One can spend forever wandering up and down the beautiful KwaZulu Natal South Coast, exploring charming little sea-side towns rich with vibrant cultural heritage, diverse fauna and flora, a multitude of local South Coast attractions, and of course, plentiful South Coast accommodation to suit all pockets and tastes. If you're an avid sun-worshipper, fisherman, surfer, South Coast scuba diver ... or anyone who loves glorious beaches, numerous places of interest, a wide choice of shopping facilities and activities, gourmet restaurants, entertainment and exciting nightlife, then the sub-tropical paradise of the KwaZulu Natal South Coast is definitely the place for your next family vacation.
Nestled between Port Shepstone and Shelly Beach on the KZN Hibiscus Coast, quiet Oslo Beach South Coast is known as the place to go surf and fish. This unspoilt South Coast paradise offers spectacular Oslo Beach Self Catering accommodation surrounded by vegetation dappled with indigenous wildflowers, and Oslo Beach Bed & Breakfast accommodation right on the edge of the sea. At Oslo Beach Lodge (Oslo Beach Self Catering accommodation), on-site Barney's Restaurant specialises in steaks and sea food, and the Flintstones Pub has a full liquor licence and serves delicious pub grub!
For the adventure seeker, make sure you visit Oribi Gorge 20km inland from Oslo Beach. Oribi Gorge - 'a place of echoes', is a 400 metre deep gorge that is the largest and most spectacular gorge in KwaZulu Natal. Located on the western side of Oribi Gorge is the five thousand acre Lake Eland Nature Reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife, including giraffe, zebra and eland. The South Coast reserve has 4x4 trails, horse riding, hiking, and variety of caves which visitors can explore. This south coast reserve also has picnic sites with braai facilities, and a tea garden and curio shop. Visit the Where To Stay Oribi Gorge accommodation page if you decide to stay in this magnificent area of the KZN South Coast.
Travel 8km South from Oslo Beach accommodation, and you will come across South Coast, Shelly Beach accommodation, which gets its name from the wide variety of shells that can be found on the beach after high tide. This beautiful South Coast, Blue Flag beach with its submerged reefs has shark nets, and is patrolled by lifeguards during school holidays. To get up close and personal with Shelly Beach marine life, South Coast Ocean Safaris will take you 'into the blue'.
If it's South Coast scuba diving you're into, there's a reef about 1500 metres out to sea which is very popular with divers, as well as the renowned Pretoria Banks reef 7km out to sea, which is also a popular diving destination teeming with fish and sharks.
If it's South Coast shopping you're after, the Shelly Centre in Shelly Beach is the biggest shopping centre on the South Coast, with 6 cinemas, various restaurants and shops, it's only 5 minutes from St Michaels-on-Sea accommodation, and an easy 10 minutes from Oslo Beach accommodation.
Thrill the kids with a visit to the Pure Venom Reptile Park at Shelly Beach, said to be the largest reptile farm in Africa. This South Coast snake park has an amazing collection of indigenous and exotic reptiles, which include both alligators and crocodiles. While at the park one can also stop by the "Creepy Curio Shop" which sells curios, unique clothing and accessories.
You'll find an impressive range of Shelly Beach accommodation ideally situated on the picturesque South Coast beachfront in close proximity to essential amenities. Shelly Beach Self Catering accommodation guarantees unforgettable family holiday fun, and Shelly Beach Bed & Breakfast accommodation set in a lush indigenous South Coast foliage creates a restful haven for visitors.
Just 3 minutes from Shelly Beach accommodation (10.1km South from Oslo Beach accommodation), lies the surfer's paradise of St Michaels-on-Sea, a fantastic South Coast holiday spot, with its main swimming beach at the mouth of the Umhlangeni River protected by shark nets, and patrolled by lifeguards during school holidays. The warm Indian Ocean waters invites swimmers and surfers from far to surf the super swells and large waves, or snorkel and scuba dive the exquisite reefs.
This tranquil and idyllic little South Coast town offers a plethora of stunning St Michaels-on-Sea Self Catering accommodation, and Star Graded St Michaels-on-Sea Bed & Breakfast accommodation just 100m away from the beach.
While in St Michaels-on-Sea, do yourself a favour and eat at C-Bali, a stylish seafood restaurant overlooking St Michaels-on-Sea Beach. Here you can indulge in the 'Flying Dutchman Potjie', a medley of seafood in a creamy garlic and parsley sauce served in a truly South African way.
