Things to Do in Southport

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Southport Blue Flag Beach

Southport Blue Flag Beach

Beaches in Southport (0.4 km from Southport)

The latest beach to be granted Blue Flag status in Natal. Stunning milkwood trees shade attractive braai areas, beautiful sandy beach with rock pools and a tidal pool for the little children. Safe guarded car park, clean ablutions, life guards, and the Captain's Anchor Restaurant make this one of the nicest beaches on the South Coast.

Dolphin and Whale Watching Southport Beach

Dolphin and Whale Watching Southport Beach

Beaches in Southport (0.5 km from Southport)

Situated between Scottburgh and Margate, Southport Beach offers wonderful dolphin and whale watching opportunities. Although it is relatively unknown and quiet, it is within an easy 30-minute driving distance from Scottburgh and Margate. There are many quaint and inexpensive restaurants right on the beach or nearby.

Things to do near Southport

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

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Beaches in Shelly Beach (KZN) (16.5 km from Southport)

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...

Shelly Centre

Shelly Centre

Shopping Malls in Shelly Beach (KZN) (17.8 km from Southport)

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...

Pure Venom Reptile Park

Pure Venom Reptile Park

Animal Parks in Shelly Beach (KZN) (17.9 km from Southport)

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,...

Douglas Mitchell Sports Ground

Douglas Mitchell Sports Ground

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Uvongo (21.1 km from Southport)

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

Uvongo Beach

Beaches in Uvongo Beach (20.8 km from Southport)

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...

Uvongo Bird Park

Uvongo Bird Park

Animal Parks in Uvongo (21.4 km from Southport)

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.

Anerley Beach

Anerley Beach

Beaches in South Coast (1.4 km from Southport)

Anerley Beach is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, just eight kilometres north of Port Shepstone. The beach is quiet and peaceful most of the year except during peak season. There are plenty of picnic spots in the area as well as a stunning coastal forest. Anerley is ideal for fishing, diving and swimming.

Banana Beach

Banana Beach

Beaches in South Coast (2.1 km from Southport)

Banana Beach is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is safe for swimming with lifeguards on duty during holiday season and on weekends, as well as being shark-net protected. You can also fish from the beach or the rocks and go snorkelling in the rock pools which are filled with exquisite sea life. The humpback whale is a seasonal...

Pumula Beach

Pumula Beach

Beaches in Wild Coast (4.9 km from Southport)

Pumula Beach is situated approximately 100 km from Durban. It is surrounded by lush coastal vegetation and full of small rocky outcrops providing a wealth of shallow rock pools in which you can find unique seashells, crabs and small interesting fish. The beach is supervised by lifeguards at certain times of the day and is ideal for swimming,...

Umzumbe Beach

Umzumbe Beach

Beaches in Umzumbe (7.3 km from Southport)

Situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Umzumbe Beach is still relatively undiscovered. It’s a fantastic beach for families, with lifeguards on duty throughout the year, safe sea swimming conditions and a tidal pool. During peak holiday season, environmental education activities are given for kids and holidaymakers. Access from the parking...

Port Shepstone Country Club

Port Shepstone Country Club

Golf Courses in Port Shepstone (7.6 km from Southport)

Just an hour drive away from Durban, golfers can enjoy a great game at Port Shepstone Country Club. The course is a full 18-hole, featuring some stunning nature and wildlife views, including indigenous coastal forest. Facilities include a pro shop, as well as other sport facilities including cricket and lawn bowls.

Tweni Beach

Tweni Beach

Beaches in Umtentweni (7.9 km from Southport)

Tweni Beach is a lovely popular main beach located in the Umtentweni Area at the mouth of the Mtentweni River. Ideally located just 2 km from Port Shepstone, this beach is ideal for walks. Restaurants, shops and other facilities are well within easy walking distance.

Port Shepstone Lighthouse

Port Shepstone Lighthouse

Popular Attractions in Port Shepstone (8.3 km from Southport)

Crossing the mighty Umzimkulu River you catch your first glimpse of the famous chequered, Port Shepstone Lighthouse manufactured in Britain & shipped to Natal in the 1890's.

Oslo Beach

Oslo Beach

Beaches in South Coast (11.2 km from Southport)

Oslo Beach is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. This is a quaint and tranquil beach with a large variety of unique shells spread across the pristine white sand. The beach is ideal for surfing, whale and dolphin watching, and deep sea fishing.

Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

Fun Parks in Hibberdene (14.2 km from Southport)

Enjoy a nice day out with the whole family at Jolly Rogers. This small funs park is located on the main beach and offers super tubes, mini golf and a restaurant and bar, all with incredible sea views. There is a jungle gym for the kids to play while the grown-ups have a relaxing meal.