Holidays to The North Coast in South Africa

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A South African Holiday Resort

Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannah in the east and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range in the west, generously caters for just about every taste imaginable.

Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. This province boasts two World Heritage Sites – the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

Bustling Durban is the hub of the province’s business and industry and pulses with all the energy of a major port city. Luxury hotels abound on Durban’s beachfront, and this city is often referred to as South Africa’s ‘Miami Beach’. Durban and the North Coast is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world.

Some of South Africa’s best beaches can be found along the Natal coastline, Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Shaka’s Rock, Shelley Beach (on the North Coast), Uvongo and Margate (on the South coast) – to mention just a few. These beaches offer safe swimming and fantastic surfing possibilities. Durban also boasts spectacular beaches including Addington Beach, South and North beaches and Dairy beach.

The glorious Dolphin Coast stretches from Umhlanga Rocks, north of Durban, to the mouth of the Tugela River. The area boasts wide beaches and the warm ocean is the perfect playground for dolphins. The main holiday resorts consist of Ballito, Salt Rock and Umhlanga Rocks – all three offer five star hotels.

The Beverly Hills Hotel – Umhlanga Rocks

The sun-drenched coastline of uMhlanga Rocks Durban, is one of the premier coastal locations in South Africa, and sets a spectacularly romantic setting for the Beverly Hills hotel. Here, fine dining and accommodation celebrate the elite, and make way for a truly prestigious guest experience.

The luxurious Beverly Hills hotel attracts local and international guests who indulge in the near-perfect sub-tropical weather the region has to offer. The proximity of this hotel to the unspoilt beaches of uMhlanga and surrounding tourist attractions and landmarks makes it the ideal destination for rest, rejuvenation and exploration.

Luxurious, spacious and uncompromisingly comfortable, the Beverly Hills Hotel offers all amenities to ensure a relaxing and pampering stay. Accommodation and hotel rooms at the Beverly Hills Hotel are of an exceptional standard with uninterrupted sea views from the comfort of every room. Room options vary and include spectacular suites that are serviced by a private butler.

All rooms are fitted with modern finishes in hues of cream and brown, offering private en-suite bathrooms, in-room air conditioning, modern finishes and all suites are indulged with complimentary services of a butler on call 24 hours a day.

Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.

Catering to your comfort, the services and facilities at Beverly Hills Hotel are available to all hotel residents. Some services and facilities may not be on the hotel premises and may incur additional costs for the guest’s own account.

The Oyster Box Hotel – Umhlanga Rocks

In all the ways that reflect and celebrate the legend of The Oyster Box, the experience of the ‘new’ Oyster Box is one that holds the grand hotel’s history, heritage, heart and ‘home’ in perfect balance.

The Oyster Box aims to offer guests all the comforts of home with splendid luxury, thoughtful touches and the latest state-of-the-art facilities.

Perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways, the business traveller or business conferences, The Oyster Box will meet all individual needs. The award-winning Spa, with seven superbly equipped treatment rooms, has a team of qualified therapists to oversee wellbeing and rejuvenation during your stay, the 24-seater private cinema is ideal for a movie night or can be privately booked out for a group, and the Business Centre is fully equipped with the latest in office equipment.

For those who like to take their exercise outside of our fitness centre, a refreshing dip in one of our two pools, one mountain and one sea facing, can be completed with a few hours spent reading in the hotel’s garden.


On KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali – Zulu for “valley of flowers.” A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Dappled shadows from the lush vegetation and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean leave their mark on your soul. Endless beaches and clear skies invite you to relax and dream. Within this subtropical paradise, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, you will find the highest expression of exclusive hospitality: Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Whether visiting for business or leisure, guests will enjoy five-star service, including on-call butler service, ensuring an unforgettable African experience.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Resort

Things to Do along The North Coast

Beaches – The golden sandy beach stretches northwards for more than 200km and through St Lucia. This is a popular beach for tanning, swimming, and water sports.

Ocean Activities – The warm ocean in this area is perfect for surfing, dolphin viewing, scuba diving and a day out at sea for deep sea fishing. On the beach

uShaka Marine World – This marine adventure world is famous for its spectacular aquarium, shark cage diving, dolphin, seal and penguin shows and its endless entertainment that caters for the whole family. 22km

Mount Edgecomb Country Club – This country club lies inland of Umlanga Rocks and boasts tow unique championship golf courses, designed around natural habitat of the land. 5km

Durban Country Club – The Durban Country Club is rated as the 6th best course in South Africa and is the only course in Africa to be rated amongst the top 100 courses in the world, presently 94th in the world.

Moses Mabhida Stadium – This world-class, multi-purpose stadium hosts 70,000 spectators and is situated close to the ABSA Stadium Kings Park and the Durban Street Circuit. 20km

Gateway Theatre of Shopping – Experience the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer. 3km

La Lucia Mall – Conveniently located, this exclusive shopping destination offers the best in local and international stores and restaurants. 7km

Cinemas – Nearby cinemas include Ster Kinekor, Imax, Barnyard and the Playouse Complex (incorporating 5 theatres).

Durban International Convention Centre – This centrally located business and event centre is a welcoming and aesthetic venue where Africa and the world meet. 20km

SunCoast Spa – Treat yourself to a rejuvenating treatment at the luxurious Spa at the Sun Coast Hotel. Guests can choose from a variety of options to personalise their experience. 15km

SunCoast Casino and Entertainment World – This is one of South Africa’s sexiest casinos with its design inspired by the United States. It is the largest gaming facility in KwaZulu-Natal, and the Casino Lounge Bar is popular amongst sports enthusiasts. 15km

uMhlanga Hospital – This Netcare hospital is conveniently located on uMhlanga Ridge with easy access from the N2 and M4 and offers a comprehensive range of services and facilities. 3km

King Shaka International Airport – This world class airport offers a host of features to make your travelling experience as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.

Nearby Attractions

Phinda Private Game Reserve – Situated in KwaZulu-Natal, this game reserve is 14, 000 hectares and is home to a vast amount of wildlife including the Big Five and over 380 bird species. 380km

Hluhluwe Game Reserve – One of Africa’s oldest game reserves, this reserve is particularly famous for saving the rhino species from extinction. It has both black and white rhinos and offers guests a variety of adventures such as horse riding, scenic mountain bike trails and hikes. 380km

PheZulu Safari Park – Africa Right on your Doorstep! Less than 35 minutes from Durban, nestled in the Valley of 1000 Hills, teh PheZulu Safari Park offers a uniquely African experience.

Drakensberg Mountains – This 200km long mountain rage is a popular destination for those who appreciate the finest nature on display. For the adventurers, white river rafting, abseiling and hiking is a must, or simply relax and take in this scenic beauty. 200km

The Battlefields – Walk in the footsteps of famous military strategists – Shaka, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha – they were all part of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park – The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999 in recognition of its superlative natural beauty and unique global values.

Land of Legands – Land of Legend properties uniquely celebrate the cultural, traditional and historic diversity of KwaZulu-Natal.