Welcome to Fairlight Beach House. Fairlight stands proud as the ultimate beachfront residence in the exclusive village of Umdloti. The original homestead, built in the early 1900s in this beautiful seaside community, was transformed into an idyllic family home and is now one of the KZN North Coast's most popular guest houses.
Umdloti’s beach is regarded as one of South Africa’s best kept secrets and Fairlight holds an absolutely premium spot that overlooks the finest bathing and surfing beach in the area. For one of life’s most pleasurable and relaxing experiences, enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean and abundance of water sports available.
From dolphin and whale spotting to deep sea fishing, surfing, kite-surfing or simply relaxing on the beach, you can plan your day from the Fairlight’s expansive deck overlooking the ocean or relax around the pool.
Umdloti boasts a selection of some of Durban’s finest restaurants which are within close walking distance to Fairlight. These include the acclaimed Mundo Vido , Bel Punto and La Casa Nostra Restaurants . In addition to this convenience, the guest house is situated a short 10 minute drive away from King Shaka International Airport and closely flanked by the business and shopping hubs of Umhlanga and Ballito.
Fairlight offers every comfort in 8 individually-decorated rooms and a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom luxury apartment. This luxury 4* rated guest house caters for couples and families, with each room featuring air-conditioning for typically warm summer nights.
Fall asleep to the lullaby of the warm Indian Ocean, awaken to the embrace of the African sunrise and begin your day with Fairlight’s famously indulgent full house or lighter continental breakfast.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome.
Directions For Drivers
Directions from King Shaka International Airport: Take the N2 South on the Toll Road, towards Durban, then turn off at the Umdloti/ Verulam off-ramp. Take the UMDLOTI exit, left toward the coastline on the M27 and follow the road straight down in Umdloti. Follow the roundabout to the right onto South Beach Road (sea/beach on left handside). Fairlight is approximately 1 km down South Beach Road, situated on the corner of South Beach Road and Margaret Bacon Avenue.
Directions from Hluhluwe Town via N2: Take the N2 heading south towards Durban. Continue past Richards Bay and King Shaka International Airport, and then turn off at the Umdloti/ Verulam off-ramp. Take the UMDLOTI exit, left toward the coastline on the M27 and follow the directions above.
General Information For Guests
All rooms and the apartment have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, flatscreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and an in-room safe.
There is a swimming pool at the property which is open between 05:00 and 23:00. The pool area is gated and protected by a safety net. If the net is on, simply speak to the manager and they will arrange its removal. Children under the age of 12 are welcome to swim but need adult supervision at all times.
Fairlight’s famous ‘full house’ breakfast is served from the poolside deck from 07:00 until 09:30. Please make sure you discuss any special dietary requirements with the manager well in advance. If you are departing early, please let the manager know (the day before) and they will prepare a breakfast pack for you to take away or enjoy in your room.
The senior duty managers are on site between 07:00 and 16:00 every day. For travel assistance, cabs, transfers or guidance on where to go and what to do, please drop in at Reception where you will find many a brochure, tourist information and a manager on hand to help.
After-hours emergency contact numbers are below:
Landline: +27 (0) 31 568 1835
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 775 9971
Fairlight is a smoke-free property.
If you would like to extend your check out with a late check out, please discuss with the duty manager 24 hours prior to departure. A room surcharge applies and is available on request and payable directly to the guest house. This arrangement is strictly based on availability.
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