Scottburgh Area : Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Points Of Interest
Scottburgh (pronounced scott-burra) is a resort town situated on the mouth of the Mpambanyoni River (confuser of birds), 58 km south of Durban on KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in South Africa (credits)
Scottburgh - South Coast, KwaZulu Natal
Situated south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, the South Coast Scottburgh Area is well known for its white sandy beaches, verdant forests and imposing rolling hills, making the Scottburgh towns of Park Rynie, Clansthal, Widenham, Kelso and Umkomaas superb South Coast holiday destinations. With a year round sub-tropical climate and warm Indian Ocean waters, the Scottburgh Area is an ideal sunning, swimming and surfing destination. The Scottburgh Area is also favoured by fisherman, who either fish from the surf or off the rocks, as the Scottburgh Area sees loads of activity during the shad season, and even more during the annual sardine run.
For divers on the South Coast, Aliwal Shoal with its rich abundance of marine and plant life makes for an excellent Scottburgh diving spot. Other than the fish and sea life, there are also a number of shipwrecks waiting to be explored, providing visitors with a truly unforgettable experience. For Aliwal Shoal accommodation in the popular South Coast Scottburgh Area, see the Where to Stay South Coast accommodation page.
With the Scottburgh beaches well protected by shark nets and lifeguards all year round, this Scottburgh Area town's main appeal lies with the sheltered Scottburgh beach named Scott Bay, which boasts a vast expanse of terraced lawns and sandy South Coast beaches, as well as an inviting tidal and paddling pool, supertube and miniature railway - a perfect getaway for young and old alike. Scottburgh offers plenty of sporting facilities, including tennis and bowling at the local Scottburgh Country Club, and golf at the spectacular Scottburgh Golf Club's 18-hole golf course. There is a fine selection of Scottburgh restaurants and Scottburgh accommodation establishments, such as outstanding Scottburgh hotel accommodation at the Cutty Sark Hotel, set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds, and a 'stones throw' from the main Scottburgh beach. Scottburgh self catering apartment accommodation is extremely popular, and there's an abundance of Scottburgh self catering apartment accommodation available, usually with sensational panoramic South Coast sea views. You'll also find stunning 'on the beach' Scottburgh Area self catering accommodation in Freeland Park, a suburb of Scottburgh. See the Where to Stay Scottburgh accommodation and Freeland Park accommodation pages for your options.
While in Scottburgh, visit the South Coast Crocworld Conservation Centre, where you can connect with nature and get up close and personal with crocodiles, raptors, snakes, tortoises, waterbirds and flamingos in a beautiful, natural South Coast setting.
Nearby Park Rynie accommodation (4.15km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area) is a quiet tranquil South Coast village with a beautiful beach with shark nets for safe swimming. For excellent South Coast deep-sea diving, Cowrie Reef offers spectacular plant and coral life, mysterious caves, gullies and swim-through's, with marine life varying from small reef fish to Zambezi sharks, dolphins and game fish. In South Coast Park Rynie you can go cageless swimming with sharks, and explore the beauty of the Scottburgh Area coastline and the many mammals, rays, and shark species to which it is home. Visitors to South Coast Park Rynie can enjoy horse rides along the South Coast beach, and sleep in rustic log cabins just a stone's throw away from the beach at Rocky Bay Resort - Park Rynie holiday resort accommodation. For more info, see the Where to Stay Park Rynie accommodation page.
Lying between Umkomaas and Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area is Clansthal accommodation (5.60km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area), a rare unspoilt gem in the midst of the bustling surrounding South Coast towns. You can walk along the long, secluded stretch of white sand all the way to Scottburgh beach, and on the way you'll find the Green Point Lighthouse on a hill above the surf. This Scottburgh Area lighthouse is a South Coast National Monument, and its beams warn ships off the famous Umkomaas Aliwal Shoal just offshore. Stay at Clansthal self catering cottage accommodation with breath-taking breaker views. For further info on South Coast Clansthal accommodation, see the Where to Stay Clansthal accommodation page.
Just 8.26km from Scottburgh accommodation, you'll find the South Coast town of Widenham situated just south of Umkomaas, on the south side of the Mkhomazi River mouth about 50kms south of Durban. The stunning Widenham beach is dominated by rocks perfect for fishing, and a tidal pool lit at night, makes for a perfect South Coast holiday spot. You will find Widenham self catering cottage accommodation with wonderful views of the sea, and inland of the lush green hills, and 'a little piece of heaven' set in lavish sub-tropical gardens in Widenham bed & breakfast accommodation. For more on these Where to Stay South Coast establishments, visit the Where to Stay Widenham accommodation page.
