This sub-tropical retreat on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean is only 30 minutes south of Durban International Airport. Life's frenetic momentum decelerates along this beautiful Sunshine Coast. A temperate climate and lush country setting ensure exceptional leisure: swim with dolphins, horse ride on nearby beach sands, and enjoy birding, fishing and scenic walking trails, as well as swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, and a resident Golf Pro at the dedicated indoor golf academy.
Selborne is famous for its large stately manor house and beautiful subtropical gardens that stretch to a private beach club that is only a few sandy footsteps to the beach. Woven around the natural rock and verdant indigenous coastal forest, the estate itself is home to duiker, mongoose, bushbuck and over 160 bird species and offers unequalled natural beauty and tranquility.
Selborne Hotel is known for its discreet and personalized service, with an elegant lounge, friendly pub and two superb dining rooms. The 49 rooms comprise of 1 Presidential suite overlooking the 18th green. 3 luxury double rooms in the main house, 9 private garden suites, and 36 individually decorated garden rooms. Selborne is particularly proud of its reputation for providing creative cuisine, including authentic curries and the finest of seafood.
A variety of gourmet options awaits you, with fine dining in the elegant restaurant seducing with a fusion of flavors and fine wines, or casual al fresco lunches amidst the ambiance and beauty of surrounding gardens and trees. While savoring pizza in the coffee bar or on the terrace, a loerie may serenade from the forests as a duiker passes silently by.
Selborne offers guests a number of facilities including:- Shuttles to Selborne's Private Beach Club with sparking pool and shower facilities, floodlit tennis courts, a resident Golf Pro - based in a dedicated indoor golf academy, the magnificent championship golf course, and a fully equipped health spa, and a superb conference centre seating up to 80 delegates. Additional facilities include bird watching, walking trails, children's entertainment centre, and the opportunity to dive off Aliwal Shoal, swim with dolphins, or horse ride on the nearby beaches.Take up the challenge of one of the most spectacular 18 holes in southern Africa. Wild coastal forest frames a superbly manicured course where the only disturbance may be one of nature's many creatures. Numerous water features demand accuracy but with the reward of breathtaking beauty at every turn.
With a wealth of top golf courses all situated within easy driving distance of Selborne the area has rightly earned the title "Golf Coast" of South Africa and which attracts players from all over the world, and as is one of the joys of this particular piece of paradise the weather is superb for most of the year, promising warm days and blue skies.
Stirred by the dawn, the forest beckons you to wake after a night securely cocooned in luxury. The choice is yours... the stately Presidential Suite, a luxury Garden or Golf Course Suite, a standard luxury Suite or a privately owned, fully equipped self-catering Villa. At Selborne, discreet but attentive staff will create "home from home" in Africa, pampering you with the personal service one can only get from a family run hotel.