Searock Umhlanga

Luxurious self-catering holiday apartment, with spectacular sea views. Walking distance to Umhlanga Village.

Searock Umhlanga Rocks Beach Sea view Holiday Apartment

Searock Umhlanga has one of the best views over the Indian Ocean. This high quality self-catering accommodation is set in the beautiful part of the Umhlanga Rocks with spectacular sea-views.
There are only a handful of luxury three-bedroom holiday apartments in Umhlanga rocks with 186 SQM of space.

Set in a private apartment block with only 10 residences and located on a east-facing hillside. This self-catering condo offers total privacy, comfort, freedom, peace, space and tranquility for your enjoyment.

The apartment is fully air-conditioned, has a big balcony, and amazing sea views. This beach view property offers access to a terrace and free high speed Wi-Fi.
The apartment is situated (250 m)or a 3 min walk from the Umhlanga beach promenade.

The distance from Searock Umhlanga to King Shaka Airport is (18 km) or a 16 min drive. Durban city center  is also within a distance of (14 km) or a 12 min drive.


This unique 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


This spacious 186m² apartment has stunning panoramic sea-views. The apartment is on the first floor.
The lounge and two bedrooms have sliding doors that open out onto a large, sea-facing patio.
The third bedroom faces the passage. This apartment has two bathrooms.
The en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower and the 2nd bathroom has a shower and a bath.


  • Fully air-conditioned apartment.(all bedrooms, lounge and kitchen).
  • Master bedroom with a king size bed (sea facing).
  • 2nd bedroom with two single beds (sea-facing) or a conversion to a King size bed  with a min 7 day notification
  • The 3rd bedroom has two single beds.
  • A washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher.
  • All necessary crockery and utensils, plus tea/coffee making facilities.
  • Granite kitchen tops.
  • 55” LED Samsung TV.
  • Free high speed fibre, Wi-Fi internet
  • Satellite TV free (DSTV full Bouquet).
  • Stove, oven, microwave and fridge.
  • Tea/coffee  facilities/ Nespresso coffee machine with some pods.
  • Electronic hotel safe.
  • Percale white cotton linen and bath towels are provided(2 beach towels are provided)
  • An Outdoor swimming pool located at the bottom of the property.
  • Secure double lock-up garage, with remote control access.
  • The property is secured by electric fence and automated gate at the entrance.
  • Complimentary maid services are available on alternative days, except public holidays.
  • Gas Barbeque Weber Q300 is available on your balcony.

Other apartments can be offered to guests are: SeaLaVie Umhlanga

Rates for 2024:  Self-Catering Apartment (First Floor) Beach Sea-View
Low Season: Start From R 2299.00 p/n (May, August) Excl long weekends and School holidays.

24 reviews

  1. Superb sea views

    Filip is very welcoming and a terrific host, our stay at the apartment was most enjoyable, the apartment was as described with superb sea views and close to the bars and restaurants. Would strongly recommend.

    Mike Bagguley
    London, United Kingdom(UK)
    Left on 13 February 2023 for a stay in February 2023

  2. Amazing

    Amazing place. very clean and homely

    Marlon Kamesa
    Sandton, Johannesburg(SA)
    Left on 5 February 2023 for a stay in February 2023

  3. Brilliant holiday

    Brilliant holiday. Just what we needed. the apartment was immaculate and ticked all the boxes for us. Also Busi was great and ensured that the house was immaculate.

    Steven, ML
    Capetown, South Africa
    Left on 7 April 2022 for a stay in April 2022

  4. Asemrowend! Perfekte verblyf

    Hierdie is ‘n perfekte woonstel met pragtige uitsig. Ons sal enige tyd weer teruggaan. Ons kon regtig fout vind met niks nie. Asemrowend!

    Left on 23 November 2021 for a stay in November 2021

    Response from the Owner
    Natasha and family were great guests at Searock. We’d be glad to host them again soon. They took great care of the property, left it clean and tidy, and were a pleasure to speak with. Highly recommended.

  5. Excellent location

    Very spacious and comfortable. Excellent location
    We will definitely book it again
    Marie Griffiths & Family

    Response from the owner:
    Thank you so much for taking time to send me a 5 star review.
    I am looking forward to your return.
    Warm Regards Filip

    Marie and Steve Griffiths & Family
    Singapore Grindrod
    Left on Jan 12, 2020 for a stay in Dec 2019

  6. Close to the beach with lovely views

    Lovely and clean. Close to the beach and a stone throw away from restaurant centre. Well looked after and cleaning service is wonderful. Dont expect a bargain though. You pay for location. Great coffee pop up shop down the road to enjoy after a beach walk. Lovely views

    Christopher-Luke Peers
    Rosebank, Johannesburg
    Left on Sept 24, 2014 for a stay in Sept 2019

  7. Beautiful apartment: well appointed and spacious. So close to Umhlanga Village and the beach.

    Host Filip welcomed our party with lovely wine, tea and coffee. The apartment is beautiful and spacious with fabulous views. The location is perfect for a quick walk to all the wonderful village of Umhlanga. Highly recommended.

