3 South Coast extreme adventures to enjoy
The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is a renowned leisure tourism destination, and while sunbathing and seaside strolls might appeal to some, the region is also home to some of the most extreme outdoor adventures for visiting thrill-seekers.
Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism, said: "The captivating landscape, resident wildlife and adventurous spirit of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast make it the ultimate destination for tourists looking for something extreme.
“Whether it’s speed, heights or close encounters with apex predators, the area has the world-class facilities and services suited to any type of extreme adventure.”
Offroad biking and 4x4 adventures
The inviting sub-tropical climate makes the KZN South Coast a popular outdoor sporting destination with a variety of incredible 4x4, mountain biking and offroad biking routes.
Ugu South Coast Tourism recently launched the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trails as part of the Great Drives Out routes. This offers tourists the chance to experience the stunning coastal landscape through 4x4 excursions and trail or mountain biking adventures.
For a thrilling ride from the skies, World of Wings offers microlight flips in 15-minute, 30-minute or one-hour time slots, promising incredible views of Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh and even the lower South Coast. It’s a thrilling adventure ride with an experienced pilot, Noel McDonogh, at the controls.
With 58 golden beaches, including several Blue Flag Beaches, the KZN South Coast is a surfing mecca, with some of the biggest point breaks attract global surfers taking to the waves annually.
Some of the top surfing spots include Amanzimtoti, Scottburgh, Southbroom and St Michael’s-on-sea – the home base for SA Champs and SA Masters Champs.