Guesthouse Teremok Lodge
49 Marine Drive, 4320 Durban, South Africa – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 130 reviews)
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It is fate that bought us to Teremok, an expansive Umhlanga holiday home turned boutique lodge and spa. Over four decades, it had overflowed with three generations of the Vladykin family which began in pre-revolution Russia, included a lifelong fairy tale romance and, finally, came to rest with us – a mother and two daughters. But it was serendipity, that marvelously unpredictable force, that allowed us to weave our own tale. Flippantly dubbed the Trilogy, we delighted in taking on the title as we are indeed three related but different creative works. Discovering this soulful property allowed us, being discerning and sometimes demanding travelers, to embrace our idiosyncrasies as we relished creating an urban hideaway with extreme attention to detail. Teremok encapsulates everything that we wished to find at the end of a journey. And so began our story … once upon a wish.
A born leader, Kim Davidson joined the Natal Rugby Union (The Sharks) in its heyday, but in 2001 she decided to join her mom, Debbie, in business. She was the person who shrewdly identified a gap in the hospitality sector for a boutique establishment in Umhlanga. Possessing a natural charm and steely resolve meant that Kim was the obvious person to drive the enormous task of setting up and managing the entire operational side of Teremok, as well as taking care of the publicity, communications and marketing.
Originally known as Umhlanga Rocks, we prefer to say that Umhalnga Rocks! Starting off as a quiet holiday village where everyone knew everyone (and this is where the Davidsons grew up), it has become the new business hub of Durban with most big businesses relocating north, and new business being attracted. Besides the business growth in the old sugar cane fields, there has also been huge residential and retail development with Umhlanga being home to the biggest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, Gateway. The beaches are amazing, with the iconic lighthouse residing over the promenade, and the village has expanded to offer a strip of world-class restaurants and pubs. Only 20km from Durban itself, Umhlanga is certainly the place to be!
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, Zulu
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
What's nearby *
Granada Square Shopping Centre0.5 miles
Umhlanga lighthouse0.6 miles
Umhlanga Pier0.7 miles
Gateway Mall1.2 miles
Wavepark Gateway1.2 miles
La Lucia Mall1.6 miles
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve1.7 miles
Mount Edgecombe Country Club2.1 miles
Mount Edgecombe Station3.6 miles
Beachwood Golf Club3.7 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
Umhlanga rocks Beach Golden sand700 feetSwimming, Water Sports, Surfing, Watching the Sunset, Seashell collecting
Umhlanga Main Beach Golden sand1,300 feetSwimming, Water Sports, Food & Drink, Surfing, Watching the Sunset, Seashell collecting
Closest Airports *
King Shaka International Airport8.6 miles
Pietermaritzburg Airport41.3 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Princess Magogo Stadium6.7 miles
Kings Park Stadium6.9 miles
Durban Country Club7 miles
Big Rush7.1 miles
Moses Mabhida Stadium7.2 miles
African Art Centre7.9 miles
Durban Botanic Gardens9 miles
uShaka Marine World9.4 miles
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
- Pool view
- Garden view
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
Pets are not allowed.
- Spa/Wellness packages
- Spa lounge/Relaxation area
- Spa facilities
- Body scrub
- Body treatments
- Waxing services
- Facial treatments
- Beauty services
- Massage Additional charge
- Spa Additional charge
- Fitness center
Media & Technology
- iPod dock
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
- DVD player
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Snack bar
- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Daily housekeeping
- Suit press
- Ironing service
- Dry cleaning Additional charge
- Business center
Safety & security
- Shuttle service
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (free)
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Laptop safe
- Gift shop
- Honeymoon suite
- Non-smoking rooms
- Air conditioning
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach chairs/Loungers
- Pool/Beach towels
- Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and common areas
- Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
- Physical distancing rules followed
Cleanliness & disinfection
- Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Food & drink safety
- Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
- Physical distancing in dining areas
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2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 8 are welcome.
Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Teremok Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.