Coastal living

The ultimate coastal getaway


Direct Beach Access

During peak season - refreshments, life guards & volleyball


Relax & unwind

find your sanctuary


Holiday Apartments

The perfect getaway


Considered design

Barefoot luxury


Travel info about the area

“The way life should be lived”… come and relax along the breath-taking Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Situated inside Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, we ensure your safety and security for complete peace of mind. From our world-class golf course, to meandering mountain bike trails, beautiful and inspiring views over our vast and rolling greens, paddle boat on the lagoon and prime beach access – what more could you need for a memorable family vacation!

Acute attention to design and functionality across our holiday homes is perfect for a stress-free holiday. A blend of concrete, wood and glass components gives The Eighteenth boutique apartments a fresh and contemporary feel. From a dreamy couples’ retreat to a fun filled family and friends getaway, our soothing and tranquil atmosphere fits every guests’ needs. King Shaka International Airport is only a 45mins drive from Prince’s Grant Golf Estate.

Fronted by a vast coastline of picturesque Indian Ocean and year-round subtropical climate, The Eighteenth offers exclusive access to a pristine beach and lagoon. Take a fishing charter out for the day, play a round of golf or tennis or squash, relax and unwind on the pristine beach, take an exhilarating microlight flight or go mountain biking in the sugarcane fields, just to name a few of the activities available in the estate and around the neighbouring areas.

Once you’ve stayed with us, you will wish you’d never have to leave.

Prince’s Grant Golf Estate offers a lifestyle of natural beauty, quality relaxation and peace of mind. THE EIGHTEENTH self catering holiday apartments offers barefoot luxury, with indoor-outdoor open plan living areas that are luxuriously furnished and designed for comfort and relaxation.

THE EIGHTEENTH, Tom Morris Close, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, New Guelderland, KwaDukuza, 4480, South Africa

King Shaka International Airport in Durban (DUR) is 53km from THE EIGHTEENTH in Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, a comfortable 45min drive (53km). Click HERE for directions. You can book a shuttle service through Prince’s Grant Lodge +27 (0) 32 482 0005 or email or choose to hire a car at the airport.

Driving to Prince’s Grant feels like you are going off the beaten track, as you meander through sugar cane fields to find the welcoming sight of the Prince’s Grant Gates. When you arrive please register at reception (near the gate), to get beach access during your stay.

Kwa-Zulu Natal is said to be sunny all year round, so your chances of good weather during your stay is always excellent. The Dolphin coast has subtropical climates and tends to be more humid than inland areas.

Typically KZN enjoys hot and humid summers from October to April, with mild winters between May and September. The Indian ocean temperature peaks in the range of 25 – 27°C around 3 Feb and at the coldest, around 1 August at  20 – 22°C, making it pleasant for swimming and diving.

South Africans are great meat eaters with barbecue (braai) and stews being popular. Other dishes to look out for include Malay-influenced food in Cape Town (eg. bobotie) biltong (dried meat) boerewors (sausage) and game. KZN is well known for it’s Indian cuisine, the curries are exceptional, and as street food the “bunny chow” is a must.

Surrounded by two oceans, South Africa is great for seafood. Look for the SASSI (Southern Africa Sustainable Seafood Intiative) sign in restaurants to ensure that the seafood is sustainably sourced.

Fruit and vegetables are of a high standard and though South Africa is a meat-loving society, most restaurants will have vegetarian options and most major towns will have at least one vegetarian restaurant. Mielie pap (maize porridge), eaten with stew, is the staple of most of the population. South Africa’s wines are superb.

  • Capital of South Africa: Pretoria (Tshwane)
  • Population of South Africa: 54 million
  • Languages in South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Time in South Africa: GMT+2
  • International dialling code in South Africa: +27
  • Voltage in South Africa: 220/230 AC (250 in Pretoria), 50 Hz
  • Money in South Africa: South African Rand (ZAR). Credit cards and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted except in remote areas, where you’ll need to carry cash. Tipping is generally expected and very welcome as wages are often low.

Tap water is generally safe in South Africa’s cities. However, you should stick to purified water in rural areas. The worst health hazard you’re likely to encounter is the sun.

Most of South Africa is malaria free. Public hospitals are fairly well-equipped in most urban areas and private hospitals are of an excellent standard.

South Africa has had its fair share of crime but most travellers visit without incident. Limit the risk of being mugged or car-jacked by keeping valuables out of view, car doors locked and windows rolled-up. Also, bearing in mind the country’s high HIV rate, travellers should take precautions.

Fun for Kids

With direct beach access, 3 swimming pools, a tennis court, squash court, lagoon with canoes to hire as well as a Water Play ground for small children, there is plenty of fun in the sun to be had!

Just up the road in Zinkwasi is Sugar Bay, a children’s holiday camp that offers sleepover camps for children between the ages of 7 and 17 years old. We are open every school holiday for holiday camps.

Based in in the next door town of Zinkwazi, 20km. You can relax at THE EIGHTEENTH knowing that your kids are having the time of there life not too far away.

Click HERE to visit their website and find out more or to make a booking.

Shopping & Markets

Tiffany’s and The Litchi Orchard are 31 minutes drive from Prince’s Grant from the N2 take exit 214 on to Salt Rock Road. Tiffany’s has a Super Spar (for grocery Shopping) several restaurants and shops.

The Litchi Orchard offers Farmers’ Market 9:00 to 13:00 SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH and Night Market 17:00 to 21:00 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. We can also highly recommend Sage Cafe & Deli.

Ballito Junction, regional Mall is 36 minutes drive away, and offers shopping, movies, restaurants and more.

Other Activities

Mountain bike trails Hola Trails or Enquire at The Prince’s Grant Lodge for details about MTB tours in the area.

On Route from the airport you could stop at Sibaya Casino for a turn at the tables, or to try restaurants or the Mangwanani Spa 

Charter fishing off the Dolphin Coast is an experience not to be missed and Ocean Echo Fishing Charters offer an exhilarating surf launch off Zinkwazi Beach.

Give a present with a difference or treat yourself to a micro light flip along the Dolphin Coast. The Ballito Microlight School operates 7 days a week, weather permitting.

For more information on things to do in the area click HERE

Golfers Paradise

Prince's Grant Golf Estate

For long term Golf Cart Rental over the holidays you can contact Unlimited Golf Carts to make arrangements 032 586 1572

Take a Golf Tour of the North Coast

The KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, often referred to as the Dolphin Coast, boasts some of South Africa’s top golf courses. Prince’s Grant is the jewel in the crown but we are happy to share our expertise and assist with putting together a golfing circuit either for you as an individual or for a touring group.

Groups of up to 16 golfers can make use of our Mercedes Sprinter when based at Prince’s Grant and we will do the rest. Zimbali, Umhlali Club and Simbithi championship golf courses are all within a 25 minute drive of Prince’s Grant.