Driftsands Sea View Flats

Driftsands Sea View Flats

79 Colin Street, Uvongo, Margate 4270 South Africa
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#1 of 3 apartments in Uvongo
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Situated 50m from the sea front, Driftsands Sea View Flats offer affordable, family sea-side holidays. Located in Uvongo, a small, tranquil sea side town 2 hours away from the turmoil of Durban, you can relax, unwind and enjoy all the wonderful attractions in the surrounding area. 21 individually owned, fully equipped self catering apartments, offer a number of options to suit your needs. A guest only, sparkling swimming pool offers an alternative to the magnificent ocean on your door step. The numerous braai areas around the complex are ideal for guests to mix and make new friends. Covered car ports for medium sized cars, offer protection from the hot sun. Secure behind an electric fence and remote access gates. A security guard patrols the complex at night. Driftsands central location in the middle of the glorious South Coast of KZN, is the ideal base camp to visit the numerous tourist attractions that the area provides. These include the world famous Oribi Gorge with the Wild 5 adventure activities, and Lake Eland game reserve with the suspension bridge and 2 zip-line tours! The active holiday maker has a choice of 8 superb golf courses, numerous hiking and cycling trails. Then there are the magnificent beaches - sun bathing, walking fishing! Driftsands right where you want to be.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Pool
Diving
Golf course
Children's playground
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Water park
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Outdoor furniture
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Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Microwave
Oven
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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craigsQ697VT wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape St Francis
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts Lee and Dave were very helpful, pleasant & accommodating especially when we had to attend our normal Sunday Mass and we were allowed to depart slightly later than usual. The closeness and view of the sea was quite breath-taking. The swimming pool and braai (barbeque) facilities were awesome. The abundance of supermarkets, petrol stations and shopping mall in the vicinity made it very convenient.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from David M, Rental agent at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 02 Feb 2020
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We appreciate the kind words.
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Paul L wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was excellent and well serviced. The view was outstanding and the facilities good. The only issue was the parking bay for 19 was a bit tight: I had to squeeze a X3 BMW SUV in it. However the security on the premises for cars was outstanding. the booking process was easy, communication with the owners and pick of keys was smooth. Potentially i will use the accommodation again in 2020 if available.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from David M, Rental agent at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are aware that the parking bays were designed for medium sized family cars, but unfortunately we are not in a position to change them. We do have addition parking in the front area of the complex for the larger cars, if needed. Hope to see you in 2020.
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Brink G wrote a review Mar 2020
Odendaalsrus, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a great stay at Driftsands this year again from 6 March great sea views got well rested and had a great braai at the pool with my brother Gerhard. The flat is always clean and they keep it that way. Also had a great swim in the pool a couple of times. The place is near the beach and just 50m from the sea there is also a restaurant and ice cream shop nearby. It has secure parking inside and the place is very secure inside with security gates and a guard at night. It really was a great stay this year!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from David Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank for the great review. We try to get things right, and it is great to get positive feedback from our guests. Be safe this year and we look forward to welcoming you back to Driftsands. Regards, Dave and Lee
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yniemann wrote a review Mar 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodations were clean and neat. It is obvious that a women's hand is involved in the kitchen. Everything you would normally have at home was available.
The Unit we stayed it had the most beautiful seaview with very easy access to the beach itself.
The customer service we received from the very first moment we landed at Driftsands was absolutely outstanding. Never have I been treated better at any other holiday venue.

