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“Fantastic and authentic beach house experience”
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Unsurpassed views of the coastal forest and Indian Ocean  stretch from south to north
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Unsurpassed views of the coastal forest and Indian Ocean  stretch from south to north
The entire length of the house has folding glass doors onto a vast deck where guests entertain The deck is two floors above the forest.  Bedrooms are above and below - also with decks and seaview
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Unsurpassed views of the coastal forest and Indian Ocean  stretch from south to north
The entire length of the house has folding glass doors onto a vast deck where guests entertain
The deck is two floors above the forest.  Bedrooms are above and below - also with decks and seaview
'Iti Bay'  So called as a group of Italian prisoner's of war were shipwrecked and washed up here
Aerial view of Lagoon and main beach taken about 1970
A view south towards Ballito and Durban from the main deck
This photo is taken from the uppermost deck off the main bedrooms
A shady garden and wooden door in the wall mark the entrance to no 21Magai drive Zinkwazi
Once through the front door on the street you reach the house on a wooden parapet above the trees
A breath taking view of the glass house as you enter the property and walk above the forest to enter
Stack doors open on both sides of the living area giving access to the sheltered forest & ocean
Stairs separate the open plan of the living area.  View is from lounge to dining room and kitchen
A view to the back of the property off the lounge.  A sheltered aspect spot to relax
A golden glow of evening after a hectic day in the sun
From the lounge towards the front deck and view of ocean
Glass doors open onto the shady and sheltered garden.  A spot to recover when the sun is too hot
Caretaker Axon from Malawi will take care of all your needs as he lives on the property
Our well- equipped kitchen has a scullery to the rear and is open to the dining room
The dining room glass doors fold back giving access to both front and back decks for entertaining
Dining out on the deck where most visitors spend their time
The ample front deck has loungers and table with chairs.  Guests spend most of their day here
Axon sets the table on the front deck overlooking the sea
Top floor lounge is flanked by two double bedrooms with own bathrooms and decks with sea views
Bedroom no1 on top floor has own bathroom en-suite comprises both bath and shower, basin and toilet
Bathroom no 1comprises tub, shower and loo and has view of forest.
Bedroom no 2 also has a front deck overlooking the sea with an en-suite bathroom over the forest
Caretaker Axon on the staircase.  Stairs with hand rails lead up to bedrooms and down to bedrooms.
Two bedrooms flank this playroom which gives access to stairs leading to the beach.
Bedroom 3 has a balcony over the sea and a bathroom of its own. Security is excellent due to height
Bathroom 3 has a shower, toilet and basin
Bedroom 4 has a deck with seaview, bathroom and is on the north side of the house
View from bathroom shows bedroom 4 and deck over the ocean
Another bathroom with shower and toilet
One of the two downstairs bathrooms with shower, basin and toilet
Walkway from the property onto the beach is well maintained.  Security is excellent here
This is the walk from the lower playroom stairs through the front forest to the beach
Typical coastal plants hold the dune face
Beneath the house is the service area with clothes line
Walkway from the west side of the house to the  door on the street.  We have excellent security!
Forest plants below the house
Fascinating shells, sea urchins, star fish, octopus, and cowrie waiting to be discovered.
Late afternoon on the lagoon is a good time to canoe up the river.
Rock pools are home to a variety of shell fish.  Permits are necessary to harvest these
The lagoon backs the main swimming beach which is protected  by shark nets.  Life guards are on duty
The Zinkwazi river is closed most of the year.  With good rain it opens close to the main beach
All along our long coastline there are black outcrops of rock which afford sheltered bathing
This pool is about a meter deep and children snorkel in safety here at low tide
The river is navigable for 7km upstream but small water craft have fun close to the swimming beach
Fishing off rocks at the main beach
The lagoon is save for swimmimg.  Motorized water craft stick to the higher areas further upstream
Braving the surf at the main beach
A stretch of river on the inland side of the main beach.  The surf is just out of the photo on right
Cuppacino awaits your return from the beach
The view from the house straight out to see through the milk wood forest
The bay at the main swimming beach
Fold back glass doors front and back of the open plan living area give a feeling of space
This is the canopy walk to the beach.  Then a few paces through forest floor onto the sand
Aerial view looking up the Zinkwazi River from the main swimming beach
Proud has his Pizza hut at the main beach parking
Inside the Pizza hut on the beach
Proud's pizza is made to order and delivered to you on the beach.
Order and have delivered to your cottage or spot on the beach
The Ski Boat Club or Mahogany Reef is our local watering hole with budget meals and drinks in season
Seating on the deck is limited so get here early on a Friday night for their special evenings !
A walkway will lead you from the main beach parking to Mahogany Reef on the sand.
Fishing from the shore is also very popular, especially at night
Fishermen launch at the main beach.  Frikkie on his tractor sees them in and out
From the car park, wooden stairs lead to the beach and to Mahogany Reef or the Ski boat club
Sunset from Panorama drive
View from Panorama drive towards the East in the evening
Coffee on the deck at the Cafe on Cnr of Glen/Nkwazi where one can purchase essentials you forgot
Packed shelves inside the Cafe -  kid's joy and Shirley's nightmare as the pennies are counted !
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Zinkwazi Beach, KwaZulu-Natal

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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IlseW130
1 review
“Fantastic and authentic beach house experience”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Wow!
What a wonderful experience all around.
From the quick response time from Wendy to the helpfulness of Axon the caretaker. Not to mention the house itself: wonderfully designed and maintained with privacy even in a large family group. There's a real holiday feeling with the ocean on your doorstep and dolphin viewing from the deck!
I would highly recommend this beach house for the perfect beach breakaway.

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Liked best: The design of the place, the affordability
Liked least: The dryer needs looking at.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thank you Ilse for a great review. I look forward to your return in the near future. We are getting very booked up so do secure a slot by contacting me in good time.
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Nix7513
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular Views”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

This home is an architectural marvel! Absolutely beautiful uninterrupted, untouched sea views. You get a sense that this peace of paradise is yours alone for your stay. We were greeted at the home by Axon who was super helpful. Wendy - thank you for all your assistance, always just a phone call away. We had such a wonderful stay. We traveled with friends - our family of 4 and their family of 4. The children had hours of fun on the pristine beach. All 4 rooms are beautiful and I have to mention the mattresses - they were amazing.
We will definitely be back to sit on the deck and drink cocktails with the crashing waves and panoramic sea view.

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Liked best: The House
Liked least: Plstic wine glasses
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
28 May 2016
Thank you Nix. We look forward to your return. Weather is prefect this time of year and the sea like glass.
Till next time
Regards
Wendy
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Alice M
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful house, restful holiday, dramatic views”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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lovely holiday house
amazing views
clean and well kept
beaches are great
beds are comfy
lots of spaces to rest and wave watch - saw dolphins every day
the design of the house allows you to open the whole living area up so the inside almost feels outside

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
24 Feb 2016
Thank you Alice. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful holiday. What a pleasure to have you
Wendy
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