Top 5 picnic viewpoints on the Explore KZN South Coast App

One of the reasons that the KZN South Coast is such a popular holiday destination is its year-round mild and warm weather. A picnic is a perfect way to soak up some sun with the family while enjoying being present in nature. Here are our top 5 picnic spots that you can find on the “Explore KZN South Coast” App.

5: Lake Eland Game Reserve

Lake Eland Game Reserve is a well-established spot on the KZN South Coast. Visited by locals and tourists alike, this reserve has 3 beautiful picnic spots to choose from. The first is only a short drive from reception. The second is found near a stream with lush foliage and dappled shade, making it perfect for those hot summer days. The last spot is found at the Lake where you can find shaded gazebos along the banks. With tons of other fun activities available at the reserve, a fun-filled day awaits the whole family!

4: Tweni Whale Deck

There are a handful of whale observation decks along the KZN South Coast, and the Tweni Whale Deck is a stunning example. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, and if you’re lucky, you may spot whales and dolphins! Surrounded by lush grass, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to chow down and embrace nature.

3: Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

This 189ha reserve is a pristine natural location, set high up on a plateau. Its height makes it the perfect place to take in the breath-taking views of the rondavel-peppered hillsides, clear ocean views, vast grassland plains, and forested slopes. You can take hikes, bird watch, and picnic surrounded by the natural beauty of the Zulu Kingdom, all in one convenient location.

2: Ramsgate Conservancy Whale Deck

Located near the famous Ramsgate Waffle House, this whale deck is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins. Located on the beach and along the lagoon, the deck has beautiful views.

1: TC Robertson Nature Reserve

On the edge of Scottburgh, you’ll find this beautiful reserve that is a favoured picnic spot already. Only 10 mins walk to the beach, and with 180 bird species, blue and grey duiker, mongeese, and butterflies, this spot is brimming with natural beauty. There is 12km of self-guided nature walks for you to build up your appetite, and a lovely picnic looking onto the forest or the floodplain of the Mpambanyoni River is the perfect end to a beautiful day.

Download the “Explore KZN South Coast” App from your phone’s app store and open yourself up to the unique and beautiful natural world of the KZN South Coast.