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The long-fingered palm trees and almost constant sunshine of KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast begin at Amanzimtoti, just south of Durban, and stretch to Port Edward. The safe, sheltered bays are great for swimming with kids. Off the shore of Umkomaas, Aliwal Shoal is one of the best dive sites in the world, attracting amateurs and experts to explore...

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Ocean Grove Guest House

Munster
5 Bedrooms
PPS from R 595
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Ocean Grove is located at Glenmore Beach in Munster on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, between Southbroom and Port Edward, gateway to the Wild Coast. The setting is tranquil...


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Blue Horizon B&B, Southbroom

Southbroom
3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 700

Overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, just above endless beaches edged by indigenous coastal forests, Blue Horizon Bed & Breakfast offers a warm welcome and a relaxing getaway in...


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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Oribi Gorge
5 Villas, 3 Lodge Rooms

Nestled in the majestic Oribi Gorge of KwaZulu-Natal and surrounded by spectacular sandstone cliffs and tropical coastal forests, The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa’s...


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Villa Umdoni

Pennington
Luxury Self Catering Villa - 4 Rooms

Villa Umdoni Exclusivity and Private Packages available
Units from R 6,800

Set in the indigenous forests of the South Coast with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, this modern residence has been decorated by an international interior designer....


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Mackaya Bella

Pennington
Luxury Self-Catering Villa - 2 Bedrooms
Units from R 4,000

In the dense beauty of a private, sub-tropical estate, Mackaya Bella is a hidden gem on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. Ideal as a family getaway, the secure estate offers...


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11 on Fairway Beach Villa

Southbroom
4 Bedroomed Villa, Self-Catering Options
Units from R 8,800

Live the relaxed South Coast lifestyle in ultimate style and glamour. 11 on Fairway is an exclusive-use private villa presiding over Southbroom Golf Course’s third hole and...


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Palm Tree House

Pennington
3 x 2 Bedroom Apartments or Entire Villa
Units from R 3,600

Enjoy the luxury and sophistication of your own apartment on the tropical South Coast. Ideal for couples, groups or families wanting to explore the surrounding beaches and many...


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Coral Tree Colony

Southbroom
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 775

Located in Southbroom on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Coral Tree Colony is a beautiful modern Colonial style Guest House perfectly positioned overlooking Southbroom Golf...


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The View Boutique Hotel & Spa

Amanzimtoti
25 Rooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,100

The View Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in Amanzimtoti on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and close to Durban. Wake up in the morning to breathtaking sea views of the...


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Mongoose Corner

Pennington
Units from R 2,350

Mongoose Corner is an exclusive 3 bedroom double story villa situated in Selborne Park Golf Estate on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s ideal for up to family and friend...


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Fifteen on the 5th

Pennington
4 Bedroom Villa
Units from R 3,360

Recently refurbished 4 bedroom, all en-suite villa, in the Pebble Beach area of the Estate just behind the 5th . The view from the patio looks down the 5th fairway and across...


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Marais Manor

Pennington
4 Bedroom House
Units from R 3,360

Marais Manor is a spacious 4 bedroom holiday house on the beautiful Selborne Park Golf Estate. The house sleeps 10 people and is fully equipped for self catering - ideal for a...


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Villa Favola

Pennington
3 Bedroom Villa
Units from R 2,200

Villa Favola is an exclusive 3 bedroom, double story holiday villa situated in the heart of Selborne Park Golf Estate. The house faces a wide expanse of golf course offering...


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Ironwood Lodge

Pennington
9 Bedrooms
PPS from R 480

Ironwood Lodge in Pennington, on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal offers a relaxed atmosphere, created through the combination of warm hospitality and spacious, comfortable...


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Pettigrew's Place

Pennington
5 Bedroom self-cater Villa
Units from R 4,050

Pettigrew's Place is an exclusive three storey, 5 bedroom home on a large property situated within Selborne Park Golf Estate, which offers guests a feeling of stylish comfort...


Loerie Lodge

Pennington
4 Bedroom Villa
Units from R 3,050

Explore the many golf courses and unspoilt beaches of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s South Coast from the comfort and style of Loerie Lodge. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Bali-style villa is...


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Amethyst Sunbird

Pennington
3 Bedroom Villas (semi-detached)
Units from R 2,050

Amethyst Sunbird and Olive Sunbird are two semi-detached self-catering villas in secure Selborne Park Golf Estate on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Each stylish villa has...


