KwaZulu-Natal North Coast Adventures

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast Adventures. View our list of fun things to do from Durban up the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Many adventure travelers start their KwaZulu-Natal journey in Durban (eThekwini). Before leaving this bustling metropolis, spend some time enjoying the warm Indian Ocean water and the many beach front activities. See the Moses Mabhida Stadium from a segway or take the ride of a lifetime on the big swing. Dive in uSkaka Marine world or explore the city on two wheels…

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Adventures in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast
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KwaZulu-Natal North Coast Adventures. View our list of fun things to do from Durban up the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Many adventure travelers start their KwaZulu-Natal journey in Durban (eThekwini). Before leaving this bustling metropolis, spend some time enjoying the warm Indian Ocean water and the many beach front activities. See the Moses Mabhida Stadium from a segway or take the ride of a lifetime on the big swing. Dive in uSkaka Marine world or explore the city on two wheels on a bike adventure.

Next head north along the Dolphin Coast, a stretch of coastline famous for sugar plantations and the sighting of dolphins, enter Zululand and enjoy the warm welcome of the Zulu people.

Here you will find the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This protected area spans 280 kilometers of coastline from the Mozambican border in the north to the Lake St. Lucia estuary in the south.

Anglers enjoy the challenge of catching tiger fish on a houseboat trip or sailfish on a deep sea fishing adventure. Guided hikes and turtle tracking are two popular land based activities, while diving enthusiasts recognize Sodwana Bay National Park as one of the premier diving destinations in the world.

Sodwana is home to brightly coloured corals and more than 1,200 species of fish. The reefs are often visited by dolphins, manta rays, turtles, humpback whales and if you are lucky a whale sharks may just swim past you, munching on krill as it slowly moves along.

If you prefer an inland adventure, then your route out of Durban is along the N3 highway, northwest into the Natal Midlands, the rolling hills so fondly described in Alan Paton’s famous novel Cry, the Beloved Country. Here you can see the beauty of the Valley of a Thousand Hills from above on a skydiving or hot air balloon adventure.

Your next stop is another UNESCO World Heritage Site – The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This park spans parts of both KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho and is a hiker’s paradise.

Whether you prefer a stroll through a shaded valley or the challenge of man against mountain, the Drakensberg has it all. Soaring buttresses, lush yellowwood forests, snowcapped peaks in winter and cascading waterfalls make this destination a must-do adventure.

4x4 enthusiasts love the only road access to the ‘Berg’, the Sani Pass, which at the top boast the highest pub in Africa. What better place to toast the end of another successful adventure!

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast Adventures

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Acrobranch on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast challenges the idea that climbing trees is just for kids. So, get back up there, it’s playtime for the whole family. Whether you are on holiday in KwaZulu Natal or a local, head to an Acrobranch operator for an...

Aerial Cable Trail

Can you do an Aerial Cable Trail if you have a fear of heights? Yes! As long as you have a sense of adventure and is keen to see the beautiful scenery that an Aerial Cable Trail offers, this adventure activity is perfect for you. An Aerial Cable Trail is a series of platforms built into the forest canopy,...

Aquarium Diving

Aquarium Diving in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. uShaka Marine World in Durban is home to ragged-tooth sharks, hammerhead sharks, gamefish and large ays. For an up close and personal experience with the residents of this aquarium, go on an unforgettable Aquarium Diving experience. One of the great benefits...

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the shore on a Beach Horse Ride in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. There’s no better way to spend a morning than on horseback. Suited for both beginners and more experienced riders a Beach Horse Ride...

Big Swing

Big Swing in Kwazulu-Natal North Coast. See life from a whole new angle on a Big Swing Adventure. Try out this brand new activity at the Moses Mabida stadium in Durban or in the magnificent Drakensberg. Simply take that leap of faith over the edge – it’s perfectly safe so bring along...

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in KwaZulu-Natal. Experience life at its finest aboard a Charter Boat. Cruises in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal varies from scheduled daily cruises offered to the public including sunset cruises, sport fishing trips and for the not so adventurous, you could enjoy a scenic...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is blessed with a great variety of waterways. Absolutely perfect for a Boat Trip Adventure! Choose between the calm waters of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso wetlands or go searching for whales and...

Canopy Tours

Canopy Tours in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. A Canopy Tour (zip line) is about enjoying nature from lofty heights. It is an established route through a forested or mountainous landscape making use of zip lines, aerial bridges and platforms built in trees or on cliff sides. The Karkloof Forest offers...

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. A cycling tour will introduce you to the best Durban has to offer in a fun, interactive and planet friendly way. Our operators offer an urban heritage tour that is so informative that even locals will have a whole new outlook on their city. Tourists will get...

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. South Africa is blessed with great fishing options from fly fishing, trout fishing, bass fishing to deep sea fishing and sport fishing. A Deep Sea Fishing Adventure in KwaZulu-Natal ticks all the boxes – a responsible skipper, great weather,...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The South African fly-fishing scene is not big by international standards, so it is advisable to approach a professional outfit to find the best option to suit your proclivity. South Africa is prone to drought conditions, so most fly-fishing is stillwater...

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is a great teambuilding activity.. Kwazulu-Natal: even the name reflects the rich multi-cultural vibe of this region.  The diversity and vibrancy of its people and its history extends to its landscapes and cities; from breath-taking world heritage site...

Guided Hiking

Guided Hiking in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - Kosi Bay. If you’re looking to do a guided hike in KwaZulu-Natal, then it is fitting to first consider the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This UNESCO world heritage site protects a huge natural area of diversity,...

