One of the key reasons many people choose to live on the KZN South Coast is the sunny, temperate climate. Away from the smog of the cities, the air is fresh and clean. The warm, humid summers and mild winters mean that there is rarely an instance where staying indoors covered by your winter woollies is necessary.
Golden Beaches & Coast
The South Coast boasts no less than seven Blue Flag beaches. Blue Flag status is a voluntary eco-label given to beaches according to strict criteria, including cleanliness, water quality, environmental 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.
World Class Golf Courses
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.
Dining & Entertainment
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.
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.
Art & 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.
Between the bustling activity at Galleria Mall in Toti, Scottburgh Mall, Shelly Centre, Hibiscus Mall 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.
Warm Summers, Mild Winters
The summer months are deliciously hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 24°C to 33°C. February is generally considered the hottest month of the year with temperatures staying around 28°C. The mild winters are noted for their still, clear, dry and sunny days. Temperatures can vary between 16°C and 23°C. The coldest month of the year is July, which is also the driest.
With an average of about 320 days of sunshine per year, it is no wonder why the South Coast is a sought after destination for residents and holiday makers alike. The warm Indian Ocean remains inviting throughout the year, the temperature rarely falling below 17°C.
The subtropical climate is responsible for the lush greenery that is so evident along the coastline. Soft rain is common throughout the year with the most notable rainfall occurring in the summer months. Annual rainfall is usually about 1009 mm. Hot summer days are usually followed by pleasant evening showers. Many plants love this environment, making that elusive green thumb a bit more attainable.
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