Tours, demonstrations and feeding of over 7,000 Nile crocodiles. The Waterhole with crocodile specialities, the Trading Post selling croc leather goods and
Tel/Fax : 032 944 3845.
Deep Sea Fishing :
- Fishing for Africa (Umdloti 082 920-5893)
CaseaCharters (083 690-2511)
- Lobotes Charters, Tugela Mouth (Jan: 082 067-4694)
Flag Farm Animal Farm :
For the kids – pony rides, cart rides, feed the chickens, hug a bunny, cows, goats, geese. A tea garden serves light meals.
North Coast Dolphin Viewing & Whale Watching:
Deep Sea Fishing Charters. Sightseeing trips along the coastline. All trips weather permitting. SAMSA approved with necessary safety equipment.
Ballito Bay Microlights
Ballito : 082 659 5550
Scuba Diving: There are a number of interesting dive locations nearby. Contact Dive Nautique, Ballito (0825532834).
“Common Birds of the North Coast” written by Bing Comrie & beautifully illustrated by well-known artist Heather Sclater (both reside in Blythedale Beach) is an ideal booklet for visiting “birders”. It describes local birding sites and how to get there. For sale at
Nearby & Historical Attractions
LUTHULI MUSEUM :
The Luthuli Museum is a declared national institution commemorating the life, history & philosophies of Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Near Groutville.
The Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
The Harold Johnson Nature Reserve is 100 hectares in extent, on the south banks of the Tugela River, 6km from
Fort Pearson and the Ultimatum Tree :
The fort was built in 1878 and lies within the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve. Under the Ultimatum Tree, the Zulu chiefs gathered at the end of 1878 to hear the ultimatum given by the British that led to the 1879 AngloZulu War. Fort Tenedos was built by the British during this war and lies directly across the Tugela River from Fort Pearson. Tel :(032) 486-1574
The eNdondakusuka Battlefield is the scene of possibly the bloodiest battle to be fought on South African soil when, in 1856, Prince Cetshwayo battled his brother Mbuyasi for the right to be king of the Zulus. Reputedly, 20,000 warriors died in hand to hand fighting. Cetshwayo eventually defeated his brother and became king.
The Amatikulu Nature Reserve features giraffe, zebra and antelope and is the spot where the largest crocodile in South Africa was caught. Canoes & pontoons can be hired.
The Natal Sharks Board located in Umhlanga is a very popular attraction, being the only institute of its kind in the world. A
Website : www.shark.co.za
The Nandi Experience is a
- Zimbali Country Club – Tel : 032 5381007
- Maidstone Country Club –
Tel :032 9450419
- Umhlali Country Club – Tel : 032 9471181
- Princes Grant Golf Estate –
Tel :032 4820005
- Darnall Country Club – Tel : 032 4861207.
Attractions Further Afield :
There are three
- The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park is a World Heritage site famous for its crocs, hippos and birdlife. Whales, dolphins and turtle are found offshore as well as the ancient coelacanth. On land, there is a variety of game including elephants. The launch cruises around the lake are very popular.
- The Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve is world famous for its rescue of the white rhino. A huge variety of game may be seen including lions. Restaurants and curio shops are available as well as picnic spots.
- Mkuze Game Reserve lies on the northern reaches of Lake St. Lucia and is famous for its birdlife – more than 400 species
For further information, visit the KwaZulu Wildlife website – www.wildlife.org