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South Coast world-class attractions

South Coast world-class attractions

The KZN South Coast offers so much more than a beach holiday with its world-class attractions. 

Get ready for an adventure-packed journey with a myriad of exhilarating experiences and hidden gems awaiting you. 

Let’s dive into the top attractions and activities you can’t miss: 


Lake Eland Game Reserve
Covering 2500 hectares, this reserve offers a suspension bridge, game viewing, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, fishing, picnics, and 4×4 tracks.
Contact: Lake Eland Game Reserve | Tel: 039 687 0395 

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Enjoy breathtaking views, birdwatching, and self-guided trails in this scenic reserve.
Contact: Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve 

Discover pristine Blue Flag beaches stretching from Port Edward to Scottburgh, including hidden gems suggested by locals. 

Scuba Diving
Dive into the underwater wonders of the Aliwal Shoal and shipwrecks off Umkomaas.
More Info: Aliwal Shoal | Aqua Planet 

Coffee Estates
Experience the journey from bean to cup at Beaver Creek Coffee Estate or Mpenjati Coffee.
More Info: Mpenjati Coffee | Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 

The Wreck Restaurant
Oceanfront dining with stunning views of Port Edward’s beachfront.
More Info: The Wreck Restaurant 

Umtamvuna Gorge
Explore scenic hiking trails and riverine forests near Port Edward.
Contact: Tel: 039 313 2383 

Leopard Rock Coffee Shop
Spectacular views of Oribi Gorge while savouring delicious meals.
Contact: Tel: 074 124 0902 | Leopard Rock Coffee Shop 

Shark Diving
Dive with sharks or opt for cage diving adventures at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal.
More Info: Afridive | Aqua Planet | Aliwal Shoal 

Tee off at world-class golf courses scattered across the South Coast.
More Info: KZN South Coast Golf 

Wild Coast Sun Casino
Test your luck at gaming tables or slot machines at this vibrant casino resort.
Contact: Tel: 039 305 9111 | Wild Coast Sun Casino 

Wild Waves Water Park
Beat the heat with family fun at this thrilling water park in the Wild Coast Sun Resort.
More Info: Wild Waves Water Park 

Tenpin Bowling
Enjoy bowling fun for the whole family at the Wild Coast Sun’s children’s games area.
Contact: Tel: 039 305 4845 

Experience adrenaline-pumping abseiling adventures down a 110m cliff near Oribi Gorge.
More Info: Wild 5 Adventures – Wild Abseil 

Gorge Swing
Face your fears with the world’s highest swing atop Oribi Gorge.
More Info: Wild 5 Adventures – Wild Swing 

Zip Lining
Soar through the skies on a thrilling zipline tour at Lake Eland Game Reserve.
More Info: Lake Eland Game Reserve – Zipline 

Bass Fishing
Cast your line at dams or Lake Eland Game Reserve for a rewarding bass fishing experience.
Contact: Gremlins Fishing Shop (for information on fishing spots) 

Beach Braai
Enjoy a braai at beaches like Palm Beach, which offer built-in braais in a lovely setting under the trees. 

Deep Sea Fishing
Book a deep-sea fishing charter for an exciting day on the water.
More Info: Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club | Marlin Ski Boat Club | Riptide Charters 

Rock & Surf Fishing
Explore excellent fishing spots like Margate Pier and Orange Rocks in Uvongo.
Contact: Gremlins Bait and Tackle Shop 

Shelly Centre
Shop at Shelly Centre, home to interesting shops and great restaurants.
More Info: Shelly Centre 

South Coast Mall
Explore popular shops like Checkers, Game, and Food Lovers Market.
More Info: South Coast Mall 

Catch the latest movies at Ster Kinekor in Shelly Centre.
More Info: Ster Kinekor Shelly Beach 

Crocodile Farms
Visit Crocworld in Scottburgh or Riverbend Crocodile Farm in Southbroom.
More Info: Crocworld | Riverbend Crocodile Farm 

Surf Lessons
Learn to surf with local surf instructors at popular surf breaks.
More Info: Pumula Surf Camp | Southbroom Surf School | Surf Action 

Explore rock pools and protected bays for an underwater adventure. 

Mountain Biking
Challenge yourself on scenic MTB routes across the South Coast.
More Info: 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails on the KZN South Coast 

River Cruise
Enjoy sundowners on a luxury cruise on the Umtamvuna River or Umzimkulu River.
More Info: Wild Coast Boat Cruises | Facebook 

Old Pont
Relax on the banks of the Umtamvuna River at Old Pont with drinks, meals, and braai facilities.
More Info: Old Pont 

Hiking Trails
Discover well-established hiking trails throughout the South Coast. 

