Adventures in South Coast KwaZulu-Natal

Does golden beaches, blue lagoons, sub-tropical forests and the warm Indian Ocean sound like your kind of paradise? KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast, affectionately known as the Hibiscus Coast for the thousands of beautiful shrubs that bloom along the coastline, comprises all of the above and more. Add sleepy villages, Blue Flag beaches, rivers and nature reserves and you have an apt description of this exciting region.

Stretching from the border of the Eastern Cape in the south to

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Adventures in South Coast KwaZulu-Natal
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Does golden beaches, blue lagoons, sub-tropical forests and the warm Indian Ocean sound like your kind of paradise? KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast, affectionately known as the Hibiscus Coast for the thousands of beautiful shrubs that bloom along the coastline, comprises all of the above and more. Add sleepy villages, Blue Flag beaches, rivers and nature reserves and you have an apt description of this exciting region.

Stretching from the border of the Eastern Cape in the south to Durban in the north, this coastline offers plenty of excitement for the adventure traveler.

The most unique attraction of the South Coast is the annual sardine run. During late autumn or early winter, this phenomenon attracts divers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. The sardine run occurs when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds of Agulhas Banks. Heading north on a current of cold water and along the Eastern Cape towards the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the sheer number create a feeding frenzy along the coastline. The huge shoal of moving fish is thought to be the world’s largest migration. They are preyed upon by thousands of predators, including sharks, dolphins and seabirds. 

Scuba diving is a popular adventure activity all year around. For an exhilarating diving experience try Aliwal Shoals near the town of Umkomaas or Protea Banks near Shelly Beach. Both dive destinations are rated as some of the top spots in South Africa and divers come here to experience close encounters with Zambezi, black tip, ragged tooth and hammerhead sharks.

If you prefer to stay closer to shore, try horse back riding on the beaches or catch a wave at one of the South Coast’s many excellent surfing beaches

Further inland, the magnificent Oribi Gorge offers more adrenaline filled adventures. This canyon, situated just west of Port Shepstone, is cut by the Mzimkulwana River and offers adventure seekers a wide variety of options. Try abseiling, bridge walking, zip lining or how about a gorge swing? As you plunge over the edge and swing high above the deep gorge you know that you have made the right choice selecting the South Coast for your adrenaline pumping holiday!

South Coast KwaZulu-Natal Adventures

Abseiling

The attraction of Abseiling is the adrenaline rush of a descent down a sheer cliff face mixed with an awe inspiring view of the landscape around you. So if you’re keen to get your adrenaline pumping, then Abseiling in South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal is an adventure not to be missed. Contact one of our...

Beach Horse Rides

It’s hard to beat the feeling of riding a horse across the wide open spaces of a white sandy beach! Luckily KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is blessed with plenty of endless beaches and horses that are just chomping at the bit for a canter! Ride along the calm sea or with unruly crashing waves, take in...

Boat Trips

Take in the magical scenery of Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast on a leisurely cruise. A Boat Trip on the Indian Ocean or up the river is a great way to enjoy a morning or an evening. With bar facilities and space for a large crowd of friends – this is a festive way to end another perfect day in Africa!

Bridge Walking

Sometimes even walking can be made into an adventure activity! Especially if this means walking across a suspension bridge that is set across a steep gorge! Bridge Walking in Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast is a combination of a personal challenge (especially if you are not keen on heights!) with the most...

Gorge Swing

And now for something hair raising for the true adrenaline junkie – a Gorge Swing in Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast ticks all the boxes: It is wild, tests your boundaries, has beautiful scenery, makes you scream at the top of your voice and has that true dare devil quality – so leap into adventure on...

Helicopter Flights

Explore the spectacular scenery of the traditional home of the Zulu people from above - on a Helicopter Flight. The South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal is a green, lush and untamed coast where rivers make their way to the sea and the waves crash on secluded beaches. A Helicopter Flight above this coastline is...

Horse Riding

Explore the South Coast in the most delightful way…on horseback! There is nothing better than the wind in your hair as you and your horse move as one. Feel the power of these magnificent animals as they take you to places that you are unable to reach on your own. Guided outrides require no previous...

