The SpaceThe Maritime Unit is attached to the main property but still has a separate entrance. It looks out onto the garden and has sea views. It has a queen sized bed (can be changed to two singles), a mini kitchen with microwave, electric frying pan, toaster, kettle, mini oven etc. and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, big tub and bidet. It can sleep up to 3 guests (we can add in an extra single bed). Guest Accessbeach (the property is situated on the beach)
boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
boat trips (less than 5km)
braai / barbecue
on site fishing (less than 3km)
golf (less than 5km)
kitchen (fully equipped)
laundry facilities (laundry will be charged at ZAR50 per load)
medical facilities (less than 5km)
microwave and mini oven in unit
nature trail (less than 2km)
restaurant (less than 5km)
television with satellite TV in room
whale watching (less than 10km) Interaction with GuestsWe are friendly, open and hospitable but also discreet. The guests have separate access to us and therefore will have as much privacy as they need and can choose whether they wish to interact with us. Alize has been open for over 5 years and we have experience dealing with guests from all over the world. The NeighborhoodBlythedale Beach is situated 50 minutes north of Durban on the Dolphin Coast. It has excellent beaches on virgin coastline with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Large pods of dolphins regularly swim past and whales visit between July and November. There is a lagoon within walking distance, which falls within the Umvoti river conservancy, this means its abundant bird life, picturesque setting and incredible sunsets are all protected. Blythedale was voted as the best managed coastline in Natal 2 years in a row.
Fishing, musseling and crayfishing are all possible with the appropriate licenses.
Excellent shopping and dining is available in Ballito (25 minutes to the South) and Gateway Mall (45 minutes to the south). Kwa-Dukuza, site of the Shaka and Albert Luthuli memorials, is 10 minutes away and offers a bustling atmosphere in which to explore the interesting variety of shops where a good bargain is always to be had.
For those keen for an adrenaline rush there are several options available. Within close range one can find and organise microlight flights, scuba diving, hunting ,deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching and surfing.
For golf fanatics there are 5 golf courses within a 30-km range. Prince's Grant and Zimbali are both in incredibly scenic settings and are a must play for the avid golfer.
Blythedale is ideally situated to provide effortless accessibility to Natals' real gems, its nature parks and reserves. Lake Mkuze and several other private reserves. Ushaka Marine world is a stunning aquarium that's recently been opened and is definitely worth a visit and the Umgeni bird park is also a must see.
So whatever your pleasure, Alize Beach Cottage is definitely somewhere you'll be welcome to enjoy the pleasures of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, Jewel of the Zulu Kindom. Getting AroundYou would need to rent a car to be able to get around the area. Other Things to NoteWe have a housekeeper who can do your laundry and ironing at extra cost (R50 per load).