Umzumbe is located on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, Port Shepstone. It is known as the best kept secret of the Hibuscus Coast.
Directly on the beach is Summerplace, which consists of 4 luxury self catering cottages. There is good security and ample parking. Staff for your convenience can be arranged, but all other amenities are located on the property. There are several golf courses in the area and for those who love a beach and family holiday, this is ideal. The beach is protected by shark nets and there are lifeguards on duty throughout the year. The sea pool is a huge favourite with the younger generation. All units have air conditioning systems.
"Lookout" cottage can sleep 10 guests for example 5 adults and 5 children. It has three bathrooms, dining room, lounge, kitchen, scullery and its own private deck and gate onto the beach.
Then there is "Honeymoon" cottage which sleeps 4 guests, either 2 couples or a family. It has a modern bathroom, lovely kitchen with modern fittings and a big lounge area. Huge sliding doors makes your accessibility to the beach even easier.
"Big Brother" cottage is not what the name implies. It should be little brother as it sleeps 2 adults comfortably and has a sleeper couch. It is ultra modern with the same accessibility to the beach and view as the other units.
"Umzumbe beach. All cottages have air conditioned. For those who know Umzumbe beach, it is a holiday of a lifetime. A real good time for the family to be together and families return year after year for the same experience. Umzumbe is still one of the secluded South Coast beaches - a true hidden gem for the traveller.
Cancellation 4 weeks before arrival: 100% refund
3 weeks 75% refund
2 weeks 50% refund
1 week 25% refund
Arrival & Departure Times
Arrive by 14:00
Depart by 10:am during High and Peak period
Depart by 11:00 during out of season
Terms Of Payment
To confirm the booking, we require a 50% deposit.
Balance due 2 days before arrival
The maximum number of guests should not exceed the number stated on the confirmation notice that was emailed to you by Summer Place. The residence is rented to the booking guest for the number of guests booked in for the renting period and any major functions or parties that are not previously confirmed with the owners are not allowed without written consent and non-compliance will result in either an immediate eviction or an extra R350 per person levied.
All guests are required to consider our neighbours in relation to loud music and excessive noise after 1:00am on Friday and Saturday - 10:00pm Sunday to Thursday.
Any Fireworks on the property will result in loss of bond and are strictly prohibited on the property and its surrounds. Fireworks on the beaches or its environs require a licence from the local council before use. These conditions are governed by State & Local government regulation and police may impose on the spot fines if they are summoned by the neighbours. We would appreciate your assistance in maintaining good relations in the area. Minimising noise doesn't mean that you cannot continue to enjoy yourselves after those times; it simply identifies the necessity to close down the loud music and excessive noise, as imposed by Government Law.
Guests are reminded that linen (pillow cases and sheets) must be used on all beds. Where consumption of food and drink in the bedrooms causes spillages & stains, the cleaning of bedding will apply. Suntan creams and oils can be extremely harmful as they create stains that are impossible to remove from bedding. The cost to clean the mattress/pillow protectors, blankets and bedspreads will be R70 for each bed. This charge will have to be settled before you leave.
The residence complies with NON-SMOKING state laws and smoking inside is strictly prohibited.
A minimum R250 cleaning charge applies if the residence is left in an unclean/untidy manner, including: if the hotplates, grill and oven are left in an unclean condition; dishwashers not emptied; pots and pans not cleaned; unclean utensils or crockery found in cupboards; if the BBQ's require excessive cleaning; if the residence is left in an unclean/untidy state.
Items must not be swapped between the lower and upper levels as they are occasionally rented separately by unrelated guests. Please ensure that all items remain in their designated level in the home. This includes glasses, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and bedding. Non-compliance will incur a cost of R150.00 charge to sort and replace.
Use of internal kitchen pots and pans on the BBQs is prohibited as it damages them beyond cleaning.
When using air conditioners please ensure that doors and windows are closed, reducing the use of unnecessary power and assisting with the 'greenhouse' effect. Likewise with lights-please be mindful of lights left on unnecessarily.
Cigarette butts and bottle tops must not be thrown over any of the balconies or onto the awning in the back yard.
Sand must be removed from the toys and equipment prior to bringing them back into your unit.
Surfboards, wetsuits and fishing rods and gear are to be left outside until it is clean and dry. These items MUST NOT to be taken inside the residence as they cause damage and bring excessive sand inside.
Suntan creams and oils can badly stain cushions and lounges and we appreciate guests taking care in this regard.
Dishwashers must be emptied prior to departure and please ensure that all cutlery, dishes, glasses etc., are clean and dry before they are replaced in their correct cupboards. Wooden bowls, serving trays and chopping boards must not be placed in the dishwasher as excessive heat and water damages them and will incur a replacement cost.
Toilet paper is supplied for toilets, however with large groups or over extended periods you will often run out, so please ensure you have back-up supplies.
An outside shower has been supplied to assist when returning from the beach, after swimming. Sand will block the indoor plumbing pipes, so it is essential that all sand is washed off before entry to either level of the property.
We request that you refrain from altering the controls on the refrigerators and air-conditioning units unnecessarily.
The beds must not be used as trampolines by children or taken out of the living area of the property. Replacement is very expensive and broken beds will be the guests responsibility to replace.
Upon check-in please take note where items live and replace them in their rightful place after use. On same day changeovers time is very limited and will eat into valuable cleaning time if not done.
Summer Place take no responsibility for the security or loss of any guest's personal property.
Accidents happen and we would appreciate you identifying the breakages by completing the Damage Breakage Report which is located on the Upper Level Kitchen Bench behind our 'Conditions of Stay'. Your assistance is appreciated so that we are able to correct the situation before new guests arrive.
When you are departing we request that you secure all windows and doors. As the property is a holiday home with no-one living there on a permanent basis, this is extremely important. Please ensure that all doors are in the locked position and not just closed. Failure to comply may result in loss of your bond plus any additional costs involved in any damage or loss to property.
Fishermen are urged to maintain hygiene in the kitchen and unit at all times. Please do not let hooks or any line lie around. Lock the security gates and your unit doors when you go out fishing at night,
Summer Place's liability for death, personal injury or damage to a members, Summer Place residents or guests property is limited to loss or damage incurred as a result of the negligence of Summer Place, its staff or agents. For the avoidance of doubt, Summer Place shall not be liable in contract, negligence, and breach of duty or otherwise by reason of or in connection with this Agreement or in any other circumstances for any indirect or consequential loss.
Summer Place, management and staff does not assume any liability for loss, damage or injury to person or personal property. Nor do we accept liability for any inconvenience arising from any mechanical malfunction, utility interruption or acts of God.
Summer Place, its management and staff does not accept responsibility whatsoever for damage to, or theft from, or theft of, vehicles parked on the Summer Place premises.
Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the allocated rooms, furnishings, utensils and equipment in them by any act, omission, default or neglect of the guests, their guests or sub-contractors and will pay to Summer Place on demand the amount required to make good or remedy any such damage.