Mpenjati Nature Reserve
Spend a day fishing and braaiing at this scenic reserve between Palm Beach and Trafalgar.
More Info: Mpenjati Nature Reserve 

The Waffle House
Indulge in delicious waffles at this iconic spot in Ramsgate.
Contact: Tel: 039 314 9424 | The Waffle House 

Dino Park
Enjoy a family-friendly adventure among life-size dinosaurs at Dino Park.
More Info: Dino Park 

Horse Riding
Experience beach horse rides at Selsdon Park in Trafalgar or Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre at Wild Coast Sun.
More Info: Selsdon Park | Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre 

Pure Venom Reptile Park
Learn about reptiles and enjoy a petting zoo and restaurant at this family-run park.
More Info: Pure Venom Reptile Park 

Xtreme Carting
Burn rubber on go-kart tracks in Margate with additional activities like paintball and archery.
More Info: Xtreme Karting 

MacBanana Lifestyle Centre
Explore shopping, restaurants, quad bikes, ziplines, and more at this premier tourist destination.
More Info: MacBanana Lifestyle Centre 

KwaXolo Caves Adventures
Discover caves adorned with San cave paintings near Margate.
More Info: KwaXolo Caves Adventures 

Segway and Quad Bike Rides
Embark on thrilling adventures at MacBanana Lifestyle Centre or Wild Coast Sun Resort.
More Info: Wild Coast Sun – Segway Rides 

Escape Room
Test your wits at Escape Rooms for fun-filled family challenges.
More Info: Xcaped | Wild Coast Sun – Breakout Games 

Kayak Trips
Explore serene rivers like Umzimkulu River and Umtamvuna River through kayak adventures.
More Info: Kayak Trips Port Shepstone | The Riverside 

The Riverside
Enjoy braais, cocktails, and water sports on the banks of the Umtamvuna River.
More Info: The Riverside 

Day Spa Treatment
Relax and rejuvenate at excellent day spas across the South Coast. 

Uvongo Flea Market
Discover arts, crafts, and delicious food every Saturday at the Uvongo Flea Market.
More Info: Uvongo Flea Market 

Experience thrilling wakeboarding adventures at Umtamvuna River Lodge.
More Info: Umtamvuna River Lodge 

Oceans Alive
Enjoy boat rides and snorkel trips from Scottburgh Main Beach.
More Info: Oceans Alive 

Challenge your friends to paintball battles at Lake Eland, Wild 5, or MacBanana. 

Whale Viewing Deck
Get perfect views of whales and Ramsgate Main Beach from the Whale Deck.
More Info: Ramsgate Whale Deck 

The Wrecked Heron
Relax at this charming pub in Pennington’s Happy Wanderers Resort.
More Info: Facebook 

Beach Walks
Explore the coastline with leisurely strolls along pristine beaches. 

Blue Lagoon Restaurant
Indulge in seafood meals and cocktails with beach views at this popular restaurant in Ramsgate.
More Info: Blue Lagoon Restaurant 

Munster Motor Museum
Discover classic cars and motorcycles at this fascinating museum in Munster.
More Info: Munster Motor Museum 

Please note that while we strive to provide up-to-date information, we recommend confirming the availability of activities and attractions before planning your visit. We are not responsible for any changes in business operations or closures. Enjoy your adventure on the KZN South Coast! 🌞🌴 

Welcome to Dumela Holiday Resort, nestled in the heart of Margate on the magnificent South Coast. 🌴☀️  

We take immense pride in being the ultimate family resort, offering a wide range of on-site facilities that will make your stay truly unforgettable. Dive into our refreshing family swimming pool, unwind in our cosy thatched pub, and savour delightful moments in our picturesque braai areas.🏊🔥  

And guess what? We love furry friends too! 🐶🐱 Our pet-friendly policy ensures that no one gets left behind. You can bring along your beloved dog, and they’ll have a PAWsome time exploring our beautiful surroundings. 

🌳🌊 Just a friendly reminder, though: our policy allows for one dog, and we kindly ask that they be kept on a leash when in the common areas. Together, we’ll create a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, both two-legged and four-legged! 💕🐶🐱  

Treat yourself to mouthwatering ice cream by the sea or indulge in a scrumptious breakfast with freshly brewed coffee at The Mela Beach Café, conveniently located within our resort. 🍦🥓🍳🥞☕  

🌟 Need assistance or information? Feel free to reach out to us in Xhosa, Zulu, English, or Afrikaans. We’re here to make your experience exceptional. 

For more information: 

reservations@dumelamargate.co.za | 039 317-3303/6 or WhatsApp on (082) 620-8774 valid during office hours only | Directions to our resort 

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