Kwazulu Natal coastline

The coast of KwaZulu-Natal stretches for 600 km from Port Edward in the south to Kosi Bay in the north. All along this magnificent stretch of sub-tropical coastline are beaches to match the very best on the planet from golden, sandy beaches perfect for families looking for a fun-filled holiday by the sea to wilder, more remote stretches of wilderness on the north coast.

Looking out over the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ (actually 6kms) stretches along the beachfront punctuated by activity parks, pools, fountains, walkways, gardens and market stalls. South Beach is ideal for families with children as it is protected by a breakwater. All swimming beaches are protected by shark nets and many have professional lifeguards in attendance.

Amazing selection of seaside accommodation options

Partner beach properties

Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm.

Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel

The award-winning Beverly Hills hotel, which is one of Tsogo Sun’s prestigious properties, opened her doors 50 years ago and has since been considered one of Durban’s finest accommodation destinations by discerning travellers. Over the past 5 decades, the Beverly Hills hotel has been home to royalty.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal. This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. 

Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal. This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. 

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge

Experience the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, game drives, and an unforgettable boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sacred family owned and run Lodge is situated on the western shores of Lake St Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. 

Rocktail Camp

Rocktail Camp

Rocktail is set within the lush coastal forest, the beach a brisk 20-minute walk away and Maputaland Marine Reserve just offshore. Rocktail has 14 airy en-suite guest tents, of which four are family units – comprising a shared bathroom and two bedrooms – and one is a honeymoon suite.