umBhobe Beach House

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About umBhobe

umBhobe is the Zulu word for the Milkwood tree,  a low-growing, evergreen tree with gnarled, sprawling branches that are home to a variety of wild life. Milkwoods are found mainly along the coast from the Cape Peninsula to northern Zululand and umBhobe Beach House is nestled behind the sand dunes in and amongst a cluster of beautiful Milkwoods. 

What's it got?


Fully furnished inside - two rooms with extra length luxury queen size beds, the third room has twin beds. Both bathrooms are full bathrooms with shower, bath, basin and toilet.  A lock up garage secures your car and holiday "toys".  
Fully equipped kitchen.  Weber gas braai.  Ice maker.  Radio/DVD player.  Secure safe (can fit laptops).  Jigsaw puzzles and a cupboard full of board games.  Books and binoculars.  Wi-Fi/ADSL. Table Tennis, a day-bed, 6-seater patio table and 2 hammocks in the shelter of the house. Sun loungers and deck chairs and a large double deck overlooking the sea.  Outdoor shower.   Linen and bath towels provided. Serviced by arrangement.

Features of this home are the 
modern comfortable furnishings, large diningroom table, expansive deck and patio area (2 rooms open on to the deck) and large upper deck with views over the Milkwoods onto the breakers and out to sea.  

 

Where is it?


umBhobe Beach House is in Kelso, which is between Pennington beach and Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast. Pennington is a small seaside town and includes the pleasant seaside villages of Kelso, Sezela and Bazley Beach. 

umBhobe Beach House is approximately 10km and 5km south of Scottburgh and Park Rynie respectively, and 4km north of Pennington.  


GPS Coordinates are:   30°21'37.4"S 30°43'01.9"E


Directions from N2 freeway:  Take the N2 offramp to Park Rynie.(exit 104) and turn toward the sea.  After approximately 0.5km turn right (south) onto the R102.  Travel just over 5.5km.  Just past Abrams Crest, turn left into Abrams Road (sign posts to Wrecked Herron, Happy Wanderers, Vulamanzi).  Travel another 1km, keeping left.  At Vulamanzi, cross the railway line and you have reached your destination.


What's there to do?


At umBhobe Beach House you can relax in hammocks or the day bed, lounge on the sundecks overlooking the sea, play boardgames, build puzzles, slug it out over table tennis, snorkle, surf, swim, collect shells, wallow in rock pools, take long walks on clean clear beaches, enjoy sundowners, whale watch... the list of relaxing, family-reconnecting, battery-charging activities is a long one. Quite simply, you can spend 2 weeks at umBhobe Beach House without getting in your car and you won't be bored. However, if you do wish to explore then this is a beautiful area that offers something special and a little different. Quiet, clean beaches, beautiful bays, rock pools, Pennington's safe tidal pools and Scottburgh's large swimming beach offer more unwinding and relaxing opportunities, but there are numerous attractions in and around the area to keep the active busy. There are numerous golf courses, including the Umdoni Golf Course, Selborne Park course & Scottburgh golf course.  There are also a number of 9-hole courses and driving ranges all within a 5km radius.

The warm Indian ocean offers a rich blend of fish species and this has given rise to a large sport fishing community. This beautiful area offers fishermen a wealth of options and the annual 'Couta Classic' held in Pennington over the Easter weekend attracts hundreds of fisherman from all over the country to participate in one of the largest fishing competitions in Kwazulu Natal. Besides the excellent bass and deep sea fishing on offer, Rock and surf fishing is very popular, with catches such as shad, sharks and rays, grunter, kingfish and pompono.

Additional options to keep the restless active include mountain biking (trails through the sugar cane fields), shark cage diving, scuba diving, Crocworld and the Vernon Crookes nature reserve.  All of these activities are within very easy reach (not more than 20 minutes) of umBhobe Beach House.

Dining options abound as well and there are numerous restaurants and eateries in the region.