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The South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – a Travelogue

Updated on April 28, 2017
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Martie Coetser is a freelance writer from South Africa. She has a keen interest in a variety of topics.

The South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
From North West to the South Coast, South Africa
From North West to the South Coast, South Africa
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Eastern Free State | Source
Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal
Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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From Klerksdorp to Durban

Some time ago we left Klerksdorp in the North West Province in South Africa to explore the province of KwaZulu-Natal and the South Coast. We did the 645 km (± 400 miles) road trip from Klerksdorp to Durban in 3 phases:-

The first phase was our trip through the Eastern Free State - a tranquil region with stretched-out grasslands, lots of crops, and towns that reveal history that expand a visitor's perspective on the present.

During the second phase we crossed the magnificent Drakensberge (South Africa's own Switzerland) to travel through the midlands of Kwazulu-Natal - an undulating hilly plateau that reminds tourists of Europe's northern regions.

The third phase was Durban - the third largest city, and the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa.

And now we are ready to travel south, all along the South Coast - one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country.

The hot, humid, subtropical climate of Durban and the South Coast is foreign to visitors coming from drier regions, but it is most certainly the ideal holiday climate. We were lucky to visit the region in February, the end of summer. The humidity is more bearable, and holidaymakers don't include hyperactive youngsters that tend to clutter the beaches during school holidays.

The South Coast offers a variety of activities for lovers of sports, such as white water rafting, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, boat trips, shark cage diving, surfing, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain-biking, and not to mention 4×4 trails. Swimming in the sea and sun tanning on the beach go without saying, and then there are the animal parks, nature reserves, restaurants, water parks, and the casino. Nobody could ever become bored in this region of South Africa.

We decided not to take the highway, but to travel all along the coastline on the old main road.

The South Coast - From Durban to Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal

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Coastal towns south of Durban

Due to limited space, I will introduce only some of the coastal towns, using the distance from Durban as an indicator.

Amanzimtoti, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

26 km (±16 miles) - Amanzimtoti was named after the river that enters the Indian ocean here. The Zulu word 'amanzimtoti' means 'the water is sweet'. According to legend these were the words of the Zulu King Shaka when he tasted the water of the river for the first time in 1828. Locals refer to the town as "Toti". Approximately 14,000 people are permanent residents, but the town has enough accommodations for thousands of tourist throughout the year.

Photo gallery, Amanzimtoti

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Amanzimtoti, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Amanzimtoti, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Amanzimtoti, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa | Source

Illovo Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

37 km (±23 miles) - Illovo Beach is a small coastal town on the banks of the Illovo River. The river was named after the Mlovo (iLovo) trees that grow on the river's banks. The town has about 1,100 permanent residents, and countless luxury apartments for holidaymakers throughout the year.

Photo gallery, Illovo Beach

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Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Sunrise at Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
Sunrise at Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
At Illovo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal | Source

Umkomaas, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

48 km (±30 miles) - Umkomaas is named after the uMkomazi River that flows here into the sea. The Zulus named the river uMkhomazi, which means, the place of cow whales. Unfortunately, cow whales no longer regard the estuary as the ideal place to give birth to their babies. The town has about 2,700 permanent residents. The most popular attractions are the Umkomaas Golf Course (which is regarded as one of the best in KwaZulu-Natal), and the Empisini Nature Reserve, the renowned Aliwal Shoal reef, and the Sardine Run in July, when millions of sardines migrate from the Wild Coast to KwaZulu-Natal.

Photo gallery, Umkomaas

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Aliwal Shoal reef, Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Aliwal Shoal reef, Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
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Port Shepstone, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

120 kilometres (75 mi) - Port Shepstone is situated on the mouth of the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers).

Port Shepstone is the administrative, educational and commercial centre of Southern Natal. After Durban, it is the largest town in the South Coast with a population of approximately 36,000. The town, named after Sir Theophilus Shepstone, was founded in 1867 after marble was discovered in the region.

In the vicinity of Port Shepstone are two gorges known as the Oribi Gorge, named after a small antelope that lives in the gorge. Along the bottom of the Oribi Gorge, at the confluence of the Mzimkulu River and Mximkulwana River, is the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) long, and 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide at its widest point. It was proclaimed a protected state forest in 1950.

Photo gallery, Port Shepstone

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 Lehr Falls, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
Lehr Falls, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Samango Falls, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
Samango Falls, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
Oribi Gorge suspension bridge, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
Oribi Gorge suspension bridge, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Port Shepstone Lighthouse, KwaZulu-Natal
Port Shepstone Lighthouse, KwaZulu-Natal | Source

The coastal towns south of Port Shepstone are even closer to each other -

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Shelly Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

129 km (±80 miles) - Shelly Beach accommodates about 2,500 permanent residents and thousands of tourists through-out the year. The Uvongo River Nature Reserve is in the vicinity as well as the biggest reptile farm in Africa, the Pure Venom Reptile Park. The park hosts among others nine species of rattlesnake, boomslang, mamba, five species of crocodile and the giant Sungazer lizard.

