Guest Reviews

No mess, no fuss. The pics are accurate and the unit is perfectly located. Highly recommended!

Yash Govender - June 2021 - 14 The Shades

South Africa

D3 was such an amazing home to stay in. Everything we needed was readily available and more, we didn't need to call the host for anything. A beautiful space to enjoy a peaceful getaway.

Michelle - June 2021 - D3 Sea Lodge

South Africa

Super spot. Very central and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Super clean and the washing machine and tumble dryer were a bonus. Thanks too for including swim towels - very unusual and so helpful. All in all we couldn't have asked for more.

Jenny Potgieter - June 2021 - D3 Sea Lodge

South Africa

Quality location, quality service, quality everything you need for a holiday house. I say wow! I would rate this place 1 million percent if it exists 👌👌

Mamotlohi - June 2021 - 801 Oyster Schelles

South Africa

This place is run by two guys who have thought about absolutely everything you can think of that would make your stay pleasant. Herman and Jonathan have managed to put together a place that is homely and very very comfortable. Small things on holiday make a difference. And they have thought of the small things. I would highly recommend this place and would certainly return.

Khayam Muneer - March 2018 - Manaar House

Great Britain

Awesome place! Well maintained, very neat and comfortable. The best we have stayed at.

Ravi Vandayer - August 2017 - Manaar House

South Africa

I recently had a marvelous second stay at this excellent B&B.

Very well situated, close to the amenities and beaches of Umhlanga Rocks, this really is one of the most welcoming places I have the pleasure of visiting.

My room was comfortable and right off the pool deck, although the star of the show was the giant bathtub. Luxury!

Breakfast is very good and sufficient to keep me going throughout the day, however busy I am.

Hermann and Jonathan were wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble and they were particularly helpful when I needed to urgently retrieve an item I had stupidly left in the safe after checking out. Thanks guys!

Unquestionably my 'go to' place in the Durban area.

Andrew Beacham - June 2017 - Manaar House

United Kingdom

Thank you Lighthouse Mall for accommodating us. We had such a lovely stay. The apartment was so inviting, comfortable, clean and tidy. All the staff are friendly and professional. The apartment building is conveniently situated,love the fact that the beach, shops and restaurants are all within short walking distance.Good security measures. We will definitely be staying here again in the near future!

Roxanne Roos - March 2018 - 506 Lighthouse Mall

Johannesburg, South Africa

What a FAB apartment. Could not have asked for anything better on our recent trip from the UK. A lovely size and tastefully decorated and furnished with lamps, cushions, pictures and ornaments. The kitchen was very well equipped - had everything you needed. The young lady who came in daily to clean kept everything spotless and she was lovely. The situation of the apartment could not have been better. Just above a Pick & Pay with lots of cafes and restaurants and a short strole to the beach. Jonathan even arranged a taxi to take us to their guest house where we could store our luggage and chill before leaving to go back to Johannesburg. Thank you all once again and we would have no hesitation at staying at any of your apartments again.

Susan and Terry Mather - November 2017 - 506 Lighthouse Mall

Swansea, United Kingdom

From the beginning, we knew our stay at D3 Sea Lodge was going to be something special. Our booking was handled promptly and professionally, by the very helpful and friendly booking consultants. All of our queries and requests were dealt with immediately. It is not everyday that you come across such helpful people! The accommodation absolutely blew our minds, from the tasteful decoration, awesomely comfortable beds, a kitchen with every utensil you can think of... even beach towels in each room were provided. The attention to detail and pride taken in this accommodation is something to be proud of. The unit is on the famous Umhlanga promenade, and the main beach is directly in front of the complex, so it was a pleasure popping down to the beach each day, and going for a nice morning walk along the beach path. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and were heart sore when it came time to pack our bags and leave. I would definitely, 1000% recommend this accommodation to anyone who enjoys the good things in life, and is looking for a luxurious stay in Umhlanga.

Jenna Pole - October 2017 - D3 Sea Lodge

Johannesburg, South Africa

The accommodation exceeded our expectations. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by one of the friendly managers. The apartment was prepared neatly and the air conditioning ensured that as we entered the apartment, we are in a fresh and cool residence to unpack and relax after a long journey. I would happily recommend this place to prospective guests.

