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Fast Facts – the KwaZulu Natal South Coast

  • 365 days a year destination – 9 months of warm summer, 3 months of perfect winter
  • 120km of stunning beaches from Umkomaas near Scottburgh only 45 minutes south of Durban to Port Edward and the Wild Coast Sun in the Eastern Cape
  • 7 internationally recognised Blue Flag Beaches– the most number of Blue Flag beaches permanently manned in Africa.
  • Hinterland offerings – breathtaking gorges, forests, farming scenes – including the Oribi Gorge and Weza Ingeli Forests past Harding
  • 11 awesome Golf courses
  • Home to one of SA’s top and most scenic raceways – the Dezzi South Coast Raceway
  • Host to National and international MTB series, Trail running, Enduro, Netball, Rugby, Bowling and Fishing. Eg’s of events: Expedition Africa, SA Women’s Golf, SA Schools Netball, Alfie Cox Invitational’s, GP, Motorsport and Drifting series, beach events and competitions - over 270 events throughout the year
  • The greatest shoal on earth – The Sardine Season - 700 000 000 sardines can visit the shores between June and July each year
  • Home to 2 of the top 10 shark dive sites in the world – Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks
  • The longest (and fastest) zipline in Southern Africa
  • The highest gorge swing in Africa
  • The smallest desert in the world
  • The longest water tubes in Southern Africa
  • The lowest coffee estate in the Southern hemisphere
  • Wedding and honeymooners delight
  • Ideal Conference and corporate think tank getaway venues
  • Cultural emergence with a difference
  • Game reserve plus 9 nature reserves
  • Daily direct flights from OR Tambo, Johannesburg – 90 minute flight plus many private helipads
Over 282 Guest houses, B&B’s and Self Catering establishments, 30 hotels, resorts and lodges, 24 Caravan Parks  and 44 conference venues, 65 restaurants and 4 contemporary shopping centres – Ugu South Coast Tourism has over 500 members.
  • Activities
Note: We have more than 30 qualified tourist guides
  • Adventures
Diving Wild Swing
Shark Cage Diving Wild Slide
Kart Freaks White water rafting
Fun Boat Trips Abseiling
Fishing Hiking
Sports  (Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Beach Volley Ball, Cycling) MTB Trails
Banana Farm Tours Suspension Bridges
Coffee Farm Tours Zip Line
Swimming Car Racing
Surfing Walking Trails
Gambling Gliding Tours
Helicopter flips Bird Watching
Cultural Experiences Vulture Viewing Hide
Health and fitness centres Picnic and Viewing sites
Paintball Shooting Range
Museums Clearwater Trail Centre
Crocodile farms Horse Riding
Reptile Farms Back packers
Red Dessert
Night Clubs
Butterfly Farms
Day Spas
Water World
Game Drives
Welcome to our piece of paradise. The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.
For more information please contact: 
Nikki Tilley – Marketing marketing@tourismsouthcoast.co.za / 082 441 5795
Vanessa Gounden – Events events@tourismsouthcoast.co.za /039 682 7944
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