Explore the KZN South Coast: Port Shepstone
With such a bustling coastal town, there is adventure and sightseeing around every corner, waiting to be explored, and experienced. Explore what Port Shepstone can offer you on your visit.
Port Shepstone Maritime Museum
A perfect attraction for those who love their history and are interested in what life at sea must have been like all those years ago, the Port Shepstone Maritime Museum will tick all these boxes. The museum is filled with old relics that sailors from the past had used out at sea. Some shipwrecks have stood the test of time, each one telling a different story. The old harbour is also up for display and a trip back in time.
Umtentweni Whale Deck
Calling all whale lovers, this is a must-see, it will make for fantastic memories to look back on one day. This whale deck allows visitors to view whale sightings while remaining on the deck itself. A popular time to visit is in the May and December months as this is when the whale migrating season has begun, one can expect to see humpback and the occasional southern right whales, there may even be a few dolphin sightings as well. The deck also offers clear views of Port Shepstone and the ocean, perfect for 360-degree photographs.
Burry Stander Bike Park
The Burry Stander Bike Park is an attraction and activity all in one, the park has great surroundings made for photographs, but cycling is what lures people in every year. With cyclists coming from all over the country to experience the bike park, it is one to tick off the list when visiting Port Shepstone. The park also has a bike shop that offers a range of bikes for cycling and even provides services that a bike may need, such as changing breaks, chains, the list goes on. This park has adventure written all over it.
Umthunzi Hotel and Conference
When the time comes to relax and recharge for the next day, Umthunzi Hotel and Conference offer comfortable, affordable, and deluxe accommodation. This three-star hotel has beautiful ocean views and a walk to the beach is not far away. Some rooms cater for the solo traveller, the family traveller, and even honeymooners wishing to experience a once in a lifetime accommodation experience. Each bedroom is equipped with an air conditioner to cool you down in the coastal heat and a private balcony, waiting for you to look out onto the ocean and greenery that surround the hotel.
For the traveller looking for a bit of retail therapy, good food, or even just to collect souvenirs from their travels, Spillers Waterfront is a bustling small shopping center situated on the banks of the Umzimkhulu River that will cater to your needs. There are restaurants, coffee shops, a second-hand bookstore, craft shop, and much more. An interesting fact about Spillers? The shopping center used to be a power station, it then got revamped! Spillers is classy, artistic, and still has its industrial feel to the building, making it unique and must-see.
Whether it be a vacation or workcation experience the busy, bustling, and beautiful Port Shepstone.