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2012-01-30
About Port Edward


 

Port Edward is a thriving seaside town on the southernmost tip of the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. The town has been a favoured holiday destination for many years and has facilities  which cater for both the holiday maker and permanent residents.   

There is good direct access to the area's beaches, which are protected by shark netting. Lifeguards are always on duty at the main beach during school holiday periods. Port Edward beaches offer excellent opportunities for surfing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, and good fishing, both off the rocks or deep sea for those seeking a bigger catch. 

The coastline of Port Edward also sets the scene for ideal dolphin and whale watching throughout the year, especially during the months of June and July which sees the arrival of "The Greatest Shoal on Earth" - the annual sardine run.  

Port Edward also has a Golf Course, Bowling Club, Squash and Tennis facilities for the athletically inclined.

Port Edward has shopping areas, banks, a post office, primary schools, library and clinic as well as a number of coffee shops and restuarants in the town and surrounding area.

There are some great attractions within easy reach of Port Edward, some of which include: 

  •    Wild Coast Sun Casino & Country Club
  •    Beaver Creek Coffee Farm
  •     Umtamvuna River cruises and hikes
  •    Pure Venom reptile farm
  •    Riverbend Crocodile Farm & Art Gallery
  •    Oribi Gorge - Wild 5
  •    Fossil hiking
  •    Bowls & tennis
  •    Horse riding
  •    Deep sea fishing and pleasure trips
  •    Diving
  •    Good rock & surf fishing
  •    Numerous golf courses including the Wild Coast Sun and San Lameer
  •    Lovely swimming beaches 
  •    Wild Coast Sun - R80 million Wild Waves Water Park
  •    Lake Eland Game Reserve

With so much to see and do, the South Coast must surely be a must see destination, with Port Edward and Eden Wilds the perfect place's to do it from.