Points Of Interest Villa Ventura, Margate

Riverbend Crocodile Farm

5.5km North West Villa Ventura

The Riverbend Crocodile Farm has over 200 Nile crocodiles on display in a natural aquatic setting. The farm is a breeding centre for Nile crocodiles, producing over 4000 hatchlings every year. Demonstrations of crocodile hatchings take place in January...

Frederika Nature Reserve

6.5km North West Villa Ventura

The Frederika Nature Reserve located at Southbroom on KwaZulu Natal's South coast, was established in 1977 when thirty beachfront residential sites were placed on the market to be sold. A concerned environmentalist named Leo Driessen realised the...

Mallards & Mercury Ski-Boat Festival

8.0km North Villa Ventura

Mallards & Mercury Ski-Boat Festival has proved to be one of the most successful and biggest ski-boat competitions in South Africa, and by far the largest fishing competition on KwaZulu Natal's Hibiscus Coast. The event draws an estimated 400 anglers...

Pure Venom Reptile Park

8.0km North Villa Ventura

The Pure Venon Reptile Park is a great place to see and learn about the snakes and other reptiles of the South Coast. Daily snake demonstrations and guided tours are presented by professional staff, providing visitors with a much better understanding...

Barn Swallows of Umkobi Lagoon

8.3km North West Villa Ventura

An enormous flock of Barn Swallows have chosen to roost in the reed beds of Umkobi Lagoon at Southbroom, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, and in the summer months between October and April, visitors to the are can observe millions of swallows retiring...

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

13.0km North West Villa Ventura

The Mpenjati Nature Reserve is situated on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast 20 km south of the popular holiday destination of Margate. The beautiful reserve lies situated around the Mpenjati River Lagoon, and extends seawards 500m, serving to protect...

Port Shepstone Lighthouse

16.1km North Villa Ventura

The Port Shepstone lighthouse is located about 500m south of the Umzimkulu River mouth on the Natal South Coast, and was developed out of a signal station, which was used when Port Shepstone was still an operational harbour. 1906 saw the signal station...

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

17.5km North West Villa Ventura

Nearly 5 km wide at some points, and over 400 m deep, the Oribi Gorge is perhaps better classified as a canyon than a gorge. The reserve is located at the confluence of the Mzimkulu and Mximkulwana Rivers. Aeons of erosion by these rivers have carved...

Natal Space Centre

23.2km North West Villa Ventura

The Southern Cross Astronomical Observatory and Museum, also known as the Natal Space Centre, was opened in Port Edward on KwaZulu Natal's South Coast fifteen years ago. The complex consists of an astronomical museum housing an extremely large and...

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

25.8km North West Villa Ventura

The Umtamvuna Nature Reserve is the southernmost of KwaZulu-Natal's nature reserves, and encompasses the northern bank of the Umtamvuna River, which forms the provincial boundary between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. The name 'Umtamvuna' means...