Up in flames
The fire pit is cosy.
You are settling into a comfy pillow with your book and a drink in hand while you listen to the soothing sound of the waves a few feet away. The fire pit has a view over the ocean while the sun sets in Umhlanga. It is a place inviting good company to enjoy the glowing flames of the fire pit. The fire pit at the North star Micro Hotel is a social circle by the sea ready for cooking marshmallows, sippings drinks and having cheerful conversations.
Up in Smoke
The kitchen is cooking.
Simple, straightforward, and delicious. The result of a barbecue is mouth-watering with smokey flavours. You can cook seafood, grill vegetables and barbecue meat
to savour every bite next to the fire.
The North Star Micro Hotel Kitchen
Chef Kaylin in the kitchen offer dishes and recipes with local Durban spice and flair. You have a full breakfast menu with a Chef’s choice to order.
The Mexi bowl is a trusted favourite. If you prefer a meaty lunch, the burger is super tasty. There are also fish dishes to enjoy in the sea breeze.
You can select a lunch or dinner buffer. To read more about all the options, please visit the menu on the website.
The dinner menu offers many tasty dishes. Enjoy calamari or Pan seared hake if you enjoy fish. The meat dishes are Fillet steak, The Beef burger and a meat board with a selection of meats. To try the local flavour, order the Butter chicken curry.
The lime & sodas are flowing.
It is lockdown which means a booze ban in South Africa. There are few things more exciting than popping a bottle of bubbly with an ocean view. Instead, the Belvedere bar will serve you spritz and bubbly alcohol-free cocktails and drinks to enjoy with your meal by the pool and the fire pit. Lime and soda is always a refreshing drink to sip on.
Sardine Braai Instigators
A sardine braai is a way to go.
With all the action on the coastline, someone had to instigate a sardine braai. It is a feeding frenzy in the surf and for the locals who enjoy fish on the braai. The nets filled up with loads of silver sardines.
Sardines are rich and oily. Sardines on the braai cooked in flames and butter lemon fish basting is a treat. Few things feel more like a fish braai than cooking sardines on the open fire. Fire cooked sardines are flaky, tender and delicious.
A few of the best spices to cook within Durban are
coriander, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, chilli powder, and ginger make up part of a Durban curry essential ingredient.
Both curry powder and masala spice mixes can are aromatic. Masala is a warming aromatic blend, and curry powder is more of an earthy blend. Both these spice mixes add aromatic flavours and taste to your dishes.
You need a feel-good story.
Look to the North
In times of lockdown and National unrest, you need a feel-good story. A view of the ocean, drink next to the pool, a night away from home are options.
An entertaining conversation in the fire pit and the warmth of the Umhlanga winter air can work. Sun on your skin and calm, warm winter nights is on offer at the North Star Micro Hotel.
Every Sunday, you can sit down and enjoy potjiekos at the North Star Micro Hotel. It is a hearty winter meal fit for a King and Queen.
To book a room or a meal, visit or contact the beachfront property.
The North Star Micro Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks is open daily from breakfast to dinner, offering a safe lawn for kids to play on and private access to the beach. Please keep an eye on your kids and always accompany kids to the beach.
If you love a bit of adventure and excitement, book a guided fishing experience from the North Star Micro Hotel balcony.
Contact T: 076 611 4592
26 Eastmoor Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320