Doonside Accommodation

Doonside is a coastal resort located roughly 30 kilometres south west of Durban in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It sits on the banks of the Little Amanzimtoti River, between the towns of Illovo Beach and Amanzimtoti.

Doonside boasts a subtropical climate, making beach visits awesome all year round. The summer months of December to March are distinctly hot and humid, while in winter the air dries out a bit and cools, leaving you with a perfect temperature. The Indian Ocean helps matters by maintain a warm temperature throughout the year too.

Baggies Beach is one of Doonside's most popular attractions, especially among the surfing community. Numerous surfing competitions are held there each year, and it is proud to be a favourite spot of Frankie Oberholzer, the international surfer.

The beach also has a tidal pool where all ages can don a snorkel and explore rock pool inhabitants. Slightly further out to sea, the annual sardine run is a sight to behold as sharks, dolphins and pelagic birds swarm around the sardines which move en masse up the coast.

Within walking distance of Doonside, just 2 kilometres away, is the Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve, a lush riverine and coastal forest. This small reserve is home to more than 120 tree and bush species. Here, rare tree species like the Natal Elm and the Fluted Milkwood can be found as well as almost 300 bird species. There are also other animals like frogs, antelope and monkeys to be discovered.

Horse-riding is also a pleasant past time in the region and of course, no one will mind if you devote your days to reading and lazing on the beach either.

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Driftsands 65

From R560* unit

Driftsands 65 has a front row see view. On the sixth level with 180* see/ beach view. It consists of 2 bedrooms. One with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. There is also a sleeper couch i... Read More

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303 Amandonia

From R550* unit

This spacious and stylish, third floor apartment has wonderful seaviews from lounge and both bedrooms. 303 Amandonia is a self-catering, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with fully equipped moder... Read More

3 Key Largo

From R860* unit

3 Key Largo is a beautifully furnished and well-equipped modern self-catering unit, with great sea views, located in a popular resort-style child-friendly complex. The complex has direct access to san... Read More

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5 Key Largo
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From R760* unit

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5 Key Largo is a newly renovated, upmarket apartment situated in a holiday resort- like complex in Doonside. The complex is situated on the beach and offers activities to suite everyone's needs. T... Read More

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Shangri LA  Holiday Apartment 208 & 803
0.2 km
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Shangri LA Apartment 803 is self-catering apartments located in Doonside-Durban South Coast, a small coastal resort area on the banks of the Little Amanzimtoti River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; a... Read More

Shangri LA 208
0.2 km
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From R1000* unit

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Shangri LA 208 is a sea-facing self-catering apartment situated just meters away from Doonside beach, in Kingsburgh. The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kit... Read More

The View Boutique Hotel & Spa
0.6 km

From R650 pps

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This has to be one of the most beautiful places in Africa. Wake up in the morning to the breathtaking site of the Sapphire coast. Built by the Lithgow family as a homestead and then converted to a 5 s... Read More

Sapphire Holiday Home
0.6 km

From R5000* unit

Located 1.4 km from Winkelspruit Launch Site in Amanzimtoti, this holiday home features a balcony. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free private park... Read More

12 Coral Sands
0.8 km

From R700* unit

Take a well-earned relaxing break in Warner Beach at Coral Sands Complex which is situated on Warner beach front. Warner beach is a safe, well maintained beach which is popular for surf angling, sw... Read More

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El Palma Guest House
1 km

From R960* unit

El Palma Guest House offers 8 luxurious and spacious units with the option of self catering or bed and breakfast. We also have 2 mobility impaired units with easy access and grab railings in the bath... Read More

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Doonside Reviews

The area is wonderful perfect for vacation and it safe
- Thandeka Majola

Lovely place to stay
- Laura Goodwin

It feels like a good holiday town without any hustle and bustle.
- Ashwin Ramkelawan

Wonderful, peaceful area.
- Ayesha Khan

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