A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Stay a little longer with us in one of our unique suites or residences, offering as much unrestrained luxury as you need. For every three nights booked you'll receive the third night absolutely free!
Allow yourself to be reminded of what magnificence really feels like with an extended escape at The Milestone.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, leaving at 11am
Boarding from 10.30am at Ashford Castle Pier, join local historian and boat captain Patrick Luskin as he takes you on a fascinating journey through time. Enjoy breath-taking scenery on Lough Corrib, with its 365 islands and surrounding Connemara Mountains. Highlights include, The Old Steamers Quay and views of Lord Ardilaun’s Obelisk. This Cruise all year.
Island traditional music cruise
Duration: 2 hours, leaving at 2.45pm
Boarding from 2.30pm at Ashford Castle Pier, this two-hour cruise operates between June 1st and September 30th. Explore the lakes most famous island set on 100 beautiful acres of state-owned forest park. While on the island enjoy a guided tour of St. Patrick's 5th Century Monastic site. Our resident musician entertains guests along the way with music, stories and song.
Island and live traditional music cruises:
Advance bookings are highly recommended.
Alternatively, take a private guided trip by handcrafted wooden boat on Lough Corrib and to its many beautiful islands.Explore more