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Heard of Endless Horizons in Umhlanga?
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
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!
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 View from the Patio
The Interior and Restaurant
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.
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!
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!
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.