The First House

Built in 1906, The First House was the very first house in Zinkwazi and serves as a beacon of heritage on the KwaZulu-Natal Coast. Maintaining its original Colonial style, The First House offers spectacular views while having total privacy from sun-worshippers on the beach.

The duplex offers seven bedrooms and is perfect for up to 14 guests. The rooms are furnished with comfortable double and single beds and share the use of two bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, a microwave, fridge and an ice machine, and guests can enjoy their meals in the dining room or out on the patio. The lounge is comfortably furnished and is equipped with a TV with full DStv.

The lovely large veranda encircles the left side of the house and shields all from wind and weather, while offering the ideal space to read, play games or simply spend hours visiting with family and friends. Other features include a gas braai, swimming pool, garage parking, and direct beach access. The house is also secured by a fence and an armed response service is provided.

Zinkwazi is well-known for its incredible bird life and its proximity to the Zululand Birding Route. Ferry rides can be taken along the lagoon and is used for upriver bird spotting, wine tasting or simply to experience the relaxation of being on water. Golf enthusiasts have a number of courses to choose from and Zinkwazi also lies in the heart of the King Shaka Route and isclose to the historical Anglo-Zulu battlefield.

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Reviews

  • "Awesome"

    31 August 2015

    "Best view in Zinkwazi! Rural, rustic, colonial, and directly above the beach and ski boat club with far reaching views over the sea and lagoon. The beautiful house is enormous and has rooms and grounds to match. The facilities, deck and pool are amazing and I would definitely recommend this to anyone."

    Richard Burroughs, England
  • "Perfect beach house"

    03 March 2015

    "We had such a wonderful weekend at the First House. It had plenty of space, so much character and perfectly positioned for the beach. Such attention to detail to our visit and requirements. The staff were so accommodating. Loved the view and relaxation from the deck. The accommodation was spotless and the house well looked after. Will definitely be back."

    Carolyn Rochat, South Africa
  • "Family Visit"

    22 April 2014

    "We had a family wedding in the area and as some of the family were travelling from the UK, Australia and New Zealand I decided to find accommodation for them and ourselves for a week after the wedding. The First House was perfect for us and such good value! The facilities, rooms, views, staff and property were all amazing and I would highly recommend this venue! We would love to visit again as we stay in Johannesburg and loved our stay."

    Wendy Thatcher, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    21 January 2014

    "The First House is an excellent holiday destination for those seeking tranquility and relaxation. It is a spacious home that accommodates large groups well. The highlight of my stay at the house, was the close proximity of the beach and it's lovely view. I would definitely go back!"

    Denise Inderjith, South Africa
  • "Lovely stay at The First House"

    18 November 2013

    "When close friends of mine said they were getting married in Zinkwazi, my first thought was "where will I find accommodation for a large group of adults?!"After searching for weeks with no luck I finally found The First House.We arrived on Friday and I was pleasantly suprised as to how well maintained the house was. we were greeted with warm smiles. I wish we were able to stay here for longer, it really was perfect.The only flaw was that the only shower in the main house had no taps on so we had to walk outside to the outside bathroom in order to shower.Other than that, we had an incredible time."

    Tanita Tintinger, South Africa
  • "Amazing"

    16 October 2013

    "The First House was amazing she stands proud and tall in the most idyllic surrounding. The drive way is beautiful and welcoming, the gardens with exquisite trees and lovely lawns, the garden paths and steps that lead down to the ocean and the beach all great. We had whales to watch from the garden chairs the ocean wraps itself around the house on three sides and always changes patterns and colours, the sounds of the ocean are very powerful. The kitchen and verandas are the most used rooms in the house and are great. For a special family celebration one could not ask for more. We had young children and elderly people and all managed and enjoyed, we have precious memories of a special holiday, thank you."

    Patricia Rencken, Algeria
  • "We'll be back"

    07 October 2013

    "Our family of 8 greatly enjoyed our stay at The First House. The house has lots of character and has the perfect location. Easy access to the beach and lagoon. We saw dolphins and whales almost every day! The staff working there took great care of us. We will most definitely be back."

    jennifer gooch, South Africa
  • "Top spot"

    10 September 2013

    "It was brilliant for our large and casual group. We loved the character of the place, the position and the staff."

    Jeanne Prinsloo, South Africa
  • "Awesome"

    13 August 2013

    "It was absolutely awesome! The view, the house, the sea, everything. Thank you very much."

    Lisel Wellmann, South Africa
  • "Beautiful house with character"

    29 July 2013

    "Fantastic location, house has its character. Enough space. very helpful & gentle owners who lend it.Don't expect the latest luxury, but a location that really makes you feel home on vacation."

    Christoph Holle, Germany
  • "First House"

    18 June 2013

    "We had a great time - great location and very well looked after. Will definitely be back. Needed longer to really enjoy our time."

    Janeen de Klerk, South Africa
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