Situated 150 kilometres south of Durban on the edge of the mighty Indian Ocean and amid the lush rolling hills of Southern KwaZulu-Natal, Port Edward is the ultimate holiday destination.
Bordered by the dramatic Umtamvuna River gorge, Port Edward is the southernmost town on KwaZulu-Natals South Coast. Looking inland from the popular Silver Beach, one sees Tragedy Hill, that site where Zulu worriers fought and killed Henry Fynn and his followers.
Those seeking adventure; be it hiking, waterskiing, jet-skiing, mountain and Quad-biking trails, horse trails, river cruises, fishing or whale-watching, will find it here.
Port Edward boasts several interesting tourist attractions, including golden beaches, coffee estates, a variety of excellent restaurants, arts and craft shops, several adventure sports and the nearby Wild Coast Sun Casino. Amenities in town include some very good local restaurants, a Post Office, Spar, bakery, a chemist and three banks all with ATMs.
Accommodation ranges from highly affordable to 5-star luxury with a wide selection of comfortable b & b establishments, to self-catering accommodation, guest houses, luxury lodges and 4- and 5-star hotels.
The Port Edward main beach is a preferred launch site for deep sea fishing boats. Secure parking is available for boats and trailers. Shad season is from June to August.
Superb golf courses abound in close proximity and visitors are always welcome.
The 9-hole course at Port Edward Country Club is a delight and several of the 18-hole courses which include Wild Coast Sun, Sanlameer, Southbroom Golf Club, Margate Country Club, Port Shepstone Country Club, Umdoni Park and Selborne, are highly ranked by both Golf Digest and The Compleat Golfer.