Sala Beach House

Sala Beach House

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Very spacious and comfortable room
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Sala Beach House Swimming Pool
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5.0
#1 of 2 hostels in Shaka's Rock
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s verdant North Coast, Sala Beach House offers the ultimate coastal escape, with 5-star service, tranquillity and wellness amongst the palm trees. A place where it feels more like staying with an old friend than it does a hotel. The main house features 4 guestrooms and 3 suites, whilst a self-contained 3-bedroom exclusive use villa boasts its own pool, living area and kitchen for those who would prefer a little more privacy. Enjoy private access to a protected tidal pool and swimming beach or explore unspoilt rocky expanses and secluded coves. The Spa provides a serene retreat, offering thoughtfully designed treatments which spark the senses and inspire connection to oneself and to nature. Activities in the area include deep sea fishing, golf, surfing and microlighting. From crashing waves to whispering wind, singing birds to the sublime sound of silence, bask in the splendour of the Dolphin Coast. Just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, Sala Beach House is the perfect break between safari escapes in the Zululand reserves 3 hours away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Golf course
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Location

75 Ocean Drive, Shaka's Rock 4399 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Dieter Z wrote a review Dec 2022
Ballito, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have often driven along Ocean Drive and never paid any attention to the wooden door at no.75. But what a surprise when it swung open and we were welcomed by a beautifully designed garden that interacted with wild organic patches making you forget the busy road you came on. Hibiscus and orchids reflect the special flora of this part of the world.

No concrete steps accompanied us to the tiny reception area but the natural beauty of wooden slats gave us a secure foothold on the way down. It is situated next to a Cafe styled Bar area that allows you to relax again surrounded by Nature at its best. An ideal spot for an increase of your vitamin D.

3 steps further and your eyes open onto a vista of the sea stretching uninterrupted to the horizon.

This panorama begins from a beautifully tailored lounge that one just wants to relax in, feasting on the ever changing view of waves washing against the rocks below with a constantly changing theatre of spray . Needless to say, there is access to a very secluded beach area topped with a rocky outcrop that after climbing it, invites you to sty seated on the bench provided and just inhale the purity of the air.

If the weather turns, you will be shielded by concertina sliding doors and on the rare occasion of a Winter Day in this part of the world, a fire place will entice you to linger over a glass of red wine. Even in summer, the fire pit is awesome.

One can also enjoy the magnificent view from the breakfast Terrace - greeted by the sun in the morning - that can double up as a dinning room at night.

The secluded upstairs first floor lets you choose from a elegantly but modern furnished bed rooms that even travelers from Europe will call 5+ stars.

Setting such a high standard is obviously a challenge for the brigade in the kitchen but one is in very safe hands. During our 3 day stay we were treated to a multitude of taste combinations with some unknown ingredients that would satisfy any pallet and although the wine cellar is relative small if offers and excellent array of top South African wine estates.

Being surrounded by such splendor there has to be a spa that has to round of everything and we were not disappointed by the special treatment and relaxed afterwards admiring the little Zen garden.

The whole team spoilt us in their attention to details and always with a welcoming smile. One simply does not want to leave.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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lisaF9636RG wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Sala Beach House for 2 nights and what a spoil. From the moment you arrive to the moment you depart the staff make you feel super special. With uninterrupted views of the ocean from the bedrooms and the swimming pool, if you want to stay on the beach in Balltio then this is the boutique hotel you must choose.
I also loved the bespoke luxury decor.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nicky Pearsall, Marketing at Sala Beach House
Responded 01 Nov 2022
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, we are so glad you had a special time. Look forward to welcoming you back, Nicky
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Lynsey Jane wrote a review Oct 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well what can I say. What an incredible stay we had. We were lucky enough to have sole use of the three bedroom villa which was decorated impeccably by the owners.
In fact the whole hotel blew us away as soon as we walked in. It felt instantly relaxing and homely.
The photos on the website do not do this place justice it really is stunning. The staff were amazing where nothing is too much trouble. There is no menu but the chef comes to the table and asks what you would like and they make it happen. The public/sharing areas in the hotel are also stunning with incredible views of the ocean where you can do a bit of Whale and Dolphin watching whilst eating your breakfast or having a cocktail.
There is direct access to the beach via 30ish steps leading down to the waterfront. Great to have an explore down there in the rock pools and the walled swimming sea water pool, maybe a swim if you're brave enough!!.
Should you need any laundry or ironing doing this is always very quick and no hassle.
Sven, the manager was great and helped us with our plans. So do ask for help if you need it.
I didn't go to the Spa but my friends I travelled with did and they said it was exceptional. I did have a sneaky peak around and it looked fabulous. Next time I will definitely book in for a massage.
Can't wait to visit again and would highly recommend staying there if your in the Durban area. They also offer a duel holiday experience with Rhino River Lodge safari which I would highly recommend also.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: No iron or ironing board in the room but they offer laundry and ironing service which is very...
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Venture35442127404 wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Doing Sala justice is hard. My wife and I stayed there for a week while on honeymoon. It was ... amazing and blissful. We are very happy to recommend it. The location is special - if not simply spectacular: amazing views, close to the pool/restaurant spaces - overlooking the ocean. The staff are some of the most welcoming and relaxedly-professional I have encountered in SA (from the gardeners to the spa therapists to the front of house team). Food is a delight: varying, interesting always delicious. The boutique hotel has 7 rooms in the main space and a "villa" on an adjoining property with 3 rooms. The outcome is something very intimate. Lastly: my wife and I didn't leave the property for the week we were there, apart from walks on the beach. A fantastic "cocoon".

