From R900 per Unit

From R900 per Unit

 

Overview

The Hatchery is an old prawn farm set on the pristine and deserted Amatikulu lagoon just off the freeway.

The Hatchery was a prawn breeding facility on a lagoon overlooking a deserted beach and nature reserve. It makes for a unique destination for any visitor to the North Coast. The facility has been "lightly" renovated - the end result is a unique blend of comfort and rustic cool. The Hatchery is all about chilling out, letting loose, and reconnecting.

We are self catering; bringing your own supplies in is recommended.
Low slung cars can scrape on the road in so leave the beemer at home for this one or take your time on the way in.

The Hatchery is less than an hour from Durban - that means less than a tank of gas there and back - so you'll feel like you've done something completely different and not be shattered by the trip..

We're a brilliant venue for weekend weddings and milestone celebrations and for brainstorming in a completely different environment, also a must not miss stopover on your way to the game reserves or Battlefields. We manage to keep your base cost low - you add the frills you want from one of our service providers, or don't..

We stepped out and put in linen, bedding, towels, and even air-cons and you don't have to share your public with undesirables. No baths, only en-suites with double showers which are good for washing kids once they've had their full and um - well we'd just rather not say.

The communal kitchen and dining table is kitted for any culinary adventure you may want to try your hand at, and a cool place to hang out in inclement weather. There are plenty of spots which show different aspects of the bush and beach environment right at the Hatchery or if you prefer to explore try Casuarina island or one of the lagoons beaches a stone's throw away.

Its up to you to make them happen ! Here are a couple of ideas for you..

Relax on the lagoon beaches or chill out in the gin tank or tonic pools overlooking the reserve, river, and sea.
Hire a "prawn-feeder" to paddle across the lagoon
Forest trails
Walking along the lagoons beaches
Zulu-blonde beer at the George Hotel in Eshowe.
The Amatikulu Nature reserve
Kite boarding, windsurfing, or paddling
Mountain biking trails
Swimming beach at Zinkwazi complete with Mahogany reef beach bar
Princes Grant or Eshowe hills golf courses are a stones throw away

or if its just all too much....
enjoy a long leisurely lunch at the Shak

Beach butlers are available to do anything you don't want to (even taking the little monsters - oops we mean darlings - off your hands) or if you just get too chilled out to do anything at all it doesn't matter enjoy!!

Facilities

Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

  • Baby-sitting
  • Children Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Please note that higher rates will be applicable during the school holidays. The school holiday dates will be as follows: 15 Dec 2020 - 10 January 2021 26 March - 12 April 2021 25 June - 19 July 2021 1-11 October 2021 9 Dec'21 - 15 Jan'22 The Nursery 3 sleeper: R1170 Red Herring 4 sleeper: R1235 Flying Prawn 4 sleeper: R1235 Prawn Feed 4 sleeper: R1300 Kelp 6 sleeper: R1560 Tap Room 3 sleeper: R1300 Pumphouse 2 sleeper: R1235 Broodstock 2 sleeper: R1170 Forest 5 sleeper: R1365 Chapel 2 sleeper: R1222 Penny's Cottage 8 sleeper: R2158

Caravan

Sleeps 3
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Caravan that is suitable for 3 persons. It has a double bed and table that can convert into single bed sleeping arrangement for the 3rd person. It has a fridge, stove, basin and small kitchenette

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 900        
February 2021   R 900        
March 2021   R 900        
April 2021   R 900        
May 2021   R 900        
June 2021   R 900        
July 2021   R 900        
August 2021   R 900        
September 2021   R 900        
October 2021   R 900        
November 2021   R 900        
December 2021   R 900        

Chapel

Sleeps 3
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Small single room with over sized queen bed and one single bed. Room has its own bar fridge. Separate outside communal shower and ablutions or private outside ablution with toilet and bathtub.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 940        
February 2021   R 940        
March 2021   R 940        
April 2021   R 940        
May 2021   R 940        
June 2021   R 940        
July 2021   R 940        
August 2021   R 940        
September 2021   R 940        
October 2021   R 940        
November 2021   R 940        
December 2021   R 940        

Forest

Sleeps 5
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Room has 2.5 rooms with 2 queen beds and 1 single. This room has its own private veranda with table and chairs and its own bar fridge in the room. The unit is set back from the front line units so its more private.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 1050        
February 2021   R 1050        
March 2021   R 1050        
April 2021   R 1050        
May 2021   R 1050        
June 2021   R 1050        
July 2021   R 1050        
August 2021   R 1050        
September 2021   R 1050        
October 2021   R 1050        
November 2021   R 1050        
December 2021   R 1050        

Penny's Cottage

Sleeps 8
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This unit is more suitable for a big family - sleeps a total of 8 persons. It is set back from the front line units with its own private garden. It is basically 2 "sides" adjoined by kitchen in middle with bathroom on either side; one side has larger room with queen and 2 singles, other side has 2 rooms, 1 with queen the other with 2 singles.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 1660        
February 2021   R 1660        
March 2021   R 1660        
April 2021   R 1660        
May 2021   R 1660        
June 2021   R 1660        
July 2021   R 1660        
August 2021   R 1660        
September 2021   R 1660        
October 2021   R 1660        
November 2021   R 1660        
December 2021   R 1660        

