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About Waterbessie Lodge

Waterbessie Lodge is located in the scenic village of Mtunzini, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Mtunzini offers all the comforts and facilities of a world-class holiday town, along with a reputation for the finest leisure facilities. Waterbessie Lodge is a 10-minute walk to the main beach and a five-minute drive to the beautiful lagoon, nature trails and golf course. Sea View.Mtunzini is 20 minutes' drive from the big industrial cities of Empangeni and Richards Bay, where cinemas, pubs, excellent restaurants and shopping malls are available. Durban is one and a half hours' drive away, and the new international airport can be reached in the same time. Waterbessie Lodge was built in 2006, with emphasis on space, quality and ambience. The lodge consists of four fully contained units, each comprising two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen for those wanting to cater themselves. Every unit also features air-conditioning, satellite TV, a sound system and Internet access. Choose a whole self-contained unit or only a room, catered or self-catered.

  • Response Rate: 48%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 84 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Waterbessie Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Waterbessie Lodge

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Toine Scholtz, South Africa
10 January 2017

Waterbessie Lodge is a lovely property with an exquisite view of Mtunzini. Unfortunately, though, our experience was disappointing due to a number of factors.Firstly, when we arrived, nobody was present to let us in. It took over an hour for the owner to arrange somebody to meet us, give us keys, and let us in.Secondly, the unit - which is supposed to be a non-smoking unit - stank badly of cigarette smoke.Beyond that, the bathrooms had obviously not been properly cleaned, there were not enough towels provided, and the kitchen was under-equipped for a self-catering unit.Apart from those negativ...
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Kate Allison, South Africa
21 September 2015

Wonderfully equipped, beautiful units with a stunning communal pool + braai  area. Hanna + Dave are lovely hosts who were so helpful + accommodating.

Alison Gitelson, South Africa
07 January 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Mtunzini (a delightful, small and clean coastal town) and to Waterbessie Lodge. The accommodation was very comfortable (especially the leather lounge suite and everything we needed was available. We stayed self catering and found the Lodge excellent value for money.However the statements "10 min walk to the beach" and "180 degree ocean views" are misleading.

Annalene Venter, South Africa
26 December 2012

We had a great time at Waterbessie lodge. Felt like we visited old friends. Janine is an excellent hostess and manageress. We can recommend this lodge with confidence, Thank you for everything!

Frankie Lephoto, South Africa
03 January 2012

Best facility since I started booking into lodges. The interior is super. We enjoyed our stay.

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Waterbessie Lodge is 2km from the centre of Mtunzini , the nearest airport 83.5km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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