The South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal also known as the KZN South Coast or just the South Coast is a popular holiday destination in the Southern region of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The “South Coast” starts 30-minutes’ drive south from Durban and follows the coastline for about 120km. Stretching from Scottburgh in the north to Port Edward in the south and Harding in the west the South Coast is governed by the Ugu District Municipality. The Margate Airport offers flights to and/or from OR Tambo International Johannesburg on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The South Coast with its subtropical climate is known as Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom and has 58 golden beaches which include many of South Africa’s favourite 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 from the rocks or piers. Most of the popular beaches have lifeguards on duty during the peak periods and in season to keep the bathers safe. Explore and discover the colourful and unique marine species snorkelling or SCUBA diving in the warm Indian Ocean.

Don’t miss out on the annual winter sardine run when the shoals of these silver fish bring the ocean alive. It is really a bucket list item that must be experienced at least once in your lifetime. The sardine fever is hard to resist and the bounty of ocean species that are on show is phenomenal. From the game fish and sharks to the dolphins and whales it is a sight to behold.  Follow the ever present gannets and seagulls diving into the massive shoals as they are chased along the coastline, bubbling up to the surface to escape the hungry predators below.  

With Protea reef on our doorstep, dive into a selection of water sports 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.

The coastal region has nature reserves and the two gorges, Oribi Gorge and Umtamvuna Gorge 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. The inland subtropical forests and grassy hills offer the outdoors-man many running, mountain biking, motor sports and biking activities. 

There are many activities, adventure and things to do on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal throughout the year and you can view the happenings and events that are updated throughout the year on our Events and Happenings page.

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.

Visit the beautiful South Coast of KwaZulu Natal for a weekend or your annual holiday. Let Happy Holiday Homes make your holiday dreams into unforgettable memories in the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.

Self-catering holiday homes on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

Featured La Gratia House is a double story, pet friendly, 5 bedroom, 10 sleeper self-catering holiday house with a solar power and inverter in Uvongo
R1,500.00/out of season
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Baths
  • 10 Guests
  • House
Featured Indigo Bay 25 is a luxury, self-catering, 4 bedroom, 8 sleeper on the Manaba beachfront with stunning sea views from Lucien Beach to Margate Beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
R1,200.00/out of season

Indigo Bay 25 – Manaba Beach – Sleeps 8

Indigo bay, Cnr Forest Road &, Aloe Ln, Margate North Beach, Margate, 4275
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 8 Guests
  • Flat
Featured Walk to St Michaels beach from Portofino 29, a 4 bedroom, 8 sleeper self-catering s holiday home in a wheel chair friendly complex in Shelly beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
R1,100.00/out of season

Portofino 29 – Shelly Beach – Sleeps 8

978 Marine Dr, Shelly Beach, Margate, 4265, South Africa
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 8 Guests
  • Flat
Featured Octavia 7 is a tastefully furnished, upmarket 6 sleeper self-catering holiday penthouse in Manaba Beach on the South Coast of KwaZiulu Natal with a 180 ° breaker sea view.
R1,050.00/out of season

Octavia 7 – Manaba Beach – Penthouse – Sleeps 6

26 Collison Street, Manaba, Soth Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • Penthouse
Walk to Margate town from Balooga 1, a self-catering, luxury holiday home on the seafront of the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal that sleeps 7.
R1,020.00/out of season

Balooga 1 – Margate – Sleeps 7

129 Marine Dr, Lawrence Rocks, Margate, 4285, South Africa
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Baths
  • 7 Guests
  • Flat
Featured Castaro Beach Lodge - 4 Bedroom 8 sleeper self-catering holiday house in Ramsgate with solar panels and filtered borehole water - South Coast of KZN.
R1,020.00/out of season

Castaro Beach Lodge – Ramsgate – Sleeps 8 guests

479 Ashmead St, Ramsgate Beach, Margate, 4285, South Africa
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 8 Guests
  • House
Featured Uvongo Chalets 27 is a self-catering 6 sleeper flat on Lilliecrona Boulevard in Uvongo on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. The property offers solar power with an inverter, internet, WiFi, Netflix, DSTV and filtered drinking water.
R950.00/out of season

Uvongo Chalets 27 – Uvongo – Sleeps 6

14 Lilliecrona Blvd, Beacon Rocks, Margate, 4270, South Africa
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • Flat
Featured Kings Cottage is a 3 bedroom, 6 sleeper self-catering family holiday home is Shelly Beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal with a sea view, swimming pool, WiFi and is walking distance to St Michael s Beach and local restaurants.
R950.00/out of season

Kings Cottage – Shelly Beach – Sleeps 6

Cnr of Kings and Bouverie roads in Shelly Beach
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • House
Featured Le Touessrok 32 is a beautiful place to stay on seafront in Ramsgate on the Hibiscus South Coast of KZN near Little Billy's Beach.
R880.00/out of season

Le Touessrok 32 – Ramsgate – Sleeps 6

1206 Frant Dr, Ramsgate South, Margate, 4285, South Africa
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 6 Guests
  • Flat
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