Anstey's Beach Self Catering & Backpackers in Durban South Africa
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Contact: Michelle

Accommodations: Self Catering Cottages, Backpacker Cabins, Air Conditioned Rooms.

Address: 477 Marine Drive Bluff, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4001 South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)31 467 1192

Fax: +27 (0)31 467 1465

Activities/Attractions: Durban is popular for its warm weather all year round, Summer is even more exciting and everybody knows that Durban is the “warmest place to be”. Spending time outdoors, whether strolling or cycling along the beach, picnicking next to the dam or botanic gardens, taking a plunge at our famous stadium, diving with the sharks, bonding with family during open water diving or a game drive whilst enjoying the view of the rolling hills only 30 minutes away from the City Centre. Sunsational Durban is all about Exploring Durban’s experiences under the Durban Sun.

Anstey's Beach is on the Bluff, a suburb south of Durban, and is a quick 8-10 kilometer drive from the Durban city centre, Ushaka Marine World, the ICC and the Sports Stadiums. Come and experience our beautiful unspoilt & lifeguard protected beaches, warm water all year round, good swimming and surfing beaches, paddling and tidal pools and amazing rock pools to explore at low tide.

There is nothing better than taking an early morning stroll to the beach, armed with a steaming cup of coffee or tea to watch the beach come alive with the most spectacular sunrises! Come back after a hectic day in the city and relax by the poolside in our tropical garden or go for a late afternoon swim in the sea or walk on the beach, particularly at low tides when the rock pools are exposed.

Anstey's is unique in that we encourage and enjoy a great cosmopolitan vibe - South African holidaymakers, business people, contract workers and international backpackers – all get along and it makes for a good mix!


"To my favourite family. Thank you all so much for making my final week in South Africa the most memorable. It was a perfect end to a perfect holiday."

"We were told this is the best place to stay in Durban - it was even better than that! Thanks guys - a home away from home."

"Thanks so much for your hospitality. You give a good example of the South African kindness. It was my pleasure to meet you."

"Thanks for making our last days in South Africa lekker. This is one of the best backpackers and you have a primo location here. This has been a home away from home and will definitely be back. Hope your first experience with Kiwis in your hostel has been a good one and you have picked up a few of our sayings. Thanks for everything."

"Thanks for making the end of the trip one of the best parts. The hospitality here has been awesome, a home away from home for sure. We will spread the word about Anstey's Backpackers. Will see you all again soon."

"Wow! I want to stay here. Mum & Dad thanks for looking after me and the girls. I know I had a ball and I’m only sorry I couldn’t stay longer, but don’t worry, I’ll be back! Love the beach (the waters not cold) love the Bluff! Love the Palmbooms! Thanks for making our stay so warm and memorable, you’re always in my mind."

"Thanks for your great hospitality. I could run away with your two wonderful children, they are wonderful, fun loving kids. Pity we couldn’t stay longer, but alas."

"We arrived here just by chance and soon realized it is the best place to stay in Durban, hey? Lacka, lacka, hey! Great to meet all of you and when Rudy and Heidi are surf stars I can say I knew you."


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"Beautiful home, great hospitality - sorry we could only stay one night. This is a home away from home. So privileged to be your first Scots to stay."

"Well we came here for 2 nights and ended up staying 6! We have loved it here - the homely place and very welcoming and relaxing. We didn’t really want to leave but Cape Town calls. Thanks so much for all the love - and beer!  So nice to meet such a great family - very inspiring! Take care, love and pommy kisses."

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wicked people, wicked place, wicked  beach - what more could a girl want."

General Information: Welcome to Anstey's Beach Self Catering and Backpackers International in Durban, South Africa ... popular with backpackers, holidaymakers, beach bunnies, surfers, families, sports and school groups, contract workers, business people or simply anyone who wants to relax, unwind and enjoy a laid back beach break in a happy and friendly environment. We are situated a mere 30 meters from Anstey's Beach!

We offer varied affordable accommodation options (from backpacker cabins to fully equipped self catering flats to upmarket air conditioned rooms) in a safe, happy, laid back and friendly environment. We don’t claim to be a 5 star luxurious resort, but we do pride ourselves on comfort, cleanliness and a great atmosphere and have many happy guests who return time and time again. Features include:

  • all dorms, doubles, twins are basic wooden cabin hut rooms with either bunk beds, single beds or double beds
  • linen provided
  • communal showers, toilets
  • a large fully equipped communal kitchen, dining room and TV lounge
  • pool table
  • ping pong table
  • swimming pool with thatched barbeque area
  • dart board
  • DVD rentals
  • small library
  • internet café and wi-fi
  • small surf shop
  • surfboard and bodyboard rental

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R90-1200/night

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"I am 100% sure that this is the coolest family in the world.  I found exactly what I needed - to step out of the hustle and bustle to the calm reality of the Palmboom Pad (Heidi, you are not included in that calm reality).  I will be back - sun, surf crayfish & Bluff dumpies are already taunting me.  If ever any of you have the chance to come to my part of the world (Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington DC or Alaska) you will be taken care of with the same intensity. Love you guys."

"A thousand thank you’s would not be enough to cover the awesome hospitality, and kindness that you have shown to me over the last couple of months. You have made Durban a place I would consider home, and you guys have become a second family. I never forget the time I spent here. May all your dreams come true. You all deserve the best things to come your way."

"I am so grateful for this being our first stop because I think I would have been one thousand times more homesick if your family did not embrace me as they did. I just had the best time and felt right at home."

"You people are magic! Thanks for the laughs and homey hospitality. I’ll be back to visit you again someday! Keep your spirit alive.  Much love and great memories."

"Thanks so much for the good times - such a hard place to leave. Keep having fun. Who knows maybe we’ll meet up again."

'So nice to arrive somewhere as friendly and wonderful s this after a 14 hour journey - adopt me please."

"Thanks for being so welcoming and making me feel at home. You have an amazing place and family. I look forward to coming back and spending more time in the Bluff."