KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast has beautiful long stretches of beaches and rolling fields of sugar cane. This unique stretch of South Africa’s North KZN Coastline comprises beaches ranging from tiny private coves to rough rock faces. The number of KZN North Coast accommodation places has grown, and even though it’s usually more expensive than the South Coast, this upscale area has become a hot spot for South African vacationers.
The KZN North Coast towns are a way to get to the game reserves in KZN North Coast and lakes regions. They also have a variety of places to stay for a vacation. This area is called Zululand, home to Umfolozi Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, and The Great St. Lucia Wetlands, a South African National Heritage Site.
KZN North Coast: Where dolphins swim and play
The North Coast Indian Ocean is primarily transparent, and dolphins swim close to shore to feed because the water is shallow. So, the North Coast is also called the Dolphin Coast because surveys have shown that at least 200 dolphins visit these waters in small groups. If you want to find places to stay or things to do on the KZN North Coast, you should use the phrase “Dolphin Coast” in your search.
Umhlanga Rocks accommodation, Ballito accommodation, Salt Rock accommodation, Sheffield Beach accommodation, and Chakas Rock accommodation are some of the most popular places to look along the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Tourists like to visit these towns and villages because they have a friendly village feel, beautiful beaches, rocky coves, and shallow paddling pools.
KZN North Coast: Nature’s playground and a popular place to stay
There are many things to do on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. You can find great places to fish and dive along the North Coast and some beautiful, challenging golf courses. Surfing, lying out in the sun, and swimming are popular activities for locals and tourists. Also look forward to tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens, and well-equipped gyms in the area. Some of the more exciting things on the North Coast include flying in a hot air balloon, flying in a microlight, and diving with sharks.
The Parks Board runs the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve on the banks of the Tugela River. It is an excellent place for people who like to see wildlife. This North Coast resort has places to have picnics and walk, as well as a small amount of nature and a lot of bird species. In Ballito, at the North Coast Crocodile Farm, there are more than 7,000 Nile crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles. The farm has bush and hill trails, oddities, and refreshments.
At Umhlanga Rocks, the Natal Sharks Board gives visitors the chance to watch a video and see a shark being cut up. They can also look around the showcase hall and Sharks Board Curio Shop. Umhlanga Rocks have changed from a town where most people live permanently to a busy place to spend a vacation.
Umhlanga Rocks has a lot of people looking for places to stay for their vacations. Self-catering and guest house accommodations in Umhlanga should be booked well ahead of time, especially for school breaks. Umhlanga Rocks has a new neighbourhood called Umhlanga Ridge. The Umhlanga Rocks Gateway Shopping Mall is on Umhlanga Ridge. It offers “big time” shopping to people who live in the area and people looking for Umhlanga Rocks holiday accommodation.
Even though there are some beautiful hotels in Ballito and the surrounding area, such as The Salt Rock Hotel, which is in a great spot right on the beach. Umhlanga Rocks are the best place to stay in an upscale beachfront hotel. If Umhlanga Rocks Hotels and North Coast Hotels are complete, you could also stay at a beachfront hotel in Durban. It’s only a 20- to 30-minute drive on the N2 Freeway.
Aside from Umhlanga Rocks, towns on the North Coast like Ballito Salt Rock and Chakas Rock have a wide range of restaurants that are perfect for any occasion. Visitors to the North Coast can spend the evening eating delicious food, watching the latest movie, or dancing the night away to the latest music trend. There are many modern shopping malls and speciality shops for people who love to shop.
KZN North Coast accommodation
BON Hotel Empangeni
The BON Hotel Empangeni is 15 km from Richard’s Bay and is a great place to stop for business or pleasure.
● The best place to begin exploring Zululand
● Places to stay that are tastefully decorated
● In the middle of Durban and Swaziland,
● There are places for conferences and banquets.
The BON Hotel Empangeni is almost in the middle of the Zululand coastal stretch. It is halfway between Durban and Swaziland and is an excellent place to start exploring Zululand’s beaches, wetlands, game reserves, and cultural villages.
