Think of the Kwazulu Natal south coast and you think of wonderful beaches, sardines, whales, dolphins, the Oribi Gorge and hibiscus flowers. Popularly also known as the Golf Coast because of a comprehensive selection of 11 fine courses.
The 120km stretch of inviting Indian Ocean, expansive golden beaches and unique variant of sub-tropical bush, is a holiday-maker's haven. The South Coast is a premier domestic holiday destination where year- round sunshine maintains the carefree, up-beat mood.
Types of accommodation are wide-ranging.
A variety of opportunities for fun and excitement exist. In Port Shepstone you can board the Banana Express for a scenic day-trip. It is an old steam train which runs on a narrow gauge railway line, and puffs sedately along the coast and into the the hinterland.
And at Hibberdene you'll find a fully-fledged resort playground.
Each and every town along this coast will entertain and excite you with its highlights.
Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the Kwa Zulu Natal coast creating a unique and exhilarating experience for divers, birders, whale watchers and anglers.
It involves and affects many marine animals and can be witnessed from the shore, the sea or the air, and from above or below the clean waters of the Indian Ocean. Great White Sharks, Copper Sharks, Common Dolphins, and Cape Gannets are four key predators that pursue the shoals northwards along the east coast of South Africa.
In celebration of this annual marine phenomenon the South Coast presents a host of activities and events to keep you busy as you anticipate the first sightings of sardines.
This normally takes place from mid-June to mid-July at different venues along the South Coast.