KwaZulu Natal's South Coast accommodation and activities stretch over 150kms from Amanzimtoti to Port Edward near the Wild Coast. .
South Coast Holiday Playground
The KZN South Coast is the holiday playground of all-year-round brilliant sunshine, blue sea and golden beaches. South Coast 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
KZN South Coast Holiday Resorts include South Coast Bed and Breakfasts and an abundance of South Coast self catering accommodation. South Coast holiday accommodation 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.
KZN South Coast - 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. Scuba Diving enthusiasts from all over the world pour in to the South Coast self catering cottages. Accommodation in Umkomaas and Clansthal are particularly popular. There are a few south coast bed and breakfasts in Umkomaas and the surrounding areas - these for the Scuba divers who enjoy the attention of the B&B hosts.
The South Coast Sardine Run
The KZN South Coast also offers one of the finest angling areas worldwide. This includes South Coast rock and surf fishing as well as ski boat fishing. Each year shoals of Sardines migrate from the Cape and swim up along the KZN South Coast, hugging the coastline. The sea currents bring them ever closer to shore. Hot on their tails are large numbers of predatory big-game fish which chase them into the shore break providing marvellous opportunities for anglers who so often scoop the little silver fish into nets and baskets.. This event is what's known as the Sardine Run. South Coast self catering beach cottage accommodation becomes very popular during these Winter weeks whilst South Coast B&B also report business success. On the odd occasion the Sardine run has proved disappointing because the ocean temperature has been too high, but there is more than enough South Coast activity available to compensate. Whilst the South Coast accommodation is so popular during the South Coast Sardine Run, it is advisable to book way in advance, especially if you are after some of the South Coast beachfront accommodation options. Although the KZN North Coast has become exceptionally popular, it is remarkably more expensive than South Coast self catering cottages and the Sardines very rarely reach the KZN North Coast shores.
Top rated South Coast golf courses
The larger towns on the South Coast are Margate and Port Shepstone. Within a one hour leisurely drive from Margate there are no less than nine excellent 18-hole golf courses. Amongst the more popular South Coast golf courses is The Wild Coast Country Club, Southbroom Golf Club, San Lameer Golf Resort, Margate Golf Club, and Selborne Golf Estate.
If you are a golf enthusiast and wish to enjoy South Coast self catering accommodation on a golf estate, then San Lameer and Selborne Golf Estate are excellent options. Both South Coast golf resorts also offer catered accommodation, if you prefer to be spoilt.
The South Coast area includes, among the many South Coast accommodation options, numerous nature reserves, shopping malls, arts and crafts shops, trails as well as a crocodile farm. The Mzamba Craft Village is on the opposite side of the Umtamvuna River accross the bridge from The Wild Coast Sun. The crafts people at Mzamba Craft Village chern out a constant stream of baskets, beadwork, pottery, leatherwork and beading - this is a must during a KwaZulu Natal South Coast visit.
South Coast Accommodation
South Coast accommodation options should not only be confined to South Coast Bed and Breakfast and hotel options. There are hundreds of South Coast Self catering beachfront units that are extremely popular over the school holidays. South Coast self catering accommodation should be booked way in advance for school holidays. There are some very well positioned beachfront South Coast hotels in towns like Margate, Ramsgate and the Cutty Sark Hotel in Scottburgh. Caravan Parks on the South Coast have become more popular, especially for more affordable South Coast holidays. Happy Wanderers Caravan Park in Kelso, Margate Caravan Park and Hibberdene Caravan Parks, Mittenwald Caravan Park in Munster and Port O' Call Caravan Park in Trafalgar. These are all popular KZN South Coast Caravan Parks and some are positioned directly on the beaches. South Coast Bed and Breakfast options can rate from "affordable" to 4-star and 5-star. It is always advisable to select a star-graded South Coast bed and breakfast / guest house if you are in any doubt (see Where to Stay Special Categories). South Coast holiday flats are more common in Margate and Ramsgate and there are numerous options for beach front holiday flats all the way from Amanzimtoti to Margate, and Ramsgate.
