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Sapphire Coast Tourism CTO

Extending from Athlone Park in the North to Clansthal in the South, this magnificent stretch of Coast boasts 40km of golden beaches and lush coastal forests, interspersed with lovely coastal villages.

The town of Amanzimtoti, Place of Sweet Waters, is said to been named by the great Zulu King Shaka after tasting the fresh water from the river flowing into the Indian Ocean.

The Sapphire Coast is a place where abundant natural beauty and wildlife exist alongside stylish modern shopping malls, restaurants, superb sports facilities and lodging ranging from backpacking, caravan sites to luxury 5* accommodation.

The area is truly renowned for its beaches,excellent swimming conditions with high safety standards, and wealth of ocean activities, from fishing, surfing to scuba diving.

The Aliwal Shoal, just off the coast of Umkomaas, has a spectacular marine ecosystem awaiting intrepid scuba divers. The magnificent reef is alive with colourful corals and is in particular renowned for its ragged-tooth sharks.

Nature lovers can explore birdlife at the Umbogavonga Nature Reserve, cycle a nature trail at Ilanda Wilds, go bass fishing at Mnini Dam or enjoy a complete wildlife experience at Crocworld Conservation Centre.

Sapphire Coast…A Place for adventure, nature and a relaxing family holiday!