Activities, adventure and things to do on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast.

Activities, adventure and things to do on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

There are many activities, adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal throughout the year. The South Coast has some of South Africa’s favorite beaches. These include Shelly Beach, Margate Beach, Lucien Beach, St Michael’s Beach and Ramsgate Beach which are loved by locals and holiday makers alike for swimming, surfing, body-boarding and fishing. Most of the popular beaches have lifeguards on duty during the peak periods and in season to keep the bathers safe.

The coastal region has nature reserves with amazing wildlife, hiking, picnicking and extreme activities. The reptile farm has a mix of pythons, anacondas, cobras, rattlesnakes and family a restaurant and curio shop selling souvenirs and accessories. With Protea reef on our doorstep, dive into a selection of water sorts and activities such as shark diving, scuba diving, big game fishing, shark fishing and bottom fishing. Visit one of the most successful crocodile breeding farms in South Africa or spend a few hours relaxing in the Valley of Butterflies.

When the urge to shop grabs you, head to one of our malls which have reputable national retailers and friendly local shops. There are a wide selection of restaurants, coffee shops and cuisine on offer that will appeal to all tastes. Throughout the year and in season there are Mardi Gras and Flea Markets with rows of stalls with a wide selection of homemade goods, foods and produce as well as plants and clothing.

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Things to do in Melville

Dino Park SA

Dinopark in Melville on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is a dinosaur park and fun outing for the whole family.

Dino Park SA is a family owned and run park created for young families to enjoy. Set in a mini tropical jungle, little feet can run through pathways while viewing a variety of life size dinosaurs. Dino Rangers are ready to meet you and send you on a mission through the park. For the future paleontologist, there is a fossil pit area to look for Dino bones. A jungle gym is also available to burn of the extra energy. 

Things to do in Umtentweni

Whale Viewing Deck Umtentweni Conservancy

Whalesdeck Umtentweni South Coast KZN-Whale viewing platform

The Umtentweni whale deck offers magnificent views over the Indian Ocean and the Umzimkulu River Mouth. Built as an initiative of the Umtentweni Conservancy, this viewing deck provides a high vantage point. Come down to relax and watch the waves and spot a few whales and Dolphins if you lucky!

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone Country Club

Port Shepstone Country Club - Golf Club - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The gem of the South Coast and just an hour’s drive from Durban, Port Shepstone Country Club stands tall today as one of South Africa’s favorite golfing courses and estates. The course is set alongside the stunning uMzimkhulu River and the Indian Ocean.

Lush coastal forest set the scenery for the front nine with tropical bush and mangroves lining the fairways before the Par 72 championship course takes you along a decidedly more links-style approach for the back nine, which are exposed to wind interference and feature a number of water-traps which lie in wait for their spoils.

Bird life here is spectacular and features Fish Eagles, Egyptian Geese, various species of Stork, Duck and many more. It is also not uncommon to see Dyker and Monkeys foraging around whilst out on the course.

The history of Port Shepstone is fascinating and dates back to 1912 when the first nine holes were laid out. Whilst enjoying the famous 19th the locals are more than keen to share a couple of anecdotes with visitors.

Today the club is a regular championship host and you can expect all the facilities of a first rate club kept in pristine condition. Book your tee-off ahead to avoid disappointment.

Good Life Café

Good Life Café - Coffee shop - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Good Life Café offers amazing Drive-Thru or sit-down coffee, freshly pressed juices and smoothies to healthy and tasty meals. Their meeting room, Wi-Fi, Car/Cycle Wash and Kiddies Play Area make them your ideal business and family stop on the South Coast.

Good Life Café is finally here to give you a healthy, convenient, fun and fulfilling experience that doesn’t break the bank.

Whether you grab a quick Drive-Thru cappuccino and grilled chicken sarmie or pop in for a working lunch or mother’s meeting (yes, they have free wi-fi, a meeting room and a kid’s play area too), Good Life Café makes good, quality choices possible for you. And just when you thought it’s too good to be true, They will wash your car while you’re there too (yes, they have a car-wash). Lot 473 Marine drive. Phone 082 322 3326

Things to do in Shelly Beach

Shelly Centre

Shelly Centre - Shopping Centre - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Whatever it is that your heart desires, the Shelly Centre offers a treasure trove of shopping options and delights. Take time out from the anxieties of life and immerse yourself in the luxuries of retail therapy where the environment is relaxing and friendly. Feast on an array of food options… from unique coffee shops, through to tried and trusted national restaurants, we have something to suit every palette.

Ster-Kinekor – Shelly Centre

Ster-Kinekor - Shelly Centre Movie House - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The centre has 6 Ster-Kinekor cinemas and were recently voted best shopping centre for the 10th year in a row.

The Southcoast Mall

The Southcoast Mall - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque South Coast and perfectly positioned at the Shelly Beach and Izotsha Rd off ramp from the N2 highway, Southcoast Mall delivers the ultimate in shopping convenience.

The bright, fresh and spacious shopping centre offers over 50 fantastic stores to choose from in a secure, warm and friendly atmosphere. Perfectly suited to families, they provide both locals and holidaymakers with a relaxed environment where they can enjoy some of the best shopping the South Coast has to offer.

