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

  •   What a fabulous stay at Ansteys Beach. My husband and I were there for our annivesary. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Just few steps from our room to the beach. The place was very neat and tidy. We had a great fun!!!!

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  •   Thank you for an absolute amazing stay. The staff were excellent. My unit was well equipped and I couldn't make a better choice than Ansteys. I will most definitely go back in future. I enjoyed every moment of my short but more than pleasant stay. Most recommended!

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  •   Very nice place owners are extremely friendly, child friendly and it's close to evething. Nice overview of the sea, braai area spot on would recommend any one to stay their great place

    Thank you for the stay.

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  •   I’ve had the luxury of traveling the globe and staying in all sorts of weird and wonderful places. Ansteys Beach Backpackers is by far the BEST accomadation I’ve ever stayed in. Clean, friendly vibes and just a short stroll to a world class beach. Highly...More

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  •   We spend 5 weeks at Ansteys and we had such an amazing time! Our two small children played in the pool every day and there is also a little childrens play area. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Heidi's cafe on the premises is...More

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