KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast
KwaZulu Natal's North Coast are magnificent stretches of endless beaches and rolling fields of sugar cane.
Where the dolphins play
The coastline is relatively clear and the shallow waters attract dolphins who swim close to shore in order to feed. Thus the North Coast is also known as the Dolphin Coast where surveys suggest that at least 200 dolphins, in small groups, frequent these waters.
The towns along the North Coast are popular for holiday makers who are attracted to their friendly village atmosphere, their beautiful beaches, rocky coves and shallow paddling pools.
There are plenty of activities to choose from. Excellent fishing and diving spots can be found along the coast including some scenic challenging golf courses. Surfing, sunbathing and swimming are popular past times for locals and holiday makers alike. Tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available in the area.
Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, situated on the banks of the Tugela River and run by the Parks Board. It offers picnic sites and walking trails and there is a small variety of game and large variety of bird life. The Crocodile Farm has over 7000 Nile Crocodile plus snakes and other reptiles. The farm includes bush and hill trails, curios and refreshments.
At Umhlanga, the Natal Sharks Board offers visitors a chance to see an audio visual and shark dissection take place or they can browse the display hall and curios shop.
The many towns such as Ballito and Umhlanga Rocks offer a wide variety of restaurants to suit all occasions where visitors can spend the evening enjoying mouth watering dishes, take in one of the latest movies or dance the night away to the latest music craze. For 'shopaholics' there are modern shopping centres and specialist shops catering for all tastes.