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The Saffron House

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Minibar, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of The Saffron House

The Saffron House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Salt Rock with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

8,2/10 Very good

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
15 Robbins Road, Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, 4391

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Durban Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)


  • Ray's Kitchen - 4 min drive
  • Salt Cafe - 5 min drive
  • BBM Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Sage - 5 min drive
  • Fig Tree Restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

The Saffron House

The Saffron House offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 300 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a terrace and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Babysitting


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Area shuttle within 10 km*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting services

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 300 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 100 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 9 PM and 11 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 100

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Saffron House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Saffron House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Saffron House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Saffron House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Saffron House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Saffron House?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Saffron House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 300 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Saffron House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. There's a charge of ZAR 100 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Saffron House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Sibaya Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Saffron House and nearby?
Have fun with activities like parasailing, scuba diving, and body boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Saffron House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fig Tree Restaurant (2.9 mi), The Waterberry (3.1 mi), and Mozambik Ballito (3.4 mi).
Does The Saffron House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

chris, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Single night, room good, breakfast good, all ok!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

My stay at Saffron
Enjoyed my stay, received everything I wanted but was upset by the early check in charge. I was billed despite phoning ahead and receiving confirmation that it was okay to check in early.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great place
We had a great couple of days at Saffron House. The owner was helpful but not obtrusive. The bathroom was great and the room was a good size. The location is good, near the beach.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful and enjoyable
I stayed for one night during off-season. Arrived late and was warmly welcomed to my upgraded room in the second building. The room and the bathroom was very spacious and I enjoyed it a lot. In the morning I received great breakfast choices: from cereals through toast to omelet made on my request. I would definitely recommend the stay.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Neat and clean but lacks character
Arrival at the Saffron House was a bit like a comedy of errors as the owner got my friend and I muddled up. Every question that was put to Ian was answered with 'It's in the book in the room!' He is not exactly a people person. The room was neat and clean but characterless. The TV was placed in an awkward position which made it difficult to view. A mini bar was provided but no safe for valuables which in South Africa is a requirement. No complimentary shampoo/toilet soap etc was provided. A kettle, two coffee mugs and minimal supply of tea, coffee and sugar and milk was provided daily. There was free WiFi however.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Perfect place for quick stopover
Great stay on our stopover from Durban airport to leave early morning for safari. Ian the owner picked us up from the airport and was very accommodating in recommending an easy place for dinner. Lovely quiet room by the pool, and as we were leaving before breakfast the next morning Ian graciously packed a breakfast to go for us. Small complaint was our door handle stuck the first time we closed the door and wouldn't open the door, but I am sure this is fixed by now as he was going to replace it as soon as we checked out. Only other comment is the bathroom mat was very tired, a fresh white one would really make a difference! Other than that, all good and would defo stay again.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great place to stay
The B&B was tastefully decorated with a country french decor, the grounds kept neatly groomed, the staff very accommodating and friendly, our room was clean and very romantic with a lush comfy bed. Great location, nice staff but could use more parkin.
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