See another side of South Africa with us. Visit Etali Beach Villa, our beachfront property on the south coast in Kwa-Zulu Natal. This luxury, modern getaway designed by architect Nico van der Meulen can be booked on an exclusive-use basis only, and offers seclusion, luxury and comfort for up to 10 guests. The abundance of glass means that every room in the villa—except the garage—has uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. The Villa comes fully equipped with bed & bath linens and kitchen equipment & utensils. Housekeeping and security services are included, and a personal chef and driver are also available upon request.
Location, location, location. Located on the “Hibiscus Coast,” next to a marine protected area, Etali Beach Villa offers walking access to an unspoiled coastline with a soft fine sand beach. The Villa is in the small town of Trafalgar, off the beaten tourist path whilst still a 15-minute drive from shops, restaurants, and lots of activities. Etali Beach Villa is the perfect combination of a remote seaside vacation and a holiday with nearby conveniences.Play
Stroll along our 50 metre path through the indigenous dune forest to the beach. You’ll see and hear a myriad of birds, including Knysna louries, long crested eagles and many seabirds are common. A variety of non-dangerous game is found in the dune forest, including bushbuck and blue duikers (southern Africa’s smallest antelope).
The forest path leads you to a beach that is a marine protected area. You can walk for kilometres along this quiet and tranquil beachfront, between the blue of the sea on one side, and the green of the dune forest on the other.
Just 100 metres away is Trafalgar Beach, a Blue Flag swimming beach on the Indian Ocean. South Africa awards “Blue Flag” status to beaches that meet strict criteria about safety, cleanness, amenities, ecological value, and educational potential. The water is warm, and the beach is popular for surfers, swimmers, body-boarding, stand-up paddling and snorkelling. The beach is protected by shark nets and lifeguards.
Etali Beach Villa has four spacious bedrooms. Every bedroom faces the ocean, and each has an en-suite bathroom and access to decks with sea views. Each room has wifi, air conditioning, a fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe, and an electronic safe. Two of the rooms have double beds; one room has 2 single beds that can be put together as a double, and the last room has two ¾ beds that can be turned into an extra-large king size bed.
There is a fully-equipped modern kitchen, with separate scullery including a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Etali Beach Villa is booked on a self-catering basis. Housekeeping services are included, and laundry and personal chef services are available upon request for an additional charge.
Your group will enjoy the multiple stunning common areas. There is a game room that includes a billiards table (with table tennis top), sleeper couches, and doors leading out to a beautiful garden and a jacuzzi. A dining room, living room, and TV room (with DSTV and La-z-boy recliners). A covered, tiled entertainment area with gas braai/barbecue facilities and outdoor dining area, near the infinity swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Etali Beach Villa also offers two garages, a secure perimeter and remote access control. There is wifi throughout the house.
There are so many activities along the Hibiscus Coast (which stretches about 70km between Hibberdene and Port Edward) that everyone will find things to enjoy. All along the coast there are nature reserves for walking, hiking, biking & bird-watching (the south coast is a famous birding destination); boat trips and lookout points for dolphins, whales, and the famous sardine run (typically in June and July); water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing (with lessons and rental equipment available for all). Avid fishermen will enjoy the many opportunities for angling off-shore, deep-sea fishing and fly fishing.You can partake in any of those activities, and more, within a 20km radius of Etali Beach Villa.
Local shopping interests include Shelly Centre shopping mall which has movie theatres, Ramsgate Relics and Antiques and many local arts & crafts stores such as the Gaze Gallery and The Basket Shop. The Wild Coast Sun Casino is a 15 minute drive away. It offers a myriad of activities, from golf to gambling, and also offers horse riding, restaurants, entertainment and conferencing facilities.
Make a day trip to the famous Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, about an hour’s drive from Etali Beach Villa. This canyon area is dramatic and beautiful, with spectacular hiking trails running through cliffs and forests, and near rivers. For bird-watchers, this is a paradise, with a birding list of 250 bird species. Adrenaline-seekers will love Wild 5 Adventures at Oribi Gorge, which offers abseiling, white water rafting, paintball, ziplining, and the Wild Swing.
There are also various craft breweries and distilleries along the coast near the Durban area. We would be happy to arrange a route and a driver for a day trip to take you to various tastings and tours, all whilst sightseeing along the beautiful south coast. Due to the nature of the south coast and our off-the-beaten-path location in Trafalgar, a vehicle is necessary to participate in these activities. There are vehicles for rent at King Shaka and Margate airports, or we can arrange a dedicated vehicle and driver at an additional charge.
Make a beach & bush safari by pairing a visit to Etali Safari Lodge with a visit to Etali Beach Villa. Charter a plane and fly directly from the lodge to the villa, or let us organise a road transfer and commercial flight. Either way, you can leave the bush in the morning and be at the beach in the afternoon. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a beach & bush safari package.
Etali Beach Villa is an easy 1.5 hour drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban, and a 20 minute drive from Margate Airport. Both airports have car rental facilities, or we can organise a road transfer or dedicated private driver and vehicle.
There are frequent scheduled flights from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Durban or Margate.
We suggest pairing a trip to Etali Beach Villa with a safari at Etali Safari Lodge. We can organise a charter flight directly from Etali Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, or a morning road transfer from the lodge to OR Tambo in time to catch an afternoon flight to Margate or Durban. Contact us at email@example.com to enquire about a beach & bush safari package.