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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 R1950
1 night, 2 adults

Sabuti 95 Simbiti Eco Estate

Sleeps 8 Shakas Rock Self-catering in Shakas Rock

Sabuti 95 Simbiti Eco Estate offers a luxury seaside holiday in Ballito, just a short distance away ...

from R1950
1 night, 2 adults

506 Lighthouse Mall

Sleeps 4 Umhlanga Rocks Self-catering in Umhlanga Rocks

This modern and well fitted apartment is fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and is situated ...

from R1600
1 night, 2 adults

Sabuti I194 Simbiti Eco Estate Shakas Rock

Sleeps 6 Shakas Rock Self-catering in Shakas Rock

Sabuti 1194 Simbiti Eco Estate Shakas Rock offers a relaxing seaside holiday in Ballito, just a shor...

from R2300
1 night, 2 adults

Princes Grant Golf Estate Lot 121

Sleeps 8 KwaDukuza-Stanger Self-catering in KwaDukuza-Stanger

Lot 121 is a beautifully designed, double-storey, three-bedroom house, situated on the picturesque P...

from R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Shelbourne Lodge

Sleeps 13 La Lucia Self-catering in La Lucia

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

from R570
1 night, 2 adults

Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge

Sleeps 312 Umhlanga Ridge Hotel in Umhlanga Ridge

Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge awaits you. Part of the City Lodge Hotels group, Road Lodge is the biggest...

from R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Baton Rouge on Sea

Sleeps 4 Mtunzini Guest House in Mtunzini

from R1400
1 night, 2 adults

Ezulwini Guest House

Sleeps 12 Ballito Bed and Breakfast in Ballito

Ezulwini Guest House is a lovely guest house situated in beautiful old Ballito, at the end of a cul-...

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