SeaLaVie uMhlanga

A luxurious three bedroom sea-view holiday apartment in uMhlanga. Direct beach access to all swimming beaches

Live Life Love a uMhlanga tour, KZN, South-Africa

SeaLaVie is centrally located in Lagoon drive, Umhlanga Rocks. The apartment is situated on the beach with stunning and uninterrupted sea views over the Umhlanga coastline. This luxurious apartment has three bedroom with two bathrooms. It is set for the perfect holiday. A self-catering apartment with direct beach access to all Umhlanga swimming beaches,

This apartment sleeps comfortably six guests in three bedrooms.
The main bedroom is fitted with a King Size bed with sea views, and has a on-suite bathroom.

The second sea view bedroom has two single beds and has a separate bathroom with a shower and bath. The third bedroom has two single beds, sharing a separate bathroom with a shower and bath. It is thereforE the ideal place for a family break away, or extended holiday.  Here one can experience the luxury and elegance of a contemporary apartment.

The property boasts an open plan kitchen/dining/and a living space that’s perfect for socializing and dining for 6 guests.
Relax on the terrace and watch the ships in the sea, or enjoy a swim in the communal outdoor swimming pool or take a dip in the warm Indian ocean.

This stunning property was converted in 2016, to the highest standard. Offering stylish, modern contemporary living.  The true beauty of this gem is its location, a beach property overlooking Umhlanga beach.
The sunny immaculate main kitchen is the heart of this apartment, replete with gorgeous views of the Umhlanga Coastline.

This highly desirable property features a fabulous location,  a (500 m) walk will get you to the village. Grocery stores are available in Umhlanga Chartwell Center:  Woolworths, or PicknPay , with an option of delivery.

Many restaurants available for your favorite dining or delivery:  Doppio Zero , Angelo’s , Little Havana Olive & OilJoitas, or The Oyster Box

The distance from King Shaka Airport is (18.5 km). Durban center is also within a distance of (17.3 km). Umhlanga sands is just a short 20min drive away.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Umhlanga Rocks ! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

There are golf courses at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, Durban Country Club,  and Zimbali Country Club the area is renowned for its great choice.


  • Fully Ducted Air-conditioning through-out the apartment.
  • Free uncapped Fibre WI-FI internet
  • 48” LED 3D HD Samsung TV.
  • HD Explora DSTV decoder full bouquet, with all satellite channels.
  • Samsung Hi-Fi radio (with cd player).
  • All necessary crockery and utensils,(Russell Hobbs)
  • Oven with stove, microwave, fridge/freezer with water dispenser(Samsung)
  • Crockery and cutlery(Salt and Pepper).
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Individual small electronic hotel safe situated in the main bedroom.
  • A washing machine(BOSCH) and dishwasher (BOSCH)
  • Percale white cotton Linen and Bath towels are provided (please bring own beach towels).
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Secure undercover parking
  • Property is secured by electric fence and automated gate at the entrance with a 24hr security guard.
  • Unit is serviced every alternative day except Sundays and Public Holidays.

The bed configuration is as follows:

  • Master bedroom with a king bed (sea facing)
  • 2nd bedroom has 2 x singles (sea- facing).
  • These singles can be configured to a king, but with prior notification only.
  • The 3rd bedroom has 2 x single beds.
  • One covered parking and one open-bay parking available.

Other apartments can be offered to guests are: Searock Umhlanga

45 reviews

  1. My Family Loved Sea La Vie

    My Family Loved Sea La Vie
    Fantastic views of the ocean! Close walk to the sandy beach. Exceptionally well furnished, well kept, very clean and neat Apartment. Safe and quiet environment. Walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. We shall definitely come back.

    Cecilia Njenga
    Left on 03/05/2021 for a stay in May 2021

    SeaLaVie Umhlanga (owner)
    Wow. An amazing review That is so wonderful to hear you had a great holiday . The views are something very special, aren’t they – and our housekeeper works hard to ensure the apartment is spotless for all guests. Glad We can welcome you back in 2022. I am so pleased that everything was lovely for you and the weather was nice too. Thank you for the lovely review, really appreciate it.

  2. On the beach and near restaurants

    What a beautiful apartment. The location is excellent, as it is near the beach and restaurants. We enjoyed the stay!! It was, clean & tidy and such a warm feeling to stay in. I recommend the apartment very strongly.

