Activities in the area


The South Coast is a true gem, we are blessed with mild winters making swimming possible throughout the year, and although our summers can get pretty hot it is not the hottest in the country. There is always something to do on the coast, just ask us and will recommend excellent and unforgettable activities.


Adrenaline Junkies

The only place is Oribi Gorge and try out one or all of The Wild 5 activities. It is located some 12kms inland from Port Shepstone. It is guaranteed to have your heart racing and your pulse pounding.


Lake Eland

Lake Eland Game Reserve is the perfect venue for a family holiday, romantic getaway or simply a day's outing. Spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge and abundant wild life make this a unique experience.


Mac Banana

The following activities are held at Mac Banana's: Quad bike rides, Paint Ball, Giant trampoline, Banana Tour and Mac Venture Golf and a pancake restaurant.


Clear Water Trails

The Umtamvuna Mountain Bike trail will provide all the thrills (hopefully not the spills) for the avid mountain biker, we have trails for the beginner to the expert.


Wild Coast Sun

The Wild Coast Sun is a casino and resort that has a lot to offer - apart from the gambling!  There is a fabulous area for children (and for adults too) called Aloha Village.


Horse and pony rides

Horse riding is available a at Wild Coast Sun for your enjoyment. Everyone's dream! An opportunity to ride along the unspoiled beach for beginners to experienced riders.


The Pont

Scenic River cruises aboard 60 seater double deck "Spellbound Gambler" or more intimate 11 seater pontoon "Sundance" on the Umtamvuna River. Speedboat rides and fun-filled tube rides are also available.



The nearest is the Wild Coast Sun on the opposite river bank. Port Edward has a 9 hole course, Southbroom a scenic 18 hole course, San Lameer is challenging with a lovely setting. Book in advance.



This has to be the ideal holiday occupation-relaxing, peaceful, soothing, and on the occasion very unproductive! Rough oceans or easygoing rivers - choose what suits you.


Crocodile Farm

Riverbend Crocodile Farm has enormous crocodiles (very exciting at feeding times) Also available is a Snake house, superb Art Gallery & Curio Shop, and a delightful, fully licensed café.


Pure Venom

Pure Venom will give you the fright of your life! This farm has the largest private collection of Rattlesnakes, Pythons and Cobras in the country. Slither your way to Izotsha to find them.


Dolphin viewing

The only registered whale watcher in this area is Spike of Ocean Safaris. This is a once in a life time experience, and is not to be missed.


Shopping malls

There are two brilliant shopping centres in Shelly Beach-South Coast mall and Shelly Centre. These have a variety stores to cater to all your shopping needs.


Deep Sea Fishing

Available charters include Aqua Vida Charters, Sensational charters, Tyde charters, Sosume charters, Riptide, Awesome charters and Baywatch charters - all at your disposal.


vulture viewing

Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide has a breeding colony of 150 plus Cape Vultures on their doorstep, allowing very close up and personal encounters with these magnificent birds.


Wild waves

Featuring some of the world's best and latest rides, the Wild Waves Water Park has an incredible and exciting assortment of water activities to appeal to all ages.

Places to eat & drink


The Estuary at Port Edward is a magical romantic spot with gorgeous views over the lagoon to the sea - wonderful on a moonlit night.

The Country Lodge in Southbroom is a delightfully romantic cosy bar, with the choice of two restaurants.

Pistols Saloon at Ramsgate is a great place to go for a drink and have some Pizza. You may find your feet resting on a large pig, or your beer slurped by a donkey. Live music often on the weekends.

Local restaurants

We have collated a list of restaurants which have been tried and tested by our guests (and sometimes by ourselves!). However, as everyone has different tastes and requirements and standards can change, please check with Reception for the latest information.

Currently Recommended

La Trattoria Terrazza (Italian food)
(039) 316 6162 Southbroom
Just So Chinese
(039) 312 2165 Margate
Nightingale Restaurant
(039) 319 2312 Glenmore Hotel
(039) 314 4370 Ramsgate
Fish Eagle
(039) 311 1026 Estuary
The Cow Shed (light meals)
(039) 311 3955 Port Edward
Premier Hotel Edwardian
(039) 311 3618 Port Edward
The Estuary Hotel
(039) 311 3474 Port Edward
Wild Coast Sun - Chico's
(039) 305 2759 Port Edward
Wild Coast Sun - Spur
(039) 305 4857 Port Edward

For Take-Aways or Sit Down

(039) 311 1440 Port Edward
Kentucky Fried Chicken - Spar
(039) 311 1437 Port Edward
Debonairs Pizza
(039) 305 9111 Wild Coast Sun
(039) 305 9111 Wild Coast Sun
(039) 305 9111 Wild Coast Sun

Caribbean Estates, Lot 1015 Old National Main Road (R61) Port Edward 4295