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.

227 Breakers Resort
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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...

from R3000
1 night, 2 adults

Number 25 On Oyster

Sleeps 10 Umhlanga Self-catering in Umhlanga

Number 25 On Oyster is a recently renovated and beautifully decorated holiday home, situated in the ...

from R1850
1 night, 2 adults

Ballito Sands Penthouse

Sleeps 10 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

The Ballito Sands Penthouse is a stunning apartment situated right on the beach in Ballito offering ...

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 R3500
1 night, 2 adults

Princes Grant Golf Estate Luxury Holiday Home

Sleeps 6 Princes Grant Self-catering in Princes Grant

Princes Grant Golf Estate Luxury Holiday Home is set on the magnificent Prince’s Grant Golf Estate. ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Kites View Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 10 La Lucia Bed and Breakfast in La Lucia

Kites View Bed and Breakfast is situated on one of the higher crests of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier holi...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Paul's Guest House

Sleeps 8 Umhlanga Self-catering in Umhlanga

Paul's Guest House offers one three-bedroom unit and one one-bedroom flat situated in the heart of U...

from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Seaside Lodge

Sleeps 18 Salt Rock Self-catering in Salt Rock

Seaside Lodge is situated in the subtropical Dolphin Coast, in the unspoilt seaside village of Salt ...

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...

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