South Coast

KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast

KwaZulu Natal's South Coast stretches over 150kms from Amanzimtoti to Port Edward near the Wild Coast. .

Holiday Playground

This is the holiday playground of all-year-round brilliant sunshine, blue sea and golden sand. Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve near Port Shepstone. Or maybe take a leisurely game drive through the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Holiday resorts and residential areas nestle in amongst the sub-tropical forests, the lush green foliage sheltering stunning birdlife. Troops of vervet monkeys are regularly seen providing amazing acrobatic displays.

One of the best shark dives in the world

The South Coast is a scuba divers paradise, Aliwal Shoal being most popular with as many as 40 000 dives taking place annually. Protea Banks further south is considered to be one of the best shark dives in the world.

The Sardine Run

The coast also offers one of the finest angling areas worldwide. Each year shoals of pilchards migrate from the Cape. Nearing KwaZulu Natal, they begin to hug the coastline, the sea currents bring them ever closer to shore. Hot on their tails are large numbers of predatory big-game fish, providing marvellous opportunities for anglers. This event is what's known as the Sardine Run.

Top rated golf courses

The larger towns on the South Coast are Margate and Port Shepstone. Within one hour leisurely drive from Margate there are no less than nine excellent 18-hole golf courses, two of which are rated in South Africa's top 12.

The area includes numerous nature reserves, arts and crafts shops, trails as well as a crocodile farm.

South Coast Accomomodation

South Coast Information