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39 Hilken Drive Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Umhlanga Rocks
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Crooked Tree Cottage running 15 plus years is a 6 room accommodation establishment in Umhlanga, Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, a premier destination that has the advantage of being close to business giants located at La Lucia & Ridgeside, but is also close to the beach, Gateway, Cornubia and Mount Edgecombe. That makes us ideal to cater for Holiday & Business visitors. Plenty to do in the area for all – beaches, conference centers, restaurants, township tours, kite surfing, mountain biking and King Shaka Airport is a mere 15 min away. Crooked Tree is run by Reinhard and Helen, both of whom take a personal approach. Reinhard is Chief Cook and Helen runs things in the background. They both however like to interact with as many of their guests as possible and are often found chatting away at breakfast time. Crooked Tree offers 3 types of accommodation: Bed and breakfast – you will never leave hungry! Bed only – for early risers and coffee on the go types. Self catering – hate sticking to a set breakfast time, then this one’s for you. So, whatever type of accommodation you require we will do our best to “accommodate” you, Join us at Crooked Tree Cottage.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Casino and Gambling
Hiking
Children's television networks
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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tmutav542569 wrote a review 13 Aug
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Crooked tree cottage was the best with amazing host and views. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, rooms are neat with amazing umhlanga and sea view... I enjoyed my stay and will definitely go back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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LoyalGuest072014 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very happy, I make a point of visiting at least once a year. A tradition that has continued since 2014. This time my employer organized accommodation for me closer to where I was supposed to work (Hillcrest) but I arrived a day early and stayed at the Crooked Tree at my own cost to keep the tradition alive! :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you Saba....it is a tradition we also love. ❤️ Let's get you to 10 years!
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juliushellmuth wrote a review May 2022
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My accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The host, Helen, was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely make use of Crooked Tree Cottage again if needed. I Can highly recommend them.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you for this Julius. Look forward to hosting you again if you are this side of the world.
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K5783KJmichaelh wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
I had such a lovely stay at Crooked tree, Helen and her husband went out of their way to accommodate me with all my needs. Even with the flooding in and around Durban they still made sure that I had a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Thank you for this, it was a hectic weekend and aftermath!
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clloyd223713 wrote a review Apr 2022
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I have stayed in many B/B before but Crooked Tree was the cleanest B/B I have ever stayed in. Helen the host made you feel so at home and served yummy breakfasts . Will certainly be back when in Durban. Helen went out of her way to help in every way. Had a lovely sea view from the lounge area
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you! I always appreciate getting feedback like this. I am pleased you had such a good stay. It was really lovely to chat. Until next time!
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nmkhiz904198 wrote a review Apr 2022
Newcastle, South Africa1 contribution
Everything was perfect. Rooms are very clean and the view is beautiful. Helen was very nice to us. We arrived very late but she waited for us. The location is perfect we did not struggle at all. My friends and I are definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you for the great review. It will be great to have you visit again!
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royann2016 wrote a review Mar 2022
Howick, South Africa13 contributions3 helpful votes
Helen was a very welcoming host and our room very comfortable with absolutely all we needed - good parking and very well situated. We left a shirt behind and were notified so we could collect it before we left the area. Will definitely be back.
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you for your great review. Hope we see you again when you need to visit Durban.
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ben435 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Crooked Tree Cottage is lovely. The rooms are immaculate and clean. It is central to everything in Umhlanga but you don't feel like you are in town. A big thank you to Helen, nothing was too much effort. We highly recommend Crooked Tree Cottage!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Glad that you had a good experience and hope we can host you again sometime in the future! Thank you.
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Jan T wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa27 contributions3 helpful votes
Crooked Tree Cottage is a comfortable, well-appointed B&B right in the centre of Umhlanga. The host was extremely helpful and attentive, making my stay very smooth. The room I stayed in, No. 6, was spacious, clean and well equipped. I really enjoyed the breakfast cereal that was complimentary in the room.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Helen Oehler, Owner at Crooked Tree Cottage
Responded 19 Feb 2022
Thanks for this Jan. Appreciate your lovely review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. And don't forget about the cottage if you want to plan a family trip😊
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roxannegw7mahomed wrote a review Oct 2021
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This was the best stay ever! What we saw, we got an more!!! Our rooms were cleaned on a daily, the house was cleaned daily, free WiFi was provided. I would go there again in a heartbeat! This was the best stay ever!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 05 Oct 2021
Thank you for the great review - you guys were great to host! Hope we see you again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crooked Tree Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.7 km), Umhlanga Main Beach (0.9 km), and Whalebone Pier (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grimaldi's @ The Pearls, The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel, and The Chefs' Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crooked Tree Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crooked Tree Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Crooked Tree Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (6.1 km).
Does Crooked Tree Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.