Photo gallery, Shelly Beach

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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Source

Uvongo, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

132 km (±82 miles) - Uvongo, the largest residential area on the lower South Coast, has about 4,288 permanent residents. The town is situated at the mouth of the Vungo River. Near the river's mouth, a beautiful waterfall flows into a small gorge. The Zulu word vungo describes the sound of a waterfall or the wind in a gorge.

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Photo gallery, Margate

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Margate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
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Margate Fishing Pier
Margate Fishing Pier | Source

Road Trip From Margate to Ramsgate

Ramsgate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

140,4 km (±872 miles) - Ramsgate is situated at the mouth of the Bilanhlolo River. Bilanhlolo is the Zulu word for 'marvelous boiler'. Due to strong currents, the river appears to be boiling. The town is named after the original farmstead in the area, which was named after the coastal town Ramsgate in Kent, England.

Ramsgate Beach, which offers a 6km (3.7 miles) walk, is a Blue Flag Beach – an award given to beaches which meet the stringent criteria of the International Blue Flag Campaign.

Ramsgate has about 1,500 permanent residents and accommodations for thousands of holidaymakers throughout the year.

Ramsgate

Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source

Pistols Saloon

We had lunch at the Pistols Saloon in Ramsgate – a replica of one of those saloons we only see in American Wild West movies. While waiting for our steaks, the saloon’s patron, Huckleberry Donkey, did his regular rounds and enjoyed a snack from my hand.

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Huckleberry Donkey, Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
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Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal
Pistols Saloon, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal | Source

Port Edward, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

163,2 km (± 1,014 miles) - On the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Province is Port Edward, named after the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VIII.

In 1552, the Portuguese Carrick "Sao Joao" ran aground at Port Edward. This is one of the greatest enigmas in South African maritime history, as little is known about its cargo, passengers and crew.

Overlooking Port Edward's main beach is Tragedy Hill. In 1831 a party of settlers, including Francis Fynn from Port Natal (Durban), was massacred by Zulus who had acted on a rumor that the settlers were stealing the Zulu King Dingane’s cattle. According to legend, when the king learned that the rumor was false, he ordered the man who had spread the rumor to be executed by one of the surviving settlers. The settler was given five head of cattle as a reward.

Port Edward has ± 4,500 permanent residents and, of course, more than enough accommodations for holidaymakers through-out the year.

Umtamvuna Bridge

Just South of Port Edward, connecting KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape, is the CH Mitchell Bridge, better known as the Umtamvuna Bridge as it lies across the Umtamvuna River. Built in 1966, this is still the largest steel suspension bridge in South Africa. On November 27th, 2002 an extremist far-right group who called themselves The Boeremag rocked the bridge with two bombs. It took three weeks to repair the damage. Twenty-two men were charged with forty-two counts of treason, murder, and illegal weapons possession. Only twenty-one were sentence to prison terms between five and thirty-five years.


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Port Edward Carrbbean Estates, Port Alfred, KwaZulu-Natal Light house, Port Edward Umtavuna River Bridge - the CH Mitchell Bridge - entrance to the Eastern Cape Province
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Carrbbean Estates, Port Alfred, KwaZulu-Natal | Source
Light house, Port Edward
Light house, Port Edward | Source
Umtavuna River Bridge - the CH Mitchell Bridge - entrance to the Eastern Cape Province
Umtavuna River Bridge - the CH Mitchell Bridge - entrance to the Eastern Cape Province | Source

Languages spoken in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

In the province of KwaZulu-Natal, 77.8% of the total population speaks Zulu in their homes, 13.2% speaks English, 3.4% Xhosa, and 1.6% Afrikaans.

Most of the English-speaking people live in the coastal towns.

First languages spoken in the South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

 
English
Afrikaans
Zulu
Xhosa
Others
Amanzimtoti
50.9%
30.6%
14.0%
1.3%
3.2%
Illovo Beach
58.0%
31.8%
7.2%
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3.0%
Port Shepstone
55.3%
9.3%
21.4%
10.5%
3.5%
Shelly Beach
51.8%
21.8%
17.0%
6.0%
3.4%
Uvongo Beach
57.7%
25.5%
8.1%
5.6%
3.1%
Ramsgate
46.0%
20.6%
16.8%
13.3%
3.3%
Port Edward
49.6%
24.0%
10.8%
11.8%
3.8%
AVERAGE in above coastal towns
52.76%
23.37%
13.61%
6.93%
3.33%

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Wild Coast Sun, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Only 5 km (3.1 miles) south of Port Edward in the Eastern Cape Province is the exotic Wild Coast Sun. Besides the ocean and the beach, the casino, restaurants, 18-hole golf course, and the Wild Waves Water Park offer the most luxurious holidays.

