Anchors Rest Guest House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Umhlanga with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

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Anchors Rest Guest House

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Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, towels
Reception hall

Overview of Anchors Rest Guest House



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
14 Stanley Grace Cresent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, 4319
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

Large Superior Room

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Comfort Double Room

  • 40 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Double Room

  • 40 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 4 min drive
  • Durban Beach - 8 min drive
  • UShaka Marine World - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tiki Tonga - 5 min walk
  • Hooters - 7 min walk
  • Butcher Boys - Umhlanga - 5 min walk
  • The George - 4 min walk
  • Salsa Mexican Restaurant & Tequilaria - 5 min walk

About this property

Anchors Rest Guest House

Anchors Rest Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 290 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket guest house include a terrace and a garden.


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 20
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 20


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Reception hall


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 100 for adults and ZAR 55 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 290 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 10 and 16 costs ZAR 290 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Anchor's Rest Guesthouse House Durban
Anchor's Rest Guesthouse Durban
Anchors Rest Umhlanga
Anchors Rest Guest House Umhlanga
Anchors Rest Guest House Guesthouse
Anchors Rest Guest House Guesthouse Umhlanga

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Anchors Rest Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Anchors Rest Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Anchors Rest Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Anchors Rest Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Anchors Rest Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 290 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Anchors Rest Guest House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Anchors Rest Guest House?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Sibaya Casino (7-min drive) and Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Anchors Rest Guest House and nearby?
Anchors Rest Guest House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around Anchors Rest Guest House like?
Anchors Rest Guest House is a short 12-minute walk from Umhlanga Rocks Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Umhlanga Lighthouse.







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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay.
Very friendly staff, very clean and well equipped. Was lovely.
Richard, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Super chilled out place in umschlanga.
Loved everything. Had a wonderful and relaxing stay here. Lovely hosts and especially loved the patio with a glass of wine in the evenings.
jaklien, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, Cilla and Sandy are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Great comfy rooms and tasty breakfasts. The guest house is in a great location for the high street which has good bars and restaurants and is a short walk to the lovely beach.
Lisa, 9-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent guest house close to town.
Excellent guest house close to lots of restaurants and bar. Very friendly hosts, nice room, missed breakfast as we had to leave early but it was a good place and I’m sure it would have been lovely. felt safe, clean and good value.
STEPHEN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly hosts, wonderful place.
Peter and Sandy were amazing hosts. Very friendly and welcoming. Felt like staying with (very attentive) friends! A guest house with real charm, character, 1000x better than a soulless chain hotel would have been. I will definitely make Anchors Rest my default place to stay in Umhlanga.
Patrick, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable and the people were great.
Charles, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Well-appointed self-catering room with everything we required. Good location, safe neighbourhood, protected parking.
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alan Lee, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay in Umhlanga
this was a lovely guest house. we stayed in the cottage and loved every minute of our stay. the staff wonderful and the owners great hosts. could really recommend this lovely gem.
Carine, 2-night family trip
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