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.
This lovely 3 bedroom flat is situated on the banks of the lagoon in central Margate.This is a ground floor unit ,very close to the complex swimming pool. Take a brisk walk of +/- 400m to the beach
The unit consists of 3 spacious bedrooms with ceiling fans, built in cupboards, separate toilet, bathroom and shower upstairs.
If you are at all fussy about where you stay, then this lovely flat is for you. There are breathtaking sea views from the flat. Songs of the ocean waves, modern furnishings and fittings welcome you.
31 Ramsgate Palms is a comfortable 2 bedroom unit in a safe and secure complex, just 150 m from Ramsgate' Blue Flag Beach.
Highly modern, spacious open-plan, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms apartment situated right on the beach front overlooking the ocean where you can listen to the waves from the comfort of your apartment. Sleeps a maximum of 6 people. Very secure with an entrance ch
Granada is your home-from-home, fully renovated & fitted self-catering luxury apartment at affordable prices. It has 2 bedrooms, main shower-en suite and separate full bathroom/shower
Grans House is situated in Pennington on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Pennington is about 10 minutes from Scottsburgh and about 40 minutes from Durban.
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.
Stunning, upmarket, modern decorated apartment with unspoilt, breathtaking sea views. Spacious 3 bedroom (2 double, 2 single beds), 2 bathrooms (1 shower, 1 bath), one en-suite. Sleep 6.
Sea View Villa is a beautiful beach house situated on the beach front with a private walkway to the sand and sea.
Rosscarbery is a small block of 7 units on the beachfront in Ramsgate, with superb views of the sea, beach and indigenous bush. It offers fully equipped and serviced accommodation in an excellent position in the village
A dream holiday house overlooking the Indian Ocean and the original dune forest that Da Gama saw. You can see the surf and hear it all day and all night.
If you're not on the beach you'll be relaxing in the space and comfort that 100 Eden Sands has to offer. The East facing apartment is situated on the ground floor to offer easy access and breathtaking sea views.
Situated right on the beach, this safe and secure self catering unit is approximately 90km south of Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. The unit is open plan with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms and has a lock-up garage for safe parking.
Ground Floor Apartment with magnificent Breaker Views and direct access to Beach. 2 large Bedrooms en suit (Double beds). Open plan Kitchen, Dinning, Lounge, Utility room with washing machine. Pet Friendly - Small socialised dogs welcome.
Three bedroom apartment on ground floor. Main bedroom en-suite (bath) with double bed, 2nd bedroom double bed, 3rd bedroom 2 bunker beds (4 beds). Second bathroom equipped with bath and shower. Lovely sea views from living area and main bedroom
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.
This 4 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed villa is set just behind the dunes - so the magic sound of the sea is always there! Villa 3512 is just a short walk from the beach entrance and is set on the edge of a private waterway.
The apartment offers 3 bedrooms (all with double beds) and two bathrooms. The main bathroom is en suite and has both a bath and a shower.