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.
Tontiki 11, is a self-catering apartment, situated in a prime position, on the beachfront in Ballito, with unsurpassed sea views of the Indian Ocean. This modern, tastefully furnished, third floor apartment, has a large patio ...
The apartment is very light and the decor gives a fresh feel that is very appealing by the sea. It has one queen size bedroom en-suite, a further bathroom, one double and one twin bedroom. All the beds will be made up prior to your arrival ...
Unit 32 is ideally situated on the ground floor of Martinique Complex. The Complex is safe, secure, clean with braai facilities and a huge sparkling blue swimming pool. There are security guards on duty every night and the entrance gates are remote contr
The beach- and sea views here are simply amazing. You can clearly hear and smell the ocean, and in stormy weather even feel the spray. This cosy 3 bedroom, 6 sleeper apartment is on the 6th floor and on the beach front. There is an elevator, swimming pool
This quiet coastal holiday flat in Umdloti is situated 20km north of Durban. With beautiful white beaches, it is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.
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
Situated in the quiet leafy seaside resort of Salt Rock on the North Coast of Natal, is Wild Fig Cottage. The cottage is in an elevated position looking into huge Natal Mahogany & wild fig trees. From the wooden deck bird life is abundant...
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
Dolphin View Beach House self catering cottage is situated on Salt Rock main beach, on the Dolphin Coast. A beach lover's paradise, ideal for the entire family.
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, ...
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.
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
Located right on the beach, 10 LaMer is ideally situated along the coastline overlooking the Ballito promenade. This upmarket, three-bedroom self-catering duplex has been tastefully furnished and sleeps six guests in three bedrooms.
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
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 maximum of 12 (8 adults sharing plus 4 children).
# 15 La Mustique is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Self Catering beachfront apartment on the first floor Located on 94 Compensation Beach Road in Ballito (between Boulder Beach and Willard Beach)
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom ground floor unit with lock up garage. Direct access to beach.
This newly renovated, four-bedroom, penthouse apartment is situated only 20 meters to the lovely swimming pool and another 20 meters to the beach. It is one of the most popular complexes in Ballito
This is a 2 Bedroomed/2shower ground floor unit with access to the Beach. The front room has a bouble bed and the 2nd bedroom has a double bed plus single bed (sleeps 5). NO DOGS ALLOWED
508 The Boulders, situated in Ballito, on the Dolphin Coast, South Africa, upmarket self-catering apartment in Ballito - furnished in "beach house style" with stunning views over "Granny's Pool" and the warm Indian Ocean. Fully e