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Explore the Dolphin Coast

The tranquil way of life in the natural luxury of the North Coast brings to you a form of exquisite beauty and tranquillity. Experience the sights and sounds of the ocean’s mammals, such as the dolphins and whales. The influx of colonial explorers from Europe and India blended in with the existing indigenous people of the area, creating a rich and cultural assortment. This now presents today’s tourist with a distinctive combination of ancient customs and modern-day life, in the numerous attractive surroundings that the North Coast offers.

The North Coast offers a perfect viewpoint from which to spot the schools of dolphins that frequent the area. There are also traditional cultural experiences, animal and crocodile farms, nature reserves, hiking trails, beach rides and scuba diving, as well as museums, art galleries and arts and craft markets. This sub-tropical region is malaria free and teems with natural vegetation, bird life and rocky beaches, so take a dip in a natural tidal pool and soak up some warm summer rays.

Holiday makers are attracted to the friendly village atmosphere, making the towns along the North Coast very popular. The North Coast boasts crystal clear paddling pools, stunning beaches, and rocky coves, that provide the ideal mixture for water-sport fanatics, fishermen and sunbathers on the long stretches of golden sand.

North Coast Map

Mid-Summer temperatures: 20 to 30°C
Mid-Winter temperatures: 11 to 24°C

Towns

Ballito – Umhlanga – Zimbali – Umdloti – Salt Rock

Places to Visit

  • Ballito Ski Park

  • Crocodile Creek

  • Flag Animal Farm

  • Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

  • Hola Trails

  • Luthuli Museum

  • Ndlondlo Reptile Park

  • Sugar Rush Park

  • The Litchi Orchard

  • Umlalazi Nature Reserve

  • Zinkwazi Beach

Annual Events

  • Ballito NYE

  • The Tugela River Raft Race

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