Illovo Beach is a small holiday resort town tucked away on the south coast of ZwaZulu Natal, about thirty kilometers to the south of the province's main city, Durban. Illovo beach falls under the municipal area of Kingsburgh, and it is here that the visitor will find amenities like shopping centers, medical facilities and so on. Illovo Beach gets its name from the Lovu River, at the mouth of which it stands.
Illovo is a village that has many residential properties and plenty of accommodation, including a caravan park. There are good beaches and the resort is ideally placed for the many attractions of KwaZulu Natal. For those wishing to see more of the night life of the big city, Durban is only a half hour's drive away on the N2 highway. There is some excellent fishing to be had from on the Illovo Beach front, which is a very popular sun-bathing beach.