Thank you. I will definitely go back there.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from David Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 08 Apr 2021
Thank you for the fantastic review. It means alot to us.
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marieroets wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were going to Uvongo vir more than 20 years each December for our holiday (Family of 4). Slept only 2 times at other places, until we found Driftsands (right on the beach). It is without a doubt the best holiday accommodation in Uvongo !!!! Your vehicle is safe and you also feel safe because there are rules in place and it is definitely working. We give the guests, Lee and David Mutch, more than 10 out of 10 for everything they do to keep all the visitors happy. We will definitely go to Driftsands again and again and again.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
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 David Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Thank you for your very kind review. We appreciate it, and look forward to welcoming you back to Driftsands.
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SiyotulaNangamso wrote a review Dec 2020
Maclear, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
it was good .I enjoyed myself but my son enjoyed more that's why I want to bring him again because we only stayed for 1 day as we rushed to Johannersburg. Rooms were neat. I like its sea view and the fact that its very secured. I also like the fact that there were strict rules that made me realised that the management is considering even their neighbours. I will continue visiting this place as I have also noticed that I can stay for a longer period. I want to believe that this place is also affordable
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 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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Response from Dave Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We appreviate your comments, and look forward to welcoming you back to Driftsands. Stay well.
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852melissa wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent holiday stay! I would just suggest the bathroom door gets a little shave in order to close smoothly and the Magneto light needs to be replaced. Love the view and the cleaning staff are very friendly. Great area to be in with Uvongo beach just a short walk away.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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zeldakleyn wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming to Driftsands for many years. Always a great place to stay. Dave an Lee are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. The sparkling pool and great views of the ocean make this the perfect holiday destination
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 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 David Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We appreciate your comments.
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Elzette2903 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome stay in clean apartment. Very, very neat place and everything is there what you need for a good holiday.
The sea view was so nice and amazing to wake up and sleep, you hear and smell the ocean. The facility is well equipped with everything.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
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 Lee Mutch, Other at Driftsands Sea View Flats
Responded 04 Oct 2023
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank your for the awesome score.
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mthethwanobuhle9 wrote a review May 2024
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience was just awesome! The hospitality was absolutely outstanding. From day one, we received an amazingly warm Welcome .Lee did an exceptional job by guiding us and providing excellent service and communication. Our unit was always clean Thanks to Ntombi, who was always polite and friendly.I would definitely recommend Driftsands Sea View Flats to my family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 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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Answer from Dirkie V
How much will it cost to stay there for a week
Nadine P asked a question Aug 2018
Illovo, South Africa2 contributions
Does the accommodation include daily maid services?
Answer from Lee M
Ramsgate, South Africa19 contributions6 helpful votes
The units at Driftsands Sea View Flats are serviced daily except Sunday and public holidays.
Nadine P asked a question Aug 2018
Illovo, South Africa2 contributions
Does the accommodation include daily maid services?
Answer from Lee M
Ramsgate, South Africa19 contributions6 helpful votes
The units at Driftsands Sea View Flats are serviced daily except Sunday and public holidays.
greatwhite_75 asked a question Jun 2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom311 contributions46 helpful votes
Why is there a 240r admin fee charged please?
Answer from Rafael K
Pretoria, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
I also found it a bit strange. I really think they should've included that fee in the rate. Simpler and raises no questions.
Kyle J asked a question Dec 2015
Pretoria, South Africa55 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Do you have any availability between Xmas and New Years? Saturday 26-12-2015 to Saturday 02-01-2016
Answer from Lee M
Ramsgate, South Africa19 contributions6 helpful votes
Morning Thanks your enquiry. Unfortunately we are full for your dates. Lee Driftsands.
RFCDG wrote a tip Jan 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely to see & hear the sea on the rocks at night time. If this is not your idea of pleasure, request the units further back."
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JonaMesh wrote a tip Mar 2016
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Apartment 6 and 8 were execellent"
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Sandile S wrote a tip Mar 2016
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"sea view flat are very nice"
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Susan H wrote a tip Feb 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the sea view flats"
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Erichero wrote a tip Jun 2015
Durban, South Africa88 contributions23 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for sea-facing, as not all flats are as close to the sea as the main ones"
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PRICE RANGE
R 747 - R 1,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Driftsands Holiday Flats
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMargateUvongo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftsands Sea View Flats
Which popular attractions are close to Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Nearby attractions include Xcaped (4.4 km), Lucien Beach (2.8 km), and Pure Venom Reptile Park (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waffle House, The Packshed, and C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Driftsands Sea View Flats?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Driftsands Sea View Flats located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Uvongo.
Does Driftsands Sea View Flats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.