    Response from the owner
    Wow !! Thank you so much Peet for sharing such a wonderful review of your Umhlanga, SeaLaVie holiday !
    We very much appreciate your kind comments that highlight the impressive levels of service, that you received from the staff. It is a delight to know that you took advantage of our location as the apartment is near the beach and restaurants

    Should you require assistance with a future stay, you know you can count on us to provide another exemplary service.
    We look forward to hosting you again.

    Peet Venter
    Left on 05/04/2021 for a stay in April 2021

  3. Excellent service

    Excellent service. Friendly staff. Will definitely refer other clients to stay at your hotel. Well done.

    Jolene Tulloch
    Left on 25/03/2021 for a stay in March 2021

  4. Beautiful apartment with superb views

    An absolutely beautiful apartment with superb views. My girls and I totally loved our time there. The owner was ever so kind and available in respect of any of our questions.

    The beach is a really small walk from the apartment and my kids and I spent hours at the beach and at the communal swimming pool.

    The apartment is definitely a home away from home❤️ everything and more that you need, absolutely stunning!

    I can’t wait to return in April.

    Rochelle John
    Left on 10/02/2021 for a stay in February 2021

  5. Un bel appartement

    (Translated by Google) We had rented this apartment for a few days and we were won over. This accommodation is ideally located with direct and secure access to the beach. Restaurants and shops are nearby. You can do everything on foot from the apartment.
    The apartment is spacious, bright and very clean.
    We very much appreciated the welcome and the kindness of the owners.
    This address to recommended without hesitation.

    Nous avions loué cet appartement pour quelques jours et nous avons été conquis. Ce logement est idéalement situé avec un accès direct et sécurisé à la plage. Les restaurants et commerces sont proches. On peut tout faire à pied depuis l’appartement.
    L’appartement est spacieux, lumineux et très propre.
    Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l’accueil et la gentillesse des propriétaires.
    Une adresse à recommander sans hésiter.

    Dear Fanny, Wow, Thank you so much for taking the time in your busy teaching schedule to write me a review. Thank you for leaving my apartment in a spotless clean condition. It was like nobody stayed there. Your review is just what we strive to achieve for our guests and we are all eager to welcome you for your next trip back to SeaLaVie uMhlanga. As always if I or any member of the team can help with this, please do not hesitate to ask. Warm Regards Filip Engelen

    Fanny Cherries
    Left on 02/03/2020 for a stay in March 2020

  6. Breathtaking

    Thanks to Filip and Pracilla that were super superhost. Their apartment is 10 star. It has the most breathtaking venue. Very relaxing n quiet place. Great location and the apartment is very mod n smart. It felt like home. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend for a lovely family getaway. Best apartment in Durban that i stayed in by far.

    North West, South Africa
    Left on 09/01/2020 for a stay in January 2020

  7. Awesome stay

    We had an awesome stay..the place was clean neat and tidy .Filip is awesome he welcomed us greatly.made us feel welcomed….the place is highly recommended..

    Left on 10/01/2020 for a stay in January 2020

    SeaLaVie Umhlanga (owner)
    Dear Faiza, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at SeaLaVie Umhlanga. I was glad to see that you had a good time with us! I really hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, Filip Engelen Office Manager

  8. Beautiful home

    Filip is an immaculate host, makes sure you feel welcome in his beautiful home from the minute you walk in. Wonderful ocean views make the stay even more pleasant. Had a wonderful time resting and recuperating . Definitely great value for money! Thanks again Filip

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 03/06/2019 for a stay in June 2019

  9. Beautiful Stunning Apartment

    One of the most beautiful places that I have ever stayed at. If you wish to feel totally rejuvenated in a stunning apartment, with the best location and the most beautiful view, whilst in a modern setting with all the conveniences of a Full DSTV bouquet and Wi-Fi that works amazingly well, together with a Smart TV that even allows Netflix with your own user name and password – then Sea La Vie at Sea Lodge on the 9th Floor is the best apartment that you can ever spend quality time at. You will leave feeling totally rejuvenated and relaxed. The Security is outstanding and the entire resort is absolutely clean. A weekend away felt much longer because of the beautiful environment. The owner is such a gem of a man and is truly professional and caring. He is clearly passionate about his apartment and absolutely wants you to enjoy your stay from start to finish. He is in contact immediately you message him if anything is required or if you have a question. He is such a humble man with a heart of gold. Do not hesitate to stay at Sea La Vie! It is simply the best!!!!

