The Wild Coast Sun is family-friendly destination. Picture: Clinton Moodley.
The Wild Coast Sun is family-friendly destination. Picture: Clinton Moodley.

South Coast attractions to visit for an out of office trip

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Feb 19, 2021

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With many South Africans remote working, there are countless options to work from anywhere in the country. With the rise of the OOO (Out of Office) trend, travellers can explore their destination while meeting their daily work tasks.

One top destination to visit is the South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal.

The CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism Phelisa Mangcu said the South Coast was home to golden beaches, coastal reserves and endless family-friendly outings - ideal for those who want to enjoy scenic spots while working.

“Parents are able to conduct their business and children attend to their school work in a beautiful setting, with picnics on beaches and nature hikes replacing the monotony of the home-bound routine. It’s a truly wonderful change of pace.”

Here are some to visit:

Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward

Wild Coast Sun, located less than 2 hours from Durban, makes for a fun family-friendly escape. There are many room types to suit any traveller. The rooms come standard with free wifi, writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and more. Activities include the Wild Waves water park, horseback riding, segway tours, quad biking, a beach walk.

Visitors can play a game of golf at the championship 18-hole Wild Coast Sun golf course. Children will appreciate the indoor entertainment area housing the Magic Company, Cosmic Bowling in the Aloha Village and a spa dedicated solely for the kids.

Call 039 305 9111 or email www.suninternational.com/wildcoastsun

Lake Eland Game Reserve

The stunning game reserve is ideal for those who want to enjoy adventure and game viewing. The 2, 5 and 6 sleeper chalets offer the most picturesque views and come kitted with all the mod cons needed for a 000 trip.

Amenities include an en-suite bathroom, open plan kitchen with chairs, lounge area and a car-port. The reserve is home to hiking trails, a suspension bridge, ziplining, 4x4 driving, game viewing and birding.

Call 039 687 0395 or www.lakeeland.co.za

The Estuary Hotel and Spa in Port Edward

If you want to wake up to the sounds of the ocean, then a trip to the Estuary Hotel and Spa in Port Edward offers that and more. There are 44 rooms with lagoon, waterfront, and sea-facing rooms. Amenities include free wifi, private balconies, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and TV.

Call 039 311 2675 or visit www.estuaryhotel.co.za

Other recommendations:

Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh: Call 039 978 3361 or visit www.bluemarlinhotel.co.za

Selborne Park Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa in Pennington: Call 039 688 1800 or 039 975 8500 or visit www.selbornehotel.com

Umthunzi Hotel & Conference in Umtentweni: Call 039 695 0852 or visit www.umthunzi.co.za

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa in Oribi Gorge: Call 039 687 4000 or visit www.thegorge.co.za

La Cote D'Azur self-catering accommodation in Margate: Call 039 312 1521 or visit www.lacotedazurresort.co.za

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