Sala is something special and very much worth experiencing.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Claire R wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most incredible stay at Sala Beach House. My husband and I stayed in the Ocean suite and we were able to watch dolphins swim up the coast from our beds. We were travelling with our 3 teenage sons and they stayed in the adjoining pool view rooms downstairs which were perfect for them. The views from this family run boutique hotel were so spectacular they literally took our breath away and almost brought us to tears. Amazing service, delicious food (the eggs benedict with bacon was delicious!). The pool looked very inviting but we opted for the beach instead with direct stair access straight into the sand. Charlie's tidal pool is great for families at Thompson's Bay and the walk through the hole in the wall is great. Can't wait to return -although next time we want to try the villa. Thank you to Craig and Gert for creating this absolute gem on the KZN coastline. Your personal touches make all the difference.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear Claire We are delighted that you had an excellent stay at Sala Beach House. Our location is truly ideal, being so close to the ocean you get front row seats to the beautiful sea life. It definitely is an absolute gem. We cannot wait for your next visit to Sala! Best Regards, Zinhle Mthembu Hotel Manager
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andrew m wrote a review Oct 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dont let the gate fool no the winding path to reception.. it is all to prepare you for the dramatic view they have managed to carve. A warm welcoming staff graciously takes you to your rooms, after of course a little light libation because your throat is still dry from your open mouth when you see that view, The rooms are spacious, well appointed, they have covered every amenity you can think of. It really is a cocoon and you wouldnt want to leave the place.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tarryn K wrote a review Jul 2023
Durban North, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sala Beach House is an exclusive, luxurious, and intimate stay. The furnishings and rooms are luxurious and modern. We stayed in the Sala suite and it was plush, homely and luxurious. You cannot beat waking up to the sunrise over the ocean, with the veranda doors fully open and experiencing the fresh sea breeze.

The staff are particularly attentive - they make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay at all times. A special mention goes out to Lindo. He was an incredible host and was always close to us making sure we were okay !

Sala definitely competes with the likes of The Oyster Box in Umhlanga - the beauty of Sala (and the best part) is that Sala is intimate and exclusive, as opposed to being a large hotel.

Sala Beach House is perfect for a traveler that is wanting luxury and exclusivity but also wanting the quietness and tranquility of a exclusive guest house.

A unique parting gift from Sala, was realizing our vehicle had been washed by their team, prior to our departure. This has never happened to us before ! The attention to detail is incredible.

The Sala Team focus on delivering an incredible customer experience. Truly outstanding !
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zinhle Mthembu, Guest Services / Front Office at Sala Beach House
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear Tarryn, Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. Your experience seems to have captured the true essence of everything we aim to create and achieve with our guests. We are delighted all elements of your stay were able to live up to and exceed your expectations. Lindo will be elated to hear your amazing feedback. Thank you once more, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Zinhle Mthembu Hotel Manager
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Nathan E wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely designed and lovingly put together beach house. Our room was vast and stylishly presented. Food and drinks were served on a beautiful deck overlooking a dramatic and pristine coastline. Staff are friendly and engaged, whilst the sap was world class.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Global17978731560 wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to flight changes we needed a night in Durban. How fortunate that our travel agent booked this gem! The hotel was not officially open but we were welcomed like long lost friends. The rooms are all fabous with amazing views over the ocean. From the garden you can walk down to the quiet beach.
Nothing was too much trouble: they even insisted on laundering my husband's shirt as he had spilled red wine during the flight.
After a dightful dinner we sat in front of a roaring fire watching the storm outside. We did try to brave the fire pit but it was too cold to stay for long.
Breakfast was fabous and we had the choice of eating inside or out.
I have never felt so welcome in a hotel, there was a genuine desire to ensure we were happy and had all we needed.
We plan to return to Durban one day just for the joy of staying here again
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BFamily wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most wonderful few days at this incredible hotel. We renamed it SALA FOREVER because if I ever return to Ballito, this is the only place I'll be! The hotel management and staff were extremely helpful and greeted us with a warm welcome every time we left and came back. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, modern and nothing has been forgotten. Great views of the ocean and slept to the sound of the waves. The food whether in the dinning, lounge area or in our room was great and the service outstanding. The tables on the deck outside are set 'simply in heaven'. If I could I would rate it 6 star! The on-site Spa was an added bonus that we indulged in. If you are looking for a special place to have a memorable stay I recommend it most highly. Have travelled all over the world and put it right up there with the best. South Africa has so much to offer and this spot has it all. Someone has gone to great lengths to create beauty, decor, and harmony with nature and matched it with excellence in service. Thank you SALA we will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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I Bro wrote a tip Yesterday
Eastern Cape, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are steps down from private parking but staff always come up to meet & escort you to your room personally"
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debbiem1932017 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book months in advance for the December period "
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Lynsey Jane wrote a tip Oct 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No iron or ironing board in the room but they offer laundry and ironing service which is very quick and very reasonable. Suncream provided. "
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I B wrote a tip Jun 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are stairs down to the hotel but staff always around to assist. Take your costume the beach is on your doorstep."
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Chip G wrote a tip May 2023
Houston, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the artwork & details of the decor in the common areas. Keep the door to the balcony closed when away-the monkeys can be naughty."
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PRICE RANGE
R 6,600 - R 9,070 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalShaka's Rock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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SALA BEACH HOUSE - Hostel Reviews & Price Comparison (Shaka's Rock, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sala Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Sala Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Thompson's Bay Beach (0.3 km), Flag Animal Farm (7.7 km), and Ballito Junction (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sala Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sala Beach House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sala Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sala Beach House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sala Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mozambik Ballito, Fiamma Grill, and Al Pescatore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sala Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sala Beach House have airport transportation?
Yes, Sala Beach House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sala Beach House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Shaka's Rock.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sala Beach House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Sala Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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