Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Uvongo Beach (1.4 km from Uvongo)
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.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (2.1 km from Uvongo)
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.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (2.3 km from Uvongo)
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.
Shelly Beach (KZN) (3.5 km from Uvongo)
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.
Margate (3.5 km from Uvongo)
Funworld is situated in a beautifully restored old cinema and casino complex in the centre of Margate on Marine Drive. Dodgem cars, putt-putt, kids rides, pool and arcade games ensure that there’s amusement for everyone.
Margate (3.6 km from Uvongo)
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.
Margate (3.7 km from Uvongo)
Backline is one of the longest standing nightclubs south of Durban. This party specialist and dance club in Marine Drive boasts some serious clout, regularly hosting top international and national DJ’s.
South Coast (4 km from Uvongo)
Lucien Beach is a popular Blue Flag swimming beach situated along the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The beach has a small shop as well as arts and crafts for sale around the main parking area. There are lifeguards on duty throughout the year and the beach usually gets very busy during holiday seasons.
Margate (4.1 km from Uvongo)
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.
Margate Beach (4.9 km from Uvongo)
Margate boasts the only Olympic-sized swimming pool south of Durban, and it's right opposite Margate Main Beach. Season tickets are available at the municipal offices.
Margate Beach (5.1 km from Uvongo)
Margate Main Beach is a very popular bathing beach on the South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Restaurants, swimming pools and a recreational area make it ideal for families. Lifeguards ensure you enjoy the warm water in safety.
Galleries and Museums
Margate (5.6 km from Uvongo)
The Margate Art Museum is an integral part of community education, outreach and awareness. It consists of the main gallery, a conservation room, the office and an educational venue and exhibition space. Exhibitions cover local and and non-local artists.
South Coast (8.8 km from Uvongo)
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.
South Coast (11.5 km from Uvongo)
Southbroom is one of the most popular unspoilt beaches on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The warm Indian Ocean water is perfect for swimming and surfing, and the natural elevation of the area offers breathtaking views of the surroundings and the ocean. The Imbezane lagoon is ideal for kids and canoeists, and there are lifeguards on duty during holiday seasons.
Ramsgate South (11.6 km from Uvongo)
Ramsgate South Beach lies at the end of a beautiful estuary. Indigenous subtropical vegetation and a park-like area fringe the wide, sandy beach.
Numerous interpretative signboards provide interesting information about the ecology and local environmental issues.
Pedal boats and recreational activities are on offer in the estuary area (no swimming in the estuary). Restaurants are situated nearby and there is a whale-watching site opposite the beach. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the year.