North Coast (Dolphin) Travel Guide

Description

Fringed by green and tangled vegetation, the golden beaches of the North Coast are a sub-tropical paradise, interspersed with rows of smart and snazzy hotels and resorts. This a great family beach holiday destination - but it has a few special little treats up its sleeve. Pods of up to a couple of hundred bottlenose dolphins frolic in the back line, the surf is fantastic and the diving is great but there aren't nearly as many operators as there are on the South Coast, or at Sodwana, further north.
And - if you're planning on spending any time at all in the sea, you should take the opportunity to visit the KZN Sharks Board. You'll get to watch a great multi-media presentation about sharks and, if you have a strong stomach, watch a shark dissection, which is part of their ongoing research. You'll learn that sharks are not just mindless predators. There's also a great shark-themed gift shop.

The North Coast is at the southern end of Zululand and the Battlefields, and there are some interesting historical places to visit, including Stanger, or KwaDukuza, where Shaka, the first Zulu chieftain, is buried, and the ultimatum tree at Tugela Mouth, where the Zulu wars started in a rather sneaky bit of sophistry by the British colonials.
There are lovely day walks along the coast, but it's probably not a good idea to do them alone - make it a social event and go in a big group. The birding is fabulous and there is a small game reserve.
But probably the most popular activity is ... golf. Yup - it's a golfer's paradise with bright green golf resorts scattered all over.

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Accommodation near North Coast (Dolphin)

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Bentley Estate 43
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from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Bentley Estate 43

Sleeps 5 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

Just a a short 600m walk from the beach, the Bentley Estate 43 is the ideal destination for your hol...

from R495
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Jaimé

Sleeps 10 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

Ballito's best kept secret, Villa Jaimé, a three star graded Villa where dreams become memories that...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Sand and Sea

Sleeps 4 Salt Rock Self-catering in Salt Rock

Sand and Sea is a newly built, tastefully furnished, self-catering holiday apartment which accommoda...

from R1100
1 night, 2 adults

'a Viletta Guest House

Sleeps 12 Umhlanga Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Umhlanga Ridge

Enjoy the perfect holiday in the peace and tranquility of a'Viletta in Umhlanga Rocks on the KwaZulu...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

La Loggia on Broadwood

Sleeps 11 Umhlanga Rocks Bed and Breakfast in Umhlanga Rocks

Welcome to La Loggia Bed and Breakfast, where we offer you the warm atmosphere of home with the styl...

from R1550
1 night, 2 adults

506 Lighthouse Mall

Sleeps 4 Umhlanga Rocks Self-catering in Umhlanga Rocks

This modern and well fitted apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and is situated ...

from R1050
1 night, 2 adults

Ylang Beach Lodge

Sleeps 12 Sheffield Beach Self-catering in Sheffield Beach

Ylang Beach Lodge is situated on Sheffield Beach and all of the rooms offer wonderful 180-degree vie...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Zuider Zee Guest House

Sleeps 14 Salt Rock Guest House in Salt Rock

Salt Rock is 5 km north of Ballito, with good shopping, recreational and restaurant facilities, 45 k...

from R2200
1 night, 2 adults

4 Marichel

Sleeps 8 Shakas Rock Self-catering in Shakas Rock

4 Marichel is a luxury apartment overlooking Thompson’s Bay in Ballito, only 20 km from the airport....

from R1850
1 night, 2 adults

uShaka Manor Guest House

Sleeps 24 Umhlanga Ridge Guest House in Umhlanga Ridge

Accommodation at uShaka Manor Guest House offers the discerning business or leisure traveller a choi...

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