20 things to do on the KZN South Coast for under R150

Things to Do in South Coast KZN: Margate, Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach, Scottburgh & More

20 things to do on the KZN South Coast for under R150

The stunning KZN South Coast, with its many nature-based #adventure sites to #visit and activities to enjoy, provides tourists with quality, yet cost-effective family excursions and incredible outdoor activities.

Top 20 activities for under R150

1. Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve in Scottburgh

This is a stunning coastal forest with many hiking trails that give visitors the chance to view a range of birds and wildlife.

2. TC Robertson Nature Reserve in Scottburgh

This is another beautiful coastal forest with many great trails and picnic spots.

3. Ntelezi Msane Heritage Site in Mthwalume

This centre showcases local African history, as well as sharing indigenous knowledge and creative arts.

4. Umzumbe Surf Camp

Visitors can hire out surfboards from the Umzumbe Surf House.

5. BBS Farm in Southport

This wonderful women-owned agri-tourism farm gives visitors tours of the macadamia nut and tomato plantations grown by the local community.

6. Wild 5 Adventures in Oribi Gorge

Set amidst world-renowned view sites, Wild 5 Adventures has a series of incredible guided hiking and birding trails.

7. Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve near Port Shepstone

This is a wonderfully scenic area with many excellent hiking opportunities just 21 kilometres inland of Port Shepstone.

8. Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide near Port Shepstone

Located close to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, the Vulture Viewing Hide gives visitors the chance to observe Cape Vultures in their natural habitat.

9. Lake Eland Game Reserve

This is a great venue for day visits or a family holiday offering self-drive game drives to view a variety of wildlife.

10. Pure Venom in Shelly Beach

The biggest reptile farm in Africa – gives visitors the chance to view a wide variety of reptile species, as well as farm animals and many exotic birds.

11. River Valley Nature Reserve in Manaba

Through a series of walking trails, visitors can visit a variety of ecosystems home to abundant birdlife, antelope and small mammals.

12. Polka.dot.coco in Umdoni

These renowned local crafters specialise in handmade accessories using locally-sourced material with their range including African prints, beaded earrings, beaded hairclips, wooden lapel pins, African Bowties as well as necklaces.

13. Butterfly Valley Farm in Ramsgate

This beautiful farm specialises in indigenous butterflies with on-site butterfly breeding giving visitors the chance to view this unique life cycle.

14. Riverbend Crocodile Farm in Southbroom

Visitors can view some 200 resident Nile crocodiles and enjoy daily crocodile feeds.

15. KwaXolo Caves

For a unique nature-based heritage and adventure experience, the KwaXolo Caves are home to historical San rock paintings dating back centuries; with breathtaking views of the valley and waterfall.

16. Mpenjati Nature Reserve in Trafalgar

This coastal reserve has two stunning hiking trails.

17. Beaver Creek Coffee Estate near Port Edward

The world’s southernmost coffee plantation gives visitors the chance to explore this fragrant farm, with coffee tasting.

18. Clearwater Trails in Port Edward

This beautiful farmland has extensive mountain biking trails, weaving through macadamia nut and banana plantations, small forested areas, open grasslands, dams and streams.

19. The Red Desert near Port Edward

The Red Desert is the smallest desert in the world and consists of red soil beneath which has been found archaeological artefacts dating back millions of years.

20. Umtamvuna Nature Reserve in Port Edward

This stunning coastal reserve has several marked trails for fantastic wild- and birdlife viewing; including a large colony of endangered Cape vultures.

Visitors to the KZN South Coast will most likely want to extend their stay for a few days to maximise on as many of the top 20 list as possible! To #GoMakeMemories on the KZN South Coast, simply download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Follow on social media – ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook and YouTube, or @infosouthcoast on Twitter and Instagram.

Ntelezi Msane Heritage Site in Mthwalume.

Umzumbe Surf Camp.

BBS Farm in Southport.

Wild 5 Adventures in Oribi Gorge.

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.

Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide near Port Shepstone.

Lake Eland Game Reserve

Pure Venom in Shelly Beach.

River Valley Nature Reserve in Manaba.

Polka.dot.coco in Umdoni.

Polka.dot.coco in Umdoni. Pictured: Nolwazi and Phumzile Zama.

Butterfly Valley Farm in Ramsgate.

Riverbend Crocodile Farm in Southbroom.

KwaXolo Caves.

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate near Port Edward.

Clearwater Trails in Port Edward.

The Red Desert near Port Edward.

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