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.
With the emphasis on comfort and relaxation we invite you to enjoy sitting in our indigenous garden by the sparkling, secluded pool with braai facilities. All rooms open to a balcony with sea views, ceiling fans, M-Net and tea/coffee facilities.
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 ...
Salties Beach House is right on Salt Rock main beach, and has 3 separate wings. The downstairs bedroom section has 4 double rooms (one with queensize bed and 3 twin bedded) which share a bathroom with toilet.
This huge 4-bedroom (sleeps 9+) house is situated at No.10 Terrabelm, cnr. Avondale Road & Ballito Drive, Ballito - between the main shopping centre (Lifestyle) and Ballito main beach
The house (recently refurbished) sleeps a maximum of 8 people, consisting of 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges & a diningroom - all open plan - and a wonderful verandah for outdoor breakfasts, braais or for simply enjoying the spectacular view of the sea.
Thompsons Bay has become labelled the "Clifton Beach" of KZN province and boasts an incredible stretch of pristine beach and Rock Pools. The Beacon Complex is set in lush green indigenous gardens.
This upmarket three bedroom 2 full bathroom apartment is on the 4th floor , and right on the beach with spectacular sea views. The well known grannies pool is in front of the flat where it is very safe for children to swim.
Our Beach House is situated on the shores end in the quiet suburb of Ballito, 15 minutes drive from King Shaka International Airport. A quick walk to almost everything including the central town with all its restaurants and shops.
Come and experience one of the most beautiful spots on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Not only do you have clean, pristine sandy beaches to walk or sunbathe on, but there are many rock pools full of interesting sea life to observe. The warm Indian...
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.
No. 36 The Village Sheffield Beach overlooks secluded Sheffield Beach with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Beach gear is essential for refreshing swims, exploratory walks along the coved beaches...
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 ...
With a stroll through the garden, this ground floor, 4 sleeper apartment, takes you directly to the beach.
Looking for the perfect self catering getaway, escape to a 3 bedroom fully air-conditioned sanctuary away from the city overlooking the stunning La Mercy Beach which is just a short stroll away. Suitable for a family or for the executive -sleeps 6
Fully furnished 2 bedroom self catering unit, direct beach access. Sleeps 4 people. Main bedroom: Double bed. Second bedroom: 2 Single beds
A luxurious recently refurbished self-catering unit situated right on the beach in a safe and secure complex (24hr security). There are 3 rooms each with a double bed. Main bedroom is en-suite with a shower and bath and second and third bedrooms share a b
Unwind in a private escape, facing the Indian Ocean with gorgeous elevated sea views in this luxurious and beautifully appointed cocoon of comfort.
The lounge overlooks the golf course and the ocean. The lounge has ceiling fans. There is a nice big TV with duel view decoders.
Situated on the magnificent Dolphin Coast, Tinley's View is a two-minute walk away from the swimming beach
AA Recommended, beachfront, self-catering holiday villas set in lawns and gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Villas are sited on a hectare of 1st and 2nd line beachfront stretching 160 meters up from the sea.