Iconic beachfront hotel: for sale

Iconic beachfront hotel

Scottburgh, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa


2 450 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Hotel
Bedrooms: 56
Bathrooms: 56
Parking: 50
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 4 Star

The Cutty Sark Hotel is a privately owned and managed full service hotel situated right on the main beach of Scottburgh, just 45 minutes drive from Durban, amidst 14 acres of beautifully manicured grounds surrounded by lush indigenous vegetation.

Ideally located for a holiday catering to the whole family, it is a central accommodation hub for a variety of wonderful activities for all age groups and walks of life - from a day of shopping in Durban or Amanzimtoti, visits to nearby CrocWorld, leisurely hours spent on one of the many surrounding golf courses or adventure sports activities at Oribi Gorge or with our on-site dive charters - the friendly staff will welcome you back after each day's activities to settle you in and make you feel right at home!




PROPERTY ADDRESS: Beachfront.. P.O. Box 3, Scottburgh , 4180  RSA. Tel. +27 39 976 1230 __  Fax +27 39 976 2197


Erf  1253  Scottburgh

Registration Division                                  ET

Title Deed No.                                             T1576/1978

Registered Owners                                     Freeland Park Investments (Pty) Ltd

Title deed Description                                Erf  1253

Area                                                           45 341 sq meters


Erf   901  Scottburgh

Registration Division                                ET

Title Deed  No.                                          T 1555/1955

Registered Owners                                   Freeland Park Investments (Pty) Ltd

Title Deed description                              Erf 901

Area                                                         8 596 sq meters

Erf:  901  &  1253  Scottburgh    -  Cutty Sark Hotel


The property comprises of TWO adjacent sites on which one has been developed the Cutty Sark Hotel  (901) and the other (1253) being vacant. The Hotel is located on the northern beach front on the outskirts of Scottburgh and has easy access to the Old Main Road (R102) which in turn can be accessed from the N2  Freeway within minutes.

Scottburgh is a well known and sought after holiday destination on the upper South Coast being 45 min drive south from Durban, I hour from King Shaka International airport, and 45 min drive north to Margate. The property is highly sought after as it fronts onto the magnificent fully protected bathing & surfing beach for about 350 meters and is also a  popular launching area for boats chartering for diving on the well known Aliwal Shoal Reef.

Scottburgh and surrounds offers modern amenities such as shopping centres. Doctors, Schools, Dive Centres and world class Golf Courses .

The hotel has been developed as a fully functional full service hotel known as Cutty Sark and has been under the same ownership & management for 35 years. It comprises the following:

  • 56 en suite rooms (20 of which are 2 roomed suites)

All rooms are sea facing with private bathrooms

  • Dining Room (100 seater)
  • Kitchen
  • Entertainment Area
  • Bar Area and Terrace Dance/Function Room
  • 2 Conference rooms / Fully air con...Seating up to 120 pers
  • Staff accommodation and facilities
  • Managers House
  • Quarter Deck Ladies Bar
  • Games Room
  • Dive Centre

The property is in a good state of repair with a well maintained appearance


The approximate gross building extent is as follows;

Main Wing of Hotel                                                    1536  sq meters

New Wing                                                                     672

Reception Area                                                             456

Managers House                                                           450

Conference Facilities                                                     286

TOTAL                                                                        3400  SQ METERS


There are no lease agreements or bonds on the property



Erf  1253 has a split zoning whereby approximately 10,500 sq meters (23%) is zoned Community Residential 3 and the balance of the property 38 481 sq meters (77%) is zoned Active Open Space. The applicable controls are

1.TOWN PLANNING INFORMATION  -  Permitted (Erf 1253 Scottburgh)

Zoning                                           Community Residential 3

FAR /Bulk                                       0,5 (5250 sq meters)

Permitted Height                             3  Storeys

Permitted Coverage                        35% (3675 Sq Meters)

Building Lines                                 Beachfront ; 45,72 m

                                                    Side ;  4,5m

                                                    Rear;   4,5m

Municipal Valuation                         3.3 m S.A Rand

1.TOWN PLANNING INFORMATION – Actual (Erf 1253 Scottburgh)

Zoning                                          Community Residential 3

FAR /Bulk                                      Vacant  Land

Actual Height                                 Vacant  Land

Actual  Coverage                           Vacant  Land

Building Lines                                Vacant  Land

Parking Provided                           Vacant Land



Inquiries have been made into the development potential of erf  901 and erf 1253.

