KwaZulu Natal's South Coast (also known as the Hibiscus Coast) is awash with small idyllic beach towns. Southport is one such town and like the others, it is blessed with a great climate, warm ocean and a golden stretch of beach. Its main selling point though is its relatively quiet nature compared to the other resorts.
Southport is situated between Port Shepstone and Sea Park, and is easily accessible from Durban via the N2. It is less than 120 kilometres from the city, and only 8 kilometres from Port Shepstone, and yet this old railway siding town remains quiet and relatively unpopulated. The upshot of this is that even in the height of summer, Southport's beach remains secluded, and there is far less competition for the shady spots than there would be on another beach. It is a great family beach destination for this reason.
The subtropical climate which ensures hot humid summers and warm, dry winters is a universal plus when it comes to South Coast towns, as is the warm Indian Ocean which laps at the shore. While the beach conditions are never far off perfect in Southport, there are many options if you feel like a break from the sea and sand.
Two minutes down the road, Port Shepstone provides all the amenities you could wish for, from shopping and entertainment resorts to restaurants. Furthermore, just inland you'll find the impressive Oribi Gorge, as well as numerous small nature reserves with hiking and walking trails as well as great bird watching opportunities. There are of course many snorkelling opportunities on Southport's doorstep too, and if you are craving a relaxed beach holiday with the option of heading into a vibe-y crowded beach town nearby, Southport just might be the ideal destination for you.
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Wuthering Heights consists of 3 units:
Unit 1: 1bedroom; open plan kitchen / lounge (sleeps 5)
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Cosy Cabins are two small log cabins situated in a pretty garden with sea views on the inland side of the main road in Southport.
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Serendipity Beach House and Cottage
This architecturally unique home and self-catering cottage in Southport village, KwaZulu-Natal, is 115km on the N2 Freeway south of Durban (eThekwini) and 9km on... Read More
A tranquil little paradise nestled between the heart of the Bendigo Nature Reserve and the Southport Blue Flag Beach. An ideal base to go and explore the various beautiful attractions and activities o... Read More
The cottage is 200m from the main beach of Southport, where lifesavers are on duty everyday. A restaurant and tea-garden right on the beach serves thirsty and hungry sun worshippers.
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DolfinView is nestled between coastal bush and the warm Indian Ocean forming part of the Hibiscus Coast, this little hamlet known as Southport lies 17kms from Hibberdene off the N2 from Durban and onl... Read More
Xanadu Guest House offers comfortable clean accommodation in Two Spacious Garden Chalets, situated in the peaceful seaside village of Southport, just 10km north of Port Shepstone.
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Here you can surround yourself
with silence or the sounds of nature around you
The drone of the sea sometimes
far away and sometimes
surprisingly close by.
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Dove's Cottage is situated in a tranquil, serene part of the South Coast. There are three bedrooms and three sets of ablution facilities. The living area is open plan, leading onto a spacious covered ... Read More
Ocean Glory is a spacious house offering self-catering accommodation for up to 17 people. The property has beautiful 180 degree sea views from where you can view dolphins and whales. The beach is appr... Read More
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- Talita Naudé
Southport is a lovely place! Awesome beaches to explore, delicious pizza, great places to grab a coffee and the most important aspect.... Really friendly people!
- Mary Britz
Southport very serene, very layback, away from the hustle and bustle of city life
- Renalda Turner
Lovely hidden gem! Will definitely be back!
- Noelle Oosthuizen
Nice peaceful suburb
- Lucien July