While staying in Widenham, take a break from the beach and explore the South Coast Empisini Nature Reserve, where you can hike, braai and picnic alongside the dam.
Kelso accommodation (9.39km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area), is an oasis for those who wish to unwind and relax, a place to restore the spirit. The Scottburgh area town of Kelso's long stretches of golden beach and warm South Coast waters are ideal for walking and swimming, and the rocky outcrops are ideal for fishing. For South Coast diving, the Kelso reef offers an abundance of crayfish. Stay in Kelso self catering cottage accommodation beneath the Milkwood trees, or Kelso holiday resort accommodation and Kelso caravan or camping accommodation at Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort, who guarantee you a South Coast holiday with a difference - family fun second to none! For more info on these fabulous Kelso accommodation options, see the Where to Stay Kelso accommodation page.
Make sure you take time to visit the South Coast Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve north of Kelso in the Scottburgh Area. This 2200 hectare South Coast nature reserve showcases some awe-inspiring scenery of upland grassland, densely wooded valleys, and is a blaze of colour in Spring, the wildflowers rivalling those of Namaqualand.
Scuba divers from all over the globe come to Umkomaas Aliwal Shoal - a world renowned South Coast scuba diving site that lies buried 5km out to sea. Besides Umkomaas accommodation, 9.95km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area, you're sure to have a 'whale of a time', as this South Coast Scottburgh Area town's official animal is the Whale, which is used around Umkomaas in colourful murals. Humpback Whales can be seen along the Aliwal Shoal between June and October, whilst ragged-tooth, and Zambezi sharks have been spotted at this South Coast Scottburgh Area river mouth, which is popular with people of all ages who braai, sunbath and relax with family and friends.
The famous Umkomaas Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 course with beautiful view across the Indian Ocean. One of the oldest and most challenging courses in KwaZulu Natal, this 5479m South Coast Golf course will test the abilities of all golfers.
Treat yourself to Star Graded Umkomaas bed & breakfast accommodation at the Ocean Park Guest House, a colonial style house built in 1890 and recently refurbished to its current glory, or Umkomaas self catering accommodation where you can experience the ambience of warm South Coast evenings around the Braai while listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the nearby Umkomaas beach. Go see the Where to Stay Umkomaas accommodation page.
Where To Stay's Scottburgh Accommodation Page
It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Scottburgh Area accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as Scottburgh bed and breakfast accommodation, the area of Scottburgh self catering accommodation, the area of Scottburgh guest house accommodation, and other lodges in Scottburgh area such as self catering cottages in Scottburgh Area, and hotels in Scottburgh Area.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket accommodation in Scottburgh Area, and affordable accommodation in Scottburgh (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for self catering accommodation in Scottburgh Area, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Scottburgh Area. Scottburgh hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in Scottburgh Area (or in towns near Scottburgh Area).
Suitable accommodation in Scottburgh Area can also be found in nearby towns such as : Park Rynie (4.15km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area) / Clansthal accommodation (5.60km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area) / Widenham accommodation (8.26km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area) / Kelso accommodation (9.39km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area) / Umkomaas accommodation (9.95km from Scottburgh in the Scottburgh Area).
We recommend that, if in doubt about Scottburgh accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in Scottburgh Area, whether it be Star Graded self catering accommodation in Scottburgh Area, or Star Graded Scottburgh bed and breakfast accommodation. See Where to Stay for our Star Graded accommodation in the Scottburgh Area page.
Be sure to check our other Special Categories for pet friendly accommodation in Scottburgh Area, or Scottburgh conference accommodation, wedding venues accommodation in Scottburgh Area or Scottburgh accommodation that sleeps 10 or more persons, etc. etc.
Afrikaans alternate search phrase - Scottburgh Area akommodasie or Scottburgh Area akomodasie.
- G.J. Crookes Hospital (1.47km)
- Scottburgh Mall (1.92km)
- Crocworld Conservation Center (3.34km)
- Scottburgh Airfield (3.38km)
- SAPS - Umkomaas (9.08km)
- Saiccor Hospital (9.45km)
- Empisini Nature Reserve (9.90km)
- Sardine Run (10.15km)
- Selborne Hotel Spa & Golf Estate (12.42km)
- Massam's Confectionery Cc (15.80km)
- Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve (17.46km)
- Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve (28.04km)
- Virgin Active Amanzimtoti (28.64km)
- Dick King Half Marathon (28.75km)
- Kuswag Carnival (29.83km)
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