Beaches In Kwazulu-Natal South Africa
These beaches offer something
for everyone, from protected beaches for
family outings to the more untamed beaches that are a surfer's
paradise. Scuba dive or snorkel on the Elephant Coast or enjoy the
holiday vibe at one of the South Coast's four "blue flag" beaches.
The beaches offer plenty of relaxation and sporting opportunities,
including surfing, boating, fishing and whale and dolphin watching, or
for the more adventurous take a trip in a microlight to enjoy the
spectacular view from above. It is also a surfer's paradise, offering
some of the best waves in the country. There are great waves wherever
you go, with warm waters all year around, so that you need little more
than a spring wetsuit for warmth, and on hot summer days even this is
not a necessity.
heralds the start of the true surf season, with breezy eight-foot
swells sweeping in from the Cape coast between May and August. The
swells are a bit smaller in the summer months, offering fun surf at the
many beach breaks, with most surfers taking advantage of the wind-free
mornings before the north-eastern winds pick up.
With some 600 kilometres
of coastline only a handful of popular breaks get crowded, but many
quieter waves can be found along the coast, with many good roads making
for easy access. With all this on offer any surf fanatic would be sorry
to miss this awesome coastline, and your adventure could even find you
surfing a strip of coast that has never before been touched!
The KZN Southcoast is
home to a range of "Blue flag" beaches.
A mile long beach on the
South Coast, ideal for swimming, bodyboarding and surfing. There is
also a famous fishing spot off a specially-constructed pier. Margate is
a vibrant holiday town with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops, plus
accommodation to suit any budget.
/ SAN LAMEER:
A beautiful, long sandy
beach with an adjacent tidal pool. The beach is located between
Southbroom and San Lameer and is close to the Trafalgar Marine Reserve
and Mpenjati river mouth and lagoon. Lifeguards are always in
attendance and facilities are maintained in top class standards
throughout the year. Easy access for the disabled
Ramsgate is a quaint
village just south of Margate. A quiet beach with picnic facilities in
a park-like setting provides a peaceful haven from the bustling beach
towns. An easy walking trail extends southwards from Ramsgate towards
the picturesque Southbroom beach and lagoon.
Based on the south coast
of KwaZulu-Natal, Hibberdene is a relatively narrow beach which is
sheltered from the southerly winds. The often steeply sloped beach has
good waves. A grassy picnic area makes it ideal for families. A new
boat launching site has been developed alongside the Blue Flag area.
Lucien beach, which lies to the north east of Margate main beach, is a
quiet but popular beach accessible by a steep set of stairs. Top class
lifesaving facilities are in place in a new building which has lots of
parking. The elevated parking area provides good views of the sea and
coast stretching towards Margate. A good place to park and then walk
along the coast towards Uvongo - a pleasant walk with views of dolphins
and other sea-life. Easily accessible from the adjacent holiday flats.
This is the main swimming beach in Ballito, 'Pearl' of the North Coast.
A 2.4 km boardwalk follows the shoreline southwards providing an
opportunity for an easy stroll with spectacular views of bays and
coves. A more rugged trail extends northwards from Willard to Shaka's
Rock which takes you through a hole in a cliff best attempted at low
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