Desiree Henwood, Swaziland
25 August 2016
The owners of Ocean Gorge have no concept of hospitality. There were no towels in the unit, no bath mats, no amenities, not even tea and coffee to make you feel welcomed. Mismatched crockery and cutlery and plastic table and chairs... generally a very unsatisfactory experience. They do have beautiful sea views, but it can't be appreciated as the accommodation is not up to any suitable standard. One star does not mean shabby!
Good Morning Desiree
Thank you for the constructive criticism. There seems to be a bit of confusion you had said to us that you made a private booking and did not come through any agent. Please be advised that we are a two star grading accommodation as shown on the SafariNow website. We are fully self-catering , therefore we do not provide bath towels and tea/ coffee , however if you had asked for bath towels or tea / coffee we would have gladly obliged. Sorry about the mismatched cutlery as it is very difficult to replace a set of matching cutlery every time it gets misplaced. Sorry the weather did not work in your favor that weekend. Thank you for giving us a overall rating of 80 % , unfortunately the 20% we have already explained to you above.
Perfect place !!!
garjala venkatesh, India
09 August 2016
Nice place and good apartments...
not happy at all.
Vanessa Botha, South Africa
06 June 2016
they said there would be wifi there wasn't.
they don't show you anything at the apartment. not very friendly at all. won't go there ever again. won't advise anyone to go there.
Thank you for the constructive criticism. We do apologize for the wi-fi not working , it was a Telkom fault and it has been resolved. We did offer you guys to come and use the wi-fi at our office but you guys said no its fine. We did come and speak to you and your husband about the leaking hot water tap in the bathroom which was not closing properly , that has been sorted out during your stay. Unfortunately we could not get a hold of you as your phone was switched off the entire stay. You did ask if we can change your unit , unfortunately we were fully booked and some of the guests did extend their stay. When we spoke to you and your husband everything seemed to be fine. We are just abit disturbed about the untruth about not showing you to the unit as we did point the unit out to you from Ocean Gorge (main premises) as the Pebble beach flat is in the complex next door to us.
Ajay Nandakumar, South Africa
24 May 2016
We had a great time at this holiday home. Unfortunately we only had planned two days and wished we had more time to spend.
- Good view of the Sea (Especially from Captains cabin)
- Near to the beach
- Good hospitality
- Great braai areas
A reasonable, cheap get away
Denise Sproston, South Africa
17 May 2016
The cottage was clean and tidy, the kitchen wasn't very useful for a long stay but good enough for a weekend stay.
We had to ask for towels - I'm not sure if this was an oversight or whether they don't normally provide them.
Access to the beach is limited - there's a path down but it could be difficult for those not so agile.
We enjoyed the stay, the owners were very accommodating and helpful.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Gorge. The path way down to the beach is an informal hiking trail, there is safe access to the beach along the road side. Bath towels are available on request to travelers only. It was great having you at Ocean Gorge and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Proudly South African family, Mzalisi family
Ayanda Mzalisi, South Africa
02 November 2015
Thumb's up: The apartment has exquisite sea view. Excellent place if you want peace of mind, just listening to the sound of waves. We enjoyed our stay and the owners were very kind.
For improvements: Change the toilet seat, it has permanent stains and improve of on cleaning, especial the bathroom.
Enjoyable stay 3 km from Ballito at the Sea
Rudiger Lutz, South Africa
25 September 2015
strong points: great sea view, comfortable balcony, spacious honeymoon flat in the first floor, spacious bathroom, well equipped kitchen, close to Ballito
weak point: no bath/shower curtain, no curtain at the glass between bathroom and bedsitter, too few hangers in bath.
Alltogether: well priced, value for money
I would stay there again.
Michelle Graham, South Africa
10 May 2015
Loved falling asleep with the sounds of waves crashing right next to the window. We stayed at pebble beach. The unit was private, but I felt that it lacked that personal touch. Firstly, we stayed for a week and there was only one toilet roll, luckily we realized it quickly and went out to buy some, this is the first time I have ever stayed somewhere, where I had to buy my own toilet paper, I feel it should be included in the price. Secondly, the apartment smelled, which was of putting! Other than that we had a great time but unfortunately won't be going back to ocean gorge.
Thank you for theconstructive criticism. It is clearly stated that Ocean Gorge Seafront Getawaysis a Self-Catering accommodation. We do provide a roll of toilet paper forguests that have just arrived. It is their duty thereafter to purchasetoiletries etc. It is a pity that the guests have not come and spoken to usabout these matters. The smell that the guest is talking about is a musty smellhere on the Dolphin Coast. It is important that the guests air the apartment.Humidity and close proximity to the ocean creates a different smell to inland.As a 2 Star rating we only provide essentials to the accommodation.
a little piece of paradise
Charlene Whiteley, South Africa
11 April 2015
We were pleasantly surprised to stay in number 2 with a spectacular view from the balcony.
We enjoyed exploring the untouched rock pools and private beach on the low tide. The staff were very friendly and our unit was clean and cosy. Thank you, Leon for your kind hospitality.
Lizelle de Wet, South Africa
24 November 2014
The apartment has an amazing sea-view, but was not clean.
Maryna Coleman, South Africa
12 February 2014
Frank Lakerveld, Netherlands
03 September 2012
We have really enjoyed our stay at Ocean Gorge.
Stunning view, beautiful garden, close to beach and tidal pools.
joni visagie, South Africa
31 January 2012
Thank you, Leon and Rebecca, for your hospitality. Minutes after arrival our overeager daughter had a nasty fall on wet steps that lead to the tidal pool and needed some stitches. Leon immediately got in his car and lead us to the nearest doctor! Thank you again. We enjoyed our stay very much!
The Captains Cabin
Kathleen Phillips, South Africa
15 December 2011
The young people had a simply wonderful time at the Captains Cabin from 1st to 10th December and wish to thank Leon and team and the people at Safari.com for making a matric-vacation dream come true! Best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012.
Lovely room, amazing views
Christina Brooks, United Kingdom
13 August 2011
The room we had was the granny flat with fantastic views of the ocean and it was a lovely size room for the four of us. We were made to feel at home straight away. We had a lovely stay at the accommodation and it is about 5 minutes in the car to Ballito shops and seafront.
Stunning sea views
Maureen Khoza, South Africa
26 July 2010
The owners were very kind to wait for us as we arrived after their closing time. The venue was very comfortable with stunning sea views.
Ocean Gorge Seafront Getaways
Ocean Gorge Seafront Getaways is situated adjacent to a gorge where fresh water meets the ocean. We offer 2 star self-contained self-catering chalets with panoramic views of the ocean. Experience the kwaZulu-Natal fever listening to the sound of the ocean and watching the dolphins and whales that seasonally grace our waters.
All our self-catering and self-contained units have private patios and spectacular sea views. A coastal path at own risk from our tranquil indigenous gardens that boast quaint braai/lapa areas will lead you to unspoilt beaches, tidal pool, and a defunct historical coal reef, Morewood Cove.
The whole family will enjoy dining at one of the several restaurants within close proximity. Fishing, snorkeling and beach hiking are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed during your stay with us.
We are conveniently situated just 3 km from major supermarkets and shopping centres, 20 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport, half hour from Durban and approximately 2 hours from the Umfolozi Game Reserve.
A maximum of two small dogs allowed is allowed at the Granny Chalet, Honeymoon Suite, Garden Cottage and Captain's Cabin. No pets allowed at the Pebble Beach Flat and dogs to be kept on leashes at all times when in communal areas.