    Response from Filip:
    Wow thank you again for this wonderful feedback. Not much I can say. I pride my self that I have earned (3x) super host status and I am always there to help guests. Kirthi was a wonderful and understanding person, and new to AirBnB. It was a pleasure to host and deal with her. I say thank you for your five star review. I am looking forward to host you again at anytime in this beautiful apartment or at any of the other units.

    Durban, South Africa
    Left on 14/04/2020 for a stay in April 2019

  10. Location the best

    Location is the best! Perfect sea view from the balcony, dining room and bedrooms. A short walking distance to the beach, rock pools for kids to play in and surrounding restaurants and shopping center. The flat is beautifully styled and furnished with all the newest top of the range equipment you might need. Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, central air conditioning and even a Nespresso coffee machine to mention a few. This all made our time spend so comfortable and enjoyable. Would most definitely recommend this amazing place to anyone. We had the most incredible stay and would return soon.

    Response from Filip:
    Hi Ruaan, WOW, what a stunning review. It really sounds like you and your family had a truly memorable stay at SeaLaVie Umhlanga. Thank you for taking the time to submit a perfect review. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 24 March 2019 for a stay in March 2019

  11. Lovely Place

    Very lovely place

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 28/02/2019 for a stay in February 2019

  12. Amazing facility for a holiday

    Host was extremely helpful. Went there with three kids (8, 7 and 5). The in house facilities were really amazing. All you needed was near by. And we even could see whales from the apartment.

    Left on 26/09/2018 for a stay in September 2018

  13. Beautiful apartment well located

    Filip is a great host and made our 1st time experience with WhereToGo one to stay with.
    Thanks Filip – I’m hooked

    Capetown, South Africa
    Left on 20/07/2018 for a stay in July 2018

  14. Beautiful apartment with amazing views

    Everything was great. Perfect location with easy access to the beach and walking distance from the main strip with restaurants, bars & shops. Very clean apartment with great amenities and some really nice touches. Filip was fantastic to deal with always replying very quickly, helpful and was there to meet us upon arrival. Overall, an awesome stay and will certainly be back.

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 18/06/2018 for a stay in June 2018

  15. The best area in Umhlanga

    The place is in the best area in Durban, Umhlanga, very close to the beach (less than 4 mins through private gate access) apartment is super clean & view is amazing.

    Joburg, South Africa
    Left on 03/12/2017 for a stay in December 2017

    Public response
    Dear Ahmed and friends, I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay in the apartment and this exceeded your expectations; that is exactly our aim. It wouldn’t be possible however without all the lovely guests we have the pleasure of welcoming here. Thank you for choosing the SeaLaVie as your preferred destination in Umhlanga.

  16. Fantastic, excellent , 5 star

    Apartment was clean and pristine condition.
    The apartment looks just like the pictures.
    The owner went beyond the extra mile to accomdate me.
    Felt like 5 star hotel with self catering.
    private access to the beach was great.

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 29/10/2017 for a stay in October 2017

  17. Fantastic

    Great place that is clean and well resourced. The beach is a stone throw away. Close to a wide choice of restaurants. Durban CBD and the airport are 20mins away. We arrived to some complimentary goodies which made it extra special. Thank you Filip

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 19/10/2017 for a stay in October 2017

  18. Beautiful, very stylish and spacious property in great location with outstanding ocean views and very friendly host.

    The apartment has a great location with direct access to the beach and a big choice of shops and restaurants in short walking distance.
    It is spacious and very well equipped with stylish modern furniture and decoration throughout. The ocean views from most of the rooms are stunning. The owner was very friendly and supportive.
    We had a lovely time – thanks a lot!

    Birgit W
    Left on 11/09/2017 for a stay in September 2017

  19. First and best

    This was my first AB&B apartment, it was a great spot , Filip was very easy and professional to deal with. Thanks

    Left on 04/08/2017 For a stay in August 2017

  20. The best place in Durban

    Host was very welcoming and friendly, he even left us a few unexpected treats. The entire place is exceptionally clean, breathtakingly beautiful and very comfortable. The sea view is EVERYTHING and more. The beach is also a 3min walk away! Definitely a worthy stay! My friends and I will be staying here again and again and again . . . thank you so much Filip

    Everything was lovely

    Centurion, South Africa
    Left on 07/05/2017 for a stay in May 2017

  21. Weekend stay

    Excellent location / really good ocean views / decent kitchen/ more then satisfactory for 6 sleeper.

