Shaka's Seat

Shakas Seat offers luxury self-catering accommodation in Shaka's Rock on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Come for a special one-night stay, a relaxing weekend or your annual holiday. Shakas Seat is situated against the side of a hill with stunning sea views, and just three-minute stroll will take you to the Catfish Beach and lovely tidal pools. We are also an easy 20 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport.

Shakas Seat offers seven beautiful self-catering suites. Come and enjoy a drink whilst relaxing on the private undercover wooden decks and enjoying the stunning sea views or get refreshed with a dip in the swimming pool which also overlooks the beach. There are plenty of barbecue decks to choose from and we are also within close proximity to numerous good restaurants, takeaways, superette, and launderette.

Our units now offer the DStv hotel boutique which includes M-Net, all the Movie Magic channels and all the sports and news channels.

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Reviews

  • "lee balding"

    04 December 2018

    "Perfect stay very happy"

  • "It was excellent stay friendly staff and comfy bed"

    04 December 2018

    "Service from Janet was excellent polite and professionalGreat location"

  • "The view"

    13 August 2018

    "In general every thing is good only the cutlery could be improved. And when travel the ladies need a hear drier. When flying in it is not always possible to carry everything around. And for the price of the room per night I would have expected a hair drier and least 4 plates of each kitchen cutlery that is the same"

  • "close proximity to the beach"

    24 July 2017

    "Pots & pans need replacing<br/><br/>Establishment's response:<br/><br/>We would like to than Mauro for his review whilst staying at Shakas Seat.<br/>The feedback from him was that they enjoyed their stay with us and will be back.<br/>We appreciate all the good and the bad points as this helps to improve where necessary.<br/> <br/>Kind regards<br/>Janet<br/><br/>"

  • "The view"

    16 May 2017

    "It's a beautiful place,clean and well decorated.The only problem is the "king sized bed" which is actually 2 single beds pushed together and it's uncomfortable sleeping on it because it keeps moving and leaving a space in between."

  • "Andrew and Ilse, October 2016"

    13 October 2016

    "We really enjoyed our short stay here...lovely well-appointed and clean rooms, good sea views, good location. Janet, the manageress, made us feel very welcome and we felt at home from the start. I'm sure we'll be back sometime...and will also recommend this to others..."

  • "Tranquility"

    07 October 2016

    "We had a lovely time at Shaka's seat. We stayed in the Green Room. Jeanette is the sweetest woman and made us feel at home right away. The room was neat, with a lovely balcony overlooking the swimmingpool and views of the ocean. Room was serviced on request. Lovely bathroom with double basins and shower. We could really just relax and enjoy our stay. Security is also very good and appreciated that you had your own parking, for the whole time of your stay. Thank you Shaka's Seat it was worth the money and true to your advertisement of Luxury Accommodation."

  • "Lovely sea views"

    11 August 2016

    "Accomodation was neat and very comfortable.Nice balcony with great sea view.Road is quite busy but did not bother us.Prices are reasonable too.Enjoyed the communal braai area and nice pool area.The security is good but a bit prison like as you have to keep opening and closing the trellidor to get access to your room.The caretaker was very friendly and attentive to our needs."

  • "Dissappointed"

    17 July 2016

    "Our family of 4 stayed in the Garden Cottage for 2 weeks. The fridge in the unit was the size of a bar fridge, which could only store food for 2 days. The unit had no natural sunlight in it, except for perhaps an hour in the bathroom. There was no view of the sea from our unit &amp; there were only 4 spoons, forks, knives &amp; <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="12" data-gr-id="12">teasppons</g>, even though there were 5 dinner plates &amp; many glasses. Also, we had to ask for ovenware to be supplied, so that we could use the oven, as well as a hairdryer &amp; smooth edge knife for cutting vegetables &amp; there was no place in the unit to dry clothes. The mattress on the main bed wasn't great as I bounced every time my husband turned in his sleep. I phoned on the Friday before our arrival to ask 2 questions which we <g class="gr_ gr_18 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="18" data-gr-id="18">needed answered</g> so that we could pack &amp; subsequently left another 2 phone messages on the cell phone number provided (Sandy's) - none of these messages were returned, nor were they acknowledged in any way during 2 weeks of our stay there. Even when I phoned the landline an hour before arrival, the lady who answered &amp; was there later to receive us, couldn't place my name as the person to arrive that day &amp; stay for 2 weeks. While the unit is beautifully decorated &amp; the proximity to the beach is close, be aware that the beach closest to the accommodation isn't suitable for swimming or fishing due to the strong rip currents, but the tidal pool at Shaka's Rock a short walk away has the most incredible <g class="gr_ gr_13 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" id="13" data-gr-id="13">sealife</g> &amp; Thompson's Beach a short drive away is also very beautiful.<br /><div><br /></div><div>Establishments Response:</div><div><br /></div><div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 16.9px; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; background-color: #fefef0;"><span style="color: navy; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;">All guests are informed on arrival that there is a large fridge/freezer for guests' use in the garage and that should guests require anything not in the cottage, to simply ask and it will be provided - which Jacky did quite often. Being glutin intolerant she wanted to bake her own bread, and we don't supply baking tins as most people don't come on holiday to bake. The bed is a Sealy Posturepedic extra length . . . I will agree,<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;">that at this time of year</span></strong>, there is not full-on sunlight in the cottage, but the patio is bright and airy.<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 1.3; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"></div></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 16.9px; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; background-color: #fefef0;"><span style="color: navy; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;">Cell phone signal here is not great, as we are on the side of a hill. Janet our Manageress (who is still quite new here), was made aware of Jacky's comment regarding her arrival.<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 1.3; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"></div></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 16.9px; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; background-color: #fefef0;"><span style="color: navy; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;">We have Catfish Reef right in front of us and at low tide people actually walk out to look for mussels on the rocks, but Jacky is correct and at times, the currents can be quite hectic.<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 1.3; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"></div></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 16.9px; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; background-color: #fefef0;"><span style="color: navy; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;">From what I saw, Jacky's husband and children seemed to be having a good time.<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 1.3; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"></div></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 16.9px; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; background-color: #fefef0;"><span style="color: navy; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; line-height: 1.3; word-break: normal; word-wrap: break-word;"></div></span></div></div><div><br /></div>"