If it's a prime Blue Flag, South Coast beach you're after, further South (14.3km from Oslo Beach accommodation), you will come to South Coast, Margate beach, the foremost South Coast holiday beach destination, where many locals and foreign visitors spend their vacations. Margate is also known as an anglers paradise, especially during the annual 'Sardine Run', when the South Coast comes to life with an energetic buzz of fishermen and locals as the tiny silver fish beach.
Margate is the centre for nightlife on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and when the nightclubs close, the parties begin on Margate Beach. For those who prefer a little souvenir shopping, Margate boasts exceptional art galleries and craft shops, and you can treat yourself to great food in Margate's many beach-front cafe's, fine dining and fast food establishments.
Margate accommodation is profuse, ranging from Star Graded Margate Hotel accommodation, and Margate Bed & Breakfast accommodation just a stone's throw away from Margate Beach. Margate Holiday Resort accommodation provides endless on-site facilities, and superbly located Margate Self Catering accommodation offers unsurpassed sea views. See the full menu on the Where To Stay Margate accommodation page.
Right next door to Margate lies South Coast, Manaba Beach accommodation (15km from Oslo Beach accommodation).
'Manaba' translated from Zulu means 'ease and relaxation', and while in Manaba Beach that's exactly what you do in this fabulous South Coast holiday destination - surf, canoe, fish, soak up the sun and swim on a safe South Coast Blue Flag beach.
Blue Flag Beach certification assures the visitor that the beach is clean and environmentally friendly, and protected by professional lifeguard services. Most of the KwaZulu Natal, South Coast beaches boast Blue Flag status, as in Manaba Beach's own Lucien Beach, one of the most beautiful and immaculate beaches on the sub-tropical KwaZulu Natal, South Coast, and just a short walk away you will find magnificent Manaba Beach Self Catering Cottage accommodation perched right on this quiet but popular South Coast, Blue Flag beach. Manaba Beach Self Catering Apartment accommodation will dazzle you with 180 degree breaker views, and at the ultra luxury Manaba Beach Self Catering Apartment accommodation Martinique 5, you're invited to set up base and experience a "Golf Coast Holiday". Known as the 'Golf Coast', there are eleven KwaZulu Natal, South Coast Golf Courses, all linked by a superb road network within easy reach of each other, and with well appointed golf clubhouses and a friendly 19th hole!
For more details on these fabulous South Coast Manaba Beach accommodation establishments, visit the Where To Stay Manaba Beach accommodation page.
Still heading South along the magnificent Hibiscus Coast, Uvongo (15.7km from Oslo Beach accommodation) on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, is a bustling seaside holiday town situated at the mouth of the Ivunga River, where a magnificent waterfall plummets 23m down into the deepest lagoon in the country. Large rock escarpments covered with beautiful, dense foliage shelter Uvongo Beach, where visitors can swim, surf and snorkel in the warm South Coast Indian Ocean waters. For the adventurous, the caves of the Uvongo Lagoon offer a popular destination for divers.
Hire a pedal boat and explore the Uvongo River, or take a footpath and amble alongside the river to the Uvongo River Nature Reserve which incorporates a well-conserved coastal forest with a wide diversity of trees, shrubs, ferns, orchids and maritime bird life.
Plan a visit to the Uvongo Bird Park, as this amazing South Coast bird park offers walk-through aviaries, where a diversity of vibrant bird life can be discovered. Enjoy tea in the garden, while the children entertain themselves in the play-park.
If you're visiting the South Coast around June, Uvongo comes alive with excitement when the annual Sardine Run takes place, as the sardines migrate northwards from the Eastern Cape, bringing with them a variety of larger game fish in hot pursuit.
Uvongo is awash with stunning beachfront Uvongo Self Catering accommodation affording one the most exquisite sea views, making Uvongo an ideal base from where to explore the lower KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Visit the Where To Stay Uvongo accommodation page for more info on these terrific Uvongo accommodation options.
Another fabulous South Coast holiday destination is neighbouring South Coast, Ramsgate (16.8km from Oslo Beach accommodation), a sought after South Coast, Blue Flag Beach. Ramsgate Beach is well equipped for launching ski boats, and is a quiet South Coast paradise with a large tidal pool and lagoon. Set among the lush green sub-tropical South Coast vegetation known as 'banana country', Ramsgate accommodation offers plenty of beds of all kinds, from Star Graded Ramsgate Bed & Breakfast accommodation with sweeping Indian Ocean views just meters from the sand, surf and rock pools, to Ramsgate Self Catering accommodation with picturesque views of the Ramsgate beach and lagoon. When looking where to eat in Ramsgate, make sure you visit the Burlesque Cafe, a delightful, quaint cafe with a seasonal menu that draws from Mediterranean influences - mezze, tapa's, pasta and seafood, and the lunchtime gourmet sandwiches are a huge hit. For entertainment of a different kind, be enchanted at the Ramsgate Butterfly Valley, where a magnificent variety of butterflies can be enjoyed within a natural, accessible environment in a flight dome, which allows visitors to wander around freely, with the butterflies fluttering around.
