La Providence

Oslo Beach is situated in the heart of the popular Hibiscus Coast between Port Shepstone and Shelly Beach, an hour's drive from Durban International Airport. Put on the map by the Norwegian Settlers who landed at the Umzimkhulu River Mouth in 1882 to begin farming on their 100 acre allotments. This is South Africa's most favoured beach destination as the east coast is washed by the warm Indian Ocean and has beautiful weather even in the middle of winter.

La Providence is a beautiful home, thoughtfully furnished with every room lovingly appointed to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. The bedrooms spill out onto balconies with magnificent beach views.
The house has direct access to a quiet beach with rock pools and gullies or surf- washed sands. It is so easy to stroll down the path through the coastal dune vegetation for a swim, a walk along the coast or angling off the rocks.

And, should the sun be too hot, to return to the shade of the large Red and White Milkwoods or to relax at the swimming pool with a good book. There is no better way to enjoy the seaside than this. Or one can step out of one's bedroom onto the private balcony and watch the dolphins, whales, sea birds you cannot get closer without going to sea. In the evening one can relax with a sundowner and watch the moon rising across the water.

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Reviews

  • "Gem by the sea"

    18 November 2014

    "Lovely Guest House. Perfect location on the Sea front. Whale watching from the balcony. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Perfect English Breakfast. Hard to fault. Would definitely stay here again."

    william clark, England
  • "Stunning Views"

    04 March 2014

    "We had a lovely stay at La Providence. The room was clean and beautifully decorated, the view was stunning, the host Rob was warm and friendly, and the best part was that the beach was a few steps away from our room. I would love to go back again soon."

    Thiru , South Africa
  • "Lovley place near the beach"

    14 January 2014

    "We spend a fantastic time at this wonderful place, everything was perfect!"

    Stefan Michaelis, Germany
  • "Awesome!"

    05 January 2014

    "The most beautiful place!! Rooms were clean, thr beach was literally on our doorstep to a clean private beach. Rob was an excellent host and very hospitable. We had a delicious breakfast spread out each morning. You can tell from the beautiful clean, comfy linen to the beautiful crockery that Rob takes pride in treating his customers to the best. I will definitely go to La Providence again!Thank you Rob."

    Farahana Parthabchund, South Africa
  • "Thank you so much"

    22 December 2013

    "I was a skeptic when it came to B&B but thank you Rob for making my experience absolutely amazing, my only complaint is that I couldn't take the view home with me. Looking forward to staying with you again."

    Patrick Hoare, South Africa
  • "Beautiful"

    09 December 2013

    "Great setting and beautiful view! Relaxed atmosphere and excellent service!"

    Belita Van der Westhuizen, South Africa
  • "Promises kept"

    16 April 2013

    "La Providence is comfortable and fresh, wonderfully set where you can see and hear the sea. Thanks to Rob and the housekeeping ladies for a splendid breakfast each day and a well run establishment. Rob finds the right balance as a caring host. The beach is quiet and welcoming with expanses of sand, plenty of seashells and rock pools with sea life. Highly recommended, also as a base for exploring the area. Best wishes. Andre and Jackie."

    Andre Coetzee, South Africa
  • "Excellent!"

    08 April 2013

    "What a beautiful view! Our room was neat, clean and nicely furnished - very cosy. Robert was extremely helpful in recommending places of interest and good restaurants. We would gladly revisit and recommend La Providence."

    Cindy Kegge, South Africa
  • "Wow!"

    03 December 2012

    "What an awesome week! The accommodataion is gorgeous! The beach is amazing! I am definately going back!! Thank you so much for an amazing stay! I really really enjoyed it."

    charlotte Willliams, South Africa
  • "Awesome"

    12 September 2012

    "Wow, what an awesome time at this lodge. Cleanliness. Warm hostess, security, wonderful sea view and delicious breakfast. A home away from home, cant wait to stay over again. Will recommend to all who want to chill in the South."

    nto zama, South Africa
  • "Thank you"

    25 June 2012

    "Thank you very much for accomodating us, especially my kids really enjoyed the place. Hopefully next time we'll definately book at La Providence."

    thabile ndlovu, South Africa
  • "Marvellous"

    23 January 2012

    "Stayed for one night - arrived late and had to leave next day. That was the only bad thing. What a beautiful place. Will definitely use again."

    Juan Batt, South Africa
  • "Enjoyable"

    28 November 2011

    "Thank you for the wonderful service that we received and the fantastic room with the view! We enjoyed our short stay tremendously!"

    Anse Peckham, South Africa
  • "Beautiful"

    16 July 2011

    "Beautiful location and friendly service. Will definitely be back!"

