A warm welcome to Ansteys Beach

A popular and long standing family run establishment (est. 1999), we offer affordable accommodation, warm hospitality, a great atmosphere and are ideally located just 50 metres from the beach at Ansteys Beach on the Bluff – a leafy suburb 15 kilometres south of Durban, and 40 kilometres from King Shaka Airport.

Our accommodation options are set over three properties with a lovely tropical garden and a swimming pool, we offer : 

  • Free super fast fibre Wi-Fi
  • 11 fully equipped thoughtfully decorated Self-Catering Apartments (2, 4 or 6 sleepers)
  • Private Rooms (airconditioned) (Backpackers)
  • Budget Backpacker Cabins (dorms, doubles, twins, single rooms)
  • Secure off street and parking behind remote gates
  • DSTV (Hotel Package) in all Self-Catering Apartments, Private Rooms and TV Lounge
  • Small Licensed Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Heidi’s Café on site (quaint café serving breakfast, good filter coffee and homebaked treats

Favoured by business and leisure travellers, sports & tour groups, our accommodation caters for all budgets in a  welcoming, ‘beachy’ and homely establishment that has many happy guests returning time and time again. Perfect for anyone who wants to relax, unwind and enjoy a restful beach break in a safe, happy and friendly environment.

Ideal home base as we are close to many shops, shopping centres and restaurants, as well as all the major tourist attractions in KZN such as uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino, the ICC and the Sports Stadiums.

For our business clients, our accommodation is within close proximity to all the industrial centres – Jacobs, Maydon Wharf, Prospecton, Clairwood, Bayhead, Wentworth.

Experience our beautiful unspoilt & lifeguard protected beaches, warm seawater all year round, good swimming and surfing beaches, kiddies paddling pools at Ansteys and at Brighton Beach, a lovely tidal pool and amazing rock pools to explore at low tide. Fun for everyone!

Take an early morning stroll to the beach, armed with a steaming cup of coffee or tea to watch the ocean come alive with the most spectacular sunrises. More often than not the dolphins will delight you with their playful antics and the whales are a regular spectacular sight at Anstey’s Beach.

Relax by the poolside in our tropical garden, or go for a late afternoon swim in the sea or walk on the beach.

Ansteys is unique in that we encourage and enjoy a great cosmopolitan atmosphere – international travelling backpackers, South African holidaymakers, business people, contract workers – all get along and it makes for a good, happy mix!

We look forward to welcoming you! – Tash, Rudy and the Anstey’s crew 


Guest Reviews

  •   The location and rooms were worth the trip. The reception was good and the staff was helpful. The only problem is that they advertise the venue as offering free WIFI and this is even written in the rooms yet you have to pay for that...More

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  •   We had a lovely time at ansteys backpackers and i Highly recommend it to any one. Wel done ansteys crew you did great please keep it up. Will use your accomadation again in future. You will be our home away from home from now on.

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  •   We wonderful time the rooms are beautiful and clean. it is so close to the beach. the staff is really friendly and always willing to assist. the guy who worked at night during our stay from the 5-8 September was so friendly i forgot his name but he wears glasses. he was so cool and friendly, thank you so much guy! but the guy who worked during the day was not. there are hidden costs as well so watch out for that. but all in all it was a great place to stay. i would visit it again.

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  •   we were travelling to Durban and needed accommodation at the last minute. I found Ansteys and phoned them to book the accommodation. what an awesome experience. I will definitely be staying there again when we go on leave. it might have been for one evening...More

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  •   Had a very nice and relaxed time there. Will go back any day. People are friendly and helpfull.“Very laid back and relaxed”. They way to live.”Price is right, scenery is fabulous, accommodation is well maintained, clean and comfortable. The host of this venue is quite...More

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