Illovo Beach is a small holiday resort town tucked away on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, that is renowned for its warm weather and its beaches, about thirty kilometers to the south of the province's main city, Durban.

Illovo Beach falls under the municipal area of Kingsburgh, and it is here that the visitor will find amenities like shopping centers, medical facilities and so on.

For those wishing to see more of the night life of the big city, Durban is only a half hour's drive away on the N2 highway. There is some excellent fishing to be had from on the Illovo Beach front, which is a very popular sun-bathing beach.

Just 10 minutes from Illovo Beach is Amanzimtoti, which is a popular tourist destination, particularly with surfers, and the annual sardine run. Amanzimtoti has several malls, arcades and a water park. Arbour Crossing, a major new shopping mall, opened on November 20, 2008. The Galleria, a second shopping mall nearby, opened on 26 November 2009, with 198 shops including a bowling alley, a skating rink, an 11-screen Nu Metro cinema (including a 3D cinema.)

At the complex there is secure parking for one vehicle.

Should you wish to bring a second vehicle please let us know to make prior arrangements.

The Accommodation

Both units sleep maximum four guests.

Self-catering Unit 1 (#38)

This Luxury two bedroomed self-catering apartment in Illovo Beach, comes with a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher. Sleeps 4.
It contains two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with an amazing view over the lagoon and ocean.
Being on the top floor and the corner unit you feel like there is a never ending horizon. 

  • Microwave.
  • Fridge.
  • Stove.
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms.
  • Dstv
  • Linen and towels supplied.
  • Braai area in the garden.

Self-catering Unit 2 (#22)

This modern two bedroomed self-catering apartment is newly renovated. 
It contains a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher that is open plan to the loung and dining area. It has two bedrooms each with their own bathroom.  

  • Microwave.
  • Fridge.
  • Stove.
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms.
  • Dstv
  • Linen and towels supplied.
  • Braai area in the garden.

Other than soaking in the sun and sea, things to do near Illovo Beach....

Illovo Lagoon Mangroves
Best Times: November - May

There are interesting estuarine systems of varying sizes and a stand of black and white mangroves with the fauna associated with this habitat. There are three trails. Picnicking is allowed but fires are not. It is a popular venue for fishermen.

Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary
Best Times: All year

The sanctuary consists of a large expanse of open shimmering water surrounded by rolling lawns. Gardens are on the one end and indigenous, lush forests on the other. An effortless 30-minute, self-guided trail winds itself through the forest and is a haven for birdlife. One has an opportunity of sighting many of the 150 bird species in the sanctuary including the resident spurwing geese, white faced duck, greenback heron, giant kingfisher and hamerkop

Beaches near Illovo:

  • Winklespruit
  • Baggies Beach
  • Amanzimtoti Main Beach 
  • Scottburgh

Golf Courses near Illovo: 

  • Umkomaas Golf Club - (12.2 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Amanzimtoti Golf Club - Athlone Park (14.9 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Scottburgh Golf Club - (22.6 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Bluff National Park Golf Club - (28.1 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Selbourne Park Golf Course - Pennington (34.4 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Selborne Country Club and Golf Course - Pennington (34.5 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Umdoni Park Golf Course - (36.1 km from Illovo Beach)
  • Durban Country Club - Stamford Hill (38.1 km from Illovo Beach)


On N2 South take the 133 exit to Illovo Beach / Karridene / Winkelspruit at the stop street (T-junction) turn left, at traffic light turn right into Kingsway. (SPAR will be on your right).
Next traffic light turn right (Pick & Pay on your left) into Winkelspruit Road.
Cross river bridge and turn immediately left (Illovo Road).
Follow the winding road to the top.
Ships Ahoy block of flats will be on your left.