Out and About
Blue Flag Beaches
The South Coast boasts no less than six Blue Flag beaches. Blue Flag status is a voluntary eco-label given to beaches according to strict criteria, including cleanliness, water quality, environmental care and concern and lifesaving. A number of famous fishing spots dot the coast where great catches can be had. The Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks also provides some of the best diving in the world.
Between the bustling activity at Galleria Mall in Toti, Scottburgh Mall, Shelly Centre and Southcoast Mall, shopping lovers are spoilt for choice when looking for a shopping day out. While local curios, clothing, book and convenience stores as well as weekly craft markets ensure that you will be able to find whatever it is your heart may desire without straying too
far from home.
World Class Golfing
The KZN South Coast is also known as the Golf Coast and includes an astounding 11 Golf Courses (nine 18 hole and two nine hole) all between Umkomaas, Port Edward and Harding. Six of these Golf Courses are voted in the top 100 in South Africa and four of them, Selbourne, San Lameer, Southbroom and the Wild Coast are in the top 50.
Nature in its abundance is right on your doorstep. Nine Nature Reserves afford you the opportunity to see all 365 catalogued bird species, zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, blesbuck, impala, duiker, black backed jackal, dassies, reedbuck and many more. With diverse habitats from coastal dune forest to open bushveld, you will always find somewhere exciting to explore.
Arts & Culture
A wide variety of cultural events and activities take place throughout the year. From Church bazaars to Vintage Car Shows, the Portuguese Festival and Africa Bike Week, there is always something different to experience. Numerous Art Galleries display artwork from local artists. The rich history of the coast is brought to life through our fascinating lighthouses and museums.
Coffee Shops & Eateries
There are a few restaurants and coffee shops that are firm favourites for locals and visitors alike. From landmark restaurants such as The Waffle House, Banana Café and Enzo’s to cosy meals at abundant coffee shops, South Coast fare never disappoints. There is so much choice. Enjoy French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Steak House or fresh seafood. Gourmet to take away, there is something for everyone.