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.

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

227 Breakers Resort

Sleeps 6 Umhlanga Rocks Self-catering in Umhlanga Rocks

227 Breakers Resort is a privately owned self-catering apartment situated in a secure resort in Umhl...

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

A-Ballito-Home

Sleeps 6 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

A-Ballito-Home is a beautiful self-catering apartment situated in a secure complex, in Dolphin Coast...

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 R800
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Royal 202

Sleeps 6 Sheffield Beach Self-catering in Sheffield Beach

Wake up with the sun rising over the sea and dolphins swimming. In this fully furnished three-bedroo...

from R626
1 night, 2 adults

Lagoon Cottage

Sleeps 4 Umhlali Beach Self-catering in Umhlali Beach

This is a lovely self-catering cottage set in a quiet environment, located in Dolphin Coast. It is ...

from R1100
1 night, 2 adults

Le Paradis 18

Sleeps 6 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

This spacious and neat three-bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor in a very popular comp...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Shelbourne Lodge

Sleeps 12 La Lucia Self-catering in La Lucia

Shelbourne Lodge is situated in the beautiful suburb of La Lucia and offers various accommodation op...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

304 Lighthouse Mall

Sleeps 2 Umhlanga Rocks Self-catering in Umhlanga Rocks

304 Lighthouse Mall is a gorgeous self-catering holiday apartment, situated on the third-floor of th...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

Valdior

Sleeps 12 Umhlanga Rocks Guest House in Umhlanga Rocks

This exclusive guest house with sweeping sea views of the Indian Ocean is set in the heart of Umhlan...

Emperor Angelfish

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