Mountain Biking

Saddle up and take a Mountain Biking ride through the remote and unspoiled trails of South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal. Try out the trails at the spectacular Oribi Gorge or follow the sound of water plunging into a pool from a waterfall in the tiny town of Uvongo. Near the Umtamvuna River and with an Indian...

Paintball

If you are looking for a Paintballing Adventure in an amazing setting come to the beautiful Oribi Gorge on Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast. This haven for nature lovers and adventurers is the ideal location to challenge friends, colleagues or family members to a Paintball game.

Power Boating

A visit to Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast will leave you in awe at the power of nature. Why not go one step further and head on a Power Boating Adventure! A fast and furious race across the seas, Power Boating is a fantastic adventure for anyone that loves to feel the spray of the sea. Although...

River Rafting

The Drakensberg is a high rainfall area and this water feeds many of the great rivers that end their journey in the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. The Umkomaas river (or Mkomati River) starts its journey at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. From its source near the Giant’s Castle, it travels 298 kilometers...

Scenic Flights

Why not spoil yourself with a Scenic Flight above one of South Coast KwaZulu-Natal’s most beautiful stretches of shoreline. Stretching from Port Edward bordering the Eastern Cape to the vibrant metropolis of Durban in the north, the South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal is a region of rugged cliffs, rolling hills and...

Scuba Diving

The Sardine Run, nature’s annual extravaganza with a cast of millions, is a spectacle that takes place every year off the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast. The sardine run occur when millions of sardines migrate from their spawning grounds, up the Eastern Cape coastline towards Kwa Zulu Natal. They are...

Segway Tours

View our list of reliable operators that offer segway tours on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Coast KwaZulu-Natal. The town of Port Edward is situated very close to the Eastern Cape border.

Shark Cage Diving

Spend a morning in the company of blacktip, dusty and spinner sharks in the waters off the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast. The Aliwal Shoal lies 5 kilometres off the shore of the tiny town of Umkomaas. Sharks thrive on this fossilised sand dune and adventure seekers are in for a treat when they go below...

Shark Diving

South Coast KwaZulu-Natal is home to many sharks and our operators have extensive knowledge of these creatures of the deep. Here are some of the residents that you can encounter on a Shark Diving Adventure on the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast: - The raggedtooth shark has ferocious looking teeth that look like they...

Shark Tours

The giant man-eating great white shark starring in Steven Spielberg’s thriller Jaws had a huge impact of our ideas and fears of sharks. On a shark tour you will leave fiction behind and receive an educated picture of this much misunderstood creature and its important role as a top predator of the...

Surfing

The Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast offers warm water, dolphins and great surfing waves. Get in the water early before the wind picks up in summer or, if you are an experienced surfer, opt for the winter days where powerful groundswells bring glassy conditions and barrelling waves. For many surfers, catching...

Teambuilding

You know the saying that what you get out is proportionate to what you put in. If this is true, then why is it that we hear so many people complain that they pour their heart and soul into their work only to get nothing back but stress and irritation? Many organisations struggle with teams that do not...

Tiger Shark Diving

Everyone’s bucket list should include an encounter with a tiger shark!  The tiger shark is a solitary, nocturnal hunter. The distinctive stripes in younger sharks grow more indistinct as the shark gets older.  They can swim in very shallow water and will eat anything from crustaceans to...

Wakeboarding

The South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal has a wide options of waterways that are just perfect for a Wakeboarding Adventure so join the growing number of water enthusiasts on a Wakeboarding Adventure. Suited for both beginners and pros, the combination of a sunny climate and warm water makes this region is ideal...

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is a fun and fast watersport. It is relatively easy to learn and our operators have plenty of experience on the rivers of the South Coast Kwa Zulu Natal so come here for a Water Skiing Adventure in the sun!  It won’t take long to master the basic technique and then you can push...

Zip Line

A Zip Line Adventure provides a great mixture of fun, adrenaline, enjoyment of nature and safety. Many of us enjoy the thrill of an adventure, but are not the reckless type that hurdle ourselves over the edge of a canyon without a bit of assurance that we will get home in one piece. So, are you worried...