If you're heading home North towards Durban from Oslo Beach accommodation, just 2.6km away you'll find South Coast, Port Shepstone accommodation. A popular tourist destination on the KZN South Coast, Port Shepstone has 20kms of beautiful South Coast beaches stretching North and South on the Hibiscus Coast, which provide opportunities for excellent surfing, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming. Port Shepstone is also the South Coast town where the 'home of all rivers' - the mighty Mzimkulu River meets the sea. Here you can take a boat trip and spot wildlife along the river banks, or river raft, canoe, windsurf and water ski.
For those who prefer dry ground, the Port Shepstone Country Club is one of the best South Coast golf courses, and known as a gem on the golfing circuit for its warm and sunny year-round climate. The Port Shepstone Country Club offers an eighteen hole golf course with a wide variety of golfing challenges, after which you can share your experiences with the local golfers at the 19th hole and clubhouse. Port Shepstone Golf Club is genuinely one of the friendliest clubs on the entire KwaZulu Natal South Coast, with a mellow atmosphere created through "after golf weekend music", and splendid well-priced weekend braai dinners etc.
Of historical interest is the Port Shepstone Museum, which provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of the town. Another interesting South Coast site is the cast iron 27,000 candle-power Port Shepstone Lighthouse built in 1906, which can be found at the mouth of the Mzimkulu River.
Port Shepstone offers a wide variety of interesting restaurants which includes the popular Schooners Galley, famous for its great seafood, or the Leopard Rock Coffee Shop which will feed you delicious homemade meals in a tranquil ambience.
When surfing the Where To Stay website for accommodation, you will find Port Shepstone Self Catering accommodation situated right on the South bank of the Umzimkulu River, where you can wake to the sound of the resident Fish Eagles.
Just past Port Shepstone accommodation, and 10 minutes (6.5km) from Oslo Beach accommodation, lies South Coast, Umtentweni accommodation.
Situated at the mouth of the Mtentweni River, the small South Coast town of Umtentweni is named after a species of grass which grows on its banks. Spread out along a 4km long stretch of KZN South Coast beach, this popular South Coast holiday resort offers excellent fishing, surfing and swimming - or simply sit on the Umtentweni beach and watch the dolphins go by. Every year around June, Umtentweni comes alive with excitement when the annual KZN South Coast Sardine Run takes place, as the sardines migrate northwards from the Eastern Cape, bringing with them a variety of larger game fish in hot pursuit.
Besides Umtentweni beach activities, take the family to the nearby Riverbend Crocodile Farm, home to about 200 Nile crocodiles, where visitors can watch live feeding sessions which prove to be rather exciting. The crocodile farm's well known Crocpot Restaurant serves breakfasts all day, and is renowned for it's cream teas, said to boast the best waffles and lemon meringue on the KZN South coast! For supplies, Umtentweni is only a few kilometres from Port Shepstone shopping malls. and Umtentweni is only a 5 minute drive from the ever-popular Port Shepstone golf club, and no more than 20 minutes from numerous other South Coast golf courses.......all worth playing and all with their own unique challenges. Selborne Golf Club, Wild Coast Country Club and Southbroom Golf Club require upfront bookings to ensure no disappointment.
There's tons of Umtentweni accommodation on offer, from Umtentweni Hotel accommodation, to Umtentweni Caravan or Camping accommodation, and Umtentweni Self Catering accommodation. Visit the Where To Stay Umtentweni accommodation page to view all the options.
