MiniVillas offers beachfront, self-catering, holiday accommodation with direct beach access, set in beautiful spacious grounds giving panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The central beach has lifeguards and a shark protected swimming area. This is an owner managed business where we pride ourselves on personal service with a genuine concern that our guests will feel welcome and wish to return.
Blythedale is just 43kms north of King Shaka International Airport and 68kms from Durban.
Here is a location where you can relax in natural surroundings next to the sea, sunbathe around the large sparkling swimming pool or explore the many places of interest and varied activities on offer in the area.
Blythedale has an amazing beach that stretches from the Umvoti lagoon area to our south to the Mdlotan lagoon below Princes Grant golf estate to the north. Blythedale is one of the few remaining villages along the KZN North Coast that has been unspoiled by dense beachfront development and the natural coastal vegetation remains virtually intact and seawater unpolluted. Fishermen, surfers, jet-skiers, birdwatchers and lovers of nature seek out this unique area. Subtropical warm and sunny winters are the time when we experience the whale migration north towards Mocambique and can see large numbers of humpback whales breaching, a sight never to be forgotten. In winter time brilliant aloes bloom above the dunes. Bottlenose dolphins are year-round visitors delighting everyone with their exuberant and graceful performances. On an early morning walk towards the Umvoti Mouth, you may be lucky to witness the thrilling sight of the skilled commercial fishing ski boats launching through the waves or at the end of the day returning with their catch.
The complex is sited on a hectare of beachfront with 8 A villas on the first line of beachfront amongst lawn, gardens and natural coastal vegetation. Another A villa, all the B villas and the fenced swimming pool area are situated above on a gently sloped landscaped area with excellent seas views, on the second line of beachfront. The Duplex is situated at the top of the same area approx 160 metres from the beach.
All villas include:
- Bed linen (towels & kitchen towels optional extra), crockery, cutlery, blankets, pillows
- DSTV - Commercial Bouquet
- Safe facility
- Ceiling fans
- Braai facility
- Microwave & 260-litre fridge.
- Stove: Duplex & A villas: free standing stove with oven, grill, 4 cooking plates
- Stove: B Villas: free standing stove with oven, grill and 3 plates
- Pets: please enquire on booking.
SERVICING OF VILLAS
Units are cleaned daily Monday to Saturdays (floors, bathroom and dustbins only).
Additional services re bed making and dishwashing are negotiable for an extra fee (subject to prior booking and availability of staff).
NO SERVICING ON SUNDAYS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Capacity: Maximum 6 persons inclusive of infants
The number of beds in the A Villas vary as detailed below :
A villa bathrooms have a bath with an overhead shower, toilet and hand-basin.
A typical 6 bed A has a separate bedroom with a double bed, and two full-length double bunk beds in the large sleeping alcove which is open plan with the living/kitchenette area. Some 6-beds are the opposite way around with the bunk beds in the separate bedroom and the double bed in the sleeping alcove.
A typical 5-bed A has a separate bedroom with a double bed, and one single bed and one double bunk bed in the large sleeping alcove which is open plan with the living/kitchenette area.
There is one 4-bed A (see illustration) with a double bed in the separate bedroom, and two single beds in the sleeping alcove.
Capacity: (Maximum 4 persons inclusive of infants).
The B villas are compact units built in pairs.
They contain one double bed plus a full-length double bunk (adjacent to one another) in the open plan living/sleeping area.
A small bathroom contains a shower, toilet and handbasin.
This is the largest unit, privately sited 160m from the beach and overlooking the complex and the sea.
The upstairs bedroom has 3 single beds. The downstairs bedroom has one double bed and one single bed.
The ONE bathroom (bath + overhead shower, toilet, handbasin) is en-suite with the downstairs bedroom.
There is a 2nd toilet and hand basin off the living area.
The dining area and kitchenette are open plan.
Two separate stable doors open out onto the patio area (from the bedroom and from the living area).
Whilst visitors are generally attracted to Blythedale because of its? exceptional beach there is so much else to do in the vicinity. For example, the first class golf courses such as Princes Grant to the north and Simbithi to the south are amongst many others options. Book a thrilling Microlight flight along the coast or an exciting Guided ?Fat Bike? tour into the forest and back along the beach!
If you want a trip to a nearby place of interest or Zululand game reserve we have an experienced tour operator in the village.
Contact Jubula Shuttle Servicesfor airport transfers, shopping trips or a night out to one of the numerous and varied restaurants in Ballito, Salt Rock ? or Tinley Manor, so famous for its curry restaurant.
Shopping and eating out
Blythedale is where you can get away from the hustle and bustle yet still enjoy excellent and varied shopping venues and other facilities within easy reach.
Ballito is the largest in the area (20 minutes drive) with two very large shopping malls also full of restaurants.
A little closer at Salt Rock is the smaller Tiffany's shopping mall.
Directly inland on the other side of the N2 highway, the recently constructed KwaDukuza Mall boasts two large modern supermarkets and general shops (10 minutes from the beach).
At the top of Blythedale village residential area, there is a beach store for essentials.
Within walking distance of MiniVillas is Palm Dune Lodge where you can book an a la carte meal.