Seaforth

About

Seaforth Farm is situated on high ground overlooking Salt Rock on the North Coast of South Africa. King Shaka International airport is 20 minutes away, and the Ballito CBD 5 minutes. Seaforth was first owned by DR James. L. Hulett who later became the Bishop of Zululand. His son was Sir Liege Hulett, founder of the South African sugar industry. Seaforth became the first school in the area, opened in 1858 by Dr Hulett and his daughters, and was a boarding school for sons of local farmers. Today the home is always decorated with imaginative floral art arrangements, mostly picked from the huge sub-tropical gardens. Sharneen is an accomplished artist and floral arranger.

Trevor thoroughly enjoys showing his guests around on a late afternoon walk, where they are introduced to his "painted" cattle, the hardy & beautiful Nguni. These are South Africa's indigenous cattle species. Visits to see the bee hives can also be arranged. Trevor is also an excellent woods craftsman and some of his works are incorporated in the furnishing of the house. Primary farming activities include a Nguni Cattle Stud, honey production, an organic vegetable and fruit garden and a litchi orchard.

Accommodation

The Main House

The Heritage Room

This room has a very long Queen sized bed! 2.150 metres long! The room is a large "corner of the house" room, with a bay window on one side and cottage windows on another. Fitted carpet in bedroom & tiled entrance. Entrance is from a veranda ensuring privacy. Decorated & furnished in 19th century style furniture made by Trevor, with old family photos& memorabilia. Features include: Climate control air-conditioning, overhead fan, emergency lighting, mini bar with fridge and tea & coffee station. It has a garden patio with table & chairs.

The Bhekimithi Room

Romantic upstairs bedroom. Twin beds (together) facing the large window overlooking the east garden and paddocks below. This room is very spacious, but the low wooden beamed ceiling gives it a cosy, romantic feel. Very private as it is the only upstairs bedroom. It has a beautiful bathroom featuring a Skylight over the bathtub! Features Include: Air-conditioning, walk-in cupboard, Mini bar with fridge, tea & coffee station, emergency lighting.

The Nguni Room

This room has a Four Poster Queen Sized bed made from Litchi tree timber from the garden! The room is a large west facing room, with cottage windows looking onto the tropical garden. Wooden floors with Nguni rugs. Entrance is from a private veranda. Decorated in African theme, with indigenous wood furniture, hides and carvings. In addition to the en-suite bathroom, it has a stunning "Bush" shower under a huge Mango tree! Features include: Climate control air-conditioning, overhead fan, emergency lighting, mini bar with fridge and tea & coffee station. It has a garden patio with table & chairs.

Rates

Main Bedrooms. In the house.

Valid from November 01-2017 until, October 31 2018
Per Room B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

NORMAL Doubles or Twin: R1440.00 (R720. pp)
Single occupancy: R1080.00 PEAK SEASON (Christmas, Easter, Holiday week-ends)
Doubles or Twin: R1480.00 (R740.00 pp)
Single occupancy: R1080.00


The Family Suite

This is a two bedroomed apartment separate from the main house, ideal for families with children. The suite opens onto the east garden & a short walk across the lawn gets one to the pool area. The main bedroom has an extra long queen double and the second bedroom has twin beds and a single bed. Each bedroom has en suite shower and toilet. The main bedroom is geared for wheelchairs and has paraplegic toilet fittings and shower. The bedrooms do not inter-connect but open into a common entrance hall, ensuring privacy. Features Include: Refrigerator, Microwave, basic cutlery & crockery, garden patio with table & chairs, air-conditioning, tea & coffee station. Main bedroom has fitted carpet and the second bedroom is tiled.

Rates

Family Suite. In the garden.

Valid from October 31 2017 until November 01, 2018

Mimimum B&B Base Rate: (3 Adults) Extra adult or 2 children + R340.00
Normal: R1590.00 min (or R530 pp)
Peak: R1720.00 min Can sleep 4 or 5.
Per person rate drops on occupancy number & ages of children.
One child under 5 yrs free.

