For those looking for a peaceful, out of the way destination - this is perfect.
11 April 2013
Clansthal is a coastal hamlet in KZN situated between the towns of Scottburgh and Umkomaas, five minutes drive south and north respectively. It boasts a beautiful, quiet beach with a two large, rocky outcrops : Hayes Rocks in the north, and Greenpoint and Tommy Tucker’s Rock in the south. Early in the morning one may spot a number surfers enjoying the stunning waves, especially in winter. Most weekends there are never more than a handful of people enjoying the beach, although the rocky points do attract a crowd of fishermen during the annual Sardine run. Directly out to sea from Clansthal and especially evident from the homes high up on the hill, is the world renowned Aliwal Shoal. Famous for its diving and site to more than one shipwreck, long swells can be seen rippling along the higher rocks at spring tide.
Clansthal is home to about one hundred families, a few having history there going back a century. Some of the houses, particularly those along the beach, are weekend homes. There are one or two quaint B&Bs. Clansthal is fortunate in having many proud residents. They have formed The Clansthal Conservancy, which has its own website. With its unspoilt and unique ecology, they hope to soon have Clansthal declared a Marine Protected Area.
17 July 2012
Clansthal - diversity and excellence for your specific and unique need. A divers paradise as Eden has been hidden under the blue waters of our coastline. Aliwal Shoal, famous globally for its shark diving and picturesque reefs. Join in and get connected with all our local dive operators who will cater a dive just for you.
Nature lovers - our exclusive beaches are far away from the maddening crowd and rush of city beaches. Ideal for the romantic in each of us.
The hiker in you can stroll around the Widenham lagoon or head into the TC Robertson conservation area - be mesmerized by the tranquillity and local fauna, flora and bird life. Added to this our bird life includes the elusive African black oyster catcher, kingfishers, cuckoos, hawks kestrels and includes night jars - (fiery) amongst its 55 families and 197 species in the area. Guided walks are available with local club leaders. They can also guide you to look a little closer to the butterflies found in the area (79 genera and 144 species).
The Golfer in you can access a variety of courses within a few minutes drive.
Greenpoint and Umkomaas are well known for their exclusive angling spots. Greenpoint also well known by locals for its point break surfing.
We have it all; sea, coastline, lagoons and romance waiting to be discovered. We are sharing the secret with you - see you soon.
01 June 2012
Claudene Van Tellingen
We loved staying in Clansthal because it is so exclusive and quiet. We also had the option to drive to the busier beaches and areas such as Margate, Umhlanga, Ballito and Scottsburgh.
But it was always wonderful to return to the tranquil setting of Carisford Lodge.
09 January 2012
Karin la Grange-Nel
Very well situated if you are diving at Umkomaas.
18 July 2011