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.
Bali Hai 303 is a 6 sleeper apartment in a secure complex in Westbrook Beach. The apartment is across the road from the beach and has many facilities on site for guests to make use of.
Paul's Place is in Shaka's Rock, a quiet spot on the north coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. The cottage is self-catering and consists of spacious lounge/dining/kitchen opening onto a large deck/entertainment area and secluded garden.
This shoreline flat is situated on the Umdloti north beach front and has breath taking sea views. The apartment sleeps 4, and consists of 2 bedrooms - both of which has an air-conditioner. There are 2 bathrooms, the main bedroom overlooking the sea, a spa
This upmarket newly refurbished and renovated 3 bedroom unit has lovely sea views. The unit has air-conditioning, a large flat screen TV and DSTV. The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, washing machine, microwave oven and stove.
This holiday apartment offers the holiday maker perfect convenience with it's ideal location. It is close to the beach, shopping centres and other popular amenities in Ballito. The flat sleeps 6 people comfortably with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms.
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.
Our upmarket 3 bedrooms, all sea facing, 2 bathroom apartment is right on the beachfront, overlooking Granny's Pool.
The 4-bedroom self-catering unit is luxuarious and a mere walk on the path across the rocks to the lifeguard protected Thompson's Bay swimming beach. This popular main beach has a large tidal pool
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.
Emolweni Beach House is situated one road back from the beach, overlooking Sheffield Beach and has an elevated, 180 degree view of the ocean. The design of the house gives all 4 bedrooms stunning views of the ocean.
Prince's Grant Golf Club and Country Estate is situated on the Dolphin Coast (North Coast) KwaZulu-Natal, 40 minutes north of Durban/Umhlanga, within easy reach of the Northern KwaZulu-Natal game reserves and battlefields sites
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.
The establishment offers 2 units namely the Main House (sleeps 6) and the Annex (sleeps 4). The units may be rented individually or together to accommodate a group of a maximum of 10 people.
Ballito Bay Accommodation is a beautiful 6-8 sleeper house situated in the coastal side of Ballito. The house has a spacious flat garden and is 100m walking distance to the beach.
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.
Fairways boutique Hotel is situated across the road from the main swimming beach in Salt Rock. Opened in December 2007 it has been exclusively designed with just 12 luxury suites for the most discerning holiday maker, business person or conference goer...
Luxurious self-catering apartment situated right on the coast of Ballito in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, with direct access to the beach. The apartment is spacious and open-plan, with a large balcony for entertaining and dolphin viewing.
The unit consists of a master bedroom with a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. It is fitted with an air-conditioner for those very hot nights. The second bedroom consists of a three quarter and a single bed.
This newly built double-storey house is situated on Southward Ho with an unobstructed view of the first green and distant sea view. The house is bright, airy and spacious and easily accommodates 10 people. Aluminium stacking doors open up from the...