The Golf Chalet
Minimum stay 6 days
The Golf Chalet – ideal for golfers!
The Golf Chalet is a charming log bungalow, positioned on the very top of the safe estate of Umkobi Lodge, set amongst wild banana palms and other lush indigenous vegetation, with a breath-taking view over the Umkobi lagoon to the breakers of the warm Indian Ocean - and a mere 5 minutes to Southbroom Golf Club!
The Golf Chalet is located in the beautiful seaside village of Southbroom on the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal, 170km from King Shaka Airport near Durban. The South Coast is an all-year-round destination due to its lovely sub-tropical climate, and particularly for golfers.
Umkobi Lodge estate comprises 36 wooden chalets set in a garden of sub-tropical foliage, are all privately owned, most of them used exclusively by their owners. You will meet duikers, porcupines and bushbucks on the road, and observe eagles, water birds and bush birds from the deck. You can even watch the occasional dolphins, whale and the famous sardine run in June-July - bring your binoculars! (one powerful Pentax 16x50 is available)
Southbroom – the top location on the South Coast
Southbroom’s renowned golf course and its centre (”The Village”) are a mere 2km away. There you find a convenience store, petrol station, laundry service, liquor store and other shops, a restaurant, a café, two doctors, a pharmacy, a hairdresser and even a gym and a day spa. Southbroom Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Each of the 18-holes has its own unique feature and ability to test the skill of even the most accomplished golfer. Within 20 minutes there are three more 18-hole-courses and 4 more between here and Durban, that’s why the area is often referred to as “The Golf Coast”.
Lots of activities and facilities!
There are many other outdoor activities, like tennis, bowls, the Bush Buck Trail through the Eyles Nature Reserve right in the middle of Southbroom, the Riverbend Crocodile Farm just across the main road, and - a little further away - the Umtamwuna Nature Reserve and Oribi Gorge with all kinds of antelopes, even giraffes around Lake Eland and South Africa’s LONGEST zip line for the adventurous!
A communal swimming pool and braai area (for use by lodge occupants only) is situated about 120 meters down from the chalet. The Umkobi Beach is 5 minutes’ drive away. 3 further Blue Flag beaches are within some 5km: Southbroom Main Beach, Ramsgate and Marina Beach.
The Golf Chalet is not only comfortable, but offers everything:
1 king-size bed in the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower), 1 spare bed in the second room/ office, a guest bathroom with a bath; the kitchen is equipped with all the usual appliances such as dish washer, stove, coffee machine for filter coffee, toaster, microwave-oven combo … and, of course, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, glasses, etc. In case of power cuts, a gas ring will always allow you to brew a cup of tea or coffee and large water tanks provide security in this respect.
Variable-speed fans are installed in all rooms and in the living area. The chalet is well insulated, and during the cooler winter months a little heater will fan away any morning chill.
Full-length glass sliding doors open from both all rooms onto the broad wooden deck, which has a Weber gas braai and patio furniture.
The TV has DStv connection - just plug in your decoder & smartcard. Overseas visitors will find a choice of 30 local programs. In addition, there is a DVD-player and a USB port, so bring DVDs or a flashstick with movies or music on. Your iPhone or iPod will link to a small speaker system. There is also a selection of DVDs in German and English.
Washing machine, tumble drier and ironing equipment are in the utility room under the house. Next to it, you can enjoy a proper work-out in the shade under the deck on an exercise bike.
To the car port it is 50m. The complex is safe, being enclosed by an electric fence and patrolled by security guards at night.
A housekeeping service during your stay is available.
Languages spoken by owners - English, German, Italian, French
Bed configuration - the Golf Chalet sleeps 2 adults
- Bedroom 1 – king size
- Second room/ office - spare
- Binocular Pentax 16x50
- Braai / barbecue - communal and in unit
- Canoeing onsite - bring your canoe!
- Ceiling fans
- DSTV (bring card and decoder)
- Exercise bike
- Hair drier
- Linen & towels provided
- Secure parking with individual remotes and keys
- Sun deck
- Swimming pool (communal)
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Facilities in the area:
- Beach (less than 2km)
- Bowls (less than 3km)
- Car hire (less than 3km)
- Fishing (less than 2km)
- Golf (less than 2km)
- Gym (less than 3km)
- Horse riding (less than 5km)
- Laundry facilities (less than 3km)
- Medical facilities (less than 3km)
- Nature trail (less than 2km)
- Reptile park (less than 5km)
- Restaurants (less than 3km)
- Tennis court (less than 2km)
Nearest points of interest:
- Southbroom Golf Club (1,8km)
- Bush Buck Trail/Eyles Nature Reserve (1,5km)
- Riverbend Crocodile Farm (4,4km)
- bowls (less than 5km)
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- canoeing onsite
- car hire (less than 20km)
- dishwasher (some units)
- DSTV in room - limited package
- DTSV in unit (bring card)
- DVD player
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- fishing (less than 10km)
- flat screen TV
- fridge/ freezer
- gas braai / barbecue
- golf (less than 5km)
- hair dryer
- heaters in unit
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- linen & towels provided
- Malaria free
- medical facilities (less than 5km)
- microwave in unit
- outdoor splash pool
- reptile park (less than 20km)
- restaurant (less than 2km)
- Serviced on demand
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tennis court (less than 5km)
- toasted sandwich maker
- tumble dryer in unit
- washing machine in unit