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Botha House

Pennington
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 450

In a tranquil setting overlooking the Indian Ocean in Pennington, KwaZulu Natal, Botha House was built almost a century ago by Sir Frank Reynolds as a gift for his good friend...


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Golf House

Southbroom
4 Bedrooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 518

Golf House is in the peaceful sub-tropical seaside village of Southbroom and is owner run by South Africans, Kate, assisted by Thandi and Mariette. Guests will enjoy...


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Albatros Guest House

Margate
10 Rooms
PPS from R 400

Located in Margate on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Magnificent panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a warm welcome await at The Albatros Guest House, on a ridge within...


The Old Prison
The Old Prison dates back to the Voortrekker times...

UGU South Coast Tourism
The Ugu South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal stretches from...

Talana Museum, Battlefield & Heritage Park
Talana, meaning “the shelf where precious items are...

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden
Designed around a magnificent plane tree avenue and...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park - World Heritage Site
iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed as South Africa’s...

KZN South Coast travel guide

The long-fingered palm trees and almost constant sunshine of KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast begin at Amanzimtoti, just south of Durban, and stretch to Port Edward. The safe, sheltered bays are great for swimming with kids. Off the shore of Umkomaas, Aliwal Shoal is one of the best dive sites in the world, attracting amateurs and experts to explore its caves, reefs, tropical fish and ragged tooth sharks. Many beaches adhere to international standards of safety, education and water quality so they have been awarded Blue Flag Status.

Visitors also come to play golf at San Lameer or Selborne Park, hike in nature reserves, see prehistoric rock caves, or take a tour of the hidden lighthouses. Walks on the Hibiscus Coast reveal unusual flowers, shipwrecks and coves. Make your way to the immense Oribi Gorge for waterfalls and views. For extra thrills, choose white water rafting, mountain biking or sway on a suspension bridge across a ravine.

If you visit in June, don’t miss the tremendous spectacle of the Sardine Run. You’ll witness thousands of dolphins, sharks and fur seals, game fish and even possibly a whale or two, all rushing to feed on a shoal of millions of sardines.

Where the best beaches are:

  • Umdoni Coast – Scottburgh, Umzinto and Pennington offer pristine sands and brilliant diving sites. They also have centres for loads of other watersports.
  • Port Edward – Quiet and slow paced. You can take a guided walk to look for petrified marine fossils on the beach at low tide. The Red Desert, possibly the smallest desert in the world, resembles the red sands of Mars. On the rocks of Glenmore Beach you can still see parts of the 1933 wreck of the Nightingale.
  • Port Shepstone – Excellent beaches and a hundred-year-old tidal pool. Or take a tour of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate.
  • Southbroom – a town with character bordering two gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, two tidal pools and the lushly tropical Frederika Nature Preserve. Southbroom has not one but two respected golf courses: San Lameer Golf Club and Southbroom Golf Club.
  • Amanzimtoti - A popular choice for holiday makers who know their South Coast, with outstanding beaches including Doonside, Warner Beach, Winkelspruit and Illovo.
  • Margate – Though it gets busy, Margate is a good base as it has lots of entertainment and has easy access to bird and whale watching, zip lining, scuba diving, crocodile farms, game drives and golf. The key is not to rush to the beautiful but crowded beaches. Instead, head for the lesser-known, quieter seashores such as Monks Street Bay at nearby Ramsgate. This beach is not safe for swimming but kids can paddle and play on the rocks, and it’s ideal for relaxing with a picnic.

    For adventures in nature:
  • Oribi Gorge – the colossal and spectacular ravine is part of the Lake Eland Game Reserve with unique rock formations, waterfalls and walking and cycling trails. If you’re looking for a thrill to remember, choose from the world's highest natural commercial abseil, the world's highest bungee swing, and a Wild Slide where you zip line across the gorge.
  • Aliwal Shoal – An exciting and challenging dive site that is part of an ancient reef complex. Dives here reveal a huge variety of fish and ragged tooth sharks particularly between August and November. On top of the water this is also a great spot for dolphin and whale watching.
  • Protea Banks – off the shore of Shelly Beach, this is ranked with Aliwal Shoal as one of the best shark dive sites in the world, better suited to experienced divers.
  • Vernon Crook Nature Reserve – A half hour’s drive from Umzinto is a well-kept combination coastal forest, grasslands, wetlands, rivers and dams. There are a number of excellent roads and trails, designed to show visitors a good variety of habitats. There’s a reception office where you can find information about which hike to choose, and there is a lovely picnic area. You may spot zebra, impala, black backed jackal, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, blesbuck, blue duiker, plus over 300 species of bird.