KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

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South Coast Accommodation and Attractions

From North to South:

Athlone Park| Amanzimtoti| Walmer Beach| Winklespruit | Illovo Beach | Umkomaas | Widenham | Clansthal | Scottsburgh | Kelso | Penington | Bazley | Mtwalume | Hibberdene |Umzumbe | Sunwich Park | Sea Park | Umtentweni | Port Shepstone| Oslo Beach | Shelly Beach | St Michaels | Uvongo | Margate | Ramesgate | Southbroom | Marina Beach | San Lameer | Trafalgar | Palm Beach | Glenmore Beach | Leisure Bay | Port Edward


Sapphire Coast | Hibiscus Coast


The South coastline of KwaZulu-Natal is dotted with small towns, many of which serve as seasonal recreational hubs. The climate of the coastal areas is humid and subtropical.

Superb beaches of world-class quality are to be found along virtually every part of South Africa's eastern seaboard, with some of the least developed gems found in the far southern and far northern ends of the province's extents. The beach at Marina Beach (and its adjoining resort San Lameer) was recognized in 2002 as a Blue Flag beach. An extraordinary natural phenomenon that is witnessed annually on the KwaZulu-Natal coast during late autumn or early winter is the "sardine run". Also referred to as "the greatest shoal on earth", the sardine run occurs when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds south of the southern tip of Africa northwards along the Eastern Cape coastline towards KwaZulu-Natal following a path close inshore, often resulting in many fish washing up on beaches along the coast. The huge shoal of tiny fish can stretch for many kilometres and is followed and preyed upon by thousands of predators, including game fish, sharks, dolphins and seabirds. Usually the shoals break up and the fish disappear into deeper water around Durban. Many questions surrounding this exceptional event remain unanswered.


Photography by Greg Groenewald


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