Activities on the South Coast

Nestled between the coastal estuaries of the Mbizane and Kaba Rivers on the Hibiscus Coast is the outdoor paradise of Southbroom. The warm coastal waters are a playground for whales, dolphins and watersport enthusiasts alike.

The Main Beach ... A kilometer from the house.

The Main Beach … A kilometer from the house.

Southbroom, unlike a lot of the South Coast hasn’t given way to high rise apartments and hotels and offers miles of sandy Indian Ocean beach frontage, lush indigenous vegetation made up of the well-known Southbroom Golf Club, Frederika Nature Preserve and 350,000 m2 of township land zoned to conservation.

Boasting two recognized swimming beaches and a magical coastal walk between them over the primary dunes. Its two tidal pools further ensure that the needs of every beachcomber are satisfied.

Southbroom is a marine paradise.

Southbroom is a marine paradise.

The village also boasts a tennis and bowls club and adequate retail facilities for daily needs. More comprehensive shopping is provided by the nearby towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Shelly Beach.

Activities

  • Deep sea fishing and river fishing,
  • Whale watching from Ramsgate’s new whale watching deck. Recently built by the Ramsgate conservancy
  • Kite sailing, wind surfing, paddle skiing, and kayaking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hike the Bush Buck Trail and our magical beach trails.
  • Play the Big 4 Courses (See Details below)
  • Tennis
  • The Sardine Run (June)
  • The Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Golf courses nearby

Southbroom Golf Course
Southbroom Golf Club boasts one of the most popular golf courses on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. As an integral part of the Southbroom village, the course is a rare South African layout and if it wasn’t for all the palm trees and tropical foliage, you’d think you were in Britain or Ireland. Only a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean, Southbroom Golf Club affords golfers impressive views of pristine beaches and the sea; the tranquility of playing alongside the lush indigenous vegetation of the Frederika Nature Reserve; and an opportunity to feel the pride of the Southbroom village as the course meanders past elegant coastal residences.

South Broom Golf Club

Selbourne Golf Course
Selborne is situated on South Africa’s “Golf Coast” within an hour’s drive of a number of other top golf courses – 11 of them in Golf Digest’s top 100 courses. Selborne Country Club and Golf Course is rated independently by GOLF DIGEST magazine as a top 100 South African golf course and is the recipient of Complete Golfer’s Five-star Golf Experience Award; based on service excellence, top-class clubhouse facilities, golf course conditioning and last but not least the overall lingering experience.

Selbourne Golf Course

Wild Coast Country Club
The Wild Coast Sun Country Club boasts an absolute beauty of a golf course. It is a carts-only course, but this certainly doesn’t detract from the competitive challenge. With its wide fairways and huge greens, the Wild Coast Sun Golf Course attracts golfers of all levels.Renowned American golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr has created a dramatic golfing masterpiece overlooking the vast Indian Ocean. Less than 6,000 metres long and offering six par three holes, the Wild Coast Golf Course is seemingly simple however, prevailing winds add an entirely unexpected challenge.This par-70 course is ranked amongst the best golf courses in Southern Africa, which is hardly a surprise with its beautiful Indian Ocean backdrop and overlooking hills and rivers. The Country Club offers light refreshments overlooking the 18th hole. The Golf Academy offers lessons from a PGA professional for individuals and small groups by appointment.

Wild Coast Country Club

San Lameer Country Club
Set in the heart of this unique natural environment, San Lameer offers you everything you would include in a dream course. Eighteen memorable holes that weave a natural challenge through the open glades, forest and wetlands with the relaxed roar of the Indian Ocean cheering you on.Enjoy a demanding round of golf on the 18 hole championship golf course designed by Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes or a more relaxed 9 holes on the Pitch and Putt course.The course itself is sculptured around one of the last remaining wetland forests on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. It was designed to avoid areas of sensitive vegetation and utilizes the indigenous plants and shrubs in the natural features of the course. The club house is recognized as one of the most attractive in South Africa with spectacular views from the spacious terraces surrounding it.

San Lameer Country Club

Further afield

Oribi Gorge
Oribi Gorge is a canyon in southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, just west of Port Shepstone, which itself is 120 km south of Durban. Oribi Gorge, cut by the Mzimkulwana river, is the eastern gorge of two gorges that cut through the Oribi Flats (flat sugarcane farmlands) of KwaZulu-Natal. The western gorge was formed by the Mzimkulu river. The gorge is approximately 400 m (1,300 ft) deep, and almost 5 km wide at its widest.

There are numerous adventure activities (River Rafting, Gorge Swings, Hikes)

Vernon Crookes Game Reserve
This 2,189 ha nature reserve is definitely the jewel in the KwaZulu-Natal south coast protected areas crown. The reserve conserves a representative and well managed example of the coastal grasslands and coastal forest habitats of the southern KwaZulu-Natal, and the biodiversity that these habitat types support. The reserve boasts a wide variety of different habitats, including scarp forest, extensive grasslands, rivers, wetlands, cliff faces, and dams which provide a haven and shelter for a wide variety of wildlife which exist in the reserve. Game animals that occur in the reserve include : zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, blesbuck, impala, blue duiker, black backed jackal, dassies, mountain and common reedbuck and many more.
Impenjati Marine reserve
The Mpenjati Nature Reserve is a 78 ha protected area, located in the Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality of the Ugu District Municipality, on the south coast of the province of KwaZulu‐Natal. It is situated 165 km south‐west of Durban, between the small holiday towns of Trafalgar and Palm Beach. The Mpenjati Estuary (300 58’ 15” S; 300 17’ E) covers approximately 11.6 ha of the protected area and is located 10 km north of Port Edward
Mpenjati Nature Reserve consists of a matrix of grassland, forest, wetlands, salt marsh, estuary and coastal vegetation. The primary function of the nature reserve, which is contiguous with the Trafalgar Marine Reserve, is the protection of an estuarine nursery habitat.