A Wonderful Night Stay at Endless Horizons, Umhlanga

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I am so chuffed that I was invited to an overnight stay at the 5 star Bed & Breakfast that is Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel. Truth be told, it is only 3km away from home but I was so down with a staycation with my bestie. It is located in Durban North, on Umhlanga Rocks drive.

Often referred to as “Durban’s best kept secrets”, it is superbly placed near Umhlanga Ridge (Umhlanga’s business district) as well as Gateway, the Umhlanga Village (where the nightlife is), the N2 and M4 highways, and the beach!

The 180° view of the Indian ocean is breathtaking, viewed both from the deck area with an infinity pool as well as dining tables which is where I chose to work from all of Monday afternoon. The sunset was incredible, especially since I live on the other side of the Ridge and don’t often get to see it from that height.

The Beautiful Setting

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Downstairs area with a view of the wine cellar
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Gorgeous seating area

There are 12 rooms that are beautifully decorated, I really loved the fabrics and finishes. I actually loved all the decor and prints in the hotel, I was tempted to photograph individual pieces but thought the blog post would be way too long!

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Restaurant tables
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A view looking through the front door out onto the sea

I feel that Endless Horizons is not only for the one-or-two-night-stay businessman with Umhlanga’s business district just down the road, but also for a couple who wants what feels like a serene, tucked-away resort that is actually close to the beach, nightlife and shopping that Umhlanga has to offer.

The Room

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Beautiful, and very comfy, bed
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Office area, TV, mini bar and closet
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Private outdoor area with a screen for privacy and a view of the ocean

The View from the Patio

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My “office” on Monday afternoon
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Gorgeous sunset over the infinity pool and Indian ocean
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Full moon over the Indian ocean

The Interior and Restaurant

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View from the patio through the hotel lobby
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Bar area, fully stocked!
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The herbs accessible directly from the kitchen

An offering that is unique to Endless Horizons is the herb garden situated right outside the impressive kitchen. I thought it was so cool when I was told that the chef was outside gardening his herbs. Chef Nkosi takes great care of his herbs, you can see that he appreciates the ingredients that go into every dish.

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Chef Nkosi with his herb garden in the background. He both gardens the herbs himself and then cooks with them too
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Pork Belly for dinner

My bestie and I both chose “Slow Roast Pork Belly” for dinner. It comes with cream style pap, baked apple, candied carrots, and a hint of thyme essence. It took us ages to choose, and even included an Instagram Stories poll, but we eventually chose the same thing so there was no food envy.

It was utterly delicious! I was surprised by the size of the meal. You know, often at “fancy” restaurants you order a main and it’s the size of a small starter. It was quite rich, being pork belly and all, but I finished every last bite!

Read: Review of Butcher Block in Umhlanga

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Moved to the bar to finish our glass of wine
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Turn down for what?
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Robes, slippers and choccie on my pillow
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Cold breakfast spread. Choose goodies from the buffet while your ordered hot breakfast is being prepared
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Vegetarian breakfast

Surprise, surprise. We chose the same thing for breakfast as well! The “Vegetarian Breakfast” comprises of two eggs done to your liking, a sweetcorn fritter, potato rosti, mushrooms and rose tomatoes. It was so delicious, right up my alley!

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Thola looked after us from lunch-time on Monday all the way through to breakfast on Tuesday. She is lovely!
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Bidding the view farewell, I’ll be back soon!

If you’d like to see professional photos from the Endless Horizons website, click here.

There are also conference facilities and event spaces available at Endless Horizons. The first time I ever visited was for the NYX Durban launch a couple of years ago. Apparently L’Oreal always book out Endless Horizons for their events. You can read more about their conference facilities here.

Thanks again to Endless Horizons for having me! A staycation was exactly what I needed, and didn’t at all feel like I was in the bustling Umhlanga area!

I can’t wait to go back soon! I have actually been a few times; I have been for events and even just coffee with a friend! My friend Sam from JHB, she’s @asanawithsam on Insta, has even asked for me to organise a day of tanning and swimming at their beautiful pool 🙂

*Disclaimer: I was gifted a stay at Endless Horizons in Umhlanga in return for a review. The views on the post are not influenced by the sponsorship, they are true and my own.



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