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Cabana Beach Resort

10 Lagoon Drive, 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cabana Beach Resort
Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Set in the heart of KwaZulu Natal’s exclusive Umhlanga Rocks, the Cabana Beach resort is a firm favourite amongst families who travel to the coast for an unbelievable holiday experience. Boasting a Mediterranean feel and overlooking the glorious Indian Ocean this award-winning resort offers guests every home comfort as well as a vast array of leisure activities.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Indoor play area for children
Paid internet
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
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ashwingo wrote a review 20 Jul
Johannesburg, South Africa93 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed in a 4 sleeper unit on the 3rd floor. The unit was very well equipped neat and clean. The check in process was quick and efficient with porters waiting on hand to haul the luggage. Great secure under cover parking for an extra charge per day. All Covid protocols in place with sanitizers everywhere. Magnificent views and beautiful gardens with lots of photo opportunities and many beach chairs everywhere. It is a very large resort so be prepared to walk. 2 lovely pools and a nice spacious deck to relax and view the ocean. Towels and umbrellas are provided for the beach - what a bonus. Restaurants on site and service by the pool. Tennis courts were available too but not so nice that you have to pay 50c per minute to keep the tennis court lights on at night. It felt very safe and relaxed and the service and staff are exemplary. Any call to housekeeping is responded to instantly. Unfortunately the floor above us made lots of noise late at night and one phone call to reception and they promptly rectified the matter. Brilliant world class beach and promenade in front of the complex and many shops and eateries within walking distance. I think it is off peak season so we virtually had the resort to ourselves. There was maintenance work happening but we were advised up front and it was not intrusive. Fast high speed uncapped free internet was appreciated. Overall I can't wait to be back again especially during off peak season as I imagine it may be very popular and overcrowded during peak summer seasons. Thank you for a relaxing 2 weeks with no real reason to leave the resort premises!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Wayne Smith, General Manager at Cabana Beach Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Ashwingo, Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience with us during your stay at Cabana Beach Resort. It is much appreciated that you took the time to complete a comprehensive review of our stunning Resort. Cabana Beach is indeed a magnificent Resort situated in an ideal location surrounded by the convenience of the best of everything. Your fantastic admiration and gratitude will be conveyed to the team. We are delighted you had a relaxing 2 weeks and look forward to welcoming you back for yet another fantastic stay. Kind regards,
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Corrie H wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had an amazing time at the Cabanas. Beautiful grounds and a comfortable room with magnificent views. The staff made all the difference, from Ian to Sibelo to all the ladies from the Wimpy. Thanks for making it an unforgettable vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Wayne Smith, General Manager at Cabana Beach Resort
Responded 17 Jun 2021
Dear corrieh348, Thank you for your spectator rating and review of Cabana Beach Resort. We are delighted you had a fantastic stay and the staff exceeded your expectations - truly the best. So pleased you had an unforgettable experience and we all look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Dawn Dorman-Cade wrote a review Jun 2021
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Always enjoy my stay. Noticed many upgrades. Nice to see. I wait every year to have my beauty treatments done at Hair and Beauty at Cabana. Don't get such good treatments in Gauteng. The owner, Michelle, is very helpful. Parking was a problem because of upgrades. Understandable.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wayne Smith, General Manager at Cabana Beach Resort
Responded 09 Jun 2021
Dear Mrs Dorman-Cade, Thank you for your wonderful rating and review of Cabana Beach Resort. We are so pleased to note you always have a great stay with us. Your positivity in supporting our upgrades is most valued. Your warm compliments will be conveyed to Michelle and her team. Thank you for your understanding with the parking upgrades. We look forward to welcoming you back next year if not sooner. Kind regards,
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Cornelis wrote a review May 2021
Vaal Marina, South Africa11 contributions
What a amazing holiday we had at Cabana beach resort, my first time being here and we are leaving this place with great memories and excitement for next year and the years to come.I don't regret getting time shares at this resort . This is my first time being here and my wife second time,i had to see what this place was all about. We took the 6 sleeper apartment 416(2 bed rooms, one sleeper couch) and  it was a pleasant apartment with  beautiful view of the ocean,The Apartment got cleaned daily, we came back to a clean place with non of our items missing and just want to thank the cleaning staff for this. We also feld very safe and secure at the resort . The pool area is such great place to be at, pool is always clean and the best of all to get services from the on site wimpy. Entertainment at this place is wonderful they always have some competition with activities, the entertainment team you all are great and i could really see you all enjoy what you are doing. My wife and I feld so welcome and happy. Massive thanks to Iain, Kai and the rest of the team on our stay(Week 20 2021) your work is much appreciated. I would also like to say the Live show at Cabana beach resort on the 17th May the Stargaze show by Andrew Weber what amazing show  his live music was in my opinion beter then some celebrities i went to go listen live at concerts in the past hopefully you will be back next year and with a cd we can purchase. Gardens are also very well maintain and very well looked after,great job on this. Thank you for everything! Regards Cornelis
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Wayne Smith, General Manager at Cabana Beach Resort
Responded 26 May 2021
Dear Cornelis, Thank you for sharing your remarkable experience with us. We are delighted you had an unforgettable first time and hope you create many, many more happy memories going forward. Cabana Beach is the perfect Resort situated at the ideal location for complete relaxation. Our entertainment team are the best - so very passionate about making guest feel welcome and exceeding customer satisfaction. We are so pleased you enjoyed the shows and activities especially the Stargaze. The team wish you well and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards,
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zorabeekhan59 wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa261 contributions31 helpful votes
We own timeshare here for past 30 years. We chose to buy here as it was a gold crown resort, huge resort premises, pristine views and right on the beach. Unsurpassed location in umhlanga rubbing shoulders with the very best and rich and famous!! Cabana beach delivers... Its the best vacation destination for whole family. Beautiful family pools and serene adult pool areas separately. The flats are fully catering The wimpy is situated right on the pool areas beautiful breakfasts and snacks all day long. This grand old lady needs to be renovated as it goes into another era post covid lockdowns and temporary closure last in 2019. I look forward to coming back again
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Wayne Smith, General Manager at Cabana Beach Resort
Responded 24 May 2021
Dear Zora K, Thank you for taking the time to inform us on your recent stay at Cabana Beach Resort. Your loyalty to the Resort is much appreciated and we hope your legacy will continue with the generations to come. You have truly invested in the most ideal location with warm hospitality and excellent service. The grand old lady is certainly ready to be renovated and the good news is that it will all be happening next year. We are looking forward to the changes and welcoming you back again. Kind Regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabana Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Cabana Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Umhlanga Main Beach (0.2 km), Whalebone Pier (0.3 km), and Umhlanga Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabana Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Cabana Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cabana Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cabana Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Butcher Boys (Umhlanga), LORD PRAWN, and The Sugar Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cabana Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Cabana Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cabana Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cabana Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cabana Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban (6.7 km).
Does Cabana Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cabana Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.