This place is a gem. Perfect place to have a relaxed time, take it easy, enjoy the beach any time of day, it's literally right across from a big sandy beach with a lush green bluff that stretches all along the right side coast. You can go for long beach walks or rent a bike for a little beach ride. It is a little farther away from town but it is pretty easy and affordable to call a taxi to go into town. Especially if you're backpacking or traveling solo without a car, the owners are incredibly friendly and will help you out with getting to and from the shops. The whole set up of the hostel is really neat too, there's grass and pretty plants, banana trees all throughout the property and it extends back up against the bluff for an ocean view depending on which room you have. Affordable rates, happy smiling staff. Anstey's backpackers is such a sweet place and the vibe is very friendly. Plus, Heidi's cafe is a super cute little cafe with a local vibe and homemade breakfast for such a good deal. It's the after surf spot to grub. The pool with a waterfall is a plus too! I stayed here for a whole month!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anstey Beach Self Catering Apartments and Backpackers, owned and run by Rudy and Tash Palmboom and managed by Michelle, is situated on the beautiful unspoilt beaches of the Bluff. Come and enjoy some friendly, laid back coastal hospitality while you soak up the sights and sun. Fall under the Ansteys spell and embrace the warm, happy family atmosphere - whether you spend your day at the beach, or relax by the poolside in our tropical garden - you are sure to enjoy yourself! We offer different types of accommodation to suit all budgets - from backpacker type dorms, to more upmarket self catering apartments. Ansteys is not your conventional backpacker hostel or holiday apartment resort, but it has it's own kind of magic, which is why so many guests return time and time again. Heidi's Cafe is situated on the premises and is a cosy and popular little cafe/coffee shop which serves good filter coffee, cappuccinos, delicious, hearty or healthy breakfasts, as well as home baked treats. The beaches on the Bluff are beautiful and great to explore, especially at low tide when you can explore all the rock pools along the way. Ansteys has consistent good surf and is a quick stroll away from the world famous surf break Cave Rock. It is also one of the most popular kitesurfing beaches. For those wanting to learn how to surf, book our very popular "get-up-and-go" surf lessons. The Bluff boasts beautiful protected and unspoilt beaches (lovely warm seawater!) with excellent lifeguards and shopping centres all within walking distance. We are a quick 15 kilometre drive from Durban City Centre, the ICC, the sport stadiums and Ushaka Marine World. We offer many facilities - among them a swimming pool area set in a tropical garden, pool table, internet and wi-fi and a small beach and surf shop. We pride ourselves on ensuring there is a real happy and relaxed village atmosphere here, so come on over & share in our unique lifestyle...we look forward to welcoming you! ... more less