KwaZulu Natal's North Coast consists of magnificent stretches of endless beaches and rolling fields of sugar cane. The North Coast beaches vary from little private coves to craggy rock faces all making up this unique South African stretch of North KZN Coastline. Accommodation on the Kwazulu Natal north coastline has boomed and, although generally more expensive than it's South Coast cousin, this upmarket region has become a hot favourite for holiday accommodation in South Africa. Besides the variety of North Coast holiday accommodation, The KZN North Coast towns are a stepping stone to the far Northern Kwazulu Natal game reserve and lakes regions. This region is commonly known as Zululand and is home to Umfolozi Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve and The Great St Lucia Wetlands which is a South African National Heritage Site.
KZN North Coast - Where the dolphins play
The North Coast Indian Ocean 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. If you are looking for KZN North Coast accommodation or North Coast activities, you should include the phrase " Dolphin Coast " in your search phrase.
The towns to search along the KwaZulu Natal North Coast which are most popular include Umhlanga Rocks accommodation, Ballito accommodation, Salt Rock accommodation, Sheffiels Beach and Chakas Rock accommodation. These towns and villages are popular for holiday makers who are attracted to their friendly village atmosphere, their beautiful beaches, rocky coves and shallow paddling pools.
KZN North Coast - A golfer's Paradise
Between the Durban and the Ballito area, golfing enthusiasts will find some of the most beautiful and challenging Golf courses. Umhlal Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate, Prince's Grant Golf Estate and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate are amongst the favourites. Golf Estate accommodation can be found at Mount Edgecombe and Prince's Grant Golf Estates. Self catering golf estate accommodation as well as Golf Lodges are situated at both Golf Estates (see Where to Stay ). Golfers who choose not to reside on the golf estates, will be very well situated in a Umhlanga Rocks guest house, or a Ballito bed and breakfast or any North Coast bed and breakfast / guest house - you will never be more than 15 minutes away from any of these sought after KZN North Coast Golf Courses.
KZN North Coast - Nature's playground and Accommodation hot spot
The KwaZulu Natal North Coast offers scores of activities to choose from. Excellent fishing and diving spots can be found along the North 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. Hot air ballooning, microlight flights and Shark diving experiences are some of the more adventurous North Coast activities.
Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, situated on the banks of the Tugela River and run by the Parks Board. This North Coast resort offers picnic sites and walking trails and there is a small variety of game and large variety of bird life. The North Coast Crocodile Farm in Ballito has over 7000 Nile Crocodile plus snakes and other reptiles. The farm includes bush and hill trails, curios and refreshments.
At Umhlanga Rocks, the Natal Sharks Board offers visitors a chance to see an audio visual and shark dissection presentation, or they can browse the display hall and Sharks Board Curio Shop. Umhlanga Rocks accommodation has changed from a generally permanent residential town to a bustling holiday mecca. Holiday accommodation in Umhlanga Rocks is very sought after and Self catering and guest house accommodation in Umhlanga should be booked well in advance, especially for approaching school holidays. The Umhlanga Ridge is a newly developed suburb of Umhlanga Rocks. The Umhlanga Rocks Gateway Shopping Centre is situated on the Umhlanga Ridge and offers a "big time" shopping experience to all local residence and Umhlanga Rocks holiday accommodation seeking visitors alike. Although there is some stunning Hotel accommodation in Ballito and the surrounding area for example The Salt Rock Hotel which is a perfectly positioned beachfront hotel, Umhlanga Rocks should be rated as the favourite for upmarket beachfront hotel accommodation. Naturally Durban Beachfront hotels could also be considered if Umhlanga Rocks Hotels and North Coast Hotels are fully booked - it is only a 20 - 30 minute drive on the N2 Freeway.
Besides Umhlanga Rocks, Particular North Coast towns such as Ballito Salt Rock and Chakas Rock offer a wide variety of restaurants to suit all occasions where North Coast holiday makers 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 in abundance.
This lovely, spacious apartment has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people, and 2 bathrooms with bath and shower (main en-suite). Offering spectacular ocean views, it is the perfect holiday spot!
Maratea is a quiet, secure complex on the inland side of the main beach road, offering partial sea views. The complex is approximately 600m from the beach and within walking distance to the main swimming beach.
This fully furnished villa is a garden unit with uninterrupted sea-views. It consists of a well equipped, granite kitchen including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Three bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 8.
Umdloti Cabanas, situated on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast, is a secure apartment complex on Umdloti’s south beach. This fully equipped self catering tri level apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people, in 2 bedrooms, both with spectacular views of the warm I
Dunromin is in Shaka's Rock, a quiet spot on the north coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. The cottage is self-catering and consists of one large bed/sitter with fully-equipped kitchen/dining area and separate bedroom
Luxurious upmarket 3 bed, 2 bathroom apartment right on the beach. Our apartment is one of only 3 on the very front wing of the building making it very exclusive and spacious with uninterrupted breaker views - spectacular!
37 Sovereign Sands is a stylish four-bedroomed apartment built into the dunes on the magnificent Blythedale Beach. It's designed on three levels with the open plan living area on the top floor to maximise views.
This upmarket modernly furnished ground floor duplex offers 3 bedrooms with patio off the lounge and private buildt in braai area. This leads onto the garden with gated access which leads directly onto a beautiful swimming beach.
Kla-G-Sukkel is situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the idyllic south side of Umdloti Beach, it offers you an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the warm Indian Ocean.
Situated on Willards Beach in Ballito, a neat 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor flat. No stairs. Sleeps 4. Kitchen is fitted with fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Large 5 bedroom house, set in indigenous dune forest, has stunning views overlooking the bay, and offers plenty of space for family holidays, - families come from all over the world to meet here. Gracious colonial homestead on the beach at the ...
Our spacious newly renovated upmarket corner unit is on the first floor of The Boulders, a sought after beachfront security complex on Compensation Road, Ballito.
The holiday apartment of Palm Court consists of a spacious lounge and dining room that leads to a large covered verandah with a view to the beach and the ocean; a satellite TV with DSTV and VCR is available.
The NOMAX BEACH HOUSE is a comfortable spacious family getaway home situated in the sought after area of Ballito - Thompsons Bay Beach. Boasting uninterrupted beach & sea views this home has it all to make your stay a relaxing memorable holiday! Sea vie
Number 1 Kings View is situated at 168 South Beach Rd La Mercy. This spacious 3 bedroom (all en-suite) 300 sq meter apartment is the front unit (ground floor) in a complex, consisting of 5 units in total...
Villa Al Ameer is a newly renovated property, ideal for a family getaway. It is a home that's peaceful and where one feels comfortable to live in, where you'll have lots of laughter and create special memories. Villa Al Ameer invites you to come create m
This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom upmarket apartment is modern and is totally equipped for self catering holidays. It has direct access to the beach and has stunning panoramic seaviews from the lounge and bedroom. The spacious verandah allows you the ...
Cabana 5 is a self-catering beachfront apartment in beautiful Umdloti Beach. We are an upper unit in the centrally located Umdloti Cabanas complex. The apartment itself is a tri-level apartment consisting of two bedrooms.
Spindrift is only a 1minute walk to a lovely bathing beach yet uniquely situated in a secluded,sub-tropical garden, surrounded by indigenous forest, which is full of birds and wild life.
Villa Roc is a beautiful gem nestled amongst majestic Royal Palms in the seaside village of Salt Rock. Awaken to tropical birdsong and the sound of waves breaking on the breathtaking North Coast shoreline.