Boasting an assortment of reputable national retailers which is perfectly complimented by a selection of stunning line stores. These stores range from fashion, to health and beauty, home and décor, restaurants and more, and have been handpicked to suit the community’s every need. At Southcoast Mall, parking is never an issue. The expansive parking lot means there is ample parking available. Disabled parking and allocated parking for pregnant women is also provided and they offer wheelchairs should shoppers require assistance. They also have fully functional family and disabled.

Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club

Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

Established in 1974, Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club is the most highly utilised launch site on the South Coast and maintains its status as an A1 launch site. The Club-house was designed and built by Billy Mountjoy in 1981. The building of the club-house was financed solely by the members of the club with no financial assistance from any Municipality except for the allocation of the land. The base has a lapa and swimming pool for use by families of the members while the fisher folk are out at sea.

Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club hosts many fishing competitions throughout the year including its annual Game fish club competition; the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Festival. Catches of Yellowtail, Kingfish, Giant Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Cape Yellowtail, Amberjack, Bonito, Sailfish, Dorado and even Marlin are recorded during the year.

Ocean Basket South Coast Mall

Ocean Basket seafood restaurant - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite seafood restaurant, committed to giving you delicious seafood and that ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling to remind you of what it’s like to sit at the family table and share a meal with your nearest and dearest.

They offer an array of Mediterranean inspired dishes from prawns, sushi, and calamari to their famous fish and chips and, of course, their legendary creamy lemon sauce. Visit any of their restaurants to share one of their bountiful platters, dip your prawn into their trio of sauces or dig into their complimentary bread. Shop 21, South Coast Mall, Izotsha Road, Shelly Beach. Phone: 039 315 0856

The Highland Fryer


A popular local restaurant and pub in Shelly Beach with Live Music and Quiz nights. Shop 8 Coniston Rd, Shelly Beach. Phone: 039 315 6454

Buccaneer’s Beach Bar & Grill

Buccaneer’s Beach Bar and Grill Shelly Beach South Coast KZN

Buccaneer’s Beach Bar & Grill is situated on the beachfront and riverside of St Michael’s on Sea. The Beach Bar and Sports Bar offer great food and drink menu while enjoying the sea view or watching your favourite sports team. 1050 Marine Drive, St Michael’s on sea. Phone: 064 655 8122

Pure Venom Reptile Park

The biggest Reptile Farm in Africa - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

If you love creepy crawlies Pure Venom one is for you! The reptile farm has a mix of pythons, anacondas, cobras, and rattlesnakes. The animal farm has parrots, ducks, goats, pigs, rabbits and plenty more. There is also a family restaurant and curio shop selling souvenirs and accessories on those days you are looking for things to do. Open 7 days a week 9am-4pm. Phone: 082 492 8256

Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter

Deep sea diving - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Situated on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast of South Africa, they operate a comprehensive dive centre. Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter is the premier PADI 5 star dive centre in SHELLY BEACH on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast of South Africa. Offering PADI scuba diving courses, a dive charter to Protea Banks, tours and packages, as well as a well stocked dive shop. Whether you are interested in snorkeling, new to diving or an experienced diver, Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter has a dive experience to suit your needs.

Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter was established in 1997. With an unblemished safety record, this is definitely the main reason to look no further when selecting a dive charter in Shelly Beach. Throw in professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff; who will endeavor to make you feel at home. A well equipped dive centre, that has a fun and relaxed vibe. Your only worry here is that the passion of the staff is contagious! PROTEA BANKS is a world renowned, mind blowing SHARK dive. The wide variety of SHARK species that can be seen on this dive site makes it a completely unique dive site, not to be missed!

Must -Byt Ocean Charters

Must-Byt Deep Sea Fishing - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

These guys are serious and experienced fisherman, located at the Shelly ski boat club. Not only do Must-Byt cater for big game fishing, shark fishing and bottom fishing they also charter for deep sea views, deep sea swimming, back line cruises and pleasure trips. Phone: 082 777 7324

Oribi Gorge and the Wild 5 Adventure

Oribi Gorge and the Wild 5 Adventures - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

This one is for the adrenaline junkies out there! The Wild 5 offers 5 different adventures: Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, water rafting down some really fast rapids, a wild Swing (which is the highest of its kind in the world) or take a a zip line that spans 165m above the treetops.

You can walk over the 84M suspension bridge and hike along the top of the Gorge. Some of the waterfalls are truly breathtaking and could easily rank between some of these most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Besides all that there is a paint ball arena, loads of sites to view from the car and mountain bikers can follow a very scenic track. Lock in your love along Lock-Lane and throw the key into the gorge! There is something for the whole family, check out their website for more information.