    Left on 22/02/2017 for a stay in February 2017

  22. Great Holiday apartment

    Great location, newly renovated, everything you need. Will be back

    Left on 10/02/2017 for a stay in February 2017

  23. Excellent location

    Excellent location, comfortable, clean. Filip goes out of his way by providing that additional goodies like the wine, chocolates, bottled water and milk on arrival.

    Centurion, South Africa
    Left on 03/01/2017 for a stay in December 2016

  24. Apartment Surpassed all our Expectations

    We had a wonderful time. The apartment was exceptionally clean and beautifully furnished. There was an easy access to the Promenade and the Beach which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Mary C
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on Nov 11, 2016 for a stay in Nov 2016

  25. Just beautiful

    We had a lovely stay as Sea La Vie. The apartment is beautiful and also conveniently located – a short walk to the main Umlhanga beach, as well as a short drive to various restaurants and shopping centre for convenience. Filip is a very thoughtful host with additional touches to make us feel comfortable. He also believes that his responsibility as a host doesn’t end with the stay – he responded immediately and was very helpful when we realized that we may have left something behind at the apartment – thank you so much 🙂

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 8/11/2016 for a stay in November 2016

  26. Amazing Stay

    Enjoyed a great stay at Sea la Vie last week. It was exactly as described: spotless, well equipped and extremely comfortable. I had been a little worried about how we’d arrange entry, but Filip was very responsive to enquiry and msging, and everything was seamless. Our first. experience was perfect! Bigger bath towels would have been a nice touch, but I’m only nitpicking. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Pine Mountain, Australia
    Left on 14/10/2016 for a stay in October 2016

  27. Modern Apartment

    What a beautiful and modern apartment. Ideally located and fully fitted. We had a wonderful trip and definitely will be back for more

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 21/09/2016 for a stay in September 2016

  28. Sad to leave

    Filip was very welcoming and helpful but left us to our privacy for the trip. The apartment was exactly as described and as per the photos. My only complaint is that I would have liked to stay longer! It is a lovely apartment for holiday at the coast.

    Colette Wynne
    Left on 21/08/2016 for a stay in August 2016

  29. Great Host

    Filip was a great host – very easy to deal with and he had very thoughtfully left a few essentials in the fridge for us (chocolate and wine)! The apartment is very nice – lovely ocean views and very well-equipped. Good location in Umhlanga and easy to walk to nearby restaurants. Despite unusually wet and cold weather for Durban, we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Pamela Currie
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 24/07/2016 for a stay in July 2016

  30. Wonderful Stay

    We had a wonderful stay at Sea La Vie. The apartment is perfect – spotlessly clean, great views, very comfortable and fitted out with all the appliances. I would have no hesitation in recommending this.

    Mark Bloch
    Darlinghurst, Australia
    Left on 22/07/2016 for a stay in July 2016

  31. Perfekt

    Perfekt Place to Stay at. Very very Nice.

    Left on 30/06/2016 for a stay in June 2016

  32. It's all in the detail

    Wonderful apartment in pristine condition throughout with fabulous sea views and views of uMhlanga. Ducted air conditioning throughout. Modern well fitted kitchen and all appliances are of very good quality. Lovely pool and braai (BBQ) area. Situated close to the village which offers everything you need and a wide variety of restaurants. The hosts supply a welcome pack on arrival which includes all the essentials and biscuits, chocolates and a bottle of red and white wine! They even supply a mobile phone for local calls which you can top up yourself.

    Nick P
    Highcliffe, Dorset, United Kingdom
    Left on 05/04/2016 for a stay in April 2016

  33. Fantastic spot

    We had a 9 day stay in this apartment – my wife and I, our 7 year old son, plus my two elderly parents. The apartment is in a perfect location with a lovely sea view. There is direct access to Umhlanga main beach via a private walkway (2 minutes) and you can stroll to the main restaurant area in 10 minutes. You are a very easy drive from Durban and Durban airport. The apartment itself is great. Open plan kitchen and living area with excellent WiFi and DSTV (equivalent of Sky in UK). The bedrooms are a good size and the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The décor is smart and the appliances are all modern and new. The apartment is cleaned every other day, with fresh linen weekly. There is a nice swimming pool (secure) and a communal braai (BBQ) area too. The owner, Fillip, was very welcoming and had stocked the fridge with essentials prior to our arrival. We had a lovely holiday and I would definitely go there again. Highly recommended.