    Luella & Family
    Left on 12 August 2019 for a stay in August 2019

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Searock Umhlanga. Also what I loved from you is your feedback. I sincerely hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon. Filip

  8. Tolle Ferienwohnung mit Privatssphäre

    Große, geräumige FeWo mit tollem Blick – aufs Meer, nach Durban City, mit Glück lasse sich Wale und Delfine von der großen Terasse beobachten, 3 min zu Fuß zum Strand, 5 min zu Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants

    Language translated
    Large, spacious apartment with great views – to the sea, to Durban City, with luck, whales and dolphins from the large terrace watch, 3 minutes walk to the beach, 5 minutes to shopping and restaurants

    Response from the owner
    Thank you for your recent stay with us, and for sharing your kind comments about the apartment, surroundings and our team. It is always a pleasure to have you at Searock and you are welcome back anytime. Filip

    Prof. Dr. Marlen
    Left on 28/09/2018 for a stay in September 2018

  9. We Loved the place

    We loved the place. Broken washing machine wasn’t great news – we’d come from the berg with dirty clothes and leaving for UK after this stay. DStv ran out midnight but as we had a late check out that more than compensated.

    London, United Kingdom
    Left on 03/09/2018 for a stay in August 2018

  10. Fantastic View

    Fantastic location with amazing views.
    Thank you we enjoyed our stay!

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 31/07/2018 for a stay in July 2018

  11. We Just Loved it

    This is a wonderful modern apartment with exceptional views.
    The finishes and appliances are all modern, new and very sufficient. This address is walking distance from shops, the village and the promenade for your morning runs and was walking distance for our morning runs.. We loved our stay here and Filip was a fantastic host who went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable.
    I highly recommend this fabulous clean and fresh apartment.
    We Just loved it.

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Left on 13/12/2018 for a stay in December 2017

  12. Beautiful apartment with gorgeous views

    My husband, daughter and I had such a wonderful vacation here – the apartment was SPOTLESS and so beautifully furnished and decorated. The views of the ocean are spectacular and 2 of the bedrooms have gorgeous views of the sea so you can make the most of the Umhlanga views. Filip had arranged some lovely treats in the fridge including Lindt chocolate, wine, cookies and essentials like milk and sugar and best of all was the use of Nespresso machine with pods! The apartment also has 2 lovely spacious bathrooms, dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave, iron, and includes bathroom amenities. The only downside to the apartment for us (others may not be bothered by it) was the very bright corridor light which shines into the 3rd guest bedroom and bathrooms at night time. Luckily we did not use that bedroom and kept the bathroom doors closed so the light wouldnt shine in but if a very bright room at night concerns you, I would recommend bringing portable blackout shades to put on the windows. Otherwise a super, super apartment and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Dubai, UAE
    Left on 14/08/2017 for a stay in August 2017

  13. Lovely place

    We had a lovely stay, the place is very nice and the accommodation matches up to the pictures on the internet, which many places do not. It has everything you could possibly need. Beds are comfortable. The host is very accommodating.

    South Africa
    Left on Feb 6, 2017 for a stay in Jan 2017

  14. Quiet, relaxing and a place to recharge your batteries

    Searock is an extremely comfortable and well-equipped apartment. The unit has stunning sea views that can be enjoyed from two of the bedrooms and the lounge. The verandah enjoys morning sun until midday and then there is shade enabling you to take in the picturesque views whilst relaxing on the patio furniture. The kitchen is well equipped with a modern washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. The unit is serviced every alternate day and the lady is willing to do laundry for a small fee. The unit has a double electric garage together with security present every evening. The location is suitable for all travellers as it is five minutes to the seafront and shops. Filip was the perfect host and provides for all your needs whilst on holiday. We will most definitely visit again!