Lake Eland Game Reserve

Lake Eland nature reserve - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Lake Eland offers a whole playground! You can fish, hike, picnic or take an extreme slide on the longest zip line in Africa. The reserve offers a suspension bridge, eagle look out point, self game drives, horse riding, a 4×4 track, paintball games and amazing wildlife. A fully equipped restaurant is also available. Check their website for accommodation bookings and prices. What a great day out this could make! Phone: 039 687 0395

Leopard Rock Coffee Shop

Oribi Gorge Leopard Rock - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

26Km from Port Shepstone, set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over the majestic Umzimkulu River Gorge you will find the Leopard Rock lookout. This is a famous spot for photo’s with its overhanging rock and views. The Leopard Rock cafe is at the same location as the Leopard Rock lookout. Enjoy a home cooked meal with a spectacular view from a 21m deck overlooking the Gorge. Nested in beautiful gardens this is a great place to meet friends or take some breathtaking photos. Phone: 074 124 0902

Things to do in St. Michael’s on Sea

St. Michael’s on Sea Beach

St Michaels Beach - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

St Michaels Beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is a popular surfing, water sport and fishing destination. The beach with its two fresh water swimming pools and one tidal pool is great for a family day in the sun. CBali Restaurant is on the beach with a wide variety of seafood dishes including authentic Thai dishes. The cozy bar is a great spot for cocktails while you watch the waves.

Loved by Surfers as it has one of the best point breaks in South Africa the beach is renowned for jet-skiing, windsurfing, paddle skiing, body-boarding, and boating. There are lifeguards on duty to keep the bathers safe and in season there are paddle boats on hire in the lagoon.

The rocky reef along the coast is popular for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing with an abundance of sea life to experience. Many species of tropical fish, sharks and rays live in the colourful reefs and the sardines annual run along the coast usually results in a net or two of the silver fishes been landed here.

There are wonderful self-catering holiday homes along this stretch of coast and its location close to Shelly Beach makes it a top holiday destination.


Seaside Restaurant Cbali Restaurant KZN - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

CBali South Coast Restaurant is a stylish restaurant located on St. Michael’s Beach. It is a comfortable place with a beautiful beachfront view and fantastic people. The cozy bar is a great spot for cocktails. We offer a wide variety of dishes including authentic Thai dishes. The menu includes our famous Flying Dutchman Potjie, a medley of seafood in a creamy garlic and parsley sauce served in a truly South African way. We cater for special events, staff parties, birthday parties etc. Enjoy our delicious Bali inspired meals just a few steps from the ocean. The freshest seafood everyday. Enquire about our daily and weekly specials. Bay Rd in Saint Micheal`s on Sea. Phone: 039 315 0473

Munchner Haus German Restaurant

Münchner Haus Restaurant traditional german foods - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Münchner Haus serves traditional German foods (Eisbein, bratwurst and bauernplatter). Italian-style pizza’s. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 12pm to 2pm. 5pm to 9pm. In season open Monday nights 1 Marine Dr, Micheal on Sea. Phone: 039 315 5112

Things to do in Uvongo Beach

Uvongo Beach

Uvongo Beach - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Uvongo Beach on the south Coast of KwaZulu Natal is popular with locals and holiday makers alike. With it spectacular waterfall cascading into the Uvongo Lagoon it is a picturesque beach that has paddle boats for hire during the holiday periods. There are lifeguards on duty on the golden stretch of beach throughout the year as well as a toddler fresh water swimming pool. For those in need or a cool drink, ice-cream or a tasty meal, there is a tearoom and restaurant at the beach.

There is a tidal pool and stretches of rock pools for the kids in search of adventure. The Uvongo Pier rewards many fishermen with excellent catches of Shad and Kob as well as other pelagic fish species. Uvongo beach, a gem of the South Coast.

Uvongo Rotary Market

The Uvongo Rotary Flea Market is held every Saturday morning opposite Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds in Uvongo. when you are searching for things to do the market has rows of stalls with a wide selection of homemade goods, foods and produce as well as plants and clothing. The tea garden has a selection of meals and snacks available and live music from time to time. During the festive seasons there is a Christmas/Easter Market with lovely gifts and treats held in a large tent across the road at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds.

Stephward Estate Country House – Restaurant and Tea Garden & Orchid & Exotic Nursery

Stephward Estate Country House Restaurant and tea garden - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Restaurant Menu – A la Carte ( Available all day last orders 2.30pm ) Evenings by reservations before 3.30pm. Sunday Lunch we do a Roast of the day with either a Soup Starter or a Dessert We also do Breakfasts, Light Lunches, Teas etc. To make a reservation: Tel: 039 3155926

Lucien Beach

Lucien Beach in Manaba Beach - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Lucien Beach in Manaba Beach is on the North end of the Margate Golden Mile that stretches all the way to Margate Main Beach. A popular Blue Flag Beach on the South Coast of KZN with Lifeguards on duty daily between 7am to 5pm.

There are change rooms and toilets that are kept in good condition as well as a tuck shop above the beach. At the tidal pool and above the main beach there is ample parking and fresh produce and local art and crafts on sale. All along the beach and rocks you can find fantastic fishing spots and rock pools for kids discover and explore.

Take a leisurely stroll from Lucien to Margate beach, a lovely to start or end your day.

Things to do in Margate

Margate Beach

Margate main beach South Coast KZN

Margate on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is the festive holiday town loved by holiday makers the world over. On the Hibiscus Coast of South Africa, this popular self-catering holiday destination has been making holiday dreams for nearly 100 years. It’s stunning “Blue Flag Beach”, with its year round warm weather, lifeguards and restaurants brings holiday makers from all corners of the world.

