Port Shepstone Accommodation

Port Shepstone is a popular holiday destination on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It is also an important commercial, administrative and educational hub for the region, which includes smaller beach towns and resorts like Shelly Beach, Margate and Ramsgate.

The town was established in 1867 at the mouth of the Mzimkulu River after the discovery of marble. Surprisingly perhaps, it was a small group of Norwegian immigrants which played a strong role in the town's subsequent development.

During its life, the town has seen a harbour, which fell into disuse, and a railway station which was also superseded by transport links deemed more modern and efficient. Today there is little evidence of the harbour as the river silted up making it impossible to use, but the old cast-iron light house still stands proudly on the coast.

If you are interested in Port Shepstone's history, there is a quaint museum whose displays follow a decidedly maritime theme, but which does cast a light on some aspects of the settlement's history.

Like other South Coast towns, Port Shepstone experiences a subtropical climate with warm, humid summers and dry, but still warm, winters and offers a great experience for sun-worshipers and beach bums. The Indian Ocean is warm and activities like swimming, fishing and snorkelling are commonly practised.

The river mouth provides endless opportunity for engaging in water-sports like water-skiing and wind surfing. You can also paddle a canoe down the river or take a relaxing boat ride to observe the birdlife.

A little upstream, the Mzimkulu River is partly responsible for the carving of the Oribi Gorge, consistently rated as one of the biggest canyons in the world. Just up the road from Port Shepstone this spectacular sight offers hikes, look-out points and the chance to spot yet more birds and rejoice in the sounds of nature, from antelope snapping twigs as they move through the bush to monkeys squealing. You can also attempt the world's highest commercial abseil here.

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Umdlalo Lodge
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From R690 pps

Welcome to Umdlalo Lodge Umdlalo Lodge was established in 2004 and was created with the idea of providing an up market accommodation, restaurant and conference facility, with a different feel. U... Read More

Umzimkulu Marina

From R300 pps

Our luxury self-catering units are fully equipped. Each unit has its own kitchen, bathroom and lounge and braai area. All units open up onto beautiful green lawns which lead down to the river's edge. ... Read More

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Stephan`s Guest House

From R475 pps

Stephan's Guest House is situated on the hill directly above the Port Shepstone Golf and Country Club, with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. The Spanish style architecture with its beautiful garde... Read More

Oribi Gorge Guest Farm

From R275 pps

The Oribi Gorge Guest Farm features three guest houses, the Shuttleworth House, Nerrily Cottage, and Lindile Lodge. All are fully self-catering, with no shortage of modern appliances. They share equal... Read More

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My Den Beachfront B&B with SC

From R525 pps

My Den is situated a stone's throw from the beautiful Oslo Beach, KwaZulu Natal. Just 2 minutes drive from Port Shepstone. My Den offer self-catering or catered options. Comprises of stunning 1 to 2 b... Read More

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Venture Inn Hotel & Conferencing

From R350* unit

Our region is blessed with some of the finest natural beauty Africa has to offer. Here amidst the subtropical forests and sun drenched golden beaches is a paradise waiting to be explored. Already fam... Read More

Mdoni House Guest Lodge

From R452 pps

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The tranquil setting of our large subtropical hillside garden invites you to relax as you arrive at Mdoni House Guest Lodge in Umtentweni - a natural garden suburb nestling on the shores of the Indian... Read More

At 4 Umzumbe, Mangrove Beach Estate

From R1000* unit

Situated on the first floor in a secure complex, this very comfortable sea-facing self-catering unit comprises of 3 bedrooms, the main bedroom having its own on-suite bathroom with shower and the full... Read More


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Honeywood offers self catering and Dinner, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, conferences and team building. Situated only 800m from the beach and a 5 minute drive from Port Shepstone its the perfect pl... Read More

Pearce Place B&B

From R420 pps

The ultimate accommodation experience for distinguished guests with refined taste for style and relaxation. Ideal coastal breakaway or corporate stay-over, close to most amenities and walking distance... Read More

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Port Shepstone Reviews

Port Shepstone
Good experience
- Dumisani Mhlongo

Port Shepstone
Port Shepstone is great thank you.
- Brenda Ngcongo

Port Shepstone
It a great place. Especially when you want to get away from all the busy destinations. Its better than going to the Durban. It has everything, but only more quiet and peaceful. I loved Port Shepstone.
- Sharon Lewis Lewis

Port Shepstone
My hometown!! A place which caters for all with a wide variety of attractions , friendly people & service.
- Yogeetha Ishwarlall

Port Shepstone
Excellent place for an holiday.
- Asokan Govender