The magnificent KZN South Coast stretches from Scottburgh in the north, all the way to Port Edward in the south and is a very popular holiday destination for so many. Next time you find yourself in the area, be sure to check out these five fun things to do!
Shark Cage Diving in Rocky Bay
Why you should visit: With over 25 years of Scuba Diving experience, both in diving with sharks and diving coral reefs, Shark Cage Diving KZN are experts in cage diving with sharks at Aliwal Shoal, south of Durban. With no diving experience needed, shark cage diving is open for anyone eight years and above. The whole excursion is two hours long and includes the diving experience as well as viewing of sharks from the boat at Aliwal Shoal.
How much does it cost: Enquire for pricing.
How to get there: Situated just 60 minutes drive from Durban and five minutes from Scottburgh on the South Coast., at 1 Old Main Road, Rocky Bay, Park Rynie.
Riverbend Crocodile Farm in Southbroom
Why you should visit: Opened in 1981, the Riverbend Crocodile is an iconic tourist attraction on the South Coast. It’s the perfect place to spend the day with the kids, check out the crocodiles and snakes, or attend the croc feedings and hatchings (when scheduled).
How much does it cost: R85 per adult, R70 for children.
How to get there: The farm is situated on Old Main Road, Southbroom.
Horse rides on the beach
Why you should visit: Just 20 minutes from Shelly Beach on the Hibiscus South Coast in Kwa-Zulu Natal you will find Selsdon Park Estate, a working sugar cane farm that offers exciting beach horse and pony rides. Definitely considered one of the better ways to take in the fantastic beauty of the South Coast!
How much does it cost: Rides cost R750 per person for a 1.5 hour beach ride. Bookings are essential.
How to get there: Find them at Selsdon Park Estate Cottage, Selsdon Park Farm, Marina Beach, South Coast.
Lake Eland Game Reserve, South Coast
Why you should visit: Situated just 40 minutes from Port Shepstone, Lake Eland Game Reserve, is 2 500 hectares of grassland, bushveld, coastal forest and wetlands in the Oribi Gorge area. A large, fascinating Eland-shaped lake can be found on the reserve, giving rise to its name. For a hit of adrenaline, dare to walk the 80m suspension bridge, one of main highlights at Lake Eland, or take a unique zip-line tour. Other activities include self-driven or guided game drives, scooter tours, 4×4 trails, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding – there’s definitely something for everyone.
How much does it cost: Day visitors entrance fees are R75 per adult and R45 per child. Enquire for individual activity prices.
How to get there: Lake Eland is around 40km from Port Shepstone, and 160km from central Durban – both via the N2.
Butterfly Valley in Ramsgate, KZN South Coast
Why you should visit: A unique attraction, Butterfly Valley in Ramsgate, is a butterfly farm that offers educational tours. Learn about South African butterflies and view their entire life cycle, first hand. The farm also houses their “curious creatures” – tarantulas, scorpions and the like!
How much does it cost: R75 for adults and R40 for children.
How to get there: Situated on Fascadale Road, Ramsgate Beach, Ramsgate.