KZN South Coast
Above - Park Rynie
The KZN South Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa. It is particularly popular with South Africans living in Gauteng or other inland regions. Even the local "Natalians", particularly from Durban, like to spend weekends away "down the coast". Here are some of the most popular destinations listed from north to south. Don't forget that there are also great places along the KZN North Coast.
Amanzimtoti'Toti, as South Africans like to call it, is only 26 km from Durban so it provides the best of both worlds - all the features of a coastal town and easy access to Durban's many attractions. The beaches offer swimming, surfing and fishing.
Warner BeachWarner Beach is a popular spot for beach walks, jogging, surfing and fishing.
Illovo BeachThe village of Illovo Beach is located on the south bank of the Illovo River with many of the buildings being built on the hillside overlooking the ocean. There are many popular accommodation resorts in the area.
UmkomaasUmkomaas has some great beaches but most people know it for its proximity to Aliwal shoal which is one of South Africa's premier diving destinations. Other attractions include their golf course and the Empisini Nature Reserve.
ScottburghA great place for a family vacation! You can enjoy the beautiful beach, visit Crocworld or take a drive to Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve.
Park RyniePark Rynie has a beautiful beach which attracts a lot of visitors. The village is also well situated to provide access to nearby Scottburgh and Rocky Bay.
Rocky BayCaravanners enjoy the large caravan park located right on the beach. Another attraction is the shark-cage diving trips which launch from the beach.
Above - Hibberdene
HibberdeneThis coastal village is located 100 km south of Durban and is not too far from Port Shepstone. It has four beaches and offers opportunities for fishing and safe swimming.
uMzumbeuMzumbe is a quiet little village with a popular beach, a tidal pool and good fishing.
Sea ParkSea Park is one of the smallest villages on the South Coast but it too has a popular beach. It has few facilities but Port Shepstone is nearby for anything that you need.s
South PortA tiny, quiet village with a nice beach. There is also a tidal pool and many other beaches and attractions nearby.
UmtentweniThis village has undergone a transformation from a rustic seaside village to a popular residential spot. Visitors will still enjoy its beach and easy access to Port Shepstone.
Port ShepstoneSituated 120 km from Durban this town attracts many visitors during the school holidays. The beaches offer swimming, snorkeling, surfing and fishing. It is also the nearest town to the amazing Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.
Shelly BeachSandwiched between Port Shepstone and Margate is Shelly Beach which attract beach goers and also offers fishing and scuba diving.
Above - Margate