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About Carpe Diem

Non Smoking Establishment

Carpe Diem offers guests a comfortable stay within 50 m of the beach in Umdloti. Carpe Diem consists of three comfortably furnished units, namely God’s Window, Sonnelus Flat and Sommerso Cottage.

Located on the first floor, the open-plan God’s Window is furnished with a comfortable double bed and has a private bathroom with a bath and a shower. The bedroom opens onto a veranda with braai facilities. Sonnelus is a lovely flat that is perfect for four. The main bedroom is furnished with a double bed and has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. Two single beds are situated in the next room and opens onto a sundeck with braai facilities. Sommerso Cottage consists of two bedrooms, with the main bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed and the second with three three-quarter beds. The main bedroom has an en-suite bath while the second shares the use of a shower-only bathroom. The cottage has a veranda with braai facilities as well as access to a private garden.

All three units have fully equipped kitchenettes with two-plate stoves and ovens, microwaves, fridges, kettles and toasters as well as cutlery and crockery. Each unit is also equipped with a TV with limited DStv and a daily cleaning service is available on request at an additional cost.

Guests can relax on their verandas and enjoy their morning coffee or just watch the ocean and dolphins playing. The beach is within walking distance for swimming, relaxing or fishing. Carpe Diem is situated within a short drive from Gateway, La Lucia and various restaurants. A café and shops are located within a short walk from the establishment.

Beach: Awesome best view in all units !! 50m from the beach ! on the corner of the beach, as quiet as the Karoo on the ocean

Spa: We have a beauty salon on premises, available until 17h00 on a Friday. Please contact the host for further information

Golf: golf is available close by

Family friendly: 2 units are family friendly Sonnelus (flat) is for parents and younger children The cottage parents and older children or 2 couples

Romantic: Gods Window is very romantic. Modern and spacious and awesome sea view!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 23 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check-in 14:00 to 19:00
Check-out 10:00
R100 deposit required for gate remote, refund on return.
Cleaning service at R40 per day, on request.

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  • Sonnelus Sonnelus Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The sea is at your doorstep and surrounds you with its beauty. Sonnelus offers: 2 spacious rooms divided by a sliding... see more Features:  En-suite, Self-catering
    • Adults
      • Cottage Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Magnificent View. The sea is at your doorstep and surrounds you with it's beauty. The cottage offers: A large stoep with... see more Features:  En-suite, Balcony/patio
        • Adults
          • Gods Window 4 Gods Window 4 Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The sea is at your doorstep and you are 50m away from the beach! Unique and spacious apartment, Double bed and Single... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Shower only, Single beds
            • Adults

              Reviews for Carpe Diem

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              Peggy Kobola
              09 July 2019

              Loved the close proximity to the beach, I could see and hear the beach from my balcony, I stay for one to enable me to be closer to the airport for my early morning flight, next time I would book at least for two nights to fully enjoy the beauty of the area. The host was wonderful, welcoming, friendly and the communication prior to check in was much appreciated.

              Riette Engelbrecht
              23 April 2019

              Think that the bathrooms might do with a bit of an upgrade.

              Nadine Raymond
              24 March 2019

              Loved staying there. Quiet area with magnificent view. Accomodation was nice and clean. Owner very nice. Thank you Hendrina. Will book there again

              Rita Goehler
              13 August 2018

              will not book at Carpe Diem again, place is dark and so "cold" stove, microwave and taps not much to brag about, not once did owner come around to check, we asked for a bin bag never received lets just say we did better holidays in Umdloti

              Ashleigh Mcgugan
              10 July 2018

              Umdloti is a lovely place with a beautiful natural tidal pool and warm seas and I liked the fact that our place was a 2 min.walk from the sea. However the flat's back bedroom was dark and cold and had a serious mould problem. Everyday we had to take my daughter's mattress and bedding out into the sun to air. And because of the marauding Vervet monkeys in the area which kept coming into the flat to steal food, it was very hard to air the place. We had to continuously be vigilant about packing away every scrap of food (even our vitamins) and putting a stool on the bin so the monkeys didn't creat...
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              Carpe Diem is 22.2km from the centre of Durban , the nearest airport 7.5km (King Shaka International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling