Outdoor Family Activities

Bird Watching

Dieu-Donne River Lodge
Experience natures miracle when 40,000 European Swallows circle their roosting grounds during summer to settle for the night in the reeds along the Umhlangamkulu River. Your ideal base to observe this phenomenon is the bird watching look out post at Dieu-Donne on the banks of the Umhlangamkulu River.

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
An enigmatic species present at Oribi Gorge is the African Scops Owl, which has been heard close to the picnic sites. There are 230 species, comprising of forest, woodland, grassland and rivers.

Uvongo River Nature Reserve
Uvongo River is an easily accessible and worthwhile birding locality. The elusive African Finfoot is recorded at Uvongo occasionally but is very rare.

Mpenjati Public Resort Nature Reserve
The Mpenjati lagoon attracts a wide diversity of aquatic bird species, including birds associated with both freshwater and coastal environments.

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
One of the main attractions is the Cape Vulture, which is almost certain to be seen, there is a breeding colony of these impressive birds on a massive cliff face along the Umtamvuna River.

Bowling Clubs

Kingfisher Bowling Association
With 15 Bowling Clubs within The Hibiscus Coast region the Kingfisher Bowling Association will keep the avid bowler on the greens with various competitions. Please refer to the Sport & Sporting section within the Membership directory for contact details.

CHARTERS

Various Air Charters
Get a birds eye view and soar like an eagle whilst witnessing the Hibiscus Coasts’ spectacular beauty from the air.

DOLPHIN AND WHALE WATCHING

Adventures Extreme/ Ocean Safari’s
Get mysteriously possessed as you witness dolphins delightfully frolicking in the ocean.

Whale & Dolphin – Look out Point
Spot whales and dolphins easily from this favourite look out point at Glenmore Beach.

DEEP SEA FISHING

Awesome Charters
Tackle a fishing experience. Get hooked on a deep sea- fishing trip. Reel in the excitement.

Sensational Charters
Taste the fresh ocean air on your lips, feel the wind in your hair but don’t let the big one get away.

DIVING & SNORKELLING

Aqua Planet Dive Centre
Aqua Planet is a fully equipped dive centre offering both PADI and NAUI scuba diving courses, so go get in-depth and face to face with those under the sea creations.

African Dive Adventures
Take a deep breath and take the plunge. Dive the Big Five off Protea Banks with African Dive Adventures.

Adventure Dives
Experiencing the Deep Blue, where there’s never a murky moment. Explore the wonders of gulleys, underwater caves and crevasses filled with excitement whilst you’re bubbling down under.

2nd Breath Scuba Diving
Join us for a breathtaking experience.

FLEA MARKETS

Rotary Flea Market –
Uvongo For that perfect present, gift or “I’ve always wanted one of those”, be sure not to miss out, as this Flea Market provides a bit of everything – every Saturday & Sunday.

LIGHTHOUSES

Port Shepstone Lighthouse
Crossing the mighty Umzimkulu River you catch your first glimpse of the famous chequered, Port Shepstone Lighthouse – manufactured in Britain & shipped to Natal in the 1890’s.

Port Edward Lighthouse
Presently, The North Bluff Lighthouse is the newest lighthouse in service on South Africa’s coastline

SUPER TUBES

Hibberdene Super Tube
Get tubular with a fresh rush of water and take a slide down the Hibberdene Super Tube.

Margate Amusement Park – Supertube
Go splish-splash down the tubes at the Margate Amusement Park.

Oasis Super Tube
Get twirled away in a water whirlpool and splash down to the Oasis Super Tube at Port Edward.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Riverbend Crocodile Farm
No crocodile tears if you miss this one. You’ll be educationally devoured at Riverbend Crocodile Farm.

Kart Freaks
Feel the need for speed? Then get driven at Kart Freaks until you see the checked flag. It’s a winner.

Pure Venom Reptile Farm
There’s definitely a snake in the grass but an absolute spectacular specimen. So slither your way into the Pure Venom Snake & Reptile Park for a spine chilling experience.

Wild Coast Water World
Splash out with speedboats, water skiing, aqua scooters, motorboats, jet skis or merely escape the shamble and take a leisurely trip on the Umtamvuna River on the Spellbound Rambler.

TOURIST/EXPLORATION GUIDES

Southern Explorer Association
The Southern Explorer is a map-based exploration guide, available at all Tourist Information Offices, and promotes tourism related establishments and attractions on the coast.

Indoor Family Activities

ARTS & CRAFTS

There are various great Arts and crafts industries up and down the coast. They include wood carving, leather crafts, beads, carpets, rugs, many gift shops and home industries.

ART GALLERIES

There are many art galleries and exhibitions on the Lower South Coast. Check the local newspapers for details.

COFFEE FARMS & SHOPS/ TEA GARDENS

The Southern explorer magazine, available free of charge, will guide you!

HEALTH & BEAUTY CLINICS

See our brochure for these great benefits.

MUSEUMS

Port Shepstone Maritime Museum
As the ocean took its toll get wreckless in harbouring history at The Port Shepstone Maritime Museum.

Wild West Museum at Pistols Saloon
Get booted and spurred, draw your guns but beware, because wild horses could not drag you away from here.

SHOPPING CENTRES

Hibiscus Mall
It takes talent to shop until you drop … so put your talent to the test and shop until you drop at the Hibiscus Mall.

Shelly Centre
Shelly Centre is the premier shopping center on the South Coast with a variety of shops, restaurants. It really is the pick of the Hibiscus Coast, with plenty of secure parking. With a friendly warm atmosphere you are sure to find whatever you want and more.