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Zeranka Lodge

12 Cowrie Terrace La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#4 of 16 B&Bs in Umhlanga Rocks
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Zeranka Lodge is the winner of the B&B sure/Kwababa Award and we are 4 star registered. It is a family run Lodge. We have a beautiful garden with pool and BBQ facilities. We are only 30 metres from the tranquil lower La Lucia beaches which can be accessed via a gate within Zeranka grounds, and approx 4km from Gateway (one of the largest shopping malls in the world) offering a multitude of shops, entertainment, and eating experiences. You will have one secure parking bay on the premises per room/unit and all rooms are air-conditioned.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
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Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Mid-range
Charming

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12 Cowrie Terrace La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
Zeranka Lodge
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Culture50863932868 wrote a review Sept 2023
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We did not have a pleasant stay at all. Breakfast was really bad, our omelet was warmed up in the microwave. We left earlier to go to an other accomodation. The owner was kind but didn’t really help with anything.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: The waves at the beach near the house are to high to swim. They tell you that its not safe to...
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Jana wrote a review Aug 2023
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On arrival, nobody expected any guests arriving, property was in despicable state, renovations on the way and smell of paint was overwhelming. 6 people of the group found the condition so unbearable that they left and found alternative accommodation elsewhere. This is certainly not what I would expected from the property which is supposed to be rated as 4 star and herewith I was requesting refund for the unused rooms. Owners Ashwin and Rita were first unavailable, then after numerous calls and e-mail promised refund by end of business day but it was never paid. They are since hiding and blocked my number on their cell. These seems to be fairly new owners so previous good reviews might be from previous owners. I would strongly discourage travellers from using Zeranka Lodge and have photos and witnesses to substantiate my complaint.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JanaWilson7 wrote a review Aug 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
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On arrival, nobody expected any guests arriving, property was in despicable state, renovations on the way and smell of paint was overwhelming. 6 people of the group of 8 people found the condition so unbearable that they left and found alternative accommodation elsewhere. This is certainly not what I would expected from the property which is supposed to be rated as 4 star and herewith I was requesting refund for unused rooms. I was requesting refund from owners Ashwin and Rita, which they promised to do by end of business day but then never paid it, then were unavailable and eventually blocked my number.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: I would discourage travellers from using this establishment.
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172kaatjed wrote a review Aug 2023
Crans-pres-Celigny, Switzerland1 contribution
Friendly staff, miscommunication with the booking. We needed 2 rooms for 4 people but they were not ready. Staff quickly changed the rooms so that was ok. You can not enter the sea from the beach as the sea is to wild over there. We did not know this in advance, so that was a pitty since we really wanted a beachstay. Found dog poo and pee on the floors. Work in progress at the pool, so very noisy breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lmoodie wrote a review Jun 2023
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Airconditioning making a helluva noise could barely sleep. Toilet keeps on running. Asked for 2 beds got one. Self catering unit had 1 wine glass. Coffee mugs were still dirty. Was not impressed. Would not reccomend
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Date of stay: June 2023
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paulaK504RL wrote a review May 2023
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Lekka stay, lovely venue and position on the beach, secure and safe, lovely host and service. i will definitely be back to stay for longer and enjoy the area a bit more. thank you Zernaka for having me
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sarah T wrote a review Jan 2023
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The accomodation is nice located, especially if you want to spend some time along the Umhlanga beach. The house and garden were scruffy, the pool was really dirty. The breakfast wasn't very tasty. The owner was friendly and gave us some tips to do. We wouldn't stay there for a second time.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fmalil329136 wrote a review Nov 2022
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We arrived later in the evening at Zeranka Lodge; our room was a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite, very comfortable, clean, with good air conditioning. Kitchen service was finished, but the hostess offered to make sandwiches for us and we were able to buy drinks from the snack area in the office. Our breakfast was complete and very tasty, ready at the time we requested. Although we had planned to take a taxi back to the airport, the owner and her husband opted to drive us and made sure that we met the safari guide that we were hooking up with there. All in all it was a great place to stay; I wish we had been there long enough to enjoy the beach and any other amenities that may have been available.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Faberge36 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand304 contributions59 helpful votes
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Stayed 2+ weeks over 2020 Covid Christmas/New Year, and really cannot fault the place! Marcelle is a wonderful host, who cannot do enough to help when asked. Had a single bedroom to start (comfortably slept 2 adults in twin beds) and then most of stay in their 2 bedroom "cottage", which was really worth it if you want to expand a bit. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one ensuite, kitchen and lounge, with 2 very good sofa beds. Lovely swimming pool, beach a 100m stroll down a footpath through a locked garden gate. Loads of onsite space for car, safely behind remote controlled gates, gas and charcoal braais. Rooms and site serviced thoroughly every day. Zeranka is situated in a beautiful part of La Lucia/Umhlanga, surrounded by many lovely properties, and a short drive into Umhlanga, or even shorter to La Lucia Mall. Closest shops an excellent Spa, with an good Italian and also a Seafood restaurant. 20' drive from airport, safe surrounds, safe walking/running, whether alone or in groups.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms great, but one or two not directly onto pool area.
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Response from Marcelle Hold, General Manager at Zeranka Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. So glad you good enjoy yourself, whilst staying with us. Travel on safely Regards Marcelle
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Jos d wrote a review Feb 2020
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Lovely place. Beautiful garden and rooms. Clean, The people that work there are very friendly. We had to go to the airport in the afternoon and we could stay after check out as long if we wanted en got free coffee and thea.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Marcelle H, Owner at Zeranka Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. It was a pleasure having you. Travel on safely Regards Marcelle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zeranka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Zeranka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include La Lucia Mall (0.5 km) and La Lucia Beach (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zeranka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Zeranka Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zeranka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zeranka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zeranka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Salmon Fish House, Al Firenze Ristorante and pizzeria, and Mamma Luciana's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zeranka Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Zeranka Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (3.9 km).
Is Zeranka Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.