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KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa offers wonderful stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, inland you find rolling fields of sugar cane. The coast is known as the Dolphin coast, due to the frequent sighting of dolphins in the waves nearby. The towns along the North Coast are popular with holidaymakers, attracted by the beaches and moderate climate, enabling swimming all year round.

The variety of activities to choose from include excellent fishing and diving spots, scenic challenging golf courses, surfing, sunbathing, and swimming. Tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available in the area.

The coast provides a number of private and provincial game reserves for visitors to enjoy. The Northern part of the coast also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. This Park is stretches over a 155 Km coastline and stretches 5 Km into the ocean. The largest estuary system in Africa, the St Lucia Lake, is also to be found here.

The many towns along the coast offer a wide variety of restaurants and accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. For 'shopaholics' there are modern shopping centres and specialist shops catering for all tastes.

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Tours that include KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,777 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 446 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Hole-in-the-Wall

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,777 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 446 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast attractions

A landscape in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches along a coastal belt of 220 km and covers an area of 332,000 ha. It includes three major lake systems and five interlinking eco systems. It features a huge diversity of animal, plant and marine life.

Horse-riding on the beach near St. Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a small town, next to the St. Lucia Estuary within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. The estuary connects Lake St. Lucia to the Indian Ocean. Boat cruises operated from St Lucia offer sightings of large numbers of hippos and some crocodiles.

Sunset over St. Lucia Lake near Fani's Island in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St. Lucia Estuary

The 360 square kilometre Lake St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal is the largest inland body of water in South Africa and the jewel in the crown of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The lake has a healthy fish population, supports a huge variety of bird species and is home to ±800 hippos and scores of crocodiles.