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Anecdotes from Anchors Rest

We’ve done it! We’ve survived Durban’s hottest month, and the sweet cool of Autumn will descend soon. February always feels like the price we must pay for living in such a sunshine paradise, with the humidity hitting us right in the hearts…and leaving us rushing towards the air-conditioner!

The best type of long weekend is one filled with sunshine, friends, family and – of course – great chocolate! The long Easter weekend is coming soon, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the clever travellers who know that this is the best time of the year to visit Umhlanga. It’s true (but don’t tell everyone!) – Easter is Durban’s best season, because the December crowds are long forgotten, the humidity has abated, and the beaches are looking glorious all over again. Incidentally, those early morning wakeups that have us squinting at the sun from 5am are long gone. Hit snooze on your alarm and head to the beach for brunch, because the Easter weekend is made for laziness. If you’re still thinking of getting away during this time, let us know! We have some availability for the long weekend, and we’d love to see you! 

If you’ve stayed with us before, you’ll remember our beloved Bongi. Bongi has been a vital part of our team for more than six years, and she’s now taking a break. During February, Bongi began her maternity leave and we hope she’ll be back soon. We’re sure you’ll join us in wishing Bongi all the best with the new addition to her family.

February was a month of celebration at Anchor’s Rest, as Dale celebrated his birthday too. Our team enjoyed a flavourful chicken curry (you can ask me, Cilla, for the recipe! It’s one of my favourites to make!) with jasmine rice. Dale takes care of our gardens, and one look around our beautifully kept gardens will tell you – he’s the best there is!

The tell-tale jingle of the soft serve ice-cream truck tinkled down Stanley Grace Crescent the other day. Our team and guests headed for the street with haste, to enjoy a surprise ice-cream break. It made for a refreshing pitstop on a busy Durban day!

Book your Easter mini-break with us, and you’ll enjoy Durban’s very best season! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or leave us a review on TripAdvisor. As always, we can’t wait to see you again!