5 Awesome Attractions In Scottburgh

Located in the mouth of the Mpambanyoni River, this sweet little resort town packs a punch by providing some of the most exciting attractions in KZN. Just 58kms South of Durban, Scottburgh has a rich cultural history based in colonial and Zulu roots. 

Shaka, King of the Zulus, and those who travelled with him were visitors to this region all those years ago. With such a ripe history, it’s no wonder that this town has the authentic vibe which draws in tourists and locals from all over the globe and country. 

After all, Scottburgh has a wonderfully temperate climate for a coastal town, and it’s beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. With restaurants, clubs, pubs and other amazing attractions, this town is well-worth a visit – whether you’re looking for real estate or for a quick holiday with the family over the festive season. 

So, let’s check out a few of fantastic Scottburgh’s attractions! 

Scottburgh Beach

Bustling all year round, this beach is popular for it’s amazing breakers and friendly vibe. There’s loads to do here for the entire family including a super tube waterslide for the kiddies, mini-golf for ambitious couples and even canoe hire for romantic trips up the lagoon. Dad can get his fish on whilst mom lies back and admires the technique of countless surfers riding the waves. That or join in for some body boarding or surfing with them.

When the sun is high and the beaches are packed, there’s usually some abseiling on offer. But relaxing is also on the cards with the amazing restaurants and bars all along the coast. Why not pick up something to remember your holiday by at one of the curio shops? Or snack on some takeout while you watch the sun set over a perfect day. 

TC Robertson Nature Reserve

For a more serene experience, why not stop by the TC Robertson Nature Reserve? It’s a strip of gorgeous nature all down the banks of the Mpambinyoni River which has over 80 species of indigenous trees and about 180 species of birds and other animals. You’ll likely get a sneak peak of a bushbuck or banded mongoose if you’re lucky, after which you can enjoy a picnic or braai in one of the braai areas for visitors. 

As an added bonus, the Reserve holds its very own ‘Bring and Braai’ – can’t you smell the chops already? – every third Sunday. Guests at these occasions will get the unique and exciting opportunity to listen in on some interesting talks by animal experts. All this while in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere, enjoying a good time with the family and friends. Sounds like a slice of heaven, doesn’t it? .


Feel like having your pants scared off? Why not try counting some crocodile teeth? Or you can find out that and hosts of other interesting info at Crocworld. There are loads of entertaining things to do in this little resort for our vicious, scaly friends. These include day tours which teach visitors more about ‘a day in the life’ of a newborn hatchling or an ancient massive specimen of the last known remnants of the dinosaurs. Let’s face it, we all have a sick fascination with feeding time, which is in between 11:00 and 15:00 every day. 

There’s also a farmyard section here which allows the kids to play and pat a few harmless varieties of animal, including sheep, horses and eve goats. Parents can enjoy the curio shop, and the whole family can settle down in the Crocodilian Restaurant for a meal after all that croc viewing! 

Scottburgh Golf Club

After all that activity, it might be a good idea to let the food and memories settle with a good ‘ol round of golf. The Scottburgh Golf Club will offer that will a rolling course of 18 holes which wanders through the town and along the scenic coastline – try not to lose those golf balls in the surf! This place has got amazing ocean views and lush vegetation which perfectly complements the calm vibe of the whole area. 
Oceanworx Dive Charters
Just over 9kms from Scottburgh, you’ll be lucky to find these guys who cater for non-divers as well as experienced divers. They’ll be happy to take you out on snorkeling trips, scuba diving courses, and even ocean safaris. Dives to the Aliwal Shoal will be the most memorable of a lifetime since it’s rates as one of the top 10 dive spots in the entire world! 

With all these attractions, there’ll hardly be any time for sleep. Thankfully Scottburgh delivers on every front, with restaurants and hotels to satisfy the pickiest holiday maker. Check it out! 

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