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The Hatchery

Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (53)
Pool & Beach (14)
The hatchery is an ex-prawn hatchery right on a river overlooking a deserted beach and nature reserve. It is ideally situated a few minutes off the N2 freeway and less than an hour from King Shaka International Airport. We are a springboard for your journey to St Lucia and Isimangaliso, the Kruger, The Battlefields, The Elephant Coast and even Swaziland and Mozambique. The hatchery is also a unique destination to in itself and is a must do for any visitor looking for a real experience of what africa was like...
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Full view
Getting there
Richards Bay Airport60 km
Louis Botha Airport77 km
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Had a fantastic time here! No internet, poor cell reception what more could you ask for? Nice clean pools, very helpful staff that were extremely patient with all my questions. Plenty of activities for my 6 kids and most importantly extra activities were for free! No rental fees
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Off the grid! Absolutely amazing fabulous! Loved every minute! Great views!! Great bbq facilities, kitchen with all utensils you only need the food to cook! Relaxing great family time! Feels close to nature! Great fishing spot! Great people! Was a great two day break away. They
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For those thinking of staying over here, there's a few things that this or the Safarinow site don't indicate that may be helpful for you to know, as follows: - I've been booking and staying in many, many self-catering spots in South Africa over the past ten years, so I am
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My family and I travel quite a bit and we're always looking for new places to try out but we didn't have much time available as we needed to get back to work after a month long trek across SA and thus were looking for a spot closer to home that ticked the boxes for all. It
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This north coast gem is utterly unique and so relaxing. You arrive to this remote location and have a beautiful view of the river with the frequent sound of fish eagles calling. The accommodation from the outside looks like literal shacks but once you go into your room it's
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Response from Matthew M, Owner at The Hatchery
Responded 16 Sep 2017
Dear Yachal_D Thank you for your informative review. We are glad that you enjoyed the feeling of being at the Hatchery and hope that the memories of your stay live with you for a long time. Kind Regards, Matthew
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Lagoon from the Room
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Broodstock 2 sleeper
"As stated above, be prepared for what you get. Riverfront rooms are the best."
"Stay away as far as possible"
"Ask for a room with a lagoon view but if you get the one with the round pool people may be chilling in the pool, right outside your door."
"Just don't bother to book."
"Pump house for a little romance, Penny cottage only sleeps 2 couples as no privacy in third room area!"
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalAmatikulu
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