The main beach host events year round such as “Bike Week”, The Sardine Festival and Mardi gras which are held in the main road of the town and on the beach. Usually held on Wednesdays in the holiday seasons and with many interesting craft stalls, live music, dancing and lovely food stalls to choose from. The town has a trendy night life and holiday vibe. There are self -catering seafront holiday flats, cabanas, houses and penthouses along the beautiful coastline.

The Cock and Tail Cafe

The Cock and Tail Cafe - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-NatalAfter many travels both far and wide, The East, West and far Northern side. After the laid back life of the glorious Med, Up with dawn, late to bed. After the spices of the East, The fantastic splendor off which we feast. After you’ve traveled many a mile, Tasted the fruits from many an Isle.

Sipped the cocktails from night until day, so began the tale of the Cock & Tail Café. This bar is dedicated to the splendid fellows who make drinking a pleasure, who reach contentment prior to capacity, and who, whatever the drink, can take it, hold it, enjoy it and remain gentlemen.


Backline Nite club Margate - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The Legendary Backline is 25 Years Old & One of the Longest Running and Best Known Night Clubs in South Africa. Dance & Night Club.

The Grove Restaurant & Beach Bar

The Grove Restaurant & Beach Bar

A perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy what the paradise of Margate KZN has to offer.  Enjoy gourmet crafted cocktails, cold draught beer and a menu that will suite all palates. Cell: 066 578 6512

Senzis Butcher Shop and Grill

Senzis Butcher Shop Grill and Lounge Margate South Coast KwaZulu Natal

In the Heart of Margate! Whether you are in the mood for Freshly Braaied Meat, Delicious Food, Senzis Butcher Shop and Grill is for you. Company Functions, Reunions, Year End Parties or just letting loose? Then pop in to Senzis Lounge and Dance floor. For a more Exclusive Experience, Join us in Senzis Exclusive VIP Lounge, where the Music and Bar will satisfy your exquisite taste allowing for a more intimate setting.

Village Tavern Margate

The Village Tavern Margate South Coast KwaZulu Natal - Things to do South Coast

A legendary local tavern with ‘Pigs Nite’, Dance floor, DJ, Beer Gardens, Deck, Gambling, Pool, Karaoke, Burgers & Pizza. EVERYONE Parties at TAVERN

One Eyed Jacks

One Eyed Jacks Pub and Grill - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

In the heart of Margate, come chill with us on our deck overlooking the ocean or enjoy the game on our big screen tv while sipping on your favourite cocktail or drink. With friendly staff and the famous Jack Daniels atmosphere you will be sure to have a great time. Pub & grill, sports bar, nightclub, entertainment.

Kart Freaks

Kart Freaks - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Kart Freaks Has Everything you need for an amazing Family Day out; paintball, Go karts, Quad bikes, kids play park, jumping castles, Sweet shop, Toy shop, Restaurant and Prestige car wash. In Roslyn St, Margate conveniently situated at the intersection into Margate. Phone: 039 312 1514

Surf Action Margate

Surf Action Margate - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The surf shop with a history! Action Surf is owned by Ant Brodowicz who in 1978 became the 7th ISA World surfing champion. This surf shop will have everything you looking for: accessories, clothing, skate, surf, and body boards. Surf lessons are also on offer! If you lucky you may even be served by the legend himself who is truly a genuine person. Check out the website its loaded with information. Phone: 039 317 3604

Things to do in Ramsgate

Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach

Ramsgate Beach South Coast - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

With its Blue Flag status and good toilet facilities this family friendly beach has a good car-park right next to the beach. There are lifeguards to provide water rescue and the sea water is of exceptional quality. Within walking distance there are some small shops, a filling station, several restaurants, and many accommodation variants. Visit the Ramsgate Conservancies Whale Viewing Deck set in a small nature reserve and walk the Ramsgate Ramble along the coast. Inland there is a wetlands walk and during the Season there are guided walks of the historic areas of the Village organised by the staff at the ETC (Eco-Tourism Center) run by the Ramsgate Tourism in conjunction with Ramsgate Conservancy where you can get all the information about other local attractions.

The Waffle House

The Waffle House Ramsgate - Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Dating back to 1957, the birth of the Waffle House in Ramsgate, South Africa, heralded the beginning of an exciting journey for John and Doreen Gaze. Today, the Waffle House is one of the busiest restaurants on the South Coast, specialising in good food and good service. This 220 seater restaurant is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. Holiday seasons are particularly busy however they consistently rise to the challenge of producing and serving quality products throughout the year

They believe that food should be fresh, wholesome, nourishing, as well as delicious. Great care is taken in the preparation of your food; this includes the use of whole foods and quality ingredients in their recipes. To make your food just that bit more special, they try to use organically grown vegetables and salad produce whenever possible, avoiding foods that contain additives, preservatives and colourants. They operate on a first-come-first-served basis. During busy seasons it may be necessary to queue for a short while however they do make every effort to seat you as quickly as possible and they will do everything possible to ensure your wait is well worth it. Phone: 039 314 9424

Resonant Circle in Ramsgate

Echo Circle - Resonant Circle in Ramsgate on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal Things to do on the South Coast

While you are at The Waffle House why not try the Resonant Circle. You stand in the centre of the circle, face South West and say your name. Amazingly you will hear it’s echo coming back to you. The Resonant Circle is in Tanglewood Forest; a preserved piece of the original sub-tropical forest that you can walk through from The Waffle Hose to Ramsgate Main Beach.


