Your hosts John and Mandy Dutton welcome you to a unique experience. Not far from Port Edward on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is the very outstanding Palm Beach. Situated near the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve it offers stunning scenery, an abundance of birdlife and you may even be able to spot small mammals. Apart from the excellent fishing opportunities, up and down the south coast, Palm Beach is also for lovers of nature and the outdoors. Enjoy your favourite past time while holidaying at our beautiful lodge.

If you are looking for a place you can play loud music and party way into the night Palm Beach Chalets is not the place, but if you are looking for a place to Relax to the Sounds of Nature and spend peaceful evenings, Palm Beach Chalets is the place for you.

Rock, Surf, Lagoon and Ski-boat Fishing.
Close to ski boat launch sites. Shelly Beach, Glenmore, Ramsgate & Port Edward

There are some lovely walks through the forest and the estuary provides a great spot for swimmers. The South Coast is one of the finest angling areas in the world for fishing. The surging sea has an infinite variety of fish, both cold water varieties and gamefish from the warm Mozambique currents. There are massive cliff rock formations for anglers to fish from.

We offer self catering accommodation in Palm Beach, overlooking the stunning Mpenjati Nature Reserve and Lagoon. The units are within easy reach of San Lameer, Southbroom and the Wild Coast Sun which is ideal for golfers. We are also near the beach and the Wild Waves water park.

Self Catering Accommodation

Palm Beach Chalets offers three self catering chalets which each sleep four guests. There is one bedroom with a double bed and two single beds in the living area. The lounge also has a couch. The units have fully equipped kitchens with everything you need for a comfortable self catering stay. Outside there is a private patio and braai facilities which look out over the communal swimming pool and garden area.


  • Braai
  • Carport
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linen
  • Pool


Started in 2017 by Mandy and John Dutton. This garden is a place where our guests can sit with nature and look out onto the ocean and lagoon, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity away from the stress and pressures of life.

Amongst the many birds you will see or hear is the beautiful Eagle Owl, loved by John who is known as the Owl man. It truly is a gift of nature to have an Owl live on ones property, its feeds off snakes, frog’s, rats and insects, and is loyal to its territory for life.

Sadly many myths and lack of understanding leads to many humans seeing them as unwanted.

While you sit and enjoy the garden, you may even see Duiker and Bush Buck grazing on the perimeters.
Please respect nature, and do not litter in our garden or destroy our plants. 

  • airport (34kms)
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • Braai / Barbeque facilities
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • free parking
  • guided nature walks
  • heaters in unit
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • lock-up safe
  • Malaria free
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • No smoking in rooms
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • parking onsite
  • restaurants close by
  • shark cage diving (less than 10km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • wifi


From Durban take the N2 south coast road past the old Durban International airport which is now closed approx 130km's to Port Shepstone, go through the Toll gate keep on the National Rd (R61 T to Margate,Port Edward) we are another 35 km's after Toll gate. This road will bring you to Palm Beach passing Southbroom on your left, keep straight, through the traffic lights and stay on this road past Marina beach,San Lameer,Trafalgar(they are all on your left), over Mpenjati lagoon you are in Palm Beach, turn first right opposite the Mpenjati nature reserve into General French Rd ,the road is marked by a large sign to Izingolweni on main road, continue up the winding road for about a kilometre turn first right in to Lord Kitchener Ave (dirt road) five houses up on the left no 838.