We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hatchery

Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (53)
Pool & Beach (14)
Amatikulu Beach Kzn, Amatikulu 3800 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
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 More 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... Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Amatikulu
Full view
Amatikulu Beach Kzn, Amatikulu 3800 South Africa
Getting there
Richards Bay Airport60 km
Louis Botha Airport77 km
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (53)
Pool & Beach (14)
Dining (4)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Reviews (21)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews communal kitchen fish the river prawns hatchery pools views spot things lagoon braai shack coast break deck arty tap
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

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....More

Thank Anellengel
Reviewed 2 March 2018

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...More

Thank Bw F
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank sunshineinherheart
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Yachal_D
Response from Matthew M, Owner at The HatcheryResponded 16 September 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

Reviewed 2 May 2017

What you see is not nearly what you get. The "gin pools" were green and despite sending several messages to the owner over the long weekend, he never once responded and never showed up to attend to complaints. There was a horrible stench at the...More

2  Thank dwella333
Response from MatthewMyburgh, Owner at The HatcheryResponded 3 May 2017

We are sincerely sorry that Elsabe did not enjoy her time at the hatchery despite our best efforts to make her stay a pleasant one. The hatchery is a different kind of place and not for everyone. We wish her well in the future.

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Hatchery staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"As stated above, be prepared for what you get. Riverfront rooms are the best."
02 Mar 2018
Read review
"Stay away as far as possible"
02 May 2017
Read review
"Ask for a room with a lagoon view but if you get the one with the round pool people may be chilling in the..."
28 Mar 2017
Read review
"Just don't bother to book."
06 Feb 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing