With a population of 50,000, Kokstad is far from being a sleepy one-horse town. Established in 1863, Kokstad is a three-hour drive from Durban and a two-hour drive from Port Shepstone. Revel in South African history when you visit Kokstad. Many old buildings and monuments in the town are National Heritage Sites and you'll discover many historical gems in the Kokstad Museum.
The area's rivers, dams and nature reserves - Mount Currie, Wilfred Bauer and the Mountain Lake Nature Reserve - attract visitors for activities like fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping and birding.
It is a hop-skip-and-jump from the town into the Drakensberg mountains. Access a multitude of hiking trails in the southern Drakensberg that can be reached by car in one to two hours.
35km from Kokstad is the Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest & Spa, which has trails through indigenous forest for walking, running and mountain biking. Trail access is free to hotel guests. While the sun, sea and sand of the South Coast towns are irresistible attractions, head inland to Kokstand to experience so much more of what the region has to offer.