Escape to the KZN North Coast

A subtropical climate that ensures visitors will feel the soul-stirring warmth of the sun on their skin all year-round, spacious, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, and a generous dose of water sports are just a few reasons why holidays along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast are so popular.

The North Coast extends from the Tongaat River at Zimbali to the Tugela River and has lovingly been nicknamed the Dolphin Coast due to the abundance of friendly bottlenose dolphins that flit through the lukewarm waters of the Indian Ocean.

This bustling coastline is home to a number of sought-after seaside towns and resorts, including Ballito, Salt Rock, Umhlanga, Umdloti and Sheffield’s Beach, to name a few. As you meander along the coast you will find numerous shopping complexes, cafes, bars and restaurants which are home to some of the best chefs in the business.

Holidaymakers on the hunt for a vacation that is rich in culture will be pleased to discover that the Dolphin Coast features a variety of interesting historical sites, such as the Shakaland Zulu Cultural Center, the grave of Nobel Peace Prize winner Chief Albert Luthuli, and several battle sites, like Fort Pearson.

There are also plenty of hidden gems to uncover, including a myriad of local markets promising access to many unique treasures and fabulous finds.

Whether you’re soaking up the laid-back atmosphere on the beach or getting adventurous in or out of the water, there is never a shortage of things to do when visiting the KZN North Coast.


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