The Blue Lagoon Restaurant

]The Blue Lagon Restaurant and cocktail bar in Ramsgate on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal

The Blue Lagoon Restaurant is situated on Ramsgate’s Blue flag beach, one of the best & safest swimming beaches on the Lower South Coast. The Blue Lagoon offers food lovers something special. The restaurant is open every morning for breakfast and the kitchen closed at 9pm. They are renowned for their outstanding seafood menu, big portions and value for money. You can sit on our veranda with an ice cold cocktail, relax and feel like you have your feet on the warm beach sand.

They are fully licensed and have an excellent wine list. They offer a variety of Seafood and Steak dishes not to mention their delicious pizzas. A carvery every Sunday; however be sure to book your table. The seafood platters comes highly recommended and for those who aren’t that partial to seafood, there is also a choice of meat & poultry. Children are also catered for. If you spending the day on the beach and just fancy a light snack for lunch, pop into their take-away next to the restaurant. The Blue Lagoon Deck is the best place to be with stunning 180 degree sea view, you can order pizzas, snack baskets, burgers etc. Their Chilla Cocktails (made with real fruit pulp) are amazing!

Lobster Pot Restaurant

Lobster Pot Restaurant - Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 1967, The Lobster Pot is the oldest standing restaurant on the South Coast. The chef Sebastian has been with them since 1978 so rest assured the food is as good as it has always been. For seafood, this is the place.

The Lobster Pot restaurant has been passed down through two generations. The family maintain that eating out is more than just great food but also an experience and so over the years they strive for the personal touch you only get from a family run restaurant.

Known as the seafood specialists, naturally their flambeed Lobster Thermidor is known as the best on the coast but they also pride themselves on their catering to all their customers tastes at reasonable prices. Phone: 039 314 9809

Butterfly Valley – Butterfly Farm

Butterfly Valley – Butterfly Farm - Ramsgate - Activities, Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

At Ramsgate Butterfly Valley, they specialize in South African butterflies. Unlike most other butterfly farms which import pupae, they breed most of their own butterflies and are therefore able to present the entire life-cycle of these amazing creatures to the public. For a fun and educational outing for the entire family, go and spend a relaxing few hours with them in their Valley of Butterflies.Phone: 039 314 9809

Pistols Saloon

Pistols Saloon and Wild West Museum Ramsgate South Coast KZN

It’s not a joke. At the Pistols Saloon in this coastal town, Huckleberry the donkey is one of the favorite patrons and a regular face at the bar. He drinks Coke (from the can), eats carrots and is pampered by all the other patrons. This family bar and museum in Old Main Road, Ramsgate is definitely not your usual hang-out. There’s a Wild West Museum next door to the bar, with lots of cowboy memorabilia and information about Indians and the Most Wanted criminals of that era, including Billy the Kid and Frank and Jesse James.

There is lots to see and explore for the kids as well as a selection of arcade style games. For the adults there are the regular music shows (naturally including country music) and a real Western bar, complete with an old piano. In the Pistols Saloon every little detail is remembered, even the toilets, which are designated to Cowboys and Cowgirls.

When you walk through the swing doors, a sign against the wall warns you that it is a family restaurant and that swearing won’t be tolerated. For every swearword you must pay a fine of R2, and this money is donated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Riverbend Crocodile Farm - Ramsgate - Activities - Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

If you are looking to entertain the kids, learn about crocodiles, buy curios or eat something then Riverbend Crocodile Farm, in Southbroom, on the beautiful South Coast is the place to be. Visit one of the most successful crocodile breeding basks in South Africa! The farm is open daily from 09h00 to 16h30. Crocodile feeding takes place every Sunday at 15h00 and every Wednesday at 15h00 in the summer months of December, January, February, March & April. The farm is closed on Christmas Day. Hatchings normally commences mid December until mid February. Due to the unpredictability of hatching it is essential to phone the farm for details of the hatching demonstrations. A weekly snake demonstration takes place every Sunday at 14:30 and more frequently during holiday season. 19 different species are housed in modern enclosures! Phone: 039 316 6204

Things to do Further South

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Mpenjati Nature Reserve - Activities - Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The Mpenjati Nature Reserve is situated on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast 20 kilometres south of Margate. The reserve lies on the Mpenjati River Lagoon. The residential town of Trafalgar is on the northern border of the reserve, and Palm Beach lies to the south. The 66 hectares (160 acres) reserve is managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and consists of a system of interconnecting riverine and floodplain marsh habitats, areas of coastal forest, coastal grasslands and open coastline, as well as the river estuary.

In the reserve the following bird species may be seen: water thick-knee, osprey, swift tern, half-collared kingfisher, Kittlitz’s plover, African black oystercatcher, giant kingfisher, black-bellied starling, red-capped robin-chat, white-browed scrub robin, brown scrub robin, black-backed puffback, forest canary, green twinspot, orange-breasted bushshrike and grey-headed bushshrike.