The B&B has been graded 4 Star. Discounts for stays of five nights or more !
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Local Activities

The beach is the main attraction for most visitors and the Dolphin Coast has 5 kms of magnificent golden beaches and sheltered coves from which to choose, including one named after Trevor’s grandfather, Thompson’s Bay! The Dolphin Coast is home to many exciting rock & surf fishing spots and many game fish are caught offshore by local fishing enthusiasts. Some of the beaches offer excellent diving spots for the spear fishermen and beautiful reefs for the scuba diver. There are many interesting places along the Dolphin Coast to explore. These include Crocodile Farms, an Animal Farm, Sugar Mill, Pottery Gallery, a “Zulu” experience, and the historical King Shaka Trail. Other activities on offer are 5 great Golf Courses, Horse riding, quad Bikes, Microlight Flips and Dolphin Viewing at sea. Various shopping centers and restaurants are available, as well as two Saturday Markets.

Safaris

Trevor's enthusiasm and expert experience in Game and bird viewing is available for to you! His knowledge of animals & birds and his bushcraft will help make your South Africa safari an unforgettable experience. Let Trevor advise, plan and book your Safari for you!
He has intimate knowledge of KZN Wildlife venues, like, Hilltop, Imfolozi, Mkuze or Drakensberg resorts like Thendele, Giant’s Castle etc! He can also help you with St Lucia and Maputoland resorts such as Tembe Elephant Park, Kosi Forest Lodge etc!
Trevor’s knowledge & experience of this part of Kwazulu-Natal will cost you no extra at all! He will advise you on your itinerary,( See below) so that you spend the right amount of time in the right place! He can organize your safari, whether it be an intensive “off-road” big 5 experience, or the standard Ranger driven 4x4 game drive in Hluhluwe or Umfolozi Game Reserve; or a self-drive safari in your own vehicle.

SUGGESTED SAMPLE ITINERARY!

Trevor can book this for you at no extra cost!


Day 1:

Arrive Durban Airport. Pick up your rental and spend 1 or more nights relaxing with us here at Seaforth.

Day 2, 3 and 4:

Head north for 2 hrs to KZN’s premier..Imfolozi Game reserve, the southern part of Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Very affordable Mpila Camp or a Private bush Lodge for 2 or 3 nights. Imfolozi has wonderful diversity in habitat and is home to some beautiful birds as well as the Big Five. Game walks with knowledgeable game wardens will escort you and enthral you with their bush knowledge!. Two excellent Birdhides on waterholes!

Day 5 & 6:

Head north through the reserve to Hluhluwe, to Hilltop camp. Accommodation is in comfortable thatched chalet cottages all equipped with self-catering although B&B rate applies. (They have a restaurant). More hilly terrain than Imfolozi but equally blessed with big game and birdlife.

Day 7 & 8:

Head further north to either Mkuze Game reserve or Ndumo park. These are situated in the ‘sand forest’ region and have prolific diversity in birds. Wonderful water bird paradise as well as gorgeous bush birds. Big Five also!

Day 9 & 10:

Head south to St Lucia to iSimangeliso Wetland park. There are many B&Bs and Lodges from which to choose, but ask Trevor! Take a river cruise and get up really close to crocs and hippos in the estuary ..a World Heritage site. Another opportunity to see unique waders and wetland birds!

Day 11:

Head south back to Seaforth Farm. (3 hrs) before flying out or continuing to the Drakensberg resorts like Giant’s Castle, or Thendele or numerous other mountain retreats…all great value for money and stunning scenery!

Average cost per night is approximately R1400.00 (double)

KZN Wildlie

 

Address: Seaforth Farm B&B,
Seaforth Avenue,
Umhlali,
KwaZulu Natal,
South Africa.

Postal Address: P O Box 869,
Umhlali
4390,
KwaZulu Natal,
South Africa

Contact: Trevor Thompson
Local Tel: 032-5255217
Cell: +27 (0) 82 770 8376
INT Tel: +27-32-5255217



E-Mail

Directions

Seaforth map

Take Exit 214 off the N2 and turn east towards the sea.
NB!! Go only 200 metres and turn right into OLD FORT ROAD.
Go only 150 metres and turn left into Seaforth Avenue.
Go straight for 400 metres until our gate.