Options include the rezoning of the land in order to increase the bulk, thus through rezoning erf  901 from Community Residential 2 to Community Residential 3 and by tying both 901 & 1253 by a noterial deed to combine the bulk;  there is a possibility of increasing the bulk above the current allowed amount of 19072 sq meters. The opportunity is there to develop either a hotel resort, time share resort or residential/holiday apartments

2.Town Planning Information – Permitted  (Erf 901 Scottburgh)

ZONING                                       Community Residential 2

FAR/BULK                                     1.0  (8596 sq meters)

PERMITTED HEIGHT                       4  Storeys

PERMITTED COVERAGE                  35%  (3008 Sq Meters)

PARKING REQUIREMENTS:             1 Covered per unit – 1 visitor parking per 2 units

BUILDING LINES                            Beach Frontage  45.72 m

                                                    Side  4.5m

                                                    Rear 4.5m

2.Town Planning Information – Actual  (Erf  901 Scottburgh)

ZONING                                        Hotel

FAR / BULK                                    0,39 (Approx 3400 sq meters)

ACTUAL HEIGHT                            3 Storeys

ACTUAL COVERAGE                       19 % (Approx 1700 sq meters)

PARKING PROVIDED                      Approx 50 open bays

BUILDING LINES                           Not Measured


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Key features

The hotel has 56 comfortably furnished, sea facing rooms which enjoy spectacular views of the glorious golden sandy beaches, Indian Ocean and horizon beyond. All rooms have tea / coffee making facilities, a built in safe, TV with MNet & limited DSTV channels and an overhead ceiling fan.

Twin Rooms: Two single beds with one en-suite bathroom. These rooms accommodate up to 2 guests.

Double Rooms: One or two double beds with en-suite bathroom. These rooms accommodate up to 4 guests.

Family Suites: Two sea facing bedrooms - Main bedroom has two double beds & the second bedroom has two single beds. These rooms accommodate up to 6 guests.

Conference Centre

The hotel has three superb conference venues which offer seating for up to 120 delegates. The conference venues provided are fully air-conditioned and equipped with standard modern conference facilities, including Dry Wipe Boards, FlipCharts, Screens, Lectern and Telephone.

The peaceful surrounds, breathtaking views and close proximity to Scottburgh beach are ideal to host team building and training workshops. The hotel itself, with spectacular views, beautifully designed dining aera, spacious terrace, two bars and many other facilities; offer businesses a wonderful setting for product launches, brainstorming sessions or corporate presentations. Arrangements can be made to decorate / theme conference rooms to accommodate special occasions or product launches.

Cocktails and buffet style meals are provided. A limited open bar can be arranged with Management.

Secure parking in an ample spaced parking lot with 24 hour security protection is available.

Restaurant & Dining

At our hotel, we have become specialists in creating wide and varied buffets, from breakfast to carvery dinners - creating meals catering to all tastes, all walks of life and for all ages to enjoy.

To add to your dining experience, we also run a number of themed dinner evenings creating exquisite dishes from a variety of country's traditional cuisines including South African, American, Easter / Oriental and English.

Lounge, Bar & Games Room

A beautiful lounge area with FREE Wifi access welcomes guests to enjoy the gorgeous views whilst catching up on emails or social networking or simply enjoying a cup of coffee with a good book. The hotel has 2 fully stocked bars where guests can enjoy a quiet drink after dinner or a leisurely walk on the beach.

Our games room will keep guests, young and old, entertained for hours with a pool table, tennis table, darts, arcade games & a small library.

Swimming Pool & Play Area

A crystal clear, large swimming pool is situated at the bottom of our expansive garden which borders Scottburgh beach where guests can cool off and soak up our glorious south coast sunshine. The pool area is fully furnished with comfortable lounges, chairs, tables and umbrellas.

Situated close to the pool is the children's play area which has a kiddies splash-pool, trampoline and swings offering hours of fun for our younger guests.

Scuba Diving on Aliwal Shoal

Whether you are a beginner diver or have years of experience, Scuba Xcursion has the diving package to suite you. Based at the Cutty Sark, trips to the world renowned Aliwal Shoal are done daily which promise new and exciting adventures on every dive!

Scuba Xcursion are a child friendly dive centre offering Try-Dive sessions in their onsite pool allowing children to have the experience of underwater breathing in a safe and controlled environment.


Rocky Bay Mountain Biking Trails have trails for both novice and experienced mountain bikers. Riders are amazed at the variety of track and spectacular scenery that is available.

The Trails are a system of marked mountain biking trails (marked in orange ) and running Trails (marked in green) on Ellingham Estate Farm.


Golfers are spoilt for choice along the sunny south coast of KwaZulu-Natal with more than 20 courses available to play on within an hours drive of Scottburgh. Scottburgh town is home to a gorgeous 18 hole course which showcases magnificent sea views and a short drive down the coast to Pennington allows golfers the opportunity to play on two of the south coast's most famed courses - Selborne Park Golf Course and Umdoni Golf Course.

Nature Reserves

The area has several, beautiful nature reserves, ideal for daily outings. Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve boasts a wide variety of different habitats which provide a haven and shelter for a diversity of wildlife. Umdoni Park Nature Trails is an area of exceptional natural beauty and one of the last remaining coastal forests in South Africa. Just up the road from the hotel is the famed CrocWorld Conservation Centre set in a large botanical garden, home to hundreds of crocodiles, over 200 free flying birds in a walk-through aviary, a snake tunnel and a farmyard with animals that kids love.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin


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