KZN South Coast announces huge discounts for tourists this October

KZN South Coast announces huge discounts for tourists this October

As the local economy starts opening up once again, South Africa is experiencing a surge in domestic tourism, with residents relishing the freedom of movement while discovering incredible sites so close to home. For those seeking a coastal retreat, the KZN South Coast is coming out tops with some unmissable October specials that let budget-conscious visitors get the most out of their holiday experience.

“There is a definite sense of optimism as holiday establishments, once again, open their doors to eager visitors across the country,” said CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT), Phelisa Mangcu. “People are heeding the call by government to ‘support local’, with the KZN South Coast seeing a dramatic spike in tourists this past holiday. To keep this wonderful momentum going, many of our local tourism establishments are offering incredible deals on accommodation, activities, tours and food. With our year-round warm weather, endless nature-based activities, and overall affordability, visitors will really benefit from these great pre-holiday season specials.”

A taste of the KZN South Coast specials

1. Known as the ‘Golf Coast’, avid golfers who’ve been missing the greens over lockdown will be able to get back in the swing of things at any of the KZN South Coast’s 11 courses, many of which are offering winning deals.
1. With the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the province, and two of the world’s top diving sites at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, it’s no surprise the KZN South Coast is one of the leading beach holiday destinations. Tourists can look forward to a range of specials on everything from diving adventures through to water-sports’ lessons and activities.
1. Stretching 120km from Scottburgh to Port Edward, and inland to Harding, visitors can find accommodation suited to every budget and taste. This October, a number of venues, from campsites through to resorts, are welcoming guests with special offers, including free nights, package deals and other hugely discounted rates.
1. Bistros, cafés, bars, pubs, restaurants and takeaways across the entire KZN South Coast have endless food and beverage specials throughout the month of October. Visitors will be able to dine out every night of the week, taking advantage of two-for-one meals, combo deals and happy hour specials.

To find out more about the KZN South Coast October discounts, simply download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app on Google’s Play Store or the App Store, or visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za. You can also follow the KZN South Coast on social media – ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook and YouTube, or @infosouthcoast on Twitter and Instagram.

High resolution images are available upon request.
(Images: Supplied by USCT)

Shark Cage Diving and cage-free shark diving are extremely popular activities on the KZN South Coast with Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks being home to some of the best big animal diving in the world.

Shark Diving at Aliwal Shoal on the KZN South Coast.

San Lameer boasts a breath-takingly beautiful golf course.

San Lameer.

San Lameer burger special.

Tiagos burger special.

About Ugu South Coast Tourism
Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is the official destination management organisation of the Ugu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The Ugu District comprises four local municipalities that include Umdoni, Umzumbe, Umuziwabantu and Ray Nkonyeni. USCT’s mandate is to grow tourism within the KZN South Coast. This involves implementing marketing and development initiatives that are aimed at showcasing the diverse offerings and experiences of the South Coast as tourist destination. A board of directors oversees USCT, headed by CEO, Phelisa Mangcu.

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 a number of 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 for ‘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 a number of high-profile events including the The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.

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