The Mpenjati River Lagoon is also a popular venue for water-based recreation including angling, boating and swimming. Mpenjati has two picnic sites, one on each bank of the river, the picnic sites have braai facilities, toilets, and a children’s playground. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Mac Banana

mac-banana-south-coast-kzn - Activities - Adventure and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Mac Banana is a unique shopping, entertainment and destination facility which offers loads for a family to come and spend the day.

They boast an amazing shopping experience promising their customers quality and individuality, they have 4 restaurants on their estate including the famous pancake house. They have over 20 adventurous activities to keep you and the kids busy throughout the entire day. Phone: 039 319 1033

Beaver Creek Coffee

Beaver Creek Coffee Farm - Activities and Things to Do on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Visitors to the estate can sample coffee and purchase the range of freshly roasted Beaver Creek coffee and other coffees of the world. The estate also offers visitors a daily crop to cup tour that outlines the distinctive flavors of the worlds coffee regions and the processes involved in creating the perfect cup. The Estate Cafe serves delicious meals and a range of freshly roasted coffee all day.The Estate Cafe is open daily from 8am till 4pm everyday and is closed only on Christmas Day. The daily tour starts at 12 noon, booking is essential in holiday season so please contact us. Phone: 039 311 2347

Cow Shed Coffee Shop

The Cow Shed Coffee Shop Port Edward South Coast KwaZulu Natal

Come visit me at the Cow Shed Coffee Shop, we serve all sorts of “yummy” things from big to small as well as sell all sorts of “”yummy” goodies….

Selsdon Park Horse riding

Selsdon Park Beach Horse riding South Coast KwaZulu Natal

Some say that the only way to truly get in touch with nature is to climb on a horse. Selsdon Park ‘s tick free horses are some of the happiest horses on the South Coast, a happy horse means a happy customer. They cater for the whole family from those who can; those who can barely and those who can’t ride a horse. They have a selection of 18 horses ranging from ponies for kids to 12 draft horses for the bigger clientele. Contact them: Mark 083 301 2941 or Megan 082 451 9827. Go and experience the South Coast on horse back


Wild Waves Water Park

Wild Coast Sun Wild Waves Water Park

Home to some of the world’s best water rides, Wild Waves Water Park at Wild Coast Sun offers thrill-seekers a wide selection of adrenalin-pumping slides including the Aqualoop, Superbowl, Boomerango and two steep body slides. With an exciting assortment of water slides to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Wild Coast Sun Water Park. Designed to international aquatic park standards, there’s also a designated children’s area while those looking for a little relaxation can linger along the Lazy River. Phone: 039 305 2701

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Price List- Happy Holiday Homes - Self-catering holiday - South Coast KZN

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Self-catering Accommodation during COVID-19

Self-catering Accommodation during COVID-19

Government travel restrictions and advisories

Please check for travel restrictions before booking and traveling to your accommodation as self-catering accommodation during COVID-19 may be restricted to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Travel may be permitted only for certain purposes and in particular, touristic travel may not be allowed. To assist you we have included a publicly available link to South African Tourism Coronavirus Daily update (Covid-19).

We recommend that you seek out information for any province or country you are planning to travel to prior to making inquiries for touristic travel. Due to the nature of the pandemic Government responses continuously evolve, so refer to your national and local Government frequently for updates to keep yourself current. However should you be traveling from outside South Africa you would need to check your countries travel policy as well as South Africa’s. Please note; we are not responsible for the content of the public (government) websites.

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Due to Corvid-19 – Our guests and visitors may need to:

  • Stay at home if you have high-risk health issues or are above 60 years of age. People in this group are recommended not to travel.
  • Complete a Medical declaration (For symptoms or suspected COVID-19 infection) and a travel declaration to aid in contact tracing should the need arise.
  • Do without daily services and linen changes during your stay.
  • Sacrifice some of the properties soft furnishings like rugs, carpets and cushions as well as additional items like magazines, newspapers, games, and some decor items. This is to reduce the number of surfaces which can be touched.
  • Stay at home if COVID-19 starts spreading your immediate community, or anyone in your group has even a mild cough or low-grade fever (37.3 C or more).
  • Make use of on-line reservations, email and telephone calls rather than face to face communication at Happy Holiday Homes office.

How the virus is spread from person-to-person

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet/less than 2 meters).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the eyes, mouth or nose of people who are nearby and/or inhaled into the lungs.
  • Recent studies suggest that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not yet showing symptoms.

Signs and symptoms

The following symptoms develop within 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat

COVID-19 can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

How to help prevent the spread of COVID -19

  • Wash your hands Wash your hands often to avoid contamination, apply soap and lather up to a soapy consistency, rub hands and fingers together  wash for at least 20 seconds then rinse of and dry hands with disposable towelling if available, if not shake hands dry and let them dry off completely.
  • CoverYour mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing and discard the used tissue in a bin immediately do not leave it lying around in your working area.
  • Avoid Touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects such as surfaces, Cellular phones, hand tools, electrical hand tools, measuring instruments, keyboards, etc.