DaBeach is a great place to simply relax and enjoy the beach right on your doorstep. If you prefer, there are loads of sport and fun activities close by, as well as shops, restaurants and bars
Lounge with LCD TV and Activated DSTV.3 Bedrooms with generous cupboard space. 2 Rooms have double beds. Third room has 2 3/4 beds. Sleeper Couch if needed. From the lounge you can enjoy beautiful sea views or enjoy the sea view whilst having a braai
The Trafalgar Retreat Cottage is an appreciable and quiet place where a family of four or five can relax together. The Cottage has two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, including showers.
My Den is situated a stone's throw from the peaceful Oslo Beach just outside Port Shepstone, and is ideally placed to offer affordable, quality accommodation to both holiday and corporate guests who enjoy privacy and relaxation.
A lovely, spacious 10 sleeper self-catering house (three bedrooms and two bathrooms). The first bedroom has a double bed with two single beds and an on suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. Second bedroom has a double bed with two single...
The three bedroom / three bathroom unit sleeps a maximum of 7 people, is 200sm in size and in addition to a large lounge/kitchen area and bar, has a 55sm patio, 50% of which has a ceiling/tiled roof.
A comfortable 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit, sleeps 4, situated on the ground floor of an established complex in Uvongo. Main bedroom has double bed. Second bedroom has 2 single beds. Children welcome. Spacious lounge with TV.
This neat 2 bedroom unit is set just off the heart of Margate on Marine Drive, with it's own private path to the beach and unobstructed sea views from both all windows! The unit sleeps 6 (max 4 adults) and is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, ...
Situated between St Michaels on Sea and Uvongo's popular Swimming Beaches, and a mere 300 metres from "Orange Rocks" a favourite spot for Anglers you will find Fishermans Paradise. The Large House is 700 metres from St Michaels on Sea, an ea
This spacious and comfortable sea facing, ground floor garden unit has a direct view of Inyoni Rocks and Amanzimtoti's main swimming beach. The self catering duplex apartment caters for a maximum of 6 persons.
In a secluded, tropical garden you will find two lovingly decorated double suites, each with kingsize bed, en-suite shower/WC, sitting room and thatched patio overlooking the sparkling rock pool.
The Fig Tree is unique as it can provide both affordable and comfortable family holiday and business accommodation also specialising large group accommodation.
This modern upgraded flat overlooks a secluded bay and the new fishing pier in Margate, it is aprox. 350 meters away from Margate's main "blue flag" swimming beach and offers the most exquisite and breathtaking breaker sea views.
Relax and watch the sea go by. Conveniently situated between Margate and Ramsgate, on the seaside of the main road, in a quiet area. 3 minutes walk to the beach. Sleeps 8 (maximum) in 4 bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms. Linen provided. Bring own towels...
This luxury holiday flat caters for family type accommodation, for people who are looking for a pleasing, comfortable and safe environment, a sandy beach at your doorstep, terrific ocean view from the window. Our flat offers all of that!
No 16 is a ground floor unit. It has an excellent kitchen and eating area, with microwave , conventional oven and fridge, fully equipped for 6 people.
Unit 1 is situated on the ground floor in very well maintained complex. The unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with shower), is fully furnished and sleeps 6 people comfortably.
Bellevue Guest Lodge is a charming and comfortable retreat, set in 11 hectares of lush forest and spacious gardens. Situated midway, between Ramsgate and Southbroom, near safe sandy beaches, spectacular coastline and magnificent golf courses.
Situated 100m from the beach, the duplex is close to all amenities. The main swimming beach is approximately 1 km by road (less along the beach), where facilities include restaurant / takeaways, swimming pool, water world and mini golf.
Wake up to the sun rising over the ocean and watch dolphins and the occasional whale swimming by. This spacious and comfortable north facing, ground floor unit has a side view of Amanzimtoti's main swimming beach.