The largest town of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, Port Shepstone was founded in 1867 at the Mzimkulu River Mouth as a result of marble deposits found on the banks of the river.

A regular shipping service began here, and by the 1880's regular traffic in the exportation of marble, sugar block and lime moved through the port.

Many settlers of different origin boosted the town's economy and the town, named after former Natal Secretary for Native Affairs Theophilus Shepstone, disguises its agricultural and industrial wealth with its series of safe, sunny beaches.
  • Port Shepstone
  • Port Shepstone
  • Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone Activities:

Banana Express
A charming narrowgauge steam-train taking an unforgettable journey from Port Shepstone to Paddock via Oribi Gorge.

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
A spectacular vista of the South Coast hinterland can be gained at Oribi Gorge, the centrepiece of this scenic, highly popular reserve.
Bizarre rock formations, waterfalls, campsites, birdwatching and accomodation are just some of the reserve's other attractions.

Port Shepstone Country Club
Featuring one of the country's toprated golf courses.

Port Shepstone Museum
This charming museum details the town's history with a series of exhibits carrying a maritime theme.


Find accommodation near the following hospital(s) in Port Shepstone:

Hibiscus Private Hospital
Tel: +27 39 688 9960

Port Shepstone Provincial Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)39 688 6000

Port Shepstone Map: