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About Carter's Lodge

Carter's Lodge is a place to relax, whether you're on business or on holiday. Sip a sundowner on the patio while watching the ships at sea, or take a dip in the sparkling rock pool. At Carter's Lodge, you'll feel pampered. Just 800 m from the beach, Carter's Lodge is a 4 Star graded establishment conveniently situated across the road from La Lucia Mall and the Virgin Active Gym and Health Club. We are also close to restaurants, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and the Umhlanga La Lucia Ridge Business Parks.

Durban is just 10 minutes' drive away, as is the Sun Coast and Sibaya Casinos, the ICC, sports stadiums, and uShaka Marine World. There are also seven top golf courses within 15 minutes' drive. Other activities in the area include body boarding, surfing, dolphin-watching, microlighting, skydiving, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, horse riding along the beach, and lots more.

All en-suite bedrooms are air-conditioned and have their own entrance leading in from the garden. The rooms are equipped with a TV with M-Net and DStv, tea and coffee facilities, a bar fridge, hairdryer, safe, and ceiling fan. The linen is white percale and the towels are of good quality. Breakfasts are hearty, offering a full continental of cereals and fresh fruit and fruit juices, cold meats and cheeses, and home-baked muffins and breads, as well as an English-style cooked breakfast. Secure off-street parking is provided and each room has its own security.

Beach: Just 800m from a quiet beach with a large stretch of sand - great for walking on, running along, fishing or just sun tanning.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Garden Rooms Garden Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Bedroom with king, twin or queen bed. En-suite shower or bath. Air-conditioning and ceiling fan, Flat Screen TV with... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Large room with King Bed (or Twin Beds) and a Sleeper Couch. Bathroom en-suite with bath for two and a shower over the... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Shower over bath see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
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          Reviews for Carter's Lodge

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          Keaobaka Mokolobate
          04 September 2018

          The lodge was clean and ip to standard, the roow is big enough for any young couple and everything was in perfect working order. I really enjoyed my stay. Carter's lodge is across the street from lalucia mall whoch is just a treat.

          Jane Margalit
          04 August 2017

          Loved Meisie, the lady who received me

          Richard Southey, South Africa
          30 August 2016

          We were in Durban for a wedding and stayed at Carter's Lodge for 2 nights. The room was extremely clean and comfortable and met all our needs. Conveniently situated close to the La Lucia Mall with easy access to the highway, we couldn't have asked for a better spot. We would also like to thank Carol Carter for travelling to the airport to drop off a laptop which we had erroneously left in the safe. This was extremely kind and so much appreciated. Will definitely recommend this establishment for anyone looking for a home away from home.

          Nastasja Roberts, South Africa
          20 June 2016

          My boyfriend and I absolutely loved staying at Carter's Lodge. The owner, Carol, and her staff are so friendly and welcoming. Our room was really beautiful and clean and had all the facilities you would need while you are away from home. It is also really close to La Lucia mall and just a few minutes away from Gateway Mall and the beach. The breakfast is also really delicious. We will definitely stay at Carter's Lodge again!

          Junior Mayanda, South Africa
          17 February 2016

          Lovely place if you are on a business trip in Durban. 

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          Carter's Lodge is 3.9km from the centre of Umhlanga , the nearest airport 16.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling