• TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Self-Catering
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Marichel 4 is one of the most sort after, luxury, 355m apartments overlooking Thompson`s Bay in Ballito. (Thompson`s beach has been listed as one of the top 100 beaches in SA by Getaway Magazine). The apartment contains 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 3 en-suites. The main bedroom has a king size bed, that opens onto the huge sea facing veranda. Two of the en-suite bedrooms have 2 single beds. The fourth bedroom has two single beds with a shower, basin and toilet adjacent to the room.

Accommodation at Marichel 4:
Marichel 4 comfortably sleeps eight people and is wheelchair friendly. Children and babies are welcome. A camp cot and high chair are provided. All percale linen is provided, including bath and beach towels. The apartment is serviced daily with the exception of Sundays and Public holidays. Servicing can be arranged for these days.

The granite top kitchen boasts pristine fully equipped cupboards with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer. A substantial variety of small appliances ensure that you feel at home. The kitchen is open plan, leading through to the dining area, and then through a comfortable furnished lounge onto a huge veranda with stunning sea-views.

The veranda boasts a large outside suite, a 12 seater oak dining room table, 4 seater wrought iron patio table, 4 loungers and a large gas braai. A large, comfortable television lounge, with full DSTV facilities and a double lock up garage that allows for easy, level access to the apartment. There are seven ceiling fans, together with a good through draft to ensure that you are comfortable during those beautiful, hot sunny days in the sub tropics, overlooking the Indian Ocean of temperatures between 20 degrees celsius - 27 degrees celsius.

Facilities and Services:
This exclusive Bali styled 12 apartment Marichel complex, shares a fenced, communal swimming pool, private access to the beach, an unobstructed panoramic view of the sea, dolphin and whale watching (seasonal), and a stunning landscaped garden. It offers the perfect location for a family holiday, romantic breakaway or tranquil getaway.

Thompsons Bay has become labeled the "Clifton Beach" of KZN province and boasts an incredible stretch of pristine beach, rock pools and a lovely bathing area with shark nets and life-guards for your safety. It also offers a huge tidal pool (known as Charlie`s Pool) for those that prefer calmer swimming conditions. The "Hole in the Wall" allows you access to explore more exciting, semi-private beaches. A relaxing way to soak up the warm sunshine of the "Dolphin Coast" and feel the sand under your feet. High Rock, which is situated north of the bay, is where King Shaka would sit to plan his military tactics. Also a popular rock fishing spot on this coastline.

The King Shaka airport is situated 20 km away. Durban, the closest city, is 60 km away.

Please Note:
- Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
- There is a hair dryer in the main bedroom.
- A welcoming beverage pack is supplied.
- 2 toilet rolls per bathroom will be supplied (therefore 8).

Attractions and Activities
The Dolphin Coast extends from Zimbali in the South to the mighty Tugela in the north. It includes the coastal resorts of Ballito, Thompsons Bay, Chakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Blythedale and Zinkwazi. A beach lovers` paradise and great for swimming, tanning, snorkeling, fishing, diving, surfing, body boarding, muscle picking and loads more.

Culture and history form an integral part of life on the Dolphin Coast. There are three different cultures of the Indian, Zulu and Colonial, which can all be viewed on one estate at "The Kingdom" in Sheffield. You can also visit the King Shaka Memorial in KwaDukuza/Stanger at the Dukuza Museum or the grave and home of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Luthuli in Groutville. Mosques and Temples welcome visitors. The Morewood Memorial Gardens is the site of South Africa`s first sugar mill.

Ballito is a mini city, one of the fastest growing in the southern hemisphere, and is therefore a shopper`s paradise. From local craft to large chain stores that provide your everyday requirements.

Please note: We do not accept any student bookings.
Activities:

- Cycling and Mountain Biking at Holla trails
- Zip-Lining
- Micro light flights
- Quad biking Trails with Fat Traxx
- Horse Riding
- Dams for water sports nearby
- Local Heritage Sites
- Explore the King Shaka Heritage Route
- Visit the Morewood Memorial Garden
- Visit Crocodile Creek
- Ndlondlo Reptile Park
- Take the kids to Flag Farm Animal Farm
- Golf (3 championship golf courses nearby)
- Tennis, squash and bowls at local clubs
- Popular spots for surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.
- Surf School
- Marine Excursions (Dolphin & Whale watching, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing)
- Rock Fishing
- Mussel Picking
- Spear Fishing Reefs
- Nature Trails
- Dams for water sports - skiing, jet skiing, fresh water fishing.
- The Litchi Orchard Market
- Movie Theaters
- Shopping Malls
- Variety of world class restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops
- Night Clubs
- Conference and Wedding Venues
- Health and Wellness Centers
- Gyms
- Have a day's outing at "Rain Farm", 15 minutes inland from Ballito
- Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, 15 minutes away
- uShaka Marine World in Durban, 40 minutes away
- The world Famous St. Lucia Wetlands are 2 hours drive away
- Experience the African Safari boasting the Big 5 in their natural habitat at the popular Umfolozi and Hluhluwe National Park.

Cancellation Policy:
- Premature Departure - full booking fee
- 0 to 14 days before DOA/no-show - 100% of deposit
- 15 to 28 days before DOA - 75% of deposit
- 29+ days beofre DOA - 50% of deposit
- Only a written instruction to cancel will be accepted. Marichel 4 levies a 4.5% admin fee on any refunds processed. -
- Should refunds to a swift bank account be required, and additional fee of R400 will be charged.

Please note: We do not accept any student bookings.
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Babysitting Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Parking (off-street - covered)
English
DVD and/or VCR
Swimming Pool
Directions:

FAMILY GETAWAYS will issue you with the keys

DIRECTIONS FOR COLLECTION OF KEYS

SHOULD YOU ARRIVE BEFORE 4:30PM WEEKDAYS, OR BEFORE 1.30PM ON SATURDAYS

Take the Ballito off ramp from the N2
Turn right at the stop street
Go past the Shell station on your right hand side
You will come to a big roundabout, just carry on through it and the LifeStyle Centre (Spar) will be on your right hand side.
You will then go past the Ballito Junction Centre on your left hand side.
You will then come up to a large roundabout, go straight past that and the next roundabout, just keep on going straight, the BP Garage will be on your left hand side, just carry on straight down Ballito Drive until you get to the T-Junction, turn right, carry on straight down to the 4 way Stop Street, turn right into Compensation Beach Road, which will take you to the Spar, Balvista Centre, Ballito, go into the Centre, come down the passage and then turn left and you will see The Village Coffee shop and Family Getaways is in the Coffee Shop.

SHOULD YOU ARRIVE AFTER 4:30PM WEEKDAYS OR AFTER 1.30PM SATURDAYS, OR ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Take the Ballito off ramp from the N2
Turn right at the stop street
Go past the Shell station on your right hand side
You will come to a big roundabout, just carry on through it and the LifeStyle Centre (Spar) will be on your right hand side.
You will then go past the Ballito Junction Centre on your left hand side. You will then come up to a large roundabout, go straight past that and straight past the next roundabout and by this stage the BP petrol station is on your left hand side. Carry on straight. You will see Seaward Estates on your right, just past that the Caltex Garage will also be on your right. Go into the shop and there will be an envelope with your name on it.
Inside will be a map down to the unit / house together with your keys.

When you leave at the end of your holiday PLEASE!! DROP THE KEYS IN FAMILY GETAWY'S KEY BOX which is situated against the opposite wall to the entrance of FAMILY GETAWAYS office at the BALVISTA SHOPPING CENTRE - BALLITO (BOTTOM SPAR)

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