Visiting the South Coast? - Be sure to not miss my top 10 favourite activities

The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal stretches from Durban, south to the start of the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast. It's a charming region boasting many unique activities that you could do on your next visit. It is a 365 days a year destination with 9 months of warm summer, and a pleasant 3 months of winter. It is famed for its 120km stretch of stunning beaches, 7 of which hold Blue Flag status adhering to international standards. For golfing enthusiasts the area offers 8 of the top 30 golf courses in South Africa. For the nature lovers: a short drive from the beaches you can find breathtaking gorges, forests, and the worlds smallest desert. It is also a sporting paradise, with many National and International sporting events being hosted here. It's home to the top 2 dive sites in the world - Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks where you can also go Shark Cage Diving.

I have complied this list of my top 10 favourite activities to do. Most of them are in the Port Edward area, the rest are a mere short drive out. So it will be a good idea to base your self in this area - this way you will be able to visit them all effortlessly. I took 6 days to do all of these, but I must admit it was a bit rushed, so to do it more at a leisurely pace be sure to add in a few extra days.

I hope after reading them, you will get excited to plan your next visit just as much as I was.


1. A visit to the Petrified Forest to view the Mzamba Fossils

We all remember the Wild Coast Sun right? Remember that beach you all walked on as a kid? The one that can be accessed from the waterpark? Well, along this same beach is the Petrified Forest.