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.
Santorini is a Greek styled village with 6 complexes each with their own swimming pool, based on the cliff of Thompson's Bay.This unit is in the complex situated on Santorini's semi private beach, it has 3 bedrooms all sea facing that sleeps 6 people
La Pirogue 55 is a newly renovated and luxurious 3 bedroom ground floor self-catering unit with an private garden and is just across the road from Ballito's Willard's Beach (+-150m). The unit is situated within walking distance from the supermarket.
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.
Tranquility is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house which sleeps 8 people in the 2 en suite double rooms and 2 twin rooms (with separate bathroom). Tranquility has a large open plan lounge/dining area and the kitchen is fully equipped.
Salt rock is an ideal beach holiday destination. Only 40mins from Durban and 15mins from King Shaka international airport. Our typical thatched cottage is situated only 200meters from Salt Rock main swimming beach. . From the cottage it is an easy walk
This is one of the finest units available for letting in the entire Santorini complex - located in the front row, on the cliff of the beach, of the very popular Akrotiri. Sit on the patio and watch the dolphins swim by! With unobstructed ...
The cottage sleeps 4 and (a 5th person can be accommodated on a fold up bed if required) consists of two large bedrooms, The main bedroom with queen size bed and second bedroom with two three quarter beds.
The Villa is ideal for entertainment with an open plan lounge, kitchen and bar area surrounded by enormous timber sundecks.
This luxurious home has been quoted as having one of the most spectacular ocean views on the Prince's Grant Estate. It has five large bedrooms (all with bathrooms/en-suites) accommodating 10 people, an inviting entertainment area with lounge, ...
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.
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).
Villa Zimbali is based in the exclusive seaside estate of Zimbali, Comprising The Beach Estate, Forest Estate and Golf Estate located approximately 25 minutes north of Durban. Nestled between beach and forest, Zimbali is a nature lover's ...
This beach house is situated right on the swimming beach of Salt Rock, where there are lifeguards every day on duty, and shark nets. The house itself consists of a main house, with four bedrooms, main on suite, and another separate bathroom...
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.
Bethany Country Lodge is a charming country retreat, set amongst the Sugar Cane fields on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. It is ideally situated just a short drive from Zinkwazi beach and just 60 minutes drive from Durban
This luxury duplex is only 20 steps away from a private beach with 24 hour security. It is situated on the Magnificent Dolphin Coast only 10 minutes drive from Ballito and 29 kilometres from the King Shaka International Airport.
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.
A fully furnished, luxurious unit with 4 bedrooms upstairs. 2 bedrooms are en-suite and have double beds, the other 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds in each and share a bathroom.
The quiet and relaxed "island style" resort of Salt Rock on the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast is renowned for it's year round sun-shine, secluded beaches and exciting nightlife in sidewalk cafe's, restaurants and pubs ... the best of both worlds!
Angels Rest is a self-catering freestanding house situated in Sheffield Beach, KZN North Coast just North of Balito and offers breath taking sea and breaker views.