Sunday, 14 October 2012

Umkomaas: Your Gateway to the KZN South Coast

Umkomaas can certainly be best described as the gateway to the KZN South Coast. It also boasts one of the premier Dive Locations in the world - Aliwal Shoal. Ocean Park Guest House was established with all this in mind, this luxurious Accommodation venue in central Umkomaas is perfectly situated to use as a base to explore the South Coast.

With its old colonial style grace and charm Ocean Park Guest House is a Four Star establishment, graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and Superior Accommodation by the Automobile Association.

The rooms are classically appointed with all the amenities one would expect from superior accommodation. Top quality Percale Linen, Air-conditioning, Satellite TV, Hospitality Tray, Mini Bar, Safe and Wireless Internet is standard in all rooms. The property is fully secure with electric fencing, secure off road parking, alarm system linked to an armed response company and each room has its own key alarm.

The house also offers Guests the opportunity to practice their golfing skills on its own private 6 Hole Putting Green before a round of golf on the oldest Golf Course on the South Coast. Shops, restaurants, beach and dive centres are all within walking distance. A stunning entertainment area complete with a fully stocked bar, Lapa, Braai facilities and a large swimming pool to relax by.

Meals are served in a lovely dining and lounge area, outside on the balcony or around the pool if you prefer. Ocean Park Guest House is Diver ‘friendly’ with facilities to wash and hang wetsuits, as well as safe storage for dive equipment.

Personal service is given to assist with all your holiday and diving requirements.

Contact Us Email:
 Tel: +27 (0) 39 973 2657 Fax: +27 (0) 39 973 2898 Cell: +27 (0) 76 627 5747

Directions to Ocean Park Guest House: 
N2 going south from Durban or the airport Craigieburn / Umkomaas exit Turn left (Turn right and go over the bridge if coming north from Port Shepstone) Follow the road until you reach a four way stop. Turn right into Robinson Street. Over the hill ... and you can’t miss us on the left. 12 Robinson Street, corner of Harvey Street – opposite the soccer field.

 Local Attractions 

 Umkomaas is famous for the internationally renowned Aliwal Shoal, a fossilised sand dune of sponges and corals which is home to the Ragged Tooth Shark, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks and the wrecks of the “Nebo” and “Produce”.

 There are various dive operators in Umkomaas and dive courses, shark dives and speciality dives can be arranged. The "Hope Shop" is in the heart of Umkomaas and is very popular with locals and tourists alike.

This gem of a shop offers exciting and unusual shopping with a magical mixture of funky clothing, jewellery, local handcrafted gifts, African curios, art & drums and decor – an absolute must and well worth a visit!

Umkomaas golf course is an 18 hole course which is heavily wooded and bunkered and is well regarded to test players whilst providing stunning sea views. Between the rolling green hills and sparkling ocean you will find 'Croc World', Scottburgh’s beautiful swimming beach, craft shops and markets, world class surfing breaks, nature reserves and deep sea fishing from Rocky Bay.

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