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Banana Express in the pastBeach Resorts along the South Coast
There are more than 40 beach resorts on the 170 kilometre stretch of the subtropical South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, mostly with beautiful beaches, protected by shark nets. In the summer months all the beaches are crowded, especially over the weekends. The further you move away from Durban, however, the more tranquil it becomes.
Amanzimtoti Beach
Amanzimtoti: The northernmost beach resort, still falls within the Durban metropolitan area and has industrial zones. Beach with tidal pool and "Funland" with superslide.

Umkomaas: At the uMkomazi river mouth. Interesting diving grounds at the reef off-shore. Very strong surf. Beach not safe for children. Crocodile farm "Croc World".

Scottburgh: Very long and wide beach lined by well kept lawns. Good swimming beach, also for children. Blue Flag Pilot Beach status. Waterslide. Very busy during holidays.

Vernon Crookes Nature ReserveThe Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve is worth a detour. It is 2,000 hectares in size. Antelopes and zebras. The view of sea and mountains is stunning. Nice picnic spot. Beautiful access drive (R612) through sugarcane plantations.

Pennington BeachPennington: Cosy little village. Beautiful long sandbeach, interspersed with rocky patches and lined by subtropical coastal forest. Golf players shouldn't miss out on Selborne Golf Estate, the renowned 18-hole golf course with original country manor and excellent restaurant.

Hibberdene: Wide swimming beach with Blue Flag status.

Port Shepstone LighthousePort Shepstone: Formerly a port for the shipment of sugarcane and marble. With the construction of the railway line in 1901, however, the port lost its importance. The Port Shepstone Museum informs about the town's history, about shipwrecks and marine biology. The beaches are good and there is a tidal pool. Regrettably, the "Banana Express", a historic steam engine, was suspended for the time being.

From Port Shepstone on the railway line towards the south runs inland. Descriptions of the beach resorts south of Port Shepstone to be found on the Margate-Ramsgate page.

Accommodation: Amanzimtoti to Port Shepstone

Selborne Hotel & Golf Estate
Stately manor house on magnificent 18 hole golf course; superb restaurant; beach. Tel +27 (0)39 6881800. eMail

Wailana Beach Lodge
Stunning ocean views; 5 en-suite designer rooms; DSTV; pool, bar, subtropical gardens. Tel ++27 (0)39 314 4606. eMail

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