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“Excellent value for money option when visiting umhlanga”
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Flamingo Lodge
Ranked #8 of 43 Umhlanga Rocks B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Excellent value for money option when visiting umhlanga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Flamingo Lodge is a excellent B & B situated 5 minutes walk from the beach/lighthouse and the bars/restaurants of the village. Geoff goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. The rooms are generously sized and spotlessly clean, the large, beds are comfortable and you have all the usual amenities such as flat screen TV, tea coffee, toiletries in the bathroom etc. Also a small patio with table and chairs.. The lounge is spacious, breakfasts are really good, there is everything you could want, all served on the balcony with a view of the sea The honesty bar is great and very reasonably priced. Unexpected extras are beach towels, if you are using the small pool or going to the beach sweets and fruit in the lounge, buscuits in the rooms with the Tea/Coffee, and Free Wi Fi.. Also only 15/20 minutes drive from the airport and 20/ 30 minutes from Marine Drive Seafront in Durban proper. I would certainly stay here again

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The bed & breakfast is well established which is clearly noticeable with level of service I received. The guesthouse is close to all major amenities which is mostly within walking distance. The entire B&B is clean and well maintained. Breakfasts are prepared fresh and are extremely tasty. The stay overall is definitely value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Lovely establishment with friendly staff and spotlessly clean. Very conveniently located within walking distance of the village and taxi is also quick to arrive. Honesty bar a hit, quite neighbourhood, large bathroom, LCD TV and breakfast serves all you need.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Stayed at Flamingo Lodge for business in Durban and thoroughly enjoyed it – the property delivers everything you need, from a good breakfast in the morning, to fully functional wi-fi and a TV in the room. The rooms are well equipped as well as very clean and comfortable. There is a nice lounge with views of the Indian Ocean. It is also very secure.
The service was faultless and Geoff went out of his way to help with booking taxis and getting Avis to change some of our plans. The housekeeping-ladies were always extremely friendly and made sure that their clients were kept happy. The ‘honesty-bar’ system also worked really well.
The guesthouse is a mere 20minute drive from the International Convention Centre and a two minute walk to quality restaurants, bars and a beautiful beach.
Next time I’m in Durban / Umhlanga I’ll make sure to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Great value, the staff and owner were very pleasant. Owner was very helpful. Room was clean, and spacious. Owner gave us plenty of information about where to go etc. Five minute walk from beach. Would recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Täby, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

We (6 ladies) spent some nights on our golfing tour in Flamingo Lodge, and had a great time. The rooms are nice, we got all 3 rooms on the ground level (we were 6 of us) and had a good time around the pool after the daily golf, before going to the restaurants in Umhlanga. And got all possible help from Geoff, from reservations of the tee-off times to the booking of the restaurants. And felt us safe walking to the restaurants in the village centre. Warmly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Flamingo Lodge
Address: 15 Flamingo Lane, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Flamingo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamingo Lodge is a 4 Star establishment situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks and is closest of all the Guest Lodges (200 Meters) to the main "Blue Flag" bathing beach and the Beach Front Promenade. The Promenade is ideal for those people who like to walk or jog and is about 4 kilometers long, with spectacular scenery, open air restaurants and the occasional sighting of dolphins or whales. Umhlanga Rocks is situated some 10 minutes from the new King Shaka International Airport, and just 12 kilometers north of downtown Durban. Very close to the famous Gateway Shopping Centre and surrounded by world class Golf Clubs. Park your vehicle in our safe car park and you are within a 2 minute walk to the beaches and to the various first class restaurants and shopping facilities that the Village has to offer. Each of the eight tastefully decorated bedrooms all has their own en suite bathrooms/showers, as well as their own private patios. All rooms are equipped with Satellite Television, Safes, Tea/Coffee making facilities and individually controlled Air-Cons. and Fans. One of the rooms is a self catering apartment consisting of a double room with ensuite bathroom (with a bath and a separate shower) a separate television lounge which has a sleeper couch, kitchenette and dining area. The whole Lodge is an "Internet Hot Spot" so people with their own wireless computers enjoy free internet facilities. The Lodge provides for its guests an Honesty Bar as well as an Internet Cafe, where guests can down load their digital pictures on to Disc. A Full English Breakfast is served outside on our balcony, with great views of the sea. We have an arrangement where a few Village restaurants offer a discount to our guests. We have several world class golf resorts within a 10 kilometer drive. Dolphin viewing, Deep-Sea Diving and Fishing Safaris all start from "Grannies Pool" which is just in front of us on the beach. The Moses Mobhida Football stadium is just 10 kms down the road The Drakensberg Mountains with its many resorts are about a 2 hour drive from Durban as are the many Game Parks that surround the St Lucia Wetlands. We can organize all your tourist requirements or business needs through our Reception where the staff will do what they can to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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