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Top 20 Enchanting Self-Catering Retreats KZN South Coast

Top 20 Self-Catering Retreats on the Breathtaking KZN South Coast

If you are looking for a slice of paradise on earth, look no further than the KZN South Coast, a stunning region on the southern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This area boasts a subtropical climate and an impressive array of Blue Flag beaches that invite you to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether you are seeking adventure, culture, wildlife or simply a peaceful getaway, you will find it here on the KZN South Coast.

One of the most amazing attractions of this region is the annual Sardine Run, a spectacular phenomenon that occurs between May and July, when millions of sardines migrate along the coast, attracting dolphins, sharks, whales and seabirds in a frenzy of feeding. This is a sight not to be missed by anyone who loves nature and wildlife.

The KZN South Coast is also an affordable and family-friendly destination, with a range of activities and attractions to suit every taste and budget. You can explore the rich history and heritage of the Zulu Kingdom, enjoy golfing at some of the finest courses in the country, indulge in some shopping and dining at the charming coastal towns, or experience the thrill of surfing, diving, fishing and more.

And to make your stay even more memorable, we have handpicked 20 of the best self-catering accommodations on the KZN South Coast, where you can feel at home while enjoying the comforts and amenities of these exquisite properties. Whether you are looking for a cozy cottage, a spacious villa, a luxury apartment or a rustic cabin, we have something for everyone. So don’t wait any longer, book your dream holiday today and discover the wonders of the KZN South Coast.

Ironwood Lodge
1. Ironwood Lodge

Location: Pennington
Website: www.ironwoodlodge.co.za
About: The relaxed atmosphere at Ironwood Lodge Bed & Breakfast is created through sincere hospitality and spacious well-equipped accommodation, assisted by stunning sea views over a beautiful garden with the Indian Ocean stretching out beyond the coastal dune forests.

Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort
2. Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort

Location: Kelso
Website: www.happywanderers.co.za
About: Situated on 500m of unspoiled private beach in Kelso, just 65 km South of Durban. Opt for a self-catering apartment, private log cabin, or camping and caravan site, all meters away from the private beach. With a stunning restaurant and bar, facilities for the whole family, and a functions venue for all occasions, Happy Wanderers is the perfect location for a memorable holiday.

Sugar Beach Resort KZN
3. Sugar Beach Resort

Location: Elysium
Website: www.sugarbeachresort.co.za
About: Sugar Beach Resort is a beautiful and tranquil Resort nestled between the lush greens KZN has to offer and bordered by the Indian Ocean and N2 Highway.

4. At 4 Umzumbe

Location: Banana Beach
Website: www.at4umzumbe.co.za
About: This self-catering accommodation has it all… pristine beaches, incredible views, luxury living, nature on its doorstep, comfort for the body and rest for the soul.

Banana Beach Holiday Resort
5. Banana Beach Holiday Resort

Location: Banana Beach
Website: www.bananabeach.co.za
About: Banana Beach Holiday Resort provides a variety of affordable accommodation options and is the ideal family holiday venue to enjoy those lazy sunny days or explore all the scenic beauty that the KZN South Coast has to offer.

Untu Palms Holiday Resort & Caravan Park
6. UNTU Palms

Location: Anerley
Website: www.untupalms.co.za
About: UNTU Palms is a beautiful seaside holiday resort & Caravan Park with direct beach access where picture-perfect family holidays are made.

Dieu Donnee River Lodge
7. Dieu Donnee River Lodge

Location: Southport
Website: www.dieudonnee.co.za
About: Dieu Donnee River Lodge is situated on the sunny KZN South Coast, 800m from the Indian Ocean just outside Port Shepstone, welcoming guests 365 days a year since 1998.
Dieu Donnee is nestled in a tropical garden with a large swimming pool.

Honewood Forest Lodge
8. Honeywood Forest Lodge

Location: Sea Park
Website: www.honeywoodsa.co.za
About: Honeywood Forest Lodge offers self-catering accommodation and its acclaimed on-site restaurant, The Cellar, and beautiful Forest Spa are must-visits!

Lake Eland Game Reserve
9. Lake Eland Game Reserve

Location: Oribi Gorge
Website: www.lakeeland.co.za
About: Covering an impressive 2 500 hectares with diverse ecosystems of bushveld, grassland, coastal forest, wetland, and wild game, this natural landscape offers a place of peace and tranquillity. 

