South Africa’s Dolphin coast offers a little of everything- from the romantic foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, to fluffy beaches and great cuisine, there’s a little of everything on offer. History, relaxation, unique marine sightings, adventure and so much more await you in KwaZulu-Natal.
This area didn’t earn the nickname ‘Dolphin Coast’ from nowhere. The Warm Indian Ocean floods the coastline, offering a perfect spawning ground for dolphins and other marine mammals at play. There’s even the chance to spot whales off the coasts at the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a unique protected site that’s earned itself World heritage status.
Be prepared to play here too…the beaches ask you to bask and relax [although they can be busy over the christmas period], while windsurfing, paddle skiing, ski-boating, wave-riding, snorkelling and so much more in the watersport arena are on offer for those who’d rather keep themselves active and entertained. Fishermen can test the waters at Thukela Mouth, and birders will find a vast variety of species to keep them entertained.
Take a stroll through the indigenous forests of the region, or schedule the perfect picnic at the edges of romantic Zinkwazi lagoon, while fish eagles cry in the background. If you can’t live without a little city-life to spice up the nights, head into Ballito to shop till you drop. Historians will find much on offer, from historic battlegrounds commemorating the clash between the Zulu Nation and the British, to the Shaka’s Kraal site of the ancient Zulu royal palace. Learn about this notorious Zulu King framed by the rolling hills of his homeland, and take away a deeper insight into your own humanity.
The area is also packed with top-class reserves offering the best of safari and wildlife experiences, ensuring you get a true taste of Africa and the beasts who call this unique continent home.
Experience a little of everything on the unique Dolphin Coast, and take home unforgettable memories and unique experiences for the whole family. Let Go Touch Down Tours and Travel help you make the very best of this special area to ensure you experience the ultimate African experience for yourself.