North Coast Holidays - KwaZulu Natal
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KwaZulu Natal's North Coast consists of magnificent stretches of endless beaches and rolling fields of sugar cane. The North Coast beaches vary from little private coves to craggy rock faces all making up this unique South African stretch of North KZN Coastline. Accommodation on the KwaZulu Natal north coastline has boomed and, although generally more expensive than it's South Coast cousin, this upmarket region has become a hot favourite for holiday accommodation in South Africa. Besides the variety of North Coast holiday accommodation, The KZN North Coast towns are a stepping stone to the far Northern Kwazulu Natal game reserve and lakes regions. This region is commonly known as Zululand, and is home to Umfolozi Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve and The Great St Lucia Wetlands which is a South African National Heritage Site.
KZN North Coast - Where the dolphins play
The North Coast Indian Ocean is relatively clear, and the shallow waters attract dolphins who swim close to shore in order to feed. Thus the North Coast is also known as the Dolphin Coast, where surveys suggest that at least 200 dolphins, in small groups, frequent these waters.
KZN North Coast - A golfer's paradise
Between the Durban and the Ballito area, golfing enthusiasts will find some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Umhlali Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate, Prince's Grant Golf Estate and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate are amongst the favourites.
KZN North Coast - Nature's playground and accommodation hot spot
The KwaZulu Natal North Coast offers scores of activities to choose from. Excellent fishing and diving spots can be found along the North Coast, including some scenic challenging golf courses. Surfing, sunbathing and swimming are popular past times for locals and holiday makers alike. Tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available in the area. Hot air ballooning, microlight flights and shark diving experiences are some of the more adventurous North Coast activities.
Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, situated on the banks of the Tugela River and run by the Parks Board. This North Coast reserve offers picnic sites and walking trails, and there is a small variety of game and large variety of bird life. The North Coast Crocodile Farm in Ballito has over 7000 Nile Crocodile plus snakes and other reptiles. The farm includes bush and hill trails, curios and refreshments.
At Umhlanga Rocks, the Natal Sharks Board offers visitors a chance to see an audio visual and shark dissection presentation, or they can browse the display hall and Sharks Board Curio Shop. Umhlanga Rocks accommodation has changed from a generally permanent residential town to a bustling holiday mecca.
The Umhlanga Ridge is a newly developed suburb of Umhlanga Rocks. The Umhlanga Rocks Gateway Shopping Centre is situated on the Umhlanga Ridge, and offers a 'big time' shopping experience to all local residents, and visitors to Umhlanga Rocks.
Besides Umhlanga Rocks, particular North Coast towns such as Ballito, Salt Rock and Chakas Rock offer a wide variety of restaurants to suit all occasions, where North Coast holiday makers can spend the evening enjoying mouth watering dishes, take in one of the latest movies, or dance the night away to the latest music craze. For 'shopaholics' there are modern shopping centres and specialist shops in abundance.
The house is ideal for family holidays, golfers etc. 10m from the beach front. Only 3km from Zimbali. This house can sleep up to 12 people in 4 bedrooms.
Bermuda 102 is a tastefully furnished, modern self catering apartment and is ideal for a family of 6. The apartment is a ground floor unit with a large lawn up front &is therefore ideal for families with live-wires which love open spaces to run & play.
Situated on the Beach in the holiday village of Zinkwazi, at the Gateway to KZN's game reserves, yet close to Umhlanga and King Shaka Int. Airport. Rooms available are 4 x standard twin rooms, 14 x three bedroom apartments, 10 x two bedroom apartments and
This beach house is situated right on the swimming beach of Salt Rock, where there are lifeguards every day on duty, and shark nets. The house itself consists of a main house, with four bedrooms, main on suite, and another separate bathroom...
Step right out of the door onto the beach. You can't get closer to the warm Indian Ocean and a protected beach than this. Umdloti Breakers self-catering apartment has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10.
The beach- and sea views here are simply amazing. You can clearly hear and smell the ocean, and in stormy weather even feel the spray. This cosy 3 bedroom, 6 sleeper apartment is on the 6th floor and on the beach front. There is an elevator, swimming pool
This modern furnished apartment has magnificent sea-views from all rooms including the three bedrooms which lead out onto a stunning large patio overlooking the beach
This tastefully furnished ground floor apartment, sleeping maximum 6 people, enjoys sea views and the constant sound of the ocean from your own private garden and patio.
The accommodation consists of two bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms and a separate guest toilet. Each room opens onto the covered outdoor stoep. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Come experience "island style" all white luxury at 27 Thira Santorini, which perches on a cliff facing the Indian Ocean, offering magnificent uninterrupted sea views.
Spindrift is only a 1minute walk to a lovely bathing beach yet uniquely situated in a secluded,sub-tropical garden, surrounded by indigenous forest, which is full of birds and wild life.
Self-Catering 2-bed cottage in Shakas Rock, Ballito. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms ground floor cottage. Beach front with direct access to beach.
This luxurious home has been quoted as having one of the most spectacular ocean views on the Prince's Grant Estate. It has five large bedrooms (all with bathrooms/en-suites) accommodating 10 people, an inviting entertainment area with lounge, ...
La Pirogue 25 is an upmarket self catering and sea facing apartment on the first floor of this beautiful complex and sleeps 6 people. The entrance is only five steps above the parking area at the back.
371 Blink Bonnie is a spacious and extremely private self-catering house, located on the 3rd hole of the exclusive and secure Prince's Grant Golf Estate, which is rated among the best in South Africa.
Le Paradis 10 is an upmarket 2 bedroom unit ideally situated in the back of a beachfront complex. The complex has a lovely deck which overlooks the Indian Ocean (beachfront complex with communal access to a large roof deck).
This fully furnished log cabin is situated in a quiet, private garden under large shady trees with own gated entrance and secure, uncovered parking. It sleeps 4 comfortably but 2 children can be accommodated on a sleeper couch.
This tastefully furnished beachfront duplex apartment is located on Sheffield Beach, less than 10 km away from the hustle and bustle of Ballito. The complex has direct access on to a semi - private, unspoilt beach offering swimming, diving...
Fairview Guesthouse offers self catering accommodation with exquisite views of the beautiful Dolphin Coast, situated in Salt Rock, 10 km north of Ballito, 20 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport. Wake up to sound of the Indian Ocean break