    London, United Kingdom
    Left on 08/16/2016 for a stay in July 2016

  15. Searock is an excellent choice for a family staying in Umhlanga

    My wife and 19 year old daughter and I stayed in the Searock apartment for a week, and were v pleased all around. The owner/manager, Filip Engelen, and his wife Priscilla, are v considerate, attentive, responsive and very professional. The pricing is moderate and affordable. The apartment is a beautifully decorated and maintained three bedroom, with a reasonably well equipped kitchen, a large living and dining area, an expansive terrace, and a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. WIFI is good. All appliances are quite young in age, the apartment comes with an individual locked garage space for a car. Someone comes to clean every other day, and is open for a modest price to do laundry. Security for the apartment building is quite reliable . A lovely walking path on the ocean begins at the base of the hill, and is either a short walk from the apartment or a short drive to a parking lot at the base of the trail. Getting into the village is simple, by foot, by car, or by Uber. Oyster Box and Beverly Hills Hotel are both nearby, both have exceptional restaurants and great views. Be sure to make reservations in advance. The commute to downtown Durban is 15-20 minutes and easily navigated. The commute to Shaka International Airport is a simple 15-20 minute drive.

    Washington USA
    Left on 07/19/2016 for a stay in July 2016

  16. Excellent location

    Thank you Philp,
    Your location was perfect for us , family loved it . We have a great time , close to all amenities Many thanks we will be back.

    Albury, Australia
    Left on 07/13/2016 for a stay in July 2016

  17. Lovely apartment

    Perfectly located, this apartment is spacious and comfortable and was just right for our family of 5 including three young children. The beds were very comfortable and the maid washed the linen and towels every second day. The apartment was spotless upon arrival and Filip the owner was always on hand to help us with any queries. We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely come back. If you’re looking for a place within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants with stunning sea views then this is for you. The only thing we missed was that the apartment was not within walking distance of a swimming beach so we had to drive every day – but it is literally a 2 minute drive with ample parking. We would definitely come back!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Left on 04/19/2016 for a stay in April 2016

  18. Sehr gute Self-Catering Unterkunft mit fantastischen Ausblick

    Wir haben den Besitzer Filip als einen sehr freundlichen und aufmerksamen Vermieter kennengelernt. Der Ort Umhlanga ist sehr touristisch orientiert, sodass sich viele Bars und Restaurants in unmittelbarer Nähe befinden. Die Unterkunft ist sehr komfortabel ausgestattet. Die tolle Veranda mit fantastischen Blick aufs Meer überzeugt. All in all a great place to stay!

    Munich, Germany
    Left on Oct 17, 2014 for a stay in Sep 2014

  19. Sacious , modern with an excellent view

    The service was punctual and very friendly. The apartment is spacious , very clean and luxurious. Full cable TV and a top kitchen and linen, combined with a wonderful patio makes it almost difficult to leave the apartment. The life of Umhlanga is close by.

    Midrand, Johannesburg
    Left on Apr 13, 2014 for a stay in Mar 2014

  20. Exquisite!

    We received excellent, friendly and personal service from Filip who went out of his way in arranging our stay at Searock. The apartment itself is spacious and beautifully furnished, with picturesque views of the ocean from the bedrooms and lounge which open onto an equally generous balcony. Perfectly situated in a quiet residential area, the unit is a comfortable stroll from the beach and a short drive to the village and shops. We loved the peaceful atmosphere of this home away from home!

    Left on Mar 22, 2014 for a stay in Mar 2014

  21. Great Holiday apartment

    Ideal holiday apartment for family of differing needs. Close enough to the beach for the young adults to walk and far enough to be away from the maddening crowd. Large balcony with great view of the sea. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Tastefully furnished. Filip and Priscilla gracious hosts. Good security. Would recommend to family and friends. Wi-Fi would be an extra benefit

    Left on Mar 18, 2014 for a stay in Dec 2013

  22. Great stay

    Thanks alot for the wonderfull accomodation. very neat and pleasant with a wonderfull atmosphere. We enjoyed the staty very much.

    Left on Mar 12, 2014 for a stay in Mar 2014

  23. The perfect self catering accommodation .

    We had an extremely enjoyable stay in this apartment . It was quiet, secure, comfortable and very well equipped . The view from the sunny verandah was lovely overlooking the ocean. Filip, the owner was attentive to our needs . We can highly recommend this holiday accommodation.

    Graham W
    Left on Mar 5, 2014 for a stay in Feb 2014

  24. Expectations exceeded!

    We loved our stay at Searock. The 3 bedroom apartment was clean and spacious and had everything we needed for our 4 night stay. It is close to the shops and within walking distance of the beach. The stunning sea view from the patio and two of the bedrooms made it even more special. Filip and Priscilla are always very accommodating every time we stay at one of their units and their service is five star! When we visit Umhlanga we phone them first!

    Midrand Johannesburg
    Left on Mar 2, 2014 for a stay in Feb 2014

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Stay in Searock uMhlanga

From R2,590.00 per night

Min Stay 2 to 7 Nights
Except long weekends and school holidays

Chartwell Drive 52
uMhlanga 4320 KZN ZA
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