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The Hatchery - Kelp
6 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Double bedroom with queen bed and 4 singles - close to the action and next to the gin tank.

The space

The hatchery was a prawn breeding facility on a lagoon overlooking a deserted beach and nature reserve. It makes for a unique destination for any visitor to the North Coast. The facility has been "lightly" renovated - the end result is a unique blend of comfort and rustic cool. The hatchery is all about chilling out, letting loose, and reconnecting.

Other things to note

We are self catering; bringing your own supplies in is recommended. Low slung cars can scrape on the road in so leave the beemer at home for this one or take your time on the way in.


relax on the lagoon beaches or chill out in the gin tank or tonic pools overlooking the reserve, river, and sea
Hire a “prawnfeeder” to paddle across the lagoon
Forest trails
walking along the lagoons beaches
Zulublonde beer at the George Hotel in Eshowe.
The Amatikulu Nature reserve
kite boarding, windsurfing, or paddling
mountainbiking trails
swimming beach at Zinkwazi complete with Mahogany reef beach bar
princes grant or eshowe hills golf courses are a stones throw away

or if its just all too much
enjoy a long leisurely lunch at the shak

the butlers are available to assist, advise, and make your stay as comfortable as possible

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 4 single beds


1 night minimum stay

1 Review

Dennis User Profile
July 2017
What a charming and secluded place near the beach. When we arrived I was utterly underwhelmed, but the great staff took it in stride and changed our rooms for us. In the morning when we saw the place properly we were charmed. We are not backpackers, so communal anything is a challenge, but everyone was so wonderful including the other guests that we felt like we are in a survivor-like island- just with ALL the amenities including a fabulous silver Coffee plunger. The water pressure could do with a boost, but if you are looking to just veg out- then this is your place. DONT do what I did which is look at Penny's Cottage and assume it all looks like that

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KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaJoined in May 2015
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Interaction with guests

The friendly butlers are on site to help with local knowledge and assist wherever possible.

About Matthew

Guy who likes to create amazing different experience and memories for travellers.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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