AND SEAHORSE WHICH CAN BE OPENED IF NECESSARY.

THE ELEVATED MARLIN is a garden cottage. It has a bedroom with a double bed and an en suite shower.
In the open plan lounge/dining area is a single bed with a pull out bed for children.
Off the bedroom is a door opening on to a private patio with a braai and Sea views.
The kitchen is fitted for small family self catering.

ALL apartments are fully equipped and self contained situated in a PRIME position on Selection Beach in UMDLOTI.

We offer you Air- conditioned bedrooms. Sea facing accommodation, TV [HOTEL BOUQUET] /SAFE AND SECURE PARKING.

There is WI-FI available. We are +/- 7kms from KING SHAKA AIRPORT.


Children of all ages welcome.

We Speak: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and some French.

About Umdloti
The town takes its name from the Mdloti River which was in turn named after a species of wild tobacco growing on the river banks.

Umdloti is a coastal town situated between the Ohlanga and Mdloti Rivers. The area comprises of a lagoon at the river mouth, a rockenclosed tidal pool, and a narrow coastal belt which is backed by an extremely steep dune system.

The topography of Umdloti has thus resulted in the town being a very popular place to live in or, from a tourist perspective - to visit, as virtually all properties enjoy stunning beach and sea views encompassing dolphin and whale watching.

Lalaphansi is situated next to the ski-boat club which holds a festival in March. Surf-ski fishing can also be arranged and game fishing is also available.

Gateway Centre
Umdloti is about 5km north of Umhlanga's Gateway Center which is known to be one of the most modern shopping and entertainment malls in the southern hemisphere.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is more than a shopping mall - it's billed as a 'Theatre of Shopping' offering visitors, much more than the average shopping center. The impressive structure, situated alongside the N2 highway in Umhlanga Rocks, houses a vast array of shops, cinemas and restaurants PLUS a huge standing wave known as DRex, a mega skate park designed by international expert Tony Hawk, the highest climbing wall imaginable and now a go-kart track, putt-putt course and a challenging 4x4 track. It's definitely worth a visit.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • airport transfers
  • beach (absolutely on the beach)
  • beach (less than 500m)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • fishing onsite
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities