Embark on the latest KZN South Coast hinterland adventure – the Nyandezulu Experience!

For Immediate Attention
09 June 2023


Embark on the latest KZN South Coast hinterland adventure – the Nyandezulu Experience!

Visitors coming to the KZN South Coast for the Blue Flag Beaches, world-class dive sites, and Sardine Run spectacle will now have the chance to embark on another epic adventure; the Nyandezulu Experience. This newly launched tour package includes a guided tour of this breathtaking rural area, with hikes to scenic viewpoints and the iconic Nyandezulu Waterfall.

South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE) recently hosted a number of local media representatives on a Fam Trip, affording them the opportunity to experience another side of the KZN South Coast. This forms part of SCTIE’s ongoing drive to include rural communities and businesses in the mainstream tourism economy, while enhancing the tourism experience for visitors.

“The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom truly has a wealth of natural beauty, from our incredible coastline to our mountains, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, and lagoons,” commented Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of SCTIE. “By developing and highlighting these tours and packages, we’re extending the tourism sector into the beautiful hinterland region and meeting the demand of modern tourists – which is unique experiences in nature.”

Nyandezulu is a rural area located just 9km inland of Shelly Beach, boasting some of the most idyllic scenery from high above the Indian Ocean. Nyandezulu Experience is a day-long tour departing from Port Shepstone and starting with some traditional African cuisine at Zethu Mthiyane Homestay. Visitors then embark on a hike to the top of Ntantana Mountain where they enjoy a 360-degree view of lush vegetation, the Indian Ocean, and the cascading Nyandezulu Waterfall.

Visitors will then head up to the cliff of the 80m Nyandezulu Waterfall where they can enjoy more views while sighting local birdlife. From here it’s a cool descent through the coastal forest to the bottom of the waterfall where hikers can take a dip in the plunge pool created by the waterfall. Finally, there’s a riverside picnic before heading back home.

Deseré Bouillon, a tour guide from Exploring South Coast commented: “Nyandezulu is the most amazing yet challenging experience, and it’s almost in our backyard. We just love to show it to visitors and locals on our tours!”

SCTIE will soon be launching another innovative outdoor experience, the Beach-to-Beach hike! To find out more about these and other KZN South Coast tours and events, visit the website, check out the Events Calendar, the KZN South Coast Meeting Planner Guide and more! And click here to check out previous SCTIE press releases.

Keep updated on all KZN South Coast happenings by visiting South Coast Tourism on Facebook; South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise on YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; and South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise on LinkedIn. Follow the hashtags #greatestshoalonearth #sardinerun #sardinerun2023 #kznsouthcoast #extendyourstay #seakznsouthcoast




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About KZN South Coast

Known as the ‘Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, the KZN South Coast stretches 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding. Here, the spirit of adventure can be discovered among the many cultural experiences, as well as the 35 nature trails and 58 beaches, ideal for activities like river rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball, surfing, SUP, canoeing, beach horse rides, shark cage diving and free diving. Nicknamed ‘The Golf Coast’, there are 11 golf courses on the KZN South Coast ranging in difficulty, with endless hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 trails for more rugged excursions. Promoting sustainability, the KZN South Coast has a growing Agri-tourism sector that offers world-class produce and hosts tours and excursions. The region boasts several permanently managed Blue Flag beaches and is home to some of the world’s top diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. The originality continues with the annual Sardine Run, coined the #GreatestShoalonEarth, which is the largest biomass migration on earth and a marvel to witness. The region’s many nature reserves are inhabited by indigenous bird and wildlife, and it holds the title of ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which also plays host to several high-profile events including The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.


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