North Coast Holidays - KwaZulu Natal
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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.
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. Umhlali Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate, Prince's Grant Golf Estate and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate are amongst the favourites.
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 reserve 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.
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 residents, and visitors to Umhlanga Rocks.
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.
1 La Mer is situated on the beach in Ballito and overlooks the beachfront promenade. This ground floor unit offers 2 bedrooms with a patio and private garden, with own braai.
Bikini is ideally situated on the beachfront in Ballito on the dolphin coast or north coast of KwaZulu Natal, and is a mere 30 minute drive from Durban.
Our modest freestanding cottage is ideally situated for a relaxed seaside holiday - only 200m from the main bathing beach at Salt Rock on the idyllic Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
The apartment sleeps 6 people comfortably with 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has 4 single beds (2 of which are stacked). The second bathroom contains a bath and shower.
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 ...
Fantastic breaker sea views. Complete privacy from other properties. 2 x Large sitting rooms.
Idyllic couple's retreat. This luxury first-floor accommodation consists of: a spacious bedroom with a queen-size bed and valley and breaker views. a spacious, open-plan living area with magical beach views and a fully-equipped granite-topped kitchen.
This is a lovely airy 3-bedroom, upper floor unit, and has direct access to parking. It is situated across the road from Thompson's Bay swimming beach and has a beautiful view of the ocean. This unit sleeps a maximum of 6 people in 1 double bed and 4 sing
Zimbali 13 Uluwatu is a luxurious 4 bedroom unit situated on the pristine Zimbali Golf Estate, on KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast, where deserted beaches divide the warm Indian Ocean, and the lush coastal vegetation.
MG 103, Ballito Manor is an upmarket apartment set in the Ballito Manor complex in Ballito. It is central to the beach, the shopping centres, and various restaurants.
Situated in Nkwazi Ridge Estate, Zinkwazi Beach (45 km from King Shaka International airport) on the North Coast of Kwa Zulu- Natal in South Africa, YESU House and Cottage offers guests the ultimate in relaxation and leisure. There's plenty to do from F
Come and be pampered! Hear the sounds of the surf, and See the dolphins at play, whilst sipping a drink from your private, undercover, wooden deck ...Yes! We are that close!! Shaka's Seat is a family run holiday home for all to enjoy.
Dolphin cottage offers a perfect holiday venue - a beautifully appointed home, only steps away from the Beach. A few meters to the left is the main Salt Rock Beach
Fantastic sea views. 1 x sitting room and dining room area. 5 x Bedrooms. Beautiful enclosed deck and bar area with braai facility overlooking ocean.
2-Bed, 2-bath apartment in secure complex in Umdloti. This third-floor apartment has incredible ocean views. We highly recommend an early breakfast on the balcony watching the sun rise over the Indian Ocean.
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
This quiet coastal self-catering holiday flat in Umdloti is situated 25 km north of Durban, with beautiful white beaches. It is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.
This 3 bedroom apartment is situated directly on the beach with sea views from the verandah. There are 3 bedrooms. 2 with a double bed in each, 1 with a single bed and a 'pull out' bed, comfortably sleeping 6 people.
The Elusive Camel is situated in Chaka's Rock, approx 150m from Salt Rock's main beach, which offers life guards, on duty, 7 days a week.