Sandwiched between the South Coast towns of Umtentweni and Southport, Sea Park (10km from Oslo Beach accommodation) is known as the place to 'get away from it all'. It's in Sea Park that you will find unspoiled beaches perfect for those long lazy days of sunbathing, paddling in the surf and fishing, then walking back up the beach to your Sea Park Self Catering accommodation, where you fire up the braai for yet another warm, balmy tropical evening. Several Sea Park Self Catering accommodation units are Pet Friendly, and invite you to make family holidays complete by taking your four-legged friends with you! For the larger family, choose Sea Park Self Catering accommodation that sleeps ten or more. See the Where To Stay Sea Park accommodation page for all these options. Although the main Sea Park swimming beach is more than adequate, a short beach walk to Umtentweni Beach is worth the stroll. Sea Park is ideal for those large-family, affordable holidays
Also Ideal for affordable family beach holidays, the quaint KZN South Coast town of Southport (11.5km from Oslo Beach accommodation) is known for its beautiful, secluded beach. Southport may be considered a 'sleepy' South Coast town, but nothing can compare to the peace and tranquillity that can be found in Southport. For idyllic sunbathing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, Southport is the South Coast town you choose to do absolutely nothing, yet you are close enough to other bustling KwaZulu Natal Hibiscus Coast towns if you need to live it up a little.
Southport accommodation offers Star Graded Southport Self Catering accommodation right on the water's edge, and unique Southport Tented accommodation at Thandulula - 'a little corner of God's Earth'.
Another small South Coast resort town is Anerley, (13km from Oslo Beach accommodation), one of those Hibiscus Coast towns where you can expect life to slow down considerably, except during the holiday season, when the Anerley beaches are busy with others also intent on finding a quiet, peaceful South Coast spot in the sun. Surrounded by a stunning coastal forest filled an abundant bird life and plenty of beautiful picnic spots, Anerley Beach has a lovely tidal pool which is super for the little ones, and for the older 'kids' there's deep sea fishing, rock angling, diving and snorkelling.
For 'off the beach' entertainment, you'll find six international golf courses nearby, as well as fantastic restaurants, shopping centres, casinos, libraries, museums, churches and cinemas.
Anerley Self Catering accommodation offers you the likes of Anerley Lodge, where your comfort is guaranteed!.
Still going North towards Durban, Mellville Beach and Banana Beach (15.3km from Oslo Beach accommodation) on the South Coast of KZN, offer perfect peace and tranquillity on beautiful unspoilt beaches. Lying in the midst of an abundance of wild banana trees and indigenous vegetation teeming with birdlife, Melville Beach and Banana Beach offer hours of idle sunbathing, walking, shell gathering and snorkelling in rock pools filled with spectacular sea life. Banana Beach lies just a short walk from Melville Beach, and is safe for swimming with life-guards on duty during the holidays. Fishing from the beach and rocks is ideal, then dolphin watch practically all year round, especially from May to August.
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, as there are a number of Game Reserves between Scottburgh and Port Edward. Oribi and Mpenjati Nature Reserves are within 30kms, and offer hiking and abseiling opportunities. The Wild Coast Sun Resort and Casino is a very popular day trip, and the Uvongo Bird Park offers hours of bird watching. The nearest shops to Melville Beach and Banana Beach are just a couple of kilometres to the South at Southport.
For 'on the beach' South Coast accommodation, visit the Where To Stay Melville Beach and Banana Beach accommodation page.
19.4km from Oslo Beach accommodation you will come to Pumula accommodation closer to Durban. This idyllic little KwaZulu Natal South Coast village is set among the lush green vegetation of the sub-tropical South Coast coastline, and has a beautiful beach. If you want to go shopping, the mall at Shelly Beach is just a few kilometers down the road.
When surfing the web looking Where To Stay, you will find Star Graded Pumula Self Catering accommodation, offering you comfort and quality, and stunning sea, beach and breaker views, and Pumula Bed & Breakfast accommodation which leads directly onto the seashore amidst tropical, indigenous vegetation. Visit Where To Stay to see more of these Pumula accommodation options.
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We strive to present a mixture of upmarket Oslo Beach accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering accommodation in Oslo Beach, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Oslo Beach. Oslo Beach Hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in Oslo Beach (or in towns near Oslo Beach).
Suitable Oslo Beach, South Coast accommodation can also be found in nearby towns :
South of Oslo Beach accommodation : Shelly Beach - 8km from Oslo Beach accommodation; St Michaels-on-Sea - 10.1km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Margate - 14.3km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Manaba Beach - 15km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Uvongo - 15.7km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Ramsgate - 16.8km from Oslo Beach accommodation.
North of Oslo Beach accommodation: Port Shepstone - 2.6km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Umtentweni - 6.5km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Sea Park - 10km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Southport -11.5km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Anerley - 13km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Mellville Beach and Banana Beach - 15.3km from Oslo Beach accommodation; Pumula - 19.4km from Oslo Beach accommodation.
We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in Oslo Beach, South Coast, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering Oslo Beach accommodation, or Star Graded Oslo Beach Bed & Breakfast accommodation. See here for our Star Graded Oslo Beach accommodation page.
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