The Hooting Owl


The Hooting Owl is located in Marina Beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, also known as the “Golf Coast”.

Marina Beach , is often referred to as “The Honolulu” of the South Coast, approximately two hours drive south from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

The guest house is set in a sub-tropical forest, with valley views and prolific bird life. This hidden jewel was custom-built to blend harmoniously into its surroundings.

For complete peace, quiet and privacy, with views over a conservation area from the pool deck. We provide the visitor with good quality, affordable self-catering accommodation.

Unique Offerings

We welcome all race groups, cultures and sexual orientation.

The guest house can also be booked as a clothing optional retreat for naturist groups by special arrangement.

The Hooting Owl is a unique African Thatch Bush-Veld Lodge set in a coastal environment.  

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This is a very spacious self-catering unit, with three double en-suite bedrooms under thatch. All bedrooms have queen-sized beds sleeping two people each, i.e. a maximum of SIX people. Each double room has an en-suite rock effect shower, rock effect basin and a toilet. A floor fan and a hair dryer are supplied. The rooms are located on a separate wing with their own entrance overlooking the pool. The 100% percale linen, goose down pillows and duvets provided are to European standard. Hand and bath towels are also supplied, but guests must provide their own pool and/or beach towels.

There is a large, comfortable TV lounge adjoining the fully fitted kitchen, both overlook the pool area. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery, utensils and crockery for six people. The main appliances are gas and electric counter top hotplates, double oven, microwave, toaster and dishwasher.

The large dinning room contains two sets of tables and chairs, which can seat six or eight people respectively. A shutter opens on to the dinning room from the kitchen for ease of access when serving food.

Wooden decks surround the communal fresh water pool, which has views of the forest. The pool can be heated to 28 degrees C. in winter on request at an additional charge of R250 per day. Minimum two days required to heat the pool to the optimum temperature. A change room, toilet and two showers are located next to the pool and all weather communal braai area.

NOTE: This unit may not be suitable for physically challenged adults or the elderly, due to the steep steps down to the unit from the parking area. Families with small children should also take note of the fact that the swimming pool is not protected by a fence or pool net. All children using the pool area must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, regardless of whether they can swim or not.

The Scops-Owl Suite has its own entrance, via a private patio, ideal for a sundowner or braai. The suite has rustic features in a modern style with a queen-size bed, en-suite glass shower, modern basin and toilet. A small fitted kitchen, with stove, microwave, toaster, and all utensils and crockery. There is a small dining nook and TV area with SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DStv Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DStv. This unit is ideal for a couple on an intimate getaway weekend or a family with up to two small children (under five). A camping cot or small single bed can be provided on request.

Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

The self-contained guest cottage is double storey, which can accommodate up to a maximum of eight people. On the ground floor the master bedroom with queen-size bed, has an en-suite bathroom, which also boasts an outside shower area in a secluded garden. The second bedroom, also with a queen-size bed, shares the second bathroom with the upstairs family room.

The open plan kitchen/dining/TV lounge area completes the downstairs floor plan. The TV has SABC and ‘E’ channels and a DStv Decoder. Guests must supply the decoder “smart card” to activate DStv. The kitchen is fully fitted with counter top stove, under counter oven, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. The unit has utensils and crockery for eight people. Upstairs, there is a very spacious family room with four three-quarter sized single beds.

Bedding, bed linen, hand towels and bath towels are supplied. Guests must bring their own pool/beach towels.

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