Guided walking Tours

Guided Walking Tours in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Immerse yourself into the colourful culture of Durban on a city walking tour. This is the city of sugar and spice; built on the back of the sugar cane industry and the labour of the Indians brought there to work in the sugar cane fields. It is also...

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Flights in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Helicopters have low-level agility and great manoeuvrability and can whisk you away to hidden valleys and around corners and drop down to get a closer look at wildlife. This is a perfect way to appreciate the best views of the lazy looping rivers, patterned...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is blessed with a beautiful natural environment and rich wildlife. Ride on the beach along the warm Indian Ocean or venture inland into the mountain, forest and river trails. Outrides into wetland and beaches offer sightings of...

Horse Safaris

Horse Safaris in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. A Safari is a expedition to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, and what better way to do this than on Horse Back! Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is blessed with a varied and rich wildlife, just waiting to be explored on a Horse Safari Adventure....

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Operators in KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast will take you on a mornings outride that you will not soon forget, so book this once-in-a-lifetime experience and experience the fascinating world of the oldest form of aviation. The physics behind Hot Air...

Houseboats

Houseboats in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - Jozini Lake. Synonymous with glorious idleness a break on a houseboat gives you rare time to be in your own space with water separating you from the shore and the busyness of life. You can contemplate the ripple effect on the water, look out for game along...

Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. In our never-ending search for adrenaline filled adventures, we have invented some pretty amazing extreme sports. Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is one of the sports that is taking the world by storm. South Africa is one of the premier Kitesurfing destinations...

Microlight Flying

Microlight Flights in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Spread your wings and fly up, up and away on a microlight flying adventure in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. As fragile looking as a dragonfly, these elegant flying machines might not immediately inspire courage in the first-time flyer, but the confidence,...

Motorcycle Tours

Motorcycle Tours in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. A motorbike streaming down an open road in a vast and unspoiled landscape somewhere in Africa. What could be more synonymous with freedom then that? Our KwaZulu-Natal North Coast motorcycle tour operators will make that vision a reality. All you have to...

Paragliding

Paragliding in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Paragliding doesn’t have to be a once off holiday thrill. Our operators offer paragliding courses that include use of all specialised equipment. Book a paragliding adventure with our operators in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast and you might also start...

Rap Jumping

Rap Jumping in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Rap jumping is a crazy new adrenalin sport making its way into the South African dare-devil scene. Usually the preserve of military personal and stunt-performers, it is a fast and wild descent on a fixed rope in a standing position while facing the ground. This...

Rope Course

Rope Course in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. This is one of the best family activities around. Almost anyone can do it from granny to gromet. In KwaZulu-Natal North Coast your Durban rope course operation has been constructed within the unique environment of uShaka Marine World so it’s a whole day...

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Fly over Durban and hover above all the iconic landmarks of this coastal cityscape. Then swoop out of the city to explore KwaZulu-Natal North Coast’s wild places. Our scenic flight operators encourage you to personalize your trip; a stop somewhere...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The Isimangaliso World Heritage Park on the pristine coast of Maputaland is a magical dive destination. Here divers head to the 7 mile reef of Sodwana Bay. The caves, overhangs and pinacles of these reefs are over 4 000 years old and the home to over 1...

Segway Tours

Segway Tours in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Learning about your environment or taking a city tour has never been this fun! In KwaZulu-Natal North Coast you can ride around a Safari Park or explore Durban’s famous city beach front - the Golden Mile - on a Segway Personal Transporter with your...

Skydiving

Skydiving in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - Tandem Jumping and Courses. At Dirty Boots we’ve got an adventure for every day of the year - but for those really special occasions, there’s Skydiving! A Skydiving adventure is in a league of its own. Feel the freedom and adrenaline of this...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. KwaZulu-Natal is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The scenery differ, but both are a hiker’s paradise. Slackpacking is hiking with the freedom of walking with only...

Snorkeling

Snorkelling in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. If you enjoy exploring the world beneath the surface of the sea, you will be spoilt for choice in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Even before you leave the concrete jungle, you can fit in a Snorkelling Adventure in uShaka Marine World. Then head north and choose...

Swimming with Horses

Swimming with horses in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. In KwaZulu-Natal North coast you can book a very special outride. A vision of pure and powerful beauty is a group of horses rising from the sea, tossing their manes and sending a glistening arch of water droplets into the clear morning light. Imagine...

Teambuilding

Teambuilding in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Although some Teambuilding activities can also take place in a class room setting, let’s face it - outdoor adventure activities are just so much more fun. People often talk about being a team player, working as a team, building the team.  We...

Tiger Fishing

Tiger Fishing in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - Pongola and Jozini Lake. “Tiger tiger burning bright, from the waters you will fight, strength on strength, an alluring fly, the battle starts between you and I” with apologies to Rudyard Kipling! The tiger of Africa is a sharp-toothed monster...

Turtle Tracking

Turtle Tracking in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Every year between November to February, the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast welcome you to experience a truly magical activity – Turtle Tracking! An evening of Turtle Tracking along Maputaland’s beaches is an evening well...

Walking Safaris

Walking Safari in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is best experienced on a Walking Safari. This activity is for the adventurous spirit that is not content with viewing wildlife from the comforts of an enclosed vehicle. If that sounds like you, then leave your...

Whale Watching

Whale Watching in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Watching humpback whales in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is an adventure that you will cherish for a life time. This protected area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is teeming with wildlife. The park spans 280 kilometers of coastline from the Mozambican border...

Zip Line

Zip Line in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast - A fun, family adventure. Dress your kids in spiderman suits and go zip-lining in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. A whizzing super slide, zip-lining transports you, from platform to platform, at super-speed over trees and rivers. You’ll be strapped into a...