Local Accommodation (close to the shak)

Please note: Accommodation is not done by the Shak. INFO ONLY!
Make your bookings directly at the listed numbers.
Prices subject to change.
See the ‘Local Activities’ link for information about things to do in the area.



Natures Way Backpackers – Next door Tam 0815198554
Backpacker accomodation, camping

Olivers B&B  Serena Van Heerden 0605848165 30 Hely Hutchinson rd, Mtunzini
www.oliversbnb.com. info@oliversbnb.com


The Hatchery – 25kms

BOOKINGS – Anna Marie +27 72 1862758 Email –  matthew@thehatchery.co.za  Web: http://thehatchery.co.za/
or Matthew 082 3374572  0350040016
Why not stay over and really relax!!!
The Hatchery  –  On the lagoon, 1km,  [2km by road]
The “Hatch” is designer rustic and has stunning views and quirky features – a must do!
Sleeps 28    + some camping.         Great for weddings too.    Prices on request
The view from The Hatchery
The Bedrooms
The Hatchery



Dokodweni Beach Camp (formely Nkwazi Camp) 25km

Bookings 0722981667 
Breaking News! – The old Nkwazi camp has new owners and is being fully renovated
14 Bungalows that sleep 2 ea @ R650 room including breakfast
Camping R50 site and R100 for caravans
Functions deck R500 venue hire
Modern Conference hall
R10/ car for safe parking

Tatenham Guest House.   Roline Saville  –  Cell: 073 141 4891
Gingindhlovu – 22kms

Website: wheretostay.co.za/coastal/
Sleeps +/- 28  –  10 kms from Shack.
Rustic A frames on the dam. Self catering with kitchen, bar T.V and lounge facilities

Tatenham rooms
Tatenham beds
Tatenham view


Sugar Hill Country Manor – Graham Chennells 060665883
Eshowe  – 45kms

B&B Guesthouse with stunning views, old world charm and a host of activities to keep you busy
Check out www.countryweekends.co.za  and  www.zululife.co.za for things to do

 Coastal Battlefields Lodge –  Gingindhlovu  32kms

Cathy 0837771622, Dave 0834501877, or mail to  rattray@iafrica.com   +- 18 kms
Can sleep 14 with the Cottage. From R200 P.P/day. The lodge and cottage are fully self catering but a chef can be supplied on request for an additional fee.
The accomodation is serviced daily and has DSTV. Towels and toiletries are supplied.
A taxi service can be arranged to transport to and from the Prawn Shack.
Facilities include:

  • Large grounds tranquil surroundings with stunning views.
  • Tennis.
  • Pool (to be renovated)
  • Walks on the farm and dams.(birding)
  • Guided walks rural.
  • Coastal battlefields tour local professional guide and historian.
  • Birding(Ngoye Mountains)
  • Eshowe boardwalk
  • Mtunzini nature reserve
  • Amatikulu nature reserve(explore the estuary on kyacks)
  • Golf Amatikulu Club ( cheapest green fees in SA)
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing dam and deep sea
  • 4×4 drives
  • Lunch at the Prawn Shack Amatikulu Mouth(affordable)

How to find them.. Exit N2 toll Dokodweni(R66/Eshowe /Ulundi), Pass Gingindhlovu,pass T junction to Mtunzini. Continue 300mtrs up R66, Take D134 Left unpaved road. Travel 8kms (signage on left)
GPS reading co-ordinates  S 28 59 20.6   E031 30 26.4