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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 50
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The Hatchery is a deserted old prawn farm on a river mouth and coastal reserve on the KZN North Coast.

It makes for a unique destination for any visitor to the North Coast. The facility has been "lightly" renovated - the end result is a unique blend of comfort and rustic cool. The hatchery is all about chilling out, letting loose, and reconnecting.

Set against a backdrop of a beautiful river and overlooking a nature reserve, island, and deserted beach. We are self catering; bringing your own supplies in is recommended. Low slung cars can scrape on the road in so leave the beemer at home for this one or take your time on the way in.

The butlers are available to assist, advise, and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

The communal kitchen and dining table is kitted for any culinary adventure you may want to try your hand at, and a cool place to hang out in inclement weather. There are plenty of spots which show different aspects of the bush and beach environment right at the Hatchery or if you prefer to explore try Casuarina island or one of the lagoons beaches a stone`s throw away.

Directions to the Hatchery:
- Countdown the bridges on the N2 we are halfway between bridge 8 and 9.
- Take the N2 north about 100 km from Durban or hour from the new airport (we cant remember its name either).
- Slow down to the national speed limit we know youre keen to get that Hatchery feeling but you have more chance of finding us if you take it easy.
- The sightseeing in Gingindlovu is not so good go the other way toward the sea.
- You will think you are in deep trouble when you hit the bumpy dirt road do not panic!
- Follow the dirt road with the sea on your right for about 2km past the school, clinic and cell phone tower until you start to go down a small hill.
- Turn right (look out for the twin rondavels and flying paddlewheel sign).
- Follow the road down the hill past various houses and then bush to the end (2.5 km) and breathe a sigh of relief
- Call friends and family to let them know you made it chill out.
- For the larnies with GPS: -29.091646, 31.630370

Accommodation at The Hatchery:
We have a total of 11 units to offer.

We stepped out and put in linen, bedding, towels, and even air-cons and you don`t have to share your public with undesirables. No baths, only en-suites with double showers which are good for washing kids once they`ve had their full and um - well we`d just rather not say.
Activities:

We also have canoes and paddle ski's available for guests to use to paddle on the lagoon.

Cancellation Policy:
The following cancellation fee applies on the full value of the booking:
- If cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival – 25%
- If cancelled within 30 days of arrival – 100%
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Babysitting Service
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Garden
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

The Hatchery is a Self-Catering in Mtunzini KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
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Rooms and Units Available at The Hatchery

Caravan 3 sleeper

Caravan suitable for 3 persons.  It has a double bed and a table that can convert into a single sleeping arrangement for the 3rd person.  It does have a small kitchenette, stove and microwave.

Sleeps 3 Adults

Chapel

3 sleeper - small room with an oversize queen bed and one single bed. Has shared outside communal shower and ablutions, or private outside ablution with toilet and bathtub. Unit has its own bar fridge and kettle

Sleeps 3 Adults

Dad's night off

R600 per night for 2 persons in roof top tent or R360 per night for 1 person.  We do provide the mattress, bedding and bathing towels.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Forest
5 sleeper - has 2.5 rooms with 2 queen beds and 1 singles. Has its own private veranda with table and chairs also with a bar fridge.
Sleeps 5 Adults

Mom's night off

R600 per night for 2 persons in roof top tent or R360 per night for 1 person.  We do provide the mattress, bedding and bathing towels.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Penny's Cottage
8 sleeper - it is 2 "sides" adjoined by kitchen in middle with bathroom on either side.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Tap Room
3 sleeper - has a single bedroom with queen bed and 1 single for the kid
Sleeps 3 Adults

The Broodstock
2 Sleeper - single bedroom with queen bed, beds can also be split into 2 singles. This unit is connected back to back with Pumphouse.
Sleeps 2 Adults

The Flying Prawn
4 sleeper - has double bedrooms with queen bed and 2 day sleepers. Great for 2 couples or family of 4.
Sleeps 4 Adults

The Kelp
6 sleeper - has double bedrooms with a queen bed and 4 singles
Sleeps 6 Adults

The Nursery
It is a 3 sleeper - has a double bedroom with a double bed and 1 day sleeper for a couple and the guy or starter family. Close to the kitchen.
Sleeps 3 Adults

The Prawn Feed
4 sleeper - has double bedrooms with a queen bed and 2 day sleepers. This unit is bigger than the other 4 sleepers so you do get bragging rights.
Sleeps 4 Adults

The Pumphouse
2 Sleeper - single bedroom with queen bed. Bed can also be split into 2 singles. This unit is connected back to back with Broodstock
Sleeps 2 Adults

The Red Herring
4 sleeper - has double bedrooms with queen bed and 2 day sleepers. Great for 2 couples or family of 4.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews
The Hatchery was fantastic. Just as advertised, rustic. It's like camping however with a twist - Everything you need to make your stay comfortable, so no setting up tent, no bring cutlery/linens/cups etc from home. And then at the end of the day there are comfortable beds with fresh linen and your own shower. This is a fishermans haven, with a river and sea fishing at your doorstep. For the kids there is canoeing, swimming in pools and river. And the staff are super helpful and friendly. We loved it.
Wendy Wotherspoon Jan 2019