Room No 1, The Nursery,

Sleeps 3
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double bedroom with a double bed and 1 day sleeper for a couple and your mate or a starter family - close to the kitchen for midnight snackers

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 900        
February 2021   R 900        
March 2021   R 900        
April 2021   R 900        
May 2021   R 900        
June 2021   R 900        
July 2021   R 900        
August 2021   R 900        
September 2021   R 900        
October 2021   R 900        
November 2021   R 900        
December 2021   R 900        

Room No 2, The Red Herring,

Sleeps 4
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Double bedroom with a queen bed and 2 day sleepers Great for 2 couples or a family of four - same size as room 3 the competitive types

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 950        
February 2021   R 950        
March 2021   R 950        
April 2021   R 950        
May 2021   R 950        
June 2021   R 950        
July 2021   R 950        
August 2021   R 950        
September 2021   R 950        
October 2021   R 950        
November 2021   R 950        
December 2021   R 950        

Room No 3, The Flying Prawn,

Sleeps 4
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Double bedroom with a queen bed and 2 day sleepers. Great for 2 couplesor more traditionally a family of 4

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 950        
February 2021   R 950        
March 2021   R 950        
April 2021   R 950        
May 2021   R 950        
June 2021   R 950        
July 2021   R 950        
August 2021   R 950        
September 2021   R 950        
October 2021   R 950        
November 2021   R 950        
December 2021   R 950        

Room No 4, The Prawn Feed,

Sleeps 4
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Double bedroom with a queen bed and 2 day sleepers Bigger than Flying Prawn and Red Herring so you get bragging rights.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 1000        
February 2021   R 1000        
March 2021   R 1000        
April 2021   R 1000        
May 2021   R 1000        
June 2021   R 1000        
July 2021   R 1000        
August 2021   R 1000        
September 2021   R 1000        
October 2021   R 1000        
November 2021   R 1000        
December 2021   R 1000        

Room No 5, The Kelp,

Sleeps 6
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Double bedroom with a queen bed and 4 singles - close to the action and next to the gin tank. This room has its own fridge in the room.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 1200        
February 2021   R 1200        
March 2021   R 1200        
April 2021   R 1200        
May 2021   R 1200        
June 2021   R 1200        
July 2021   R 1200        
August 2021   R 1200        
September 2021   R 1200        
October 2021   R 1200        
November 2021   R 1200        
December 2021   R 1200        

Room No 6, The Pump House,

Sleeps 2
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Single bedroom with a king size bed or two singles. Away from rooms 1-5. Views are good if you're into them

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 950        
February 2021   R 950        
March 2021   R 950        
April 2021   R 950        
May 2021   R 950        
June 2021   R 950        
July 2021   R 950        
August 2021   R 950        
September 2021   R 950        
October 2021   R 950        
November 2021   R 950        
December 2021   R 950        

Room No 7, The Broodstock,

Sleeps 2
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Single bedroom with a king size bed or two singles - the choice is yours we don't judge - and next door to room 6 and gin tank.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 900        
February 2021   R 900        
March 2021   R 900        
April 2021   R 900        
May 2021   R 900        
June 2021   R 900        
July 2021   R 900        
August 2021   R 900        
September 2021   R 900        
October 2021   R 900        
November 2021   R 900        
December 2021   R 900        

Room No 8, The Tap Room,

Sleeps 3
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Single bedroom with a queen bed and a single for the kiddie - detached from the rest so recommended for grumpy or noisy guests. This room has its own bar fridge in the room.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021   R 1000        
February 2021   R 1000        
March 2021   R 1000        
April 2021   R 1000        
May 2021   R 1000        
June 2021   R 1000        
July 2021   R 1000        
August 2021   R 1000        
September 2021   R 1000        
October 2021   R 1000        
November 2021   R 1000        
December 2021   R 1000        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 13 April 2021

 
 

  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 3 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Zinkwazi Beach, The Hatchery has been voted Best Establishment in Zinkwazi Beach for 2018Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Zinkwazi Beach, The Hatchery has been voted Best Establishment in Zinkwazi Beach for 2017

Location

Amatikulu Lagoon, Reserve 8, Ongoye, 3800

Map The Hatchery in Zinkwazi Beach  North Coast (KZN)  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

I absolutely LOVED my stay at the Hatchery! What a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle. The facilities were well maintained and the staff were so friendly and eager to help at any opportunity.
We will definitely be back.

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Anna went out of her way to make our stay most memorable. Thank you for our beautiful room with the view and the goodies I asked her to arrange in celebrating my husband's 50th Birthday. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and they were always helpful. It was the most peaceful place we have ever stayed at and we will definitely be back again soon.
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Had a fantastic time only drawbacks were that the road to the Hatchery is rough on normal cars. The staff were friendly but were unable to assist us when we had a problem. But all things considered had the most awesome time and will go back. Loved the rustic feel and tranquillity. Thanks
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We had an awesome time at The Hatchery. The accommodation is comfortable and the kitchen well kitted. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our children loved playing at the lagoon and the paddle across to the very secluded beach was so much fun for us all. Being woken by the call of the fish eagles in the morning was very special. We will most definitely visit Lana again! Thank you for a memorable and absolutely relaxing stay.
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