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Sunshine, Coming Soon to Umhlanga.

September brings sunshine to Umhlanga, and we’re ever so excited! As summer comes closer, we’re gearing up for the best time of year in Durban. That’s when you, your families, and friends, join us in Umhlanga for summer! If you’re still thinking about what to do for your summer holiday, we can help! Staying with us at Anchor’s Rest gives you a sweet central spot from which to explore everything Durban and KwaZulu-Natal has to offer. 

Now that winter’s finally left us, the Umhlanga promenade is humming with life once again. The early morning joggers and walkers find it easier to seek out sunrise, and we’re spotting more and more people leaving their homes early to get a good workout in before their day’s work begins. The Umhlanga promenade is also a pet-friendly holiday pursuit, but don’t forget to keep your dogs on a leash and pick up after them when they’ve relieved themselves. We’ll be enjoying this year’s Paws on the Promenade dog walk this weekend!

In Umhlanga, and in business, building and maintaining a strong community is vital for everyone’s success and satisfaction. That’s why we’re familiar faces at local networking events, and deeply enjoy spending time with our city’s best people. At the August Umhlanga Women Achievers Forum, Cilla gave a short presentation on the history of our Umhlanga accommodation establishment and enjoyed sharing her story of the things we’ve learnt along the way. We enjoyed spoiling each attendee with a branded Anchor’s Rest USB charger, supplied to us by a fellow member of the Umhlanga Women Achievers Forum, Sue Donnison of Synergism Clothing and Gifting.

It’s thanks to another fellow member of the Umhlanga Women Achievers Forum, Tasha Jardim, that you have new treats in your room at Anchor’s Rest. Tasha is the brain behind the magic at Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge, and we’ve recently changed our in-room sweet treats to her range of delightful fudge. Next time you check in, check your hospitality tray and you’ll find a little fudge-tastic-fantastic treat just for you!

Warmer evenings lend themselves to a little more exploring in Umhlanga, so here are our top 3 recommendations when you’re looking for a divine dinner in Umhlanga:

If you’re planning your next holiday in Durban, don’t wait to book! Planning your year-end vacation should start now, so pick your room at Anchor’s Rest and let’s get started!

We love hearing from you and learning more about your Anchor’s Rest experience. If you’d like to drop us a line, you can email Cilla here. Alternatively, post a review and let the world know about your Anchor’s Rest adventures. You’ll find our establishment listed on Trip Advisor, Trivago, and more!