Additional preventative measures for self-catering accommodation during COVID-19

  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Avoid gatherings or areas where the public tend to gather such as shopping centres, Clubs, churches, etc.
  • When unavoidable and in queues maintain distances of 2 meters between you and the person behind and in front of you.
  • Avoid touching doorknobs & handles / surfaces / balustrades / handles/ railings, etc unless you have to.
  • All customers and contractors are encouraged to call ahead before arriving at the office to make an appointment. Where possible the customers and contractors are to be helped over the phone or online to reduce contact. Where this is not possible the customers and contractors are to be assisted outside the office front door and they as well as the staff assisting must wear either a cloth mask or a home-made item that covers mouth & nose.
  • Should it be necessary for customers or contractor to enter the office they must remain behind the line on the floor in front of the reception counter. They must wear either a cloth mask or a home-made item that covers mouth & nose while in the office.
  • Only one person (Other than the office staff) is allowed into the office at any given time.
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  • Most importantly, we implore our guests who might display any flu-like symptoms, to consider the well-being of other guests, and to cancel or postpone their stay with us.
  • Any staff displaying flu-like symptoms will not be permitted on the premises.
  • We will continue to monitor and update hygiene practices as we receive guidance from National Health.
  • We are encouraging social distancing amongst staff and guests. There will be a minimization of contact between employees and guests.
  • We use only approved cleaning and sanitary materials.
  • Medically-approved hand sanitisers will be available at the reception, on counters and tables. We encourage guests to consistently make use of them.

Whenever an Occupier leaves his unit, that person must be wearing a cloth face mask or an item that covers the nose and mouth. [Regulation 51]

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Terms and Conditions - Happy Holiday Homes cc

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of booking self-catering accommodation with Happy Holiday Homes cc.


Payment of the booking deposit constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Should you wish to confirm this booking, please ensure that the deposit is in our account before the due date to avoid cancellation? Please be advised that 50% of the total quote or R700.00, whichever is the greater is required for all bookings.

Failure to pay deposit by the stipulated date will result in cancellation of the provisional booking and Happy Holiday Homes will retain the right to re-hire it to another client.

Please quote your booking code on your deposit slip whenever you make a deposit.

Only electronic payments or direct bank deposits – REGRETFULLY NO CHEQUE DEPOSITS ACCEPTED.

Please ensure that your account is settled in full at least one week, (One month for Easter and December bookings), before the date of arrival. NO KEYS WILL BE RELEASED WITHOUT FULL & FINAL PAYMENT.

Breakage deposit

A breakage deposit of R500.00, R1000.00 or R2000.00 per booking will be retained in trust.  The deposit will be refunded approximately two to three weeks after your departure but may take 4 weeks during holiday periods, less any deductions necessary. You will receive the deposit through a bank transfer to the bank account that you stipulate on your breakage deposit form that is supplied in your arrivals envelope.

Inventories must be checked by the tenant upon arrival, and any discrepancies must be reported within 12 hours of arrival to the Happy Holiday Homes office. If no shortages or damages are reported, the contents of the units will be regarded as correct and the tenants will be held responsible for any shortages or breakages incurred as per Terms and Conditions.

Please note that the unit is only inspected after the client has vacated the premises. On departure tenants are required to leave the unit in a clean and tidy state, if not, a cleaning fee of R180.00 will be charged and deducted from the breakage deposit.

Conditions of lease

The premises are let to you for holiday purposes ONLY and only for the period stated on the receipt. NO weddings, parties, or large gatherings are allowed. The number of people occupying the premises must not exceed the number of people that were initially booked and/or had beds provided for (Children inclusive), and only one car unless otherwise stated by management. Tenants will not be allowed to enter and or occupy the unit where their numbers exceed agreed upon and or discussed maximum tenants per unit. 100% of breakage deposit will be retained in such an instance as a penalty fee and you may forfeit your payments should alternative accommodation not be available with Happy Holiday Homes.

Tenants and their visitors must abide by our terms and the rules and Terms and Conditions of the Body Corporate of the Complex in which they stay, as the Body Corporate may request eviction of Tenants or their guests who do not comply, resulting loss of your breakage deposit, admin fee and full payment for your stay.


No pets are allowed.

Television and DSTV

For all bookings unless specified, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DSTV DECODER, CABLES & SMART CARD, towels, black bags, coat hangers, toilet paper and cleaning materials. All bed linen is provided except for sleeper couches.

Arrival and departure

Arrival time is from 2:30pm and departure is 9:30am.

Office hours

Our office hours are from 08:00 to 16:00 Mon to Friday and 09:00 – 12:00 Saturday.

Terms and Conditions of Cancellation

Failure to cancel a reservation 60 days before the due date is deemed as acceptance and all monies received will only be refunded should we find an alternative tenant for the full period. The administration fee paid will be forfeit for all bookings cancelled. If the unit that you have booked is suddenly not available due to it being sold or some other disaster, every effort will be made to transfer your booking to another suitable apartment, or to refund the deposit to you without prejudice.

Accommodation recommendations

Any reasonable recommendations will be forwarded to the owner, who has a right to decide on the standard and accessories.

Happy Holiday Homes and the owner of the unit, accepts no responsibility for any Death, Injury, Loss, Damage or Theft, during your stay where death, injury, loss, damage or theft results due to misuse, abuse and or negligence on the side of or by the tenant. This will include failure by the tenant to make use of provided security/alarms and safes.


