The South Coast is also known as the Hibiscus Coast. The region covers a range of over 150kms and incorporates holiday towns such as Amanzimtoti, Umgababa and Scottburgh, Hibberdene, Margate, Ramsgate and Port Edward. The coast line is dotted with excellent golf courses, nature reserves, snorkeling and diving locations, fishing spots and relaxing resort towns.
The South Coast enjoys year round warm temperatures and is known for its blue sea and golden beaches. Here you will find holiday resorts and residential areas situated amongst the subtropical forests
The region is a scuba divers paradise with as many as 40 000 dives taking place annually at Aliwal Shoal. Protea Banks further south is considered to be one of the best shark dives in the world and also offers one of the finest angling areas worldwide. The region is also known for the Sardine Run where each year shoals of pilchards migrate from the Cape. Nearing KwaZulu Natal the sea currents take them closer to shore with large numbers of predatory big game fish following them and providing marvelous opportunities for anglers.
Umkomaas in KwaZulu Natal is a popular line fishing destination and is also home to a challenging golf course. Scottburgh is situated on the mouth of the Mphambanyoni River. This town was named after colonial Governor John Scott and was the first township to be laid out south of Durban.
Further south of Scottburgh, centered around Umzinto, you will find the sugar cane fields. These fields were historically responsible for transportation initiatives in KwaZulu Natal around the turn of the century. Its legacy of indentured plantation labour and immigrant traders from the Indian subcontinent informs much of today's South Coast society.
Some of the more prominent towns in include Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Bazley, Clansthal, Hibberdene, Illovo Beach, Ixopo, Leisure Bay, Margate, Marina Beach, Mtwalume, Munster, Oribi Gorge, Pennington, Port Shepstone, Port Edward, Ramsgate, San Lameer, Scottburgh, Shelly Beach, Southbroom, Southport, St Michaels-on-sea, Sunwich Port, Trafalgar, Umkomaas, Umtentweni, Umzumbe, Uvongo, Warner Beach, Widenham and Winkelspruit.
Information on towns in the South Coast Region
Amanzimtoti, Illovo Beach, Ixopo, Margate , Marina Beach, Oribi Gorge, Oslo Beach, Port Shepstone, Port Edward, Pennington, Scottburgh, Southbroom, Umtentweni, Umzumbe , Winkelspruit