Leopard Rock Oribi Gorge accommodation
10. Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets

Location: Oribi Gorge
Website: www.leopardrockc.co.za
About: This owner-run establishment is situated 26km from Port Shepstone in the magnificent, world-renowned Oribi Gorge valley in KZN. The set-up is very earthy and rustic with a warm relaxed ambiance.

11. Mount Nebo Arena

Location: Harding
Contact: Danko 0639424913 (No Website)
About: Mount Nebo Arena is an entertainment arena for everyone, situated on Mount Nebo Farm with a forest and sugar cane plantation. Khuze River runs through the farm, rich with history and storytelling, with a small waterfall on the farm.

Dumela Holiday Resort and Accommodation
12. Dumela Holiday Resort

Location: Margate
Website: www.dumelamargate.co.za
About: Enjoy full sea views of the majestic Indian Ocean from the lounge or bedroom at any time. Dumela Holiday Resort is the perfect family accommodation for a stay on the beautiful KZN South Coast.

Kridzil Holiday Flats
13. Kridzil Holiday Flats

Location: Margate
Website: www.kridzil.co.za
About: Plan a getaway to the ever-popular seaside town of Margate on the KZN South Coast and enjoy a family-perfect stay at Kridzil – an excellent destination for families looking for some fun in the sun. The resort is just 200m from the town’s main beach; within walking distance of the popular nightspots and restaurants; and just a short drive from the main shopping centres in Shelly Beach.

Margate Sands
14. Margate Sands

Location: Margate
Website: www.margatesandsresort.co.za
About: Margate Sands Beach Resort is a quality, affordable, self-catering accommodation situated on Margate’s popular main beach, just 134 km from Durban. This is a luxury home-away-from-home for those seeking a fun-filled getaway along the warm KZN South Coast.

Sumelda Cabanas
15. Sumelda Cabanas

Location: Margate
Website: www.sumelda.kzn.co.za
About: Sumelda Cabanas are luxurious holiday apartments right on Margate’s beautiful beachfront. Each cabana is fully equipped with a television and deep freeze facilities.

San Lameer
16. San Lameer Villas

Location: San Lameer
Website: www.sanlameer.co.za
About: San Lameer Estate is South Africa’s tropical paradise featuring stunning KZN South Coast accommodation as well as an 18-hole Championship golf course. It has something to offer the whole family as well as direct access to two magnificent Blue Flag beaches making it the perfect family resort.

T O Strand Holiday Resort
17. T O Strand Holiday Resort

Location: Leisure Bay
Website: www.tostrand.co.za
About: The resort is situated in the picturesque town of Leisure Bay, just 26km south of Margate and 10km north of the Wild Coast Sun. T O Strand borders the beach, making it an ideal breakaway holiday destination for guests.

Tuscany by the sea
18. Tuscany By the Sea

Location: Port Edward
Website: www.tuscanybythesea.co.za
About: Located in Port Edward, just 1.8 km from Rennies Beach, Tuscany By The Sea provides beachfront accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, a garden and free WiFi. This holiday home offers free private parking and a shared kitchen.

Billsbest - ramsgate KZN
19. BillsBest

Location: Ramsgate
Website: www.billsbest.co.za
About: This is comfortable accommodation found in the best position along Ramsgate on the KZN South Coast. The ramsgate main beach is a favorite destination for families on holiday, lifeguarded and with its own tidal pool, offering protected swimming for the whole family.

20. La Côte d’Azur

Location: Margate
Website: www.firstgroup-sa.co.za/la-cote-d-azur
About: La Côte d’Azur offers various self-catering accommodation options, making it an affordable holiday destination. Found at the northern end of the mile-long Margate beach, this beautiful holiday destination has magnificent views across the gardens and over the beach with access to local attractions, shops, restaurants, and beaches.

To find out about booking at these self-catering venues, or to find out more about the KZN South Coast’s many offerings, simply download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores.

Visit South Coast Tourism on Facebook; South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise on YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise on LinkedIn.

Visit (www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za) to check out the Events Calendar, the KZN South Coast Meeting Planner Guide and more! 

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