These Terms (“Terms”) govern your (“User”) use of Happy Holiday Homes cc Reg No. 2005/081094/23 (“Provider”) website located at the domain name: (“the Website”). By accessing and using the Website, the User agrees to be bound by the Terms set out in this legal notice. If the User does not wish to be bound by these Terms, the User may not access, display, use, download, or otherwise copy or distribute any content obtained from the Website.



Provider may change, modify, add to or remove from portions or the whole of these Terms.    Changes to these Terms will become effective when the changes are posted on the Website. Provider will notify the User of the changes via email or by posting a prominent notice on the Website. The User’s continued use of the Website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the User’s acceptance of the Terms, including any changes or updates.


Users can file complaints via the “Contact us” service of the Website. Currently, Provider does not subscribe to any alternative dispute resolution code or mechanism.


  • Provider provides certain information on the Website. Content displayed on the Website is provided by Provider, its affiliates or subsidiary, or any other third party owners of the content              (“Content”). All the proprietary works, and the compilation of the proprietary works, belong to the Provider, its affiliates or subsidiary, or any third party owners of the rights (“Owners”), and the Content is protected by South African and international copyright laws.
  • The Providers may make any changes to the Website, the Content, or to products or services offered through the Website at any time and without notice to the User. All rights in and to the Content is reserved and retained by the Owners. Except as specified in the Terms, the User is not granted a license or any other right including under Copyright, Trademark, Patent or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Content
  • Subject to sections 43(5) and 43(6) of ECTA, and to the extent permitted by law, the Website and all Content on the Website, are provided on an “as is” basis, and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors and Provider, Owners, suppliers, employees, directors partners, affiliates and agents will not be liable for any damage, or loss or liability of any representation as to the availability, accuracy or completeness of the Content, or any third-party content accessible via an internet link.
  • Not any of the Content, including articles published pertaining to specific aspects of the law must be construed as legal advice in respect of such aspect or any other aspect of the law.     Users which choose to act in accordance with the contents of the website, including any article published thereon, completely does so on his or her own risk. Not the Provider, Owners, suppliers, employees, directors, partners, affiliates nor any of the aforementioned parties’ agents can be held liable for any damages, of whatsoever nature, due to such action by any User.
  • Neither Provider nor any holding company, affiliate, agent, subsidiary of Provider or Owners, will be held responsible for any damage of any kind, related to the use of, or the inability to access or use the Content or the Website or any functionality, or of any linked website to the extent permissible by law.

Provider receives various types of information (“Information”) from Users who access the Website, including personal information as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act (“PAIA”), Act 2 of 2000, and as detailed in section 1 of ECTA (“Personal Information”).

  • Provider may electronically collect, store and use Personal Information, inter alia name, contact details, surfing patterns, email, IP address of the User. Provider voluntarily subscribes to section 51 of ECTA and endeavours to treat Personal Information received by Provider accordingly.
  • Whenever the User is of the opinion that Provider fails to comply with section 51 of ECTA, the User will contact Provider by sending an email The Provider will review the User’s representations made by email and, if within the Provider’s sole and absolute discretion advisable, take corrective action and in any event within 7 (SEVEN) days respond to User informing about corrective actions taken, if any.
  • Despite such undertaking, it is possible for internet-based communications to be intercepted.
  • Without the use of encryption, the internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be Internet e-mail is vulnerable to interception and forging.
  • The Owners will not be responsible for any damages the User or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential or disclosed information that the User make to the Owners or Provider through the internet, or that the User expressly or implicitly authorise the Owners to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.
  • To ensure acquaintance with and awareness of the privacy measures and policies of the Provider, the User is urged to take care to read and understand the underlying privacy clauses incorporated in these Terms.
  • The User may visit the Website without providing any personal information.
  • The User accordingly grants express written permission for the Website servers in such instances collecting the IP address of the User computer, but not the email address or any other distinguishing information.
  • This information is aggregated (added up) to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the Website, pages viewed, etc.
  • Provider uses this information to determine use of the Website, and to improve Content.
  • Provider assumes no obligation to protect this information, and may copy, distribute or otherwise use the information.


Provider aspires to provide first-class service to its customers, which requires Provider providing information to the User about new services or special offers. In each instance, the User is provided an opportunity to opt-out of such information circulars. For more information, please call the Provider Help Desk, or send an email to


Subject to the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act Act 70 of 2002 (“RICA”), the User agrees that the Provider may intercept, block, read, delete, disclose and use all communications sent or otherwise communicated to the Provider, its employees, directors and agents. User agrees that his or her consent satisfies the requirements of ECTA and RICA for consent in “writing” as defined.

  • This Website is controlled, operated and administered by Provider from its offices as set out below within the Republic of South Africa.
  • The Terms will be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and the User consents to the jurisdiction of any competent South African Court in the event of any dispute.
  • If any of the provisions of the Terms are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force.
  • The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Provider and the User with regard to the use of the Content and the Website.

In the event that you need to contact Provider for purposes related to the Terms, kindly use the contact details on our “contact us” page.

This Website was most recently updated 1 March 2021.

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