Visitors to the North Coast are drawn by the friendly village quality of its towns is characterised by crystal clear paddling pools, stunning beaches, and rocky coves. The shoreline provides activities for sport fanatics, fishermen, and sunbathers on the long stretches of golden sands. Inland activities such as horse riding, golf, visits to wildlife and crocodile farms as well as historical sites are popular activities in the North Coast region.
North Coast stretches from the Umdloti River to the Tugela area and is known for its superb stretches of endless beaches and rolling fields of sugar cane. The relatively clear and shallow waters often attract dolphins who swim close to shore in order to feed. Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins can be seen frolicking here all year round.
Many of the first Indian immigrants settled here and the markets, mosques and temples give an authentic Eastern flavour. It offers excellent fishing and diving spots as well as scenic golf courses. Surfing, sunbathing and swimming are popular past times for visitors and locals.
Ballito is less than 40km north of Durban and is a holidaymaker's paradise. Ballito is close enough to the big city to enjoy the large shopping centers, cinemas and other attractions, but not too close to spoil the magnificent beaches and warm water diving and fishing spots. Ballito is well known for its superb, safe beaches.
Zinkwazi takes its name from the Zulu word for white-headed fish eagle. Zinkwazi is a small village with an unexploited lagoon that lies amongst lush subtropical vegetation. Zinkwazi is situated about 85 kilometres from Durban and is known for its magnificent bird life.
Information on towns in the North Coast Region
Ballito, Blythedale, Salt Rock, Zimbali, Zinkwazi Beach