The place of unexpected pleasure is the last stop on the South Coast. It is ideally situated on the banks of the Umtavuna River and is surrounded by ruggedly beautiful Umtavuna Nature Reserve, lush banana plantations and sugar cane farms, and the shops and art galleries are dotted around this fascinating little town.

Go for an energetic hike in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, which contains many rare plants and is home to a colony of vultures. There are 4x4 trails and a mountain bike try leisure trip up the Umtavuna lagoon.

Visit the North Sands Bluff Lighthouse for a spectacular ocean views, and brows in the maritime museum which provides fascinating insights into the history, including the last days of the stricken Portuguese sailing ship, the Sao Juao which ran aground of Port Edward in 1952. It was returning from the East laden with beads, Ming porcelain, money cowries and spices. And remnants of the treasure will wash up on on the beaches.

Port Edward beach 5 minutes by car and provide excellent swimming and include a popular ski boat launch. This is a famous fishing destination, both deep sea and of the rocks. Across the river are the Wild Coast Casino, and the award winning Wild Coast Golf course. Here the beaches stretch forever and horse riding on the beach is of the best.

Then after a day full of events retire on the veranda overlooking the CH Mitchell Bridge. The largest steel suspension bridge in South Africa built in 1976 the main access route between KZN and the Eastern Cape The bridge span is 206m, which is 30m above water level.

Facilities
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • casino (less than 10km)
  • DSTV in room
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • radio in room
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • washing machine in unit
  • water skiing (less than 10km)