See what our guests have to say about our Umhlanga Accommodation and Guest Lodge.
"Wonderful, friendly, excellent!!!"
Will stay there every time I need to sleep over in Umhlanga."
" Friendly, down to earth without compromise on service - I was met at my car by their friendly dog who walked me in. Like arriving at family on the farm - very accommodating, yet I enjoyed the privacy and quiet when I retired to my room."
"I am a frequent traveler, but I never found such a warm feeling and interested host as with you both during the last 10 days. Now already I am starting to miss it. When guests do not want the cold treatment of a hotel, when they look for a quiet place just outside the city in the nature, close to business centre, shopping centre and beaches, your lodge has all of them in one place. Once again, thank you very much by given me my home feeling while I was abroad."
"Stayed at Gateway Lodge in April 2012. After a horrendous flight from the UK with our two boys we couldnt have asked for a better place to stay. Beds beyond comfortable, room spotless and Breakfast to die for! Would definitely recommend! "
"Thank you very much for booking us at Gateway Country Lodge, we enjoyed our stay there it was wonderful and peaceful. We were treated so well, the owners and staff were very friendly they made us feel “ home away from home” My next visit to Durban I would like to stay there again if accommodation will be available. I thought I should give you a feedback."
"A home away from home - I emailed over 30 places for accommodation in Durban and Ina at Gateway Country Lodge was the only owner/hostess who addressed me in a warm and hospitable manner. She went the extra mile to accommodate us and the atmosphere was just like being at home!! It was also the very first time that my 2 kids had to share a room without us and Ina made the experience quite a pleasant one! She provided us with 2 rooms that faced each other, allowing the kids to feel secure and comfortable. This experience also allowed them to become a little more matured and less dependent on us. Ina and her husband definitely create a warm and relaxing atmosphere for all the guests. The amazing part for me was that all the guests at Gateway were family orientated with kids of their own. So we all related to each other in a common way. Ina was quite flexible in that she exceeded our expectations. Even though Gateway only provided breakfast Ina went the extra mile to provide us with a braai facility and also the use of her kitchen utensils (after hours too). My husband's family joined us on several evenings and one specific evening my mom-in law cooked crab curry. Ina and her husband quickly set up the garden table and chairs with sufficient light so that we were able to enjoy our meal... we also had the opportunity to meet Ina's family who I must say also added to the "home away from home" atmosphere!! Thanks to the staff of Gateway who ironed my husband's clothing on request and prepared our breakfast with such delight. Their friendly manner and assistance really made our stay an unforgettable one!! 3 cheers for Gateway Country Lodge!!!"
"We would just like to thank you both for the wonderful time we had while we stayed at your lodge, thank you for being so accommodating and always making sure that we were happy, we had a lovely time there and will definitely be coming back."
"A wonderful and warm stay. We wished we could have stayed longer"
"What a wonderful introduction to SA you've given us"
"Thank you for excellent service, warm welcome, nice to have the dogs around and the marvellous garden"
"Will definitely be back, hospitality was great"
"We would like to thank all the ladies for the warm hospitality you gave us during our stay at Gateway Country Lodge. It was just like home and we will honestly not forget that short moment at Gateway."
"Enchanting, beautiful, serene, warm and friendly … we could go on singing the praises of Gateway Country Lodge, your staff and yourself Sandy"
"A truly wonderful time - a super lady who just cant do enough – Thank you"
"Actually we don't want to leave!"
"Just wanted to drop a line to thank you, your family and your staff for the incredibly lovely experience we had with you this past weekend. I think I speak for our entire SPAR group, when I say that staying at your little Lodge was more like a visit with family than a stay at a Guest House. Thank you too, for going that extra mile to make us all so comfortable."
"I just wanted to thank you for just being such a special person. You your family, staff and even friends have just been so nice towards me and my family and sharing that beautiful place you have with us. Thanks is a small way to say to someone that they have been kind towards someone but as the saying goes God has special people and they hard to find. Ina I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world may God bless you all and allow your kids to be just as special as their parents one day."
"Just want to thank you so much for the wonderful room you gave to us on Monday. It was absolutely stunning and beautiful and so comfortable. The breakfast was absolutely divine and your staff were wonderful. I will definitely be using your B&B again when I next come to the coast and will recommend it to all my directors and managers when they visit our Durban Branch. Thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality and the amazing service you gave us."
"First of all I would like to thank you for the beautiful stay I had in your lodge / country house. I would even like to thank you for your great hospitality and the nice entertainment. See you soon in South Africa and I’ll do my utmost te send a lot of my customers to your lodge. I work most off the time throught Ground handler : Cape Divestity Tours. Also thank you very much to go with me to THE SHARKS on Saturday evening, it was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I already look forward to next year."
"The place was great, rooms clean, garden awesome, location excellent. Food was also very good."