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5 Beach Friendly Places To Stay On The Dolphin Coast of South Africa

A guest blog post from  Lungi Bushell.

The Dolphin Coast still remains a popular holiday spot and reminds me of beach holidays my parents would take us to when we were still young. The Dolphin Coast is a strip of coastline stretching from the North coast of Durban to the South. The area offers year-round warm weather, so if like me you prefer quieter beach holidays away from the masses, it is still possible to enjoy a swimming holiday even in the middle of winter with the weather averaging around 22 degrees Celsius.

1. St. Helier Cottage


  • Sleeps a maximum of 10 people.
  • From £43 per night.

2. Hluleka Nature Reserve

  • Located just outside Port St. Johns on the Wild Coast.
  • 6 chalets in the area consisting of rocky shores, nature and wildlife.
  • Chalets are located on a reserve surrounded by the nearby towns of Port St Johns and Coffee Bay.


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3. Pumula Beach Hotel

  • About an hour’s drive from central Durban.
  • Prioritized as a blue flag beach along the KwaZulu Natal Coast.
  • Perfect for families and couples wanting a relaxing break.


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4. Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge

  • Located in the small resort town of Umdloti.
  • A short walking distance from the beach.
  • Visit the nearby Mount Moreland Barn Swallows if you are into nature.
  • Take walks in the Coastal Conservatory which is made up of 3 beaches.
  • Umdloti has tidal pools which it makes it a popular beach spot for those with young families.

greenfire dolphin coast

5. Wavecrest Beach Hotel

  • Wildlife, canoeing and whale watching.
  • All-inclusive family-friendly hotel located on the Wild Coast.




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Don’t miss out on activities to get involved in on the Dolphin Coast!

Have you ever adventured to the Dolphin Coast of South Africa? I would love to hear all about your experiences; make sure to comment below!

About The Author:

 Lungi Bushell is a South African born travel blogger based in Suffolk, England. She writes and reviews travel and hotel destinations within the United Kingdom and beyond. Lungi is a wife and mum to two children and enjoys blogging in her spare time. Check out her blog, A Bushell Blog.
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