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Shark and Shoal Guesthouse

15 Maclean Street, Umkomaas 4170 South Africa
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#3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Umkomaas
A comfortable and characterful house situated in the lazy coastal town of Umkomaas on the Kwazulu Natal south coast. Numerous dive centres in town visit the Aliwal Shoal which is one of the top ten dive sites in the world. Beautiful beaches and amazing sea view golf courses, exciting mountain bike trails and river paddling, kayak and ski boat fishing and excellent bird watching add to the fun.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SpelPearl wrote a review Jul 2021
Oakland, California14 contributions7 helpful votes
Shark & Shoal was such a tranquil experience it created such a peaceful retreat. I came to Umkomaas for the diving and felt so relieved my school suggested Shark & Shoal. Solia goes above and beyond for her guests. Going even so far as giving me a ride to catch an airport shuttle, since I didn’t realize there wouldn’t be Ubers in the area. I hope to return again, I enjoyed my stay tremendously.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Solia Jacob, Owner at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse
Responded 02 Sep 2021
You were a joy to have with us. Hope we see you soon !!!
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Dave M wrote a review Apr 2020
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
We came to Umkomaas so I could dive at Aliwal. The first thing about Solia's place is the view. It is so tranquil to look up the river at the sunshine. As others have said before me, we were made very welcome and given so much information about surrounding restaurants, things to see etc. One morning I had to leave at 6:30 am to go diving and Esther said she'd be at the driveway to open the (normally powered) gate for me as it had a problem. That was typical of the help they all gave us. We miss you!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Vacationer252933 wrote a review Dec 2019
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The Guesthouse is very beautiful with a little pool but with great views.The rooms are very pretty with Tv, a little fridge and a Kettle. There are restaurants, supermarkets and pubs near. Solia and Esther make a delicious breakfast. Thanks for all!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Solia J, Owner at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse
Responded 12 Dec 2019
We loved having you, friendly and easy guests.
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Nerick76 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rouen, France132 contributions15 helpful votes
During a diving trip, we stay 5 nights in this guesthouse. The rooms are very clean & well decorated. the view on the river is wonderful, the breakfast is great, Wifi is available. I can't see any negative point to mention. For sure, I will come back to this place if I come back to Umkomass
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Solia J, Owner at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse
Responded 12 Dec 2019
You were awesome guests, will have you back anytime !!!
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Marta M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Really nice, place. Fantastic people. Wonderful landscape. I spent a marvelous time with Solia in her apartments. She was always ready to pick us up in her car, she prepared some special foods for us when we asked for it....
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Solia J, Owner at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse
Responded 12 Dec 2019
You guys were such lovely guests, hope to see you again in the near future.
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US$67 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmkomaas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shark and Shoal Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Crocworld Conservation Centre (6.5 km), Clansthal Beach (4.6 km), and Green Point lighthouse (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Enzo Pizzeria Scottburgh, Agulhas Dive Center, and Enzo Pizzeria Umkomaas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Shark and Shoal Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Umkomaas.
Are there any historical sites close to Shark and Shoal Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church (15.0 km).