  • "Shaka's seat"

    13 July 2016

    "<p class="MsoNormal">Spacious well decorated room that exactly as per internet photos.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Very friendly and helpful staff. <o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Road noise irritating.<o:p></o:p></p>"

  • "lovely stay"

    09 May 2016

    "Really nice accomodation with everything you needed. The personal contact re arrival times, wether we needed a camp cot etc. really impressed me. Would definately go there again.<div><br /></div>"

  • "Dolphins Cottage"

    11 October 2015

    "Both my kids and I really enjoyed our stay at Shaka's Seat. It was home away from home. We were in a cosy little self catering cottage away from the hotel. ...this gave the boys the freedom to be just be free. The beach was literally across the road....we didn't need a vehicle. Our stay was pleasant, enjoyable and relaxing. Sandy and Dick are wonderful hosts. I have already recommended this place to family and friends and I would definitely go back again."

  • "Shaka's Seat"

    10 July 2015

    "I would definitely return to Shaka's Seat on any future visits to the North Coast. Clean, comfortable unit with glorious sea views, with the best beach access just across the road."

  • "Lovely little cottage"

    08 June 2015

    "We only stayed one night for a wedding in the area but was a great stay."

  • "Excellent weekend"

    02 December 2014

    "We enjoyed our stay in this lovely facility. The hosts were friendly and attentive to all our needs. The Beach Suite is beautiful, clean and well equipped. We saw lots of dolphins from our wooden deck. We will definitely return."

  • "Good stuff"

    28 October 2014

    "The view was great, the suite was impeccable and kept clean too. Sandy was an amazingly friendly host."

  • "Recommend"

    29 September 2014

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Shaka's Seat. We can honestly recommend it to anyone. The accommodation is clean, well decorated and we had stunning views. Sandy is an amazing person who does her best to make you feel welcome and at home."

  • "Blissfull at Shaka's Seat"

    05 August 2014

    "Very nice, quiet and private. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay which was nice and peaceful. Just what we needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life."

  • "Delightful stay"

    14 December 2013

    "During our stay the weather wasn't too pleasant, however, we still enjoyed every moment. The room which we stayed in had such beautiful views, was cleaned everyday except Sunday and was perfect for the two of us. It felt like home away from home with the family who owns the place staying on the property. They were very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back!"

  • "Fantastic stay"

    21 October 2013

    "These units are meticulous and perfectly serviced! We enjoyed our short stay tremendously!"

  • "Worth every penny!!"

    15 October 2013

    "We had an amazing time at Shaka's Seat, the guests are welcomed and made to feel right at home. Sandy went out of her way to made the time there a great stay, she went way beyond the necessary to help in the arrangements and help in any way she could. I will highly recommend Shaka's Seat to any person looking for a stay that is out of this world. Thank you for going to such great lengths to make it an unforgettable weekend."

  • "What an amazing experience"

    22 July 2013

    "I absolutely love Shaka's Seat, the location and the rooms are stunning. We stayed in the Beach Suite and woke up every morning with a view of the ocean.Sandy and her staff are truly amazing and I would recommend a stay at Shaka's Seat to anyone who wants to go to the Natal coastThank you for a wonderful holiday and amazing memories."

  • "Very nice"

    16 January 2013

    "Very homely and comfortable. Enjoyed our break."

  • "Very nice"

    03 December 2012

    "It was a very nice stop over destination and the staff was friendly. I can recommend it to anyone wanting a pleasant stay in Ballito."

  • "Time to chill"

    02 December 2012

    "Shaka's Seat is the perfect place to chill on the balcony overlooking the ocean or take a relaxed walk along the miles of beaches. Friendly staff and a clean, comfortable and cared for look and feel enhance the experience."

  • "A great way to spend a breakaway"

    02 October 2012

    "My wife, myself and our children spent last week in the cottage. It was very neat, tidy and well looked after and our hostess was a very pleasant lady. We will definitely recommend it to friends and family. We will be making use of this nice little place again."

  • "Shaka's Seat weekend"

    03 September 2012

    "Fantastic accommodation and views. Thanks to Sandy and Dick for their assistance making us so welcome."

  • "Great place"

    28 August 2012

    "Great place - enjoyed our stay!"

  • "Thank you"

    02 May 2012

    "Excellent hospitality and facilities."

  • "Wonderful stay"

    11 April 2012

    "Pleasant, warm reception. Wonderful stay - made us feel at home away from home."

  • "A tranquil wonder"

    18 October 2011

    "Shaka's Seat was such a beautiful, tranquil place with a modern, clean setup. We had amazing, accommodating hosts. This will be a place we will definitely recommend. Shaka's Seat is a memorable place for us as this is where we got engaged!"

  • "Peace and tranquility with an awesome view"

    10 October 2011

    "We loved every minute of our stay. Our hosts were friendly and gave us a very warm welcome indeed. The suites were awesome and the view simply spectacular. It was so nice to return to the tranquility of our home away from home after a fun day at the beach. Thanks to everyone who helped us to make our stay so memorable."

  • "Great stay!"

    09 October 2011

    "We had a wonderful time at Shaka's Seat! Thank you for a fantastic stay."

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