Escape to Port Shepstone

Escape to Port Shepstone

120km south of Durban, you’ll find the administrative, educational and commercial centre for southern KwaZulu-Natal: Port Shepstone. But, Port Shepstone and its surrounds also boast some of South Africa’s most exciting getaways! From a romantic weekend away for two or a family vacation, there is something for everyone.

You’re spoiled for choice if it’s a beach getaway you’re after! Hibberdene Beach, South Port Beach, Banana Beach and more give you the chance to bask on the sand and swim in the warm Indian Ocean. Snorkelling, diving, surfing, fishing and other water sports are on offer from a variety of hotels, resorts and operators in Port Shepstone!

If the beach isn’t what you’re looking for, head inland to the Lake Eland Game Reserve. Home to Africa’s longest and fastest zip line. You can go up to 120km/hr over 14 zip lines and 4.5km, over the lake and even through a tunnel taking in stunning views of the Oribi gorge. The reserve has loads of fun things for the whole family to enjoy, including a suspension bridge, 4×4 trail, horse riding, mountain biking, paintball and more!

Check out Wild 5 Adventures for a variety of high intensity and adrenaline fuelled activities, like the Oribi Gorge Swing, where you can throw yourself off of Lehr’s Falls and into the 55-story gorge below. Not all of the activities are so extreme though, and the company offers a range of activities for all levels of adventurers.

For all the foodies, Port Shepstone is home to some of the most renowned restaurants and cafes along the coast. Zizi’s Restaurant is located at the 4-star Umdlalo Lodge offering a wonderful dining experience. The Cellar at Honeywood is the perfect spot for a romantic and intimate meal with your partner, serving contemporary fusion style cuisine. The Leopard Rock Coffee Shop offers gorgeous views of Oribi Gorge and you can birdwatch while you wait for your coffee and lunch!

There are a variety of accommodation options that suit all needs and budgets! The Umthunzi Hotel and Umdlalo Lodge offer luxury units and excellent service, as well as a range of amenities to suit all your needs. There are also a range of self-catering units and AirBnB’s, as well as camping sites and caravan parks. Whatever your accommodation needs are, you can find the perfect fit.

The KZN South Coast has so much to offer, from gorgeous beaches and the warmth of the Indian Ocean, to an array of foods and restaurants to choose from, high intensity and action-packed adventures or a chilled family getaway – it is all waiting for you in Port Shepstone and surrounds!