Rich grew up in Durban, but spent his weekends and holidays on the South Coast, crawling around his families Surf House. Lucky enough to score epic surf for most of his life, surfing is now everything to Rich. When he isn't surfing around South Africa with guests or showing them Africa's bush life, he is teaching surf lessons and running his surf camp.
from Republic of South Africa, November 2017
"My girlfriend and I had an amazing time"
Everybody who is working in this surfcamp/house is really nice and friendly. We had amazing 5 days in this house
Thank you very much
from Republic of South Africa, May 2017
"Amazing experience and wonderful people."
The surf instructors were super friendly and super professional. There is great comraderie amongst the guests, which are internationally diverse groups.
Amber and Derek (day & night managers) were helpful from the get-go. Welcoming, friendly and helpful -- it was easy to feel at home right away. Beautiful, casual location good for quiet relaxation including a massage if you like.
Joanna V. Switzerland
I had an amazing time with Ali and Rich. They are so friendly, they took care of me. We had great time surfing and Braai with everybody. The backpackers is so nice with a big garden, we are in the water with 2 min walking. It's really clean, we have towels and they clean the bed every morning ! Perfect...
Francisco Ffarrell Argentina
We had a great stay in umzumbe surf house, the house is super clean and comfortable. Right in front to the beach, beatiful garden. Rich and ali tooked care uf us making braai and taking us out for surfing! Great time, i will be back
A traveler South Africa
I absolutely loved it, the Surf house has a very homey feel. Thank you for the kind assistance. The weather may not have been in our favor but we still made the best out of our little getaway, the oceanic view was remarkable and absolutely breathtaking. I will definitely be back.
We combined a work/surf trip at Umzumbe for a week and the Beach House served as an ideal spot to do so! Awesome coastline and super friendly staff/team made for an ideal environment - if you're heading to Umzumbe, point your steering wheel in this direction.