Southbroom is a small, upmarket, coastal town on the Hibiscus Coast - part of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in South Africa. It is flanked by the Mbizane and Kaba Rivers with ±4km (±2.5mi) of mostly sandy coastline.
The town’s Main Beach, a sandy beach at the closed mouth of the Mbizane Lagoon is complemented by grass embankments with braai (barbeque) facilities, as well as The Riptide Restaurant. There’s a tidal pool on the edge of the beach and a second just around the corner known as Granny’s Pool. The lagoon and tidal pools provide safe bathing for children. The lagoon is also a popular spot for leisure canoeing and sailing. Southbroom’s secondary beach, Umkobi, is a bit more ‘wild’ and features thick coastal vegetation. It’s also the location of another lagoon-side restaurant with views - The Trattoria.
In addition to the superb private San Lameer Golf Estate, directly south of Southbroom, the town is home to the beautiful Southbroom Golf Course. The Club welcomes visitors. Wedged between a section of the golf course and the sea is the Frederika Nature Reserve, a South African Natural Heritage Site. It’s a small but pristine example of South African dune forest (8ha).
Southbroom is well placed to explore the South Coast to the north, as well as being a gateway to the upper reaches of the Wild Coast to the south. Towards the interior a stand-out attractions is the magnificent Oribi Gorge, which can be accessed ±50km (±30mi) out of town.
The German-guided version of our tour that covers the highlights of South Africa (link to English tour provided as well). It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. The southbound tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , Transkei , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Paarl , Cape Town .
The KwaZulu-Natal South coast in South Africa is a popular holiday destination for South African and international visitors. This stretch of coast offers a multitude of excellent swimming beaches that can be used all year round and also the regular viewing of dolphins and whales.
South Africa’s Hibiscus Coast, is located at the southern end of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and just north of the Wild Coast. It includes the coastal towns of Hibberdene, Port Shepstone, Uvongo, Shelly Beach, Margate, Southbroom and Port Edward. Sub-tropical in nature it features, amongst other things, fantastic swimming beaches.
San Lameer is a golf estate directly south of Southbroom on the Hibiscus Coast section of South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal South Coast. It features an 18-hole championship golf course, privately owned luxury villas, an upmarket hotel and spa, a private lake and direct access to two Blue Flag beaches.