    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Left on 05/03/2016 for a stay in March 2016

  34. Beyond expectation

    Really enjoyed our stay and everything was beyond expectation! Filip is an accommodating host and easy to deal with and his apartment is really something to experience! The location is suburb and away from the hustle-and-bustle but within minutes walk from the village. The beach access is great and the pool/braai area is very nice and convenient. We will definitely be coming back.

    Marius De Lange
    Randburg, South Africa
    Left on 28/02/2016 for a stay in February 2016

  35. Perfeito

    O apartamento é bem sofisticado, limpo e bem localizado. Os donos são muito atenciosos com os hóspedes. Fica perto da praia e a piscina é óptima.

    The apartment is very sophisticated, clean and well located. The owners are very attentive with the guests. It is close to the beach and the pool is great.

    Left on 07/02/2016 for a stay in February 2016

  36. Just Amazing

    This is the second time we have stayed at Filips place and once again it was amazing

    Denise Dogan
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Left on 21/01/2016 for a stay in January 2016

  37. L'appart est parfait

    Nous avons passé 5 jours au condo Sea la Vie et nous avons été plus qu’enchantés. L’appart est parfait,tel que décrit,bien situé en front de mer et les pièces à vivre sont de bonne dimension. Rien ne manque pour passer d’agréables vacances et le ménage est fait une journée sur 2. En nous apportant les clefs,Filip a eu la gentillesse de nous laisser articles de base pour le petit déjeuner du lendemain ainsi que 2 bouteilles de vin. Le coin est très agréable,la plage à coté,alors c’est une destination que nous recommandons si vous allez à Durban. Lyse et J.C

    Lyse et J.C
    Trois-Rivières, Canada
    Left on 25/11/2015 for a stay in November 2015

  38. Outstanding stay

    We had an outstanding stay. The flat is clean, spacious, new, and flooded with natural light. The balcony connects with two bedrooms and the dining room, offering spectacular views. Amenities and appliances are excellent and also new. The location is Fantastic with easy access to the beach and a number of cafés, restaurants and grocery stores. Filip was great and very helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

    Oliver USA
    Stayed in November 2015

  39. Fantastic experience

    Very good experience. True to the pictures and description. Filip met us and handed over the keys and explained the necessary. Very clean modern apartment. Great views.

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    left on 13/09/2015 for a stay in September 2015

  40. Outstanding

    Outstanding. Apartment is at least as good as advertised, if not better. Conveniently located, well appointed and very comfortable. Host Filip is helpful and nothing was too much to ask. 5 stars, will stay again!

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 16/08/2015 for a stay in August 2015

  41. Very comfortable

    We truly enjoyed our long weekend in the apartment. The furniture was simple and modern and very comfortable. Everything was squeaky clean and the flat was equipped with all that we needed. The location is great. There was ample space for my husband and I and our 2 kids. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 10/08/2015 for a stay in August 2015

  42. Wonderful

    We had a wonderful time at the flat It was very clean and much more than we expected the views are stunning and the direct access to the beach great On arrival Filip had left 2 bottles of wine to welcome us We will definitely stay here again Thanks

    United Kingdom, UK
    Left on 27/07/2015 for a stay in July 2015

  43. The perfect holiday

    Sea La Vie was the perfect holiday home. Our host, Filip was there when we arrived to make sure that he explained everything and he was available throughout our stay for all questions we had. The flat was even better that depicted in the pictures. My kids found all the comfort they would have had at their own home. In addition, getting to the beach, as well as access to the Umhlanga village was very easy from our building, and didn’t require any means of transportation. We will definitely stay here when we are back in Umhlanga.

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Left on 19/07/2015 for a stay in July 2015

  44. Fabulous sea views

    Filip met us at the apartment and was very welcoming He even left two bottles of wine and two boxes of juice for us. The apartment is beautifully decorated and even better than the pictures . Filip was very responsive to any questions we had and we will definitely be back The apartment has fabulous sea views and is directly behind the famous umhlanga beach promenade and in walking distance to restaurants banks and shops Thanks Filip we had an amazing time and your place is great Regards Allan and Denise

    Denise Dogan
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Left on 18/05/2015 for a stay in May 2015

  45. Great service

    Filip is a very gracious and helpful host. Stunning apartment in wonderful location. Within walking distance to beach, promenade, restaurants and shops. Beautiful sea view. DSTv Explora full bouquet and wi-fi added bonus. Hope to return soon. Fantastic experience and will recommend to anyone.

    Centurion, South Africa
    Left on 08/05/2015 for a stay in February 2015

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