Port Edward, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
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Type: Hotel Resort
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Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KZN-Natal in South Africa. It lies north of the Umtanvuma Gorge which includes the Umtamvuma River which is the border between KZN-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. The coastline between Port Edward and Hibberdene to the north is popularly known as the Hibiscus Coast because of its lush sub-tropical gardens.
It is also famous for the Red Desert, reputed to be the smallest desert in the world. Getaway magazine 26 November 2018 claims that the Red Desert is the smallest desert in the world.
There are many tourist seasons that influence Port Edward but the most significant is the Christmas / New Year period spanning from early December to mid-January. Port Edward's Silver Beach hosts an annual New Year's Eve party frequented by youths whilst on New Year's Day itself, families populate the beach for continued celebrations. Another main season coincides with the Sardine Run natural phenomenon usually occurring from late May to mid-July. Recently large retail franchises (Boxer Superstores, Shoprite Holdings) have shown interest in Port Edward. With the local economy growing, the town is set for a bright future.
In 1831 there was a crisis between the settlers in Port Natal (Durban) and Dingane, the Zulu king. Some settlers boarded a ship that was in the harbour and the others, including Henry Francis Fynn and his family, fled down the coast. The Zulu warriors caught up with them where Port Edward is today and massacred the fleeing settlers, which included local tribespeople of Langeni, on a hill called Isandlundlu (in English, shaped like a hut). The place has been known ever since as Tragedy Hill and its slopes are still littered with the bones of the victims.
In 1552, the Portuguese carrick "Sao Joao" ran aground at Port Edward and this is the first time in recorded history that peoples from Europe met peoples from South Africa.
In 1878, the ship "The Ivy" ran aground on Leisure Bay area beach.
In 1925, the area was partly owned by TK Pringle, and he named the inland portion Banner Rest as this was where he wished to "strike his banner". The village was laid out and was named Port Edward in honour of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.
The first holiday cottage in Port Edward was a shack built among the sand dunes in the early days by transport rider Edward Stafford. Unaware of their motility, however, he was surprised and dismayed to see his fine creation swallowed up. The area was subjected to several name changes as property was bought and sold, but the practice came to an end in 1952 when the town of Port Edward was ceremoniously dedicated to the then Prince of Wales.
BOASTING STATE OF THE ART ROOMS AND CONFERENCE FACILITIES
Splendid Inn Port Edward boasts 104 rooms and excellent conference facilities that are ideal for product launches or corporate events. The Tuscan-styled rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and provide the utmost comfort to all guests.
LUXURIOUS LAYOUT AND RELAXING ATMOSPHERE
Guests can enjoy a host of activities located nearby, which include swimming, fishing, golf and more. After a full day outdoors, the Old mariner's Restaurant turns meal times into a full dining experience, with its open-plan layout, relaxing atmosphere and tantalising menu.
EXPERIENCE THE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
The immediate area of Umtamvuna offers a wide variety of interesting places to visit, like the Beaver Creek Coffee Farm, Leisure Bay, various arts and crafts studios, nature and game reserves and other wonderful travel sites. The beauty of this coastal town lies in the serene natural surrounds and whether you soak in some sun on one of the many beaches, or venture forth to explore with rod, club, bike or snorkel – the Hibiscus Coast will enchant you.
Discover superior conference and meeting venues with the backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
Situated 1km from the city centre amongst lush coastal hillsides, you will find Splendid Inn Port Edward. With plenty of local tourist attractions as well as incredible views of the Indian Ocean, Splendid Inn Port Edward is the ideal getaway for business professionals to unwind while still getting the job done.
SUPERIOR CONFERENCE AND MEETING VENUES
Our conference facilities accommodate up to 150 delegates including a boardroom seating 12 delegates. Our friendly and capable staff are available to personalise your conference package to your needs.
THE STANDARD OF LUXURY AND CLASS
Our Hotel Resort has 104 rooms which all live up to the standard of luxury with a personalised Tuscan-styled touch of class. Conference delegates can overnight in style and comfort in any of our offered rooms on-site. Our Hotel Resort also boasts a world-class golf course for the avid golfer to enjoy. Other activities nearby include swimming and fishing.
Conference organisers can expect excellent service standards, flawless event co-ordination and tailor-made packages to suit every need.
The standard conference package includes:
* All other audiovisual requirements can be arranged by the Hotel.
Our Hotel Resort sets the standard for Port Edward hotel rooms.
Available in Double and Twin bed setups.
Rooms include Tea & coffee facilities and a convenient workstation for guests wanting to relax in the comfort of their rooms.
AMENITIES & FACILITIES
A variety of luxury suites in Port Edward.
One, Two and Three-Bedroom Suites are available to provide spacious accommodation for the individual or family exploring Port Edward.
Spacious and elegant, our suites are firm favourites for local and international business and leisure travellers. Rooms include a variety of different bed setups, a separate lounge area and well-positioned workstation.
AMENITIES & FACILITIES
Spacious family accommodation in Port Edward.
Spacious and modern, our family rooms are firm favorites for local and international business and leisure travellers. Rooms sleep 4 and include a spacious Double bed and sleeper sofa, and a well-positioned workstation.
AMENITIES & FACILITIES
OLD MARINER’S RESTAURANT
A place to unwind, relax, and enjoy exceptional food & good wine.
Our menu reflects our Hotel Resort's ethic of working closely with local farmers and fishermen to ensure that our team of chefs have the very best of seasonal produce, caught and grown locally.
Our food can be described as Modern African with a Retro influence – simple and effective, ensuring that the taste and composition of each dish is executed with perfection.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.