The 55 tastefully decorated rooms with private bathrooms offer a mix of simplicity and understated luxury. The hotel has a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dishes can be ordered a la carte or from the carvery. Up to 230 people can use the BON Hotel Empangeni’s conference and banquet rooms, which have state-of-the-art conference equipment and free Wi-Fi.
Premier Hotel The Richards
The Premier Hotel The Richards is a four-star luxury hotel in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. It is in Meerensee, a nice neighbourhood.
● The rooms are charming and have large bathrooms.
● There is a banquet hall for 300 people at Premier Hotel The Richards.
● Business meetings, presentations, and wedding receptions are held there.
● Located in a charming neighbourhood in Richards Bay.
The first choice for business travelers to Umhlathuze – in Richards Bay. This KZN North coast accommodation has four-star rooms with private bathrooms, professional conference facilities, and a 300-seat banquet hall that can be used for anything from business meetings to wedding receptions. The Premier Hotel The Richards is famous for local and international tour groups. It has everything you might require in one place, whether in Richards Bay for business or pleasure.
The Boathouse Ballito
Another KZN North Coast accommodation is The Boathouse Ballito. The Boathouse is a classy KwaZulu-Natal hotel on the Whale Coast, right on a beautiful beach.
● There are 22 luxury suites, plus a Penthouse.
● Rooms that are uniquely decorated and have balconies.
● Beautiful location right on the beach in Ballito.
● It is about 31 miles (50 km) north of Durban.
The Boathouse is on the beach, so guests can sit on their decks and watch the sunrise over the ocean. This 4-star hotel in KwaZulu-Natal has excellent amenities and comfortable rooms.
Each suite is decorated uniquely to a very high standard at this high-end beach hotel in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal. Guests can expect clean sheets and stylish rooms. There are 22 suites, including a Penthouse with a Jacuzzi, 3 bedrooms with their bathrooms, and a great view.
At The Boathouse, people can have sundowners, cocktails, and fine dining while looking out over the ocean. The a la carte restaurant serves delicious food, like fresh seafood and tempting platters, with South African wines to go with them.
A sparkling pool, large terraces for guests, 2 comfortable lounges, a library, and a cigar bar. The Boathouse is a great place for weddings and other special events. It’s one of the few places where couples can get married on the beach, with the sand between their toes and the blue sea in front of them.
The Boathouse in Ballito has excellent conference facilities and can make various menus for any event. One unique thing about the larger halls is that they can host expos and product launches where cars or other large equipment can drive. The conference facilities have breakaway rooms, wireless internet, and office support.
Ballito on the Dolphin Coast is close to many things to do, like golf, a casino, and great shopping. It is also close to Zululand, adventure sports, and things to do in Durban like the uShaka Marine World and the Victoria Street Market.
Thonga Beach Lodge Mabibi, Elephant Coast
In KwaZulu-Natal, the Thonga Beach Lodge on the Elephant Coast has some of the best food and one of the best dive sites in South Africa.
● On the Elephant Coast, there is a place called Thonga Beach Lodge.
● The lodge is on top of a private bay.
● This is a great place to go snorkeling and scuba diving.
● Thatched bush suites with a view of the ocean or the forest.
The Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is a beautiful place to stay. The Thonga Beach Lodge is a great place to stay on the Elephant Coast. This beachside lodge is the best place to find one of the last wild beaches in Africa that people haven’t touched.
Mabibi is a magical place with forests, grasslands, bushes, sparkling lakes, and beautiful sandy beaches along the coast. It has South Africa’s best snorkeling and great off-shore scuba diving because its water is clear and warm. Thonga Beach Lodge is above a quiet bay tucked into a beautiful coastal dune forest. It has expansive views of the beautiful beach below.
The thatched bush suites gave guests total privacy and were built carefully to have as little effect on the environment as possible. The lodge has nice rooms and delicious food and is one of the best places to dive in South Africa.
The Thonga Beach Lodge is only a few feet from the beach, and Lake Sibiya, Southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake and part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, now a World Heritage Site, is only 10 minutes away by car.
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