The Boathouse Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal is a delightful gem situated in the coastal village of Ballito. Renowned for the bottlenose dolphins that feed along the shore, Ballito is the very heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. The Boathouse is right on the seafront, treating guests to an unparalleled view of this stunning golden coast. Billing itself as a luxury retreat, The Boathouse is a charming four-star hotel ideal for a quiet weekend getaway or hosting a special event. The hosts pride themselves on offering a personal and friendly service to ensure their guests’ needs are met to the highest of expectations.
The hotel has 19 individually furnished, beautiful rooms, each of them named after a legendary ship captain. Great care has been taken to give the rooms a luxurious antique feel, while proving all the creature comforts one could wish for. Every room has an en suite bathroom, satellite TV, a telephone, air conditioning and hot drink facilities. Guests can choose between a standard or luxury room, although most have sea views to enjoy regardless.
The emphasis at The Boathouse is on relaxation; guests can curl up on one of the hotel’s many loungers and enjoy homemade treats whilst watching the waves outside. There is also the opportunity to treat yourself to one of the carefully selected world-class wellness treatments at the hotel’s Secrets Day &Beauty Spa, for the ultimate in pampering.
The hotel’s restaurant, aptly named the Captain’s Table, serves a wide range of delicious dishes to suit every taste. Guests can enjoy their meals inside the restaurant or outside on the deck allowing them to absorb the breathtaking views.
For the days you wish to venture a little further than the hotel and the beach outside, The Boathouse is located just 50km from some of KwaZulu-Natal’s finest golf courses. Adrenalin junkies can fly a microlight to see the stunning coast from a bird’s eye view, or even charter a small aircraft to venture into the Valley of 1000 Hills or the magnificent Oribi Gorge. Families won’t want to miss a day at the uShaka Marine World Aquarium for family fun all year round.