    Celeste de la Mare-Johnson, South Africa
  • "Dolphins swimming by during breakfast"

    23 November 2009

    "Robert is an excellent host! He helped us to find a good restaurant in the evening, prepared a lovely breakfast and helped us out with the internet. The house itself is beautiful located, almost on the beach. We could see the dolphins swimming by when having breakfast. If you are an early bird (and even when you not), I would definitely recommend to watch the sunrise.One of the best place to stay close in this part of SA!"

    Karin de Rooy,Belgium
  • "Dolphins swimming by during breakfast"

    23 November 2009

    "Robert is an excellent host! He helped us to find a good restaurant in the evening, prepared a lovely breakfast and helped us out with the internet. The house itself is beautiful located, almost on the beach. We could see the dolphins swimming by when having breakfast. If you are an early bird (and even when you not), I would definitely recommend to watch the sunrise. One of the best place to stay close in this part of SA!"

    Karin de Rooy, Belgium
  • "La Providence"

    31 August 2009

    "Beautiful guesthouse, lovely furnished, great view over the ocean and the beach right at the garden. On top of that a very friendly host."

    Jannet Oosterhuis,Netherlands
  • "What a fabulous setting!"

    17 March 2009

    "I arrived in the evening, so what a lovely surprise the next morning - a stunning breakfast in beautiful surroundings, with the most amazing view of the sea from the breakfast table. The service and rooms were great too."

    Julie Rademan,South Africa
  • "Breakfasts are excellent "

    25 February 2009

    "My wife and I stayed three nights at La Providence in February. Our room - full of light - opened onto a balcony which looked out on to the waves of the Indian Ocean. The sound and sight of the waves were wonderful. We were lulled to sleep at night to their noise. The owner, Rod, is a very friendly host. His breakfasts are excellent and his guest house is spotless. We enjoyed our stay with him immensely and would return there again. ."

    David Joe Dunthorn,United Kingdom
  • "Paradise is here"

    22 February 2009

    "We - unfortunately - stayed only one night at Rob's wonderful place. Amongst all the B&B's we have visited during our three weeks trip from Jo'burg down to Durban and Cape Town - it was the best place to stay. Rob, thank you for having shared your piece of paradise with us - and had us change the room to the ocean side - a view we will never forget."

    Pius imhof-Suter,Switzerland
  • "Recommended"

    29 November 2008

    "Very comfortable thank you"

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "La Providence -Highly recommended"

    05 September 2008

    "La Providence is a really nice place to stay.It is in a quiet and convenient location.We loved the fantastic sea view from our room (and from the breakfast room) and were lucky enough to spot a few passing whales during our stay.The house is most attractive and is tastefully decorated and furnished .Everywhere is very clean, tidy and comfortable - it feels homely too.The garden ispleasant and well kept.We were made very welcome by Robert, the owner, who cooked us wonderful breakfasts (the muffins with bacon and cheese were especially delicious) and was happy to give us advice and information about the local area.We felt we had everything we needed for a peaceful and relaxing few days.This was one of the best places we stayed during our travels in South Africa.Highly recommended."

    Susan Whiteley,United Kingdom
  • "Recommended"

    05 May 2008

    "Very relaxing"

    Aruna Babajee,South Africa
  • "Most impressive"

    05 February 2008

    "Fantastic location on a bluff overlooking the ocean.One of the most impressive guest houses that I have ever visited"

    don bosworth,United States of America
  • "Very Nice"

    06 January 2008

    "This is a very nice establishment, we would consider it again."

    peter zulauf,Switzerland
  • "Would Certainly Return"

    03 January 2008

    "The accomodation was very comfortable and the hosts friendly. The breakfasts were also very good. I would certainlyreturn"

    Robert Bradley,South Africa
  • " Give this one a try!!"

    18 October 2007

    "Lovely spacious rooms with superb views. Friendly hosts provided us with excellent suggestions about what to do in the area. "

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Very good"

    13 August 2007

    "I very much enjoyed staying at La Providence and I found the hosts very hospitable. It is a lovely house in a great location."

    SL,Australia
  • "Wonderful"

    18 June 2007

    "The place was wonderfully quiet, clean and peaceful. Lovely view of the sea from my room. Both Rob and his wife were wonderful, informative hosts. I will certainly use their establishment again."

    Winston Pandaram,South Africa
  • "Beautiful Place"

    02 May 2007

    "Ohh what a beautiful Guest House, with nice views and very easy to find.I had a wonderful time at La Providence and next time I'm in Port Shepstone I'll definitely stay at La Providence."

    Anonymous,South Africa
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