Incredible Facts About KZN’s South Coast

It’s no secret that the South Coast has our hearts. Call us biased, but we’ve always believed that this special place is far more than just a wonderful holiday destination. Our residents share this sentiment, which is why they chose to settle with us and live the holiday every day. In case our gorgeous weather and friendly people weren’t enough to convert you, here are some awe-inspiring facts about KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast…

We have the smallest desert in the world

Yes, you read right. Just 10kms from Port Edward, you’ll find the Red Desert. Only 200m in diameter, it’s been the home of many awesome archaeological discoveries.

We’re also known as the golf coast

Who needs the Gold Coast when you have the golf coast right here! The South Coast boasts 11 courses, all with ocean or coastal forest views. These are some of the most celebrated courses in the province, if not the nation.

We’ve got the highest number of blue flag beaches in all of KZN

We always thought we had the most beautiful beaches but now we have proof! KZN has a total of six blue flag beaches, five of which can be found on the South Coast. As an internationally recognised standard of quality, we think this speaks volumes about the natural splendour. We’ve also got the most tidal pools in the province, providing perfect, sheltered swimming conditions all year round.

We play host to the annual Sardine Run and the Humpback Whale Migration

Living on the South Coast means front-row seats to the #GreatestShoalOnEarth as well as the 30 000 Humpback Whales that migrate between June and December every year.

We have two of the world’s top dive sites

The world-renowned Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks are located here right on the South Coast. As the subject of many international documentaries, tourists and passionate locals flock to these sites to catch a glimpse of the creatures that call them home.
Discover why we’re the gem of the true coast
At Renishaw Hills, our homes are surrounded by nature and built with care. It’s why our residents get to live the holiday all year round in a place that delivers the ultimate in quality, value and lifestyle. Ready for the start of a new adventure? Contact us today on for a private tour. Should you prefer to stay at home, take our virtual tours of each home type here.


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