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.
The main bedroom has a king size extra length bed and has an air conditioner and a bathroom en suite. The second room has a double bed and ceiling fan. The 3rd bed room has two single beds
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 ...
The flat is fully furnished and upgraded on an ongoing basis. There are 3 bedrooms: 1 x double (own balcony) and 2 x two single beds. All beds with sheets and blankets. 2 Bathrooms. The flat sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
This beautiful, newly remodeled home is nestled in the haven of the Tinley Manor Beach on the Dolphin Coast with panoramic views of the beach and the Indian Ocean.
Sea Cottage Guest Homes are situated in the charming coastal village of Zinkwazi Beach on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. This beachfront property offers spacious self-catering guest cottages ideally suited for family holidays.
Located right on the beach, 10 LaMer is ideally situated along the coastline overlooking the Ballito promenade. This upmarket, three-bedroom self-catering duplex has been tastefully furnished and sleeps six guests in three bedrooms.
The Vineyard Cottage is a comfortable self-catering family home situated in the heart of Ballito. The house is 1km from the beach, situated on the ridge of Ballito - It is has three bedrooms and can sleep six adults sharing.
Our French country styled beach cottage has three bedrooms. It sleeps strictly a maximum of 8 guests including children. The large main bedroom is en suite with bath and shower.
This newly renovated, four-bedroom, penthouse apartment is situated only 20 meters to the lovely swimming pool and another 20 meters to the beach. It is one of the most popular complexes in Ballito
Newly built, fully equipped & serviced unit comprising a very large bedroom en-suite, with 2 extra length single beds and sea view. A second large bedroom en-suite, with extra length single beds and sea view. Fully equipped kitchen including ...
This spacious holiday house, situated right on the beach at Salmon Bay, has sea views and direct access to the beach via a private pathway. It is ideal for bigger families, with all the bedrooms downstairs and balcony, lounge,dining room.
Featured on the cover of Garden & Home, with its spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and relaxed but sophisticated decor, Sheffield Beach House is the perfect place in which to unwind. A stylish modern open plan home with all the comforts one needs
3 Bedrooms with on suite bathrooms, aircons and televisions. Lounge with flat screen tv, DSTV and DVD player, aircon. Diningroom (seats 8) with aircon. Swimming pool
38 Panorama Drive Zinkwasi beach is a self catering free standing house with an all round panoramic view of the ocean. Beaches within walking distance approximately 1km away.
Situated no more than 300 paces from the beautiful Ballito Bay on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal with views of the ocean and only five minutes walk from the main shopping centre "Michael's Nook" is in an idyllic position.
The Beach House on Tappie Toerie offers accommodation for 10 people on Three levels. The top floor has 2 single beds, the 1st floor has the main bedroom with King Bed, and 2 rooms, 1 with 2 single beds and the other with a Queen bed.
Knoxvilla family cottage is situated on the beach side of Ocean Drive in Chaka's Rock. Peacefully placed amongst the luscious North Coast greenery, this cottage is private and has its own access and secure parking off the main road.
Self-catering, double story beach house available for holiday letting. 4 airconditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (MES with bath and shower, 2nd bathroom shower only). Sleeps up to 10 (six adults sharing plus 4 children).
Situated in the quiet leafy seaside resort of Salt Rock on the North Coast of Natal, is Wild Fig Cottage. The cottage is in an elevated position looking into huge Natal Mahogany & wild fig trees. From the wooden deck bird life is abundant...
Lovely thatched beach-house with heated pool overlooking the Indian Ocean on the Dolphin Coast. We are situated 75km north of Durban in Blythedale Beach, 2hrs drive from big5 wildparks (Hluluwe-Umfolozi, St.Lucia, Mkuzi