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.
Situated on an original sugar estate near KwaDukuza in the iLembe District, Kearsney Manor is an old English mansion built in the late 1800’s by Sir James Leige Hulett. This recently renovated magnificent colonial estate is recognised as a Heritage Site a
Self catering garden unit situated across the road from Thompsons Bay Beach, Chakas Rock.
Ocean View Villa's set in the heart of Chaka's Rock provides a range of accommodation varying from upmarket and corporate to family units. All linen is provided (except beach towels and dish cloths).
Bali Hai 303 is a 6 sleeper apartment in a secure complex in Westbrook Beach. The apartment is across the road from the beach and has many facilities on site for guests to make use of.
Your upmarket two-bedroom apartment is fully air-conditioned and is located on the fifth floor of the exclusive Ballito Manor complex. The apartment is situated on Ballito's main Blue Flag beach and has spectacular sea views
Utopia@Bermuda is a luxury air-conditioned apartment right on Ballito main beach. This apartment is a modernly furnished, self-catering unit located in a secure complex with direct access to the main beach. This apartment is ideal for 6 guests looking for
La Pirogue is a well maintained & safe complex perfect for families. Lush gardens & manicured lawns surround the sparkling swimming pool with a splash pool for the little ones, which are on your doorstep. As well as a private forest area for the children
309 Kenwyn on Sea is a completely renovated flat located in a secure complex. It is a north facing flat with the advantage of warm sun in winter, and moderate temperatures in summer.
39 Ilala is a self-catering holiday apartment located in Simbithi, a 420-hectare Eco-estate between Ballito and Salt Rock on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Thompsons Bay Beach Cottage is situated on the beach directly above the famous Thompsons Bay tidal pool in Chakas rock, KZN. The cottage is self-catering and consists of one bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and shower/toilet.
Escape to a 3 bedroom air-conditioned sanctuary away from the city. Suitable for a family or for the executive (Sleeps 6). Situated close to all amenities (Umhlanga/Gateway 12km away) and is just a short stroll from the beach.
The Islands 18 is situated in the favorite holiday destination of Ballito on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and offers quality accommodation overlooking the most beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.
Lalaphansi offers three luxurious, fully equipped, tastefully furnished, self-catering apartments. All the apartments have air-conditioned bedrooms, M-Net and Satelite TV and private patios. The apartments vary in size sleeping from 2 to 6 persons...
The Beacon No 31, Shakas Rock, is a modern ground floor unit is perfect for a beach-side break away. This 8 sleeper is situated in a secure, gated complex and offers a stunning sea-view from the enclosed veranda.
Situated in the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Resort boasting exclusive hotels, pools, restaurants and natural bush and beach recreation, lies 40 Sanctuary- spacious, private and ultra modern- this home allows for a full Zimbali access and resort living.
We offer 4 rooms, all air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms (shower, basin, toilet). TV 1, 2, 3, M-Net & e-TV. Coffee/tea, kettle, toaster, microwave in all the rooms, with mini tabletop ovens in 2 of the rooms. Three rooms with double beds, ...
Angels Rest is a self-catering freestanding house situated in Sheffield Beach, KZN North Coast just North of Balito and offers breath taking sea and breaker views.
This spacious beach cottage, situated at an elevated position right on the tranquil beach gives you a wonderfully peaceful view from the patio. It's ideal for family vacations and comfortably sleeps 10 people...
The flat is fully furnished and upgraded on an ongoing basis. There are 3 bedrooms: 1 x double (own balcony) and 2 x two single beds. All beds with sheets and blankets. 2 Bathrooms. The flat sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
6 La Pirogue is a self-catering holiday apartment located in Ballito, one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most beautiful coastal areas, with pristine beaches and warm waters. Dolphins frolic in the waves and you can swim, surf, or scuba dive along with them. The prome