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When considering all of the little things that make the perfect holiday spot – for you and your family and friends – there are endless factors to take into account. Where it sits, what activities you can get involved in, how the space brings everyone together and simultaneously separates in those solitary moments of repose, and perhaps where it settles itself within nature. Most importantly to consider, one might argue, is the component that adjusts your clocks completely into vacation mode, and places a temporary pause on any matters that don’t have holiday at the heart of it. That’s the magic of Salt Rock, on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal that answers to the call of an idyllic tropical getaway. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean and its long stretches of dreamy beaches, its warmhearted communities with their quaint cafés and seaside eateries, and the bountiful nature trails for hiking, cycling, running and exploring the wilderness that sweeps the surrounding areas are enough attributes to entice the entire crew. Especially those who enjoy the beach, a bucket and spade, a paddle and a decent surf.
Just north of Ballito in the heart of Salt Rock, directly on the magnificent Tiffany’s beach that stretches out for a whole kilometre, 18 on Hewitt opens its verandah shutters onto a swimming pool, lush green lawn and a sun-lounger deck peering over the beach, and leading you all the way into the ocean. Only a wooden stairway and some sand separates you from the waves. Six gorgeous bedrooms – three of which are on the top floor, overlooking the beach with ensuite bathrooms, whilst the others nestle themselves as a comfy king with a separate full bathroom, and two individual ensuite bunk rooms – span around the spacious open-plan living, dining and entertaining spaces. A separate kitchen sits at the back of the house, just around the corner from a sheltered gathering spot around a fire-pit and cosy TV-room – for those occasions when some would like a spot of sport, whilst the others prefer to gather around the long dining table adjacent the fully-stocked bar fridge witnessing a pod of dolphin darting through the surf.
It doesn’t take long for that vacation clock to kick-in and circumnavigate any to-do list. There is no urgency to be any place or tend to any thing other than what a tropical holiday puts forth. When you’re not singing along to that well-tailored playlist of sunny beats around the pool table, or throwing in some fancy culinary skills in the kitchen, or simply snoozing on the sofa with the warm ocean breeze, or happily wading about in the swimming pool, listening to the whip of the wind catching the kite-surfers, you’ll be on the sun-lounger, well-lathered in the nostalgic scent of a decent SPF, catching up on a juicy Jilly Cooper chapter before hitting the waves again, returning for a rinse under the outdoor shower, and back to the lounger, the love affair and your tipple of choice. It’s up to you how long you languidly settle on the lounger. You’ve earned the choice given the heroic bike ride you completed that morning before breakfast. A round of golf is on the cards for tomorrow. Let the easy evening roll in. You’re right at home, at this perfect holiday hideaway by the sea.
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Reviewed by Colleen Ogilvie
Max 8 adults & 1
2 kids per booking
It’s comfortable to have 6 adults (3
families) and 12 children.
No Pets Allowed
Based on 1 reviews
Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at 18 on Hewitt.
Thank you so much to you, the host and their staff for an absolutely magical stay. The attention to detail and hospitality completely exceeded my expectation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly be back. --- Jessica, Randburg
R9 000 - R20 500 per night