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Fairlight Beach House

Beachfront & Oceanfront / Bed and Breakfasts - 7 Bedrooms, 1 Family Suite, 1 Apartment, Self-Catering Options
TGCSA 4 Star
Conference venue
All Ages Welcome
Free WiFi
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This warm and friendly, family-run B&B is right on Umdloti Beach. 180 degree sea views and the sound of the ocean offer the ultimate relaxing week-end seaside stay or, for international guests, an ideal two night stay as a gateway to the game reserves, Battlefields and Drakensberg of KZN (it’s just 10 minutes from the airport). All the comforts and what a setting – watch the dolphins at play while you enjoy breakfast. Fabulous restaurants nearby.

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ABOUT Fairlight Beach House

Fairlight Beach House overlooks one of the finest beaches on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Located in Umdloti, only 10 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and en route to Drakensberg mountains and Big Five game reserves. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests at this family-run seafront bed and breakfast.

Stylish air-conditioned accommodation, seven sea-facing rooms and one with partial sea views, offer every comfort including WiFi, Dstv and mini-fridge, with three equipped for self-catering. A two-bedroom self-catering apartment is just a few steps away. Relax over breakfast under the giant Milkwood tree overlooking the pool and ocean beyond.

Stroll across the road to the beach and walk to excellent local eateries. Just a short drive from award-winning golf courses, Gateway and vibey Umhlanga village. Durban and uShaka Marine World are 20 minutes away. A minimum stay of two nights is recommended.

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TGCSA 4-Star Bed and Breakfast | Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout | Children welcome

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Standard room - Roxanne
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Our two most popular standard rooms located on the sea facing, upper deck of Fairlight, can be booked as individual or interconnected suites. Each room offers a mini-bathroom with an en-suite shower and extremely comfortable accommodation with king size beds. Spoil yourself with gorgeous views of the inviting Indian Ocean and watch the surfers and dolphins at play.
From R 980.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Double room - Kevin
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Above the poolside terrace, this king size bedroom with open plan, full en-suite bathroom is the newest addition to Fairlight’s ensemble. Kevin's room offers magnificent luxury, coupled with the sounds of the sea and a not-too-distant sea view. Combined with the Candace room on the landing opposite, this area is well suited for a family or group looking for privacy and space. The annex including a fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area is ideal as a self-catering option.
From R 850.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury room - David
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Another spacious, luxurious room that has a full en-suite bathroom in addition to mini-self catering facilities. Enjoy uninterrupted sea views from the comfort of your king size bed or over morning coffee on the deck. This room can be included in a two-bed, two-bathroom suite with lounge and kitchenette for the larger family or group.
From R 980.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury room - Colin
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
This elevated luxurious room offers stylish accommodation, with mini self-catering facilities and full en-suite bathroom. Southerly sea views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your private wooden deck and is one of the favourite’s with regular corporate guests.
From R 980.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Honeymoon Room - Louise
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
This sophisticated and spacious room offers an uber-luxurious and romantic experience for those seeking the extraordinary. This suite features a private entrance, open-plan en-suite bathroom and a comfortable seating area in which to read your book or take in the surrounds. Indulge in absolute luxury while soaking in the spectacular seascapes from this light filled space and enjoy the sunshine or sip champagne on moonlit evenings from the privacy of your deck which overlooks the sea.
From R 1,115.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury room - Michele
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 980.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Luxury Apartment - Coral Sands
Sleeps 4
1 Unit
Situated opposite the main house, this two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment is a natural extension of Fairlight. Featuring sweeping sea views from the deck, Coral Sands is the perfect choice for a self-catering get-away. The apartment features the same luxurious touches to be found at Fairlight and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and private back-yard which is perfect for young children and enjoying a braai. Breakfast is included in the quoted rate and can be enjoyed around the main house poolside. Secure off-road parking and easy beach access make Coral Sands an idyllic choice.
From R 1,252.50 p/p sharing Room Only
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Fairlight Beach House
30 Sep 2014

"Friendly staff, incredible sea-facing room and amazing breakfasts. Umdloti is fantastic as well if you're looking for an escape outside the hustle and bustle of a busy city but still close enough should you want to go into Durban itself"

Gary Galolo from South Africa
Fairlight Beach House
20 Sep 2014

"A very clean and comfortable stay. Although Car Parking very limited. Breakfast good. Ideal location for beaches and visits to Durban."

Peter Little from United Kingdom
Holiday accomodation
09 Sep 2013

"Our stay at Fairlight Beach House was absolutely "heaven" - excellent service and most friendly staff. :)"

LINDA DE AGRELA from South Africa
Feed back
28 Apr 2013

"A pleasant stay and made feel very welcome"

Allan & Joyce from United Kingdom
December Holiday 2012
03 Jan 2013

"What an holiday to remember. First time we stayed in a bed and breakfast and i couldn't have been more pleased. What made this holiday the best was Jenny, she looked after us, as if we were family. Christmas day was made very special. We are already making plans to go back for our December 2013 holiday."

yvette de oliveira from South Africa
Perfect location for a beach holiday
17 Apr 2012

"We enjoyed 2 nights in the "Louise Room" (great, with sea view) and this is the perfect location to be for a beach holiday. You are directly at the beach, only a small street is between the B&B and the beach. Also you can sit on the veranda and have a great overlook over the sea, &the surfers. The pool area is lovely, when you don't like to have sand between your toes. The breakfast is delicous and the staff is very friendly, so what else do you need for a beach holiday?"

Kathy from Germany
Fairlight Beach House
18 Jan 2012

"We had a great time at Fairlight in early January 2012. Being able to lie in bed in the Louise Room (highly recommended) and watch the dolphins playing in the surf was priceless. The staff were very good and the breakfasts a delight. Would definitely return !"

Robert Pratt from United Kingdom
Excellent Service
05 Jan 2012

"My family spent a week at Fairlight and couldn't have been happier there. The accommodation was as expected for a 4-star guest house - clean and well-cared for, with the occasional up-market touch here and there. The service, however, was far beyond what we have grown to expect in South Africa, where service levels tend to lag behind the quality of the property itself. We were assisted with many small concerns throughout the stay there - always quickly and efficiently. Although they do not do laundry during the busy season due to their limited staff, they were able to help us with some "essentials" anyway and got it to us the next day. When we asked about whether the DVD player could be moved from one of our rooms to the other, the owner simply popped out and bought an additional player for the other room. If you find yourself in Umdloti, I suspect you cannot do better than Fairlight."

John L from Cape Town

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  • Upon arrival at Durban, take the N2 North for approx. 40 minutes.
  • Take the Umdloti/Verulam turn-off and turn right towards Umdloti.
  • Continue until the circle, and turn right into South Beach road.
  • Continue for 1/2 km.
  • Fairlight is on the corner of Margaret Bacon Avenue and South Beach Road.
  • Directly sea-facing opposite the beach.

GPS Coordinates

S29° 40.521" E31° 6.889"