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.
Stunning ground floor unit right on the beach. You can't get closer than this in Umdloti! 3 air-conditioned bedrooms sleep 6 people comfortably. Bath and showers, full DSTV, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and daily cleaning service on weekdays.
Blythedale Beach is located 45 mins North of Durban on the Dolphin Coast. Blythedale is a small community with stunning beaches on an unspoilt coastline. The lagoon which falls within the Umvoti conservancy provides an abundance of bird life.
Exclusive, private and relaxing. 2 spacious apartments, on the beachfront with stunning beach and breaker view. Eden 3 is the perfect holiday home for the family.
This luxurious self catering apartment has 3 comfortable bedrooms that can sleep a maximum of 8 people. The main bedroom consists of a king size bed, aircon, en-suite bathroom and goosedown bedding. The other 2 bedrooms have 3 single beds each also made
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.
Amazing multipurpose 5 bedroom home in perfect breathtaking surroundings. Main home is triple storey designed, linked via a suspended wooden deck bridge to a double storey consisting of individual studio apartments. Prince's Grant Coastal Golf ...
This tastefully furnished ground floor apartment, sleeping maximum 6 people, enjoys sea views and the constant sound of the ocean from your own private garden and patio.
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
10 Marichel is an upmarket penthouse unit with uninterrupted seaviews of Thompsons Bay. It has a private gate providing beach access to the 12 units in the complex as well as a swimming pool for the tenants.
Phumula Self Catering Beach Cottage is a neat, spacious, secure and fully equipped self catering cottage situated on the front row of Main Beach, Salt Rock. The cottage sleeps 12 people.
This self-catering apartment is situated on a magnificent stretch of coastline between Umhlanga and Ballito. It has direct access to the beach with stunning panoramic sea views from every room.
The guest house offers luxury double en-suite rooms, furnished to an exceptionally high and comfortable standard and other luxuries to cater for every need. Each room has its own verandah with breath-taking sea views. The rooms are also equipped ...
Sea Haven is situated high on the dunes overlooking Umdloti Beach, which, in turn, is located on the beautiful stretch of Indian Ocean coastline.
Located in the prestine eco and golfing estate Zimbali, 18 Tinderwood on the Lake offers ultra luxurious and modern self catering accommodation with beautiful lake views. This 3 bedroom en suite, sleeps up to 6 adults and is positioned on the edge of t
Our bedrooms are all luxurious and cater for your every possible need. You will discover that the pursuit of supreme comfort has been our vendetta while creating these wonderful rooms which are all decorated in a sophisticated manner. Though we ...
Poynton's Cottage is a beachfront cottage set in a large, private secure garden. There are locked gates at the entrance and onto the magnificent beach to which only residents have direct access. The cottage has a large protected patio where you ...
Umdloti Cabanas number 10 is a top floor unit in this sought after complex. Direct access to the beach a stones throw from shops and great restaurants.
This luxury three-bedroom, two bathroom apartment is situated on the 4th floor of a popular complex on Chaka's Rock main beach and tidal pool. From the huge balcony you have uninterrupted and spectacular 270 degree views of the ocean and the beach.
This well appointed apartment is situated on the Umdloti north beachfront and has unrestricted sea views.
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.