Werner Jordaan - March 2017 - 43 Sea Lodge

Pretoria, South Africa

We had a wonderful stay at 14 The Shades and so wished we could have stayed longer. We were very happy and impressed with everything especially professionalism since we made our booking. Our lovely host welcomed us and also gave us a cheerful bye bye when we checked out. The apartment is extremely comfortable and very neat. I can easily give you 10/10. Keep up the good work and we definitely would love to stay in your apartments next time when we are in Durban. I will also recommend it to friends, colleagues and family.

Nomsa Mjwara - October 2017 - 14 The Shades

Johannesburg, South Africa

Absolutely stunning! Home away from home. Our host was very hospitable and arranging for collection of the keys to the property was timeous and effortless. We loved this property. Absolutely stunning. Thank you very much for hosting us.

Sonet - June 2017 - 13 The Shades

Gauteng, South Africa

Jonathan was a super star! Made us feel welcome when we arrived, gave loads of useful info on area, restaurants, beach etc. Jack and Hermann was very responsive and accommodating during the booking process. Assisted as best as they could with some of the unplanned delays. Highly recommended for tired business travelers. Already planning next trip.

Elize Potgieter - September 2017 - 506 Lighthouse Mall

Johannesburg, South Africa

Spent the past weekend at 304 Lighthouse Mall and it was amazing, the room was spotless and everything was in good condition and we had unlimited wi-fi access. What made it even more awesome was the fact that we never had to use our car to go anywhere, all the restaurants were 2 floors down including pick n pay. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back very soon.

Stephina Lebeloane - November 2017 - 304 Lighthouse Mall

Johannesburg, South Africa

We were a family of 6 staying in this apartment. It was beautifully clean, sparkling ensuite bathroom with added family shower. Great views from the balcony. Pool was lovely to splash around in on an evening. Only a few minutes from the beach and around a 10 minute walk to all the bars and restaurants. Felt very safe with the security features in place. We had great communication with the owners Jonathan and Hermann. Quick phone call and they were there to meet us on the day. No hassle whatsoever, deposit refunded without a quibble. Would definitely recommend this.

Tracy Mansfield - January 2017 - 105 Ben Siesta

Durham, England

All I can say is WOW, what an apartment! This apartment is smashing. If I could hand out stars it would get 5 out 5 stars. Kitchen and equipment super, bathrooms fantastic, master bedroom heaven, the balcony a dream come true, living and dining room spacious.

Joerg Finke - August 2017 - 102 Oyster Rock


Loved the view, the decor, the quality furniture and kitchen appliances. The apartment was also very tastefully decorated and kept neat.

Thrusha Vather - September 2017 - 702 Oyster Rock

South Africa

The facility was fantastic, (best location ever, quiet and super clean) and our hosts were awesome ( provided detailed stay information, willing to help. Best arrival welcome and easy collection of keys after delayed flights...)

Rosseweater Usayi - April 2017 - 203 Oyster Quays

Harare, Zimbabwe

Thank you for a fabulous stay in Umhlanga! The apartment was perfect in terms of size, facilities, cleanliness, location etc and we would definitely love to stay again when we next visit Umhlanga. I have written a glowing review for and would be happy to write another for Trip Advisor if the accommodation is on the site. You were a great host!

Kerry Hogan - October 2017 - 302 Oyster Schelles

South Africa

Location was excellent. Views of ocean amazing. Very comfortable beds and clean bedding. Loved that there was a dishwasher and washing machine. Cleanliness overall was good. Free wifi was a huge bonus.

Nishan - October 2017 - 802 The Bermudas

Johannesburg, South Africa

Thank you for allowing us to accommodate your unit. It was very comfortable and relaxing and our entire family is beyond words with the entire stay from comfort to friendliness.
A special thanks to Jonathan for a warm friendly welcome. He made our holiday start very forthcoming.
We will definitely use you in our future holiday again and have already referred your unit to family and friends with memorable pictures.

Claudeane Naidoo - November 2017 - 803 The Bermudas

Johannesburg, South Africa

The apartment is beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful. Hermann, Jono and the team were so professional. Location absolutely magnificent. Will visit again.

Cindy Newton - April 2017 - 1104 The Bermudas

Johannesburg, South Africa