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About The Hatchery - beach and lagoon experience

The hatchery is an ex-prawn hatchery right on a river overlooking a deserted beach and nature reserve. It is ideally situated a few minutes off the N2 freeway and less than an hour from King Shaka International Airport. We are a springboard for your journey to St Lucia and Isimangaliso, the Kruger, The Battlefields, The Elephant Coast and even Swaziland and Mozambique. The hatchery is also a unique destination to in itself and is a must do for any visitor looking for a real experience of what africa was like....

Guests often feel that something about this place is special. We have changed the pump house, artemia and maturation rooms into 11 spaces – each one can be experienced and enjoyed - they’re individual and different …but modular so you can mix and match your group. So have a look through the rooms and pictures and the butlers look forward to welcoming you to your own unique experience

Wedding Venues: The Wedding Venue contains a ceremony deck or alternatively offers a ceremony on the dunes with views of the lagoon, sea, and reserve, a reception area, and can cater for up to 100 guests.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 49
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)


  • No TGCSA Grading

The Hatchery - beach and lagoon experience Rooms

Reviews for The Hatchery - beach and lagoon experience

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Robert Pearl, South Africa
07 June 2016

My wife and I spent 3 days here over the weekend of our 40th wedding anniversary - it was a perfect choice for an intimate retreat with fishing, walks, an afternoon lazing and eating / drinking at the nearby Prawn Shak. We had the Pump Room with a great view.The place has all the basic personal comforts and catering necessities - quite a surprise after the first sighting. Staff were very good and friendly as well. We will certainly be back again.

Sander Slager, South Africa
15 February 2016

We only stayed here one night, but it was worth it. The room was clean and the setting beautiful. There is a community kitchen with a fridge and all staff is really helpful.

Kim Cooper, South Africa
04 January 2016

We had a wonderful, relaxing time.  Penny and the rest of the staff are warm and welcoming.  The Hatchery is a quirky environment with all you need to have a happy time.  The price is reasonable, just remember that you have not paid for 5 star accommodation but this hidden treasure is value for money.

Lelanie Prinsloo, South Africa
04 January 2016

Thank you for a very laid back experience - great place to do "nothing" and keep at it the whole day!Great room & even greater aircon - thanks!Todler  and parent friendly - we all had a great timeVery friendly & helpful staff!RegardsLelanie, Lanrielle & Conin (3 years)

Robert Palmer, South Africa
27 July 2015

The Hatchery is very unique.Its not your typical beach/lagoon holiday. It is very relaxing and the staff is supremely helpful.The island is something to behold, not a single person in sight.If you are looking for a non traditional beach holiday, the hatchery is well worth a visit.

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The Hatchery - beach and lagoon experience Map

The Hatchery - beach and lagoon experience is 2.3km from the centre of Nqutshini , the nearest airport 81.6km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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