These neighbourhoods are known for their Great Surfing Spots
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Unwind by the sweet water
Amanzimtoti, meaning 'the water is sweet' is a laid-back coastal town near Durban. This town attracts the young, old, retired and working class - all for the same reason.. the beach! With the beach being the main attraction in this neighbourhood, surfing, swimming and fishing are the most popular outdoor activities and holiday makers flock here in summer. Life moves a little slower in Amanzimtoti, and many people like to live here and commute to work in Durban.
Beach meets business
Durban Central is a diverse, colourful neighbourhood that includes the beachfront areas, the Berea, Morningside, Glenwood, Musgrave and the CBD. The beach is the biggest attraction and locals flock the promenade to cycle, run, surf, swim, fish or just catch some sun. There are also incredibly lush parks and open spaces dotted around the neighbourhod for residents to take advantage of. The nightlife in Durban Central is exciting with numerous bars, pubs, restaurants and night clubs in close proximity to each other. As its name implies, Durban Central's location makes it convenient to get to any of the other areas around Durban.
Seaside suburbs of the South
Durban South has a very family-like feel to it, with spacious homes at affordable prices. Enjoy quiet neighbourhoods and great community living, amongst a diverse range of cultures. The area feels warm and welcoming to anyone and everyone. This part of Durban offers convenient access to beaches, malls, and good schools. It's suburban bliss, just a stone's throw away from the city of Durban. It's the ideal place for those wanting to retire near the seaside.
Taking it easy in East London
East London, Oos-Londen, eMonti. It is a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, diverse city that lies between the Nahoon and Buffalo Rivers, that lead up to the warm Indian Ocean. East London’s economy is built on its industrial centre, which is the second largest in the Eastern Cape, and is recognised for its motor industry. It is also known as the business hub of the Transkei area, with many daily commuters coming in and out for work. Over the weekend you can put your feet up and relax, as just around the corner from the hustle and bustle lies the magnificent East Coast. With camping, game drives and a wide selection of holiday resorts along the beaches, there are endless adventures waiting to be discovered.
Blue flag beauty
As a host to the blue flag beach, Bikini Beach, this harbour town is a beautiful seaside destination. Just 40 minutes from Cape Town, it’s the perfect escape from big city life, without being too far from the city itself. For the wine-lovers, there are 25 different wineries along the Helderberg Wine Route, ranging from historical to artsy. Experience the spectacular view from Clarence Drive, the scenic route between Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay.
Jeffreys Bay to Tsitsikamma
Jeffreys Bay caters for a diverse range of people with a multi-functional lifestyle available in this unique environment. Famous for its world-class beaches, surf shops, and arts and crafts, J-Bay (as it's called by locals) is a quaint town, perfect for surfers. However, Tsitsikamma and the surrounding areas offer sight-seeing opportunities, as well as many activities for the outdoor enthusiasts.
The Jewel of the West Coast
Almost year round sunshine, safe waters and reliable winds make the coastal town of Langebaan the ideal place for watersport lovers. The picturesque, modern town borders the scenic West Coast National Park. Nicknamed the ‘Jewel of the West Coast’, Langebaan is a short one hour drive from Cape Town and the bustling town has something for the whole family. The natural beauty attracts many outdoor lovers, while unique beach restaurants, abundant seafood and shopping attracts others.
Milnerton is a laid back, relaxed neighbourhood that's just a 15 minute drive away from the Cape Town CBD. The area has an abundance of natural beauty with Milnerton lagoon, Woodbridge Island, Rietvlei Nature Reserve and Milnerton Beach nearby. Residents take maximum advantage of the surroundings to participate in outdoor pursuits like canoeing, surfing, stand up paddling, kite surfing and running. The area is served by a number of shopping centres including Canal Walk, Bayside Mall and the Paddocks Shopping Centre. Century City offers both residential and business opportunities.The Ratanga Junction amusement park also offers entertainment options for the whole family.
Mossel Bay to Glentana
With warm, beach-going weather throughout the year and kilometres of amazing beaches, Mossel Bay is a seaside wonder. Experience the riches of the Indian Ocean, the Cape fynbos, and the Outeniqua Mountains all within this neighbourhood in the Western Cape. There's an abundance of outdoor activities where the natural beauty of this area can be appreciated. A rich history and culture exists here, and is displayed in museums, historical sites and more.
Blue Flag Beauty
The town of Richards Bay is a progressive seaport town located in an attractive environment. This town is vibrant and fast becoming the north coast holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches. Residents of this town can enjoy a summer climate all year round. Richards Bay business centre has modern facilities and excellent recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. A popular beach in Richards Bay is the one and only Alkantstrand blue flag beach. Surfers and bathers flock to Alkantstrand Beach to enjoy the waves and the view surrounding this stunning area.