During our next holiday we will explore the Eastern Cape Province.

Wild Coast Sun, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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      Maria Jordan 3 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I have never been more ready for a beach day than this very moment. Martie, your country has some of the most inviting beach lines I've ever seen.

      Thank you for sharing this leg of your journey with us. I love the expression on that Huckleberry Donkey's face too.

      TGIF and hope you are enjoying every moment of your long weekend. Love you lots, mar

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I packed my bags and slid into the backseat for this journey. I hope you didn't mind. I tried not to make too much noise, but I fear my oohs and aaahs might have been a bit too loud. :)

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      marcoujor – By looking at photos of those beaches on the South Coast of KZN, and also at the others along the 2,500 km (1,600 miles) coastline of SA, we bluff our minds and enforce the release of happy hormones. I love this series of mine! I am most certainly enjoying this long weekend. Wish it could last forever.

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      billybuc – I’ve heard you! Lol! I am honestly so glad you enjoy this series. You know where to find it whenever you need a virtual holiday. SA is full of surprises. Every province has its fair share of extremely beautiful landscapes. Wish I could travel from town to town for the rest of my life.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      It must be wonderful to live where there are so many beautiful beaches? Lehr Falls is the place I would enjoy for sure. The picture of you feeding the donkey is precious. I'm with Mar, I'm ready for a vacation on the beach. It is still cool here and rains everyday. Sigh...Thanks for taking me on your journey. See you on your next excursion...Hugs my friend...

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      always exploring – The South Coast as well as the North Coast are sub-tropical and don’t get much of SA’s winter. So, it’s holiday season throughout the year. I wish I could take you around in person, dear Ruby :)

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      Devika Primić 3 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! Awesome! I spent my holiday in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The weather was warm and lots of fun in Durbs. We had many braais or BBQs and loved the beautiful places I have been to.

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      Peggy Woods 3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Your descriptions and photos are so wonderful especially for those of us who may never get to see these places in person. Thanks for taking us along on your journeys through South Africa. Love it!!!

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      Peggy W – I am glad you enjoy these journeys. I so wish others will copy-cat me. As you said, this type of travelogue takes us to places we may never see in real life.

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      Devika Primić 3 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful part of South Africa and I have visited Durban for most o f my holiday there was incredible!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the tour, the information and the pictures. You did a great job on these travel hubs. The photo galleries are excellent. I would also like to encounter the various languages.

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      mckbirdbks 3 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Martie - I hope your travelogue series is enjoying the recognition it deserves. Your country is beautiful and your expositions are a treat. The photographs are stunning.

      Troubling the dichotomy between nature and politics in your part of the world. (As elsewhere.)

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      DDE – ‘Incredible’ and ‘Durban’ can very well be synonyms. I wanted to buy bath towels in Durban and was so disappointed to learn that the factory that existed for many years no longer exists. Economy in SA is down the drain due to incompetent and corrupt Zuma and his cronies.

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      MsDora – In my next hub “The People of South Africa” – to be published coming Friday - I have added videos of all eleven official languages, of which nine are African languages. You may find them quite interesting. I am glad you enjoy this tour, MsDora.

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      mckbirdbks – Due to politics and incompetent and corrupt leaders the entire Africa is a mess. Our hope, that SA will not become a 3rd World country, no longer exists. We simply go with the flow. Thank heavens we still have beautiful towns and nature in spite of bankrupt municipalities and countless demonstrations of protest turning into destructive riots.

      I am busy checking my views once a week, comparing them to previous views, in order to see whether these travelogues are being read regularly. I am actually looking for a site that specializes in travelogues, but have not found one yet.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA

      Such gorgeous beaches. I love Huckleberry and I think I'd skip that reptile park (mambas!). This was exciting and begs a top 10 places to visit in South Africa hub.

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      Martie Coetser 3 weeks ago from South Africa

      FlourishAnyway – I would say it is one of the top 3 places to visit, after Cape Town and the Kruger Nature Reserve, or any other nature reserve of the same quality.

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      kallini2010 3 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

      Martie, of all the things marvelous the coast has to offered, I could not help but admire the donkey the most!

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      Martie Coetser 2 weeks ago from South Africa

      kallini2010 – Meeting Donkey was a highlight, indeed. I was so thrilled. Feeling his lips on the palm of my hand – not at all wet and soppy, but soft and gentle as it gathered the food-pallets in my hand - was a big surprise.

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      Nadine May 7 hours ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      It is always a great joy to read your traveling articles. This trip with all the great photos is no exception. Your readers are truly becoming armchair travelers, which is a joy to behold.

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