South Coast KwaZulu-Natal Adventures

South Coast KwaZulu-Natal Adventures, a list of things to do in the area.

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…

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Adventures in South Coast KwaZulu-Natal
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South Coast KwaZulu-Natal Adventures, a list of things to do in the area.

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!

Activity List

South Coast KwaZulu-Natal Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling on the South Coast of South Africa. The attraction of Abseiling or rapelling is the adrenaline rush of a descent down a sheer cliff face or mountain mixed with an awe-inspiring view of the landscape around you. So if you’re keen to get your adrenaline pumping, then Abseiling...

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...

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...

Crocodile Tours

While banana palms, thick vegetation, rivers, sugarcane and beautiful beaches are synonymous with KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast, you'll be surprised by other fascinating attractions in the area. One of these is the Riverbend Crocodile Farm, which is located only a few minutes from the coastal...

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep-sea fishing in South Coast KwaZulu-Natal. Where can I deep sea fish in SA? It might be the very last thing on your mind - after all, there are so many things to do on terra ferma.

Gorge Swing

Gorge Swing or Big Swing adventures on the South Coast of South Africa. And now for something hair raising for the true adrenaline junkie – a Gorge or Big Swing on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast ticks all the boxes: It is wild, tests your boundaries, has beautiful scenery, makes you scream...

Hiking

The South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal stretches from Durban to the start of the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast. This is the place for beach walks along secluded coves and lagoons with an Indian Ocean backdrop. The Oribi Gorge, Umtamvuna Nature Reserve and numerous others offer hikes in lush sub-tropical vegetation.

Karting

Karting in South Coast KwaZulu-Natal. Where can I go karting in SA? A motorised sport for all ages. Venues are both indoors and outdoors with the tracks varying in length greatly.