South Coast Kwazulu Natal
This is ideal for families who want a laid back enjoyable way for ALL the family to have fun! It is a favorite part of South Africa for many South Africans especially those living in Guateng/Transvaal to "Get Away" from the "Rush"!
The South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, oozes laid-back beach charm. Secluded coves, lagoons and beach walks provide a relaxing way to enjoy its offerings. Although this slow pace is heightened significantly by its collection of adventureactivities, from surfing the warm Indian Ocean to bungee jumping the magnificent Oribi Gorge.
Great Choices are Margate, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Port Edward, sardines, golf, whales, dolphins, the Oribi Gorge, hibiscus flowers and golden beaches are some of the terms which people associate with this magnificent South Coast region of South Africa and the Zulu Kingdom. Sub-tropical forests, blue lagoons, golden beaches, rocky coves, the warm Indian Ocean and sunny weather make KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast a popular year-round holiday resort for both local andinternational visitors. Accommodation varies from up-market hotels to camping facilities, and everything in between.
Swim in the surf or just laze on the South Coast beaches, working on your suntan. Three beaches, namely Ramsgate, Marina Beach and Lucien, have International 'Blue Flag' status. For the golfer, the South Coast is close to golfing paradise. Named by many 'The Golf Coast', there are nine excellent 18- hole golf courses, two of which are rated amongst the top 12 in the country. If you want to commune with nature, visit the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, which conserves plants found nowhere else in the world, or go birding - 400 bird species have been counted along this coastline.
Scuba diving is a popular sport on the South Coast with excellent deep-sea diving areas at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. Try surfing at the internationally acclaimed surf spots or go abseiling in the Oribi Gorge. Breathtaking is the way you would describe both the scenery and your feelings as you plunge over the edge and swing high over the deep gorge. Every winter, there is the phenomenon of the sardine run - millions of sardines migrate up the coast, accompanied by dolphins and other large fish and thousands of sea birds which feed on them, and people come nfrom far and wide to scoop up buckets of this natural harvest.
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