Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Margate (8.7 km from Bhomela)
Margate Country Club is a scenic 18-hole course located just an hour away from Durban city centre.
Visitors are always welcome, and are sure to experience a delightful round of golf. Facilities include a halfway house, pro shop, and cart hires.
Uvongo (8.7 km from Bhomela)
The Uvongo Bird Park is definitely a must-visit. Walk-through aviaries create a one-on-one nature and educational experience. A beautiful tea garden for refreshments is complemented by a kiddies play area.
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Uvongo (8.7 km from Bhomela)
The Shelly Centre is the area's largest shopping centre with 76 shops in total. The centre is convenient, air-conditioned and has pretty much anything visitors might need. The mall also boasts cinemas and restaurants. The cente is open from 8:30 am until 5:00 PM, and from 9:00 AM until 2 PM on Sundays and public holidays.
Uvongo (8.7 km from Bhomela)
This beautiful farm is perfect for family outings. Set on the banks of the Izotsha River, visitoors can enjoy fishing, a picnic or a traditional braai while taking in the beautiful surrounds. The kids will love the tractor rides, the pony rides, and feeding the farm animals and birds.The farm is open daily from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. These times are applicable in high season and it is recommended to enquire about relevant times during the rest of the year.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (8.8 km from Bhomela)
If you’re on holiday with kids along the Hibiscus Coast drive them straight to Pure Venom Reptile Park.
Here they can eyeball some of the most fearsome and venomous snakes on the planet; count all 70 teeth of a crocodile and stroke the scales of an iguana. If you’re brave enough you can even have your mug shot taken while holding a python, mamba, cobra or viper!
The park is situated on an old estate in Izotsha near Shelly Beach. The beautiful grounds are graced by enormous wild olive trees that date back to the 1800s.
Publicized as the biggest reptile farm in Africa, it is home to an awesome collection of indigenous and exotic reptiles. This includes nine species of rattlesnake, the largest variation of this species outside the USA, and five species of crocodile. The highly threatened giant sungazer lizard breeds here and you might even witness the mating and courtship rituals of gaboon vipers, boomslang and mambas.
Kids big and small will be thrilled as they get up close and personal with numerous snakes, iguanas and crocodiles. Pure Venom Reptile Park also presents an interesting educational experience. Here you will find out funky facts about snakes including the fact that egg-eating snakes have teeth in their necks and mole snakes have up to ninety five babies!
Guided tours and snake demonstrations are on offer daily. Don’t miss witnessing the fascinating spectacle of crocodiles and alligators being fed on Sundays.
+27 (0) 39 685 0704
Open daily 09:00 – 17:00.
Uvongo (9.1 km from Bhomela)
The Uvongo River Nature Reserve is connected to the beautiful river by easy terrain footpaths. There is a great children's paddling pool and shaded grassy spots right by the river - ideal for family picnics.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (9.2 km from Bhomela)
Shelly Centre is easily the South Coast’s most popular seaside shopping destination. The light and airy complex houses a variety of shops and six cinemas, all under one roof.Situated on Marine Drive and just off the N2, getting there is easy. Three entrances into the parking areas provide effortless access for shoppers. Secure parking and the friendly environment make for a relaxed shopping experience.You will find Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Edgars, Foschini, Truworths, The Hub, @ Home and CNA as well as numerous specialist retail stores and specialist services.
Galleries and Museums
Uvongo (9.2 km from Bhomela)
The Shell Museum is an interesting fun outing for the whole family. Situated right across the road from the main shopping centre, The Shell Museum boasts the largest selection of shells in South Africa.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (9.3 km from Bhomela)
The subtropical waters of Shelly Beach offer a tempting playground to divers and holidaymakers alike. The beach is protected by shark nets and is patrolled by lifeguards during school holidays.
There is a popular scuba diving reef just over 1500m out to sea. Much further out is Protea Banks, a world-renowned scuba diving destination for sharks and big game fish.
Shelly Beach is also renowned for rock and surf fishing and a large ski boat base. Other watersports include canoeing and boating in the estuaries.
Port Shepstone (9.7 km from Bhomela)
The incredibly scenic Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies 21 kilometres inland from Port Shepstone, perfect for a day trip or weekend escape.
Part of this Emzemvelo KZN Wildlife reserve’s appeal is the impressive gorge carved by the Umzimkulwana River. This photographer's and nature lover's paradise offers some lovely walks to picturesque spots.
Numerous picnic sites are dotted along the river banks but don’t be tempted to swim or you may risk contracting bilharzia. The overnight camp has a reservoir swimming pool with a sundeck for residents’ use.
The reserve is home to bushbuck, common reedbuck, oribi, blue and grey duiker and the rarely seen leopard. Twitchers will find Oribi a rewarding birding experience with a bird list numbers 250 species.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Uvongo (9.9 km from Bhomela)
The Douglas Mitchell Sports Ground is a large facility that offers tennis, rugby, squash and cricket. The grounds are well-kept and regular meetings and events are held. A unique feature is the model car racing facility.
Uvongo Beach (10 km from Bhomela)
Sheltered and sub-tropical with a waterfall running into the lagoon, Uvongo Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline.
Activities include swimming, snorkeling, body boarding, surfing, jogging, canoeing and boating. Uvongo Beach is also popular for romantic strolls and exploring the rock pools. Facilities are top-notch, life guards are on duty and the beach is shark netted.
Uvongo (10 km from Bhomela)
Uvongo boasts a beautiful, well-kept golf course practically on St. Michaels Beach. The 9-hole course stretches from the beach to the river and provides players and visitors with spectacular ocean and nature scenery.
Port Shepstone (10.7 km from Bhomela)
The Oribi Gorge is a 330 metre high abyss sliced by the Umzimkulu River. Just 20 kilometres inland from Port Shepstone, the scenically stunning area has become a playground for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers.
Here you can hurtle off the edge on a ‘bridge-swing’ or if you’re a little less daring you can try the 120-metre foefie slide. No trip is complete without white-water rafting down the frothing, seething chasm.
The Wild Gorge swing is situated at the top of Lehrs falls and is the highest swing in the world. One steps off the waterfall to swing into the dark depths of the gorge in a 100 metre arc – an exhilarating experience that leaves you breathless.
And if adrenaline is not your thing, the gorgeous scenery and tranquillity of this Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Reserve is just as delightful. The reserve offers numerous walks and self-guided trails and is a photographer's dream.
Margate (10.7 km from Bhomela)
Come join 2nd Breath Scuba Diving for a breath-taking diving experience.
A full selection of courses are offered for newcomers, as well as diving excursions for the more experienced. For the ultimate adrenalin rush, try out the shark dive package for a close-up encounter with the ocean's greatest predators.
Prices are available upon application.