Light and breezy does it in these exceptional beach-side apartments on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
If you’ve Googled ‘perfect beach setting’, ‘sub-tropical paradise’ or ‘soft sand and a warm ocean on your doorstep’, it’s little wonder you’ve landed here. South Africa’s south coast of KwaZulu-Natal offers all these things, certainly, but there’s so much more that’s perfectly suited to lazy days and more active leisure pursuits.
A suspension of reality is a holiday requirement, a chance to detach and disentangle from our crazy, hyper-connected busy lives. And in our beachside apartments in Illovo Beach, on the lush, expansive coastline that runs south of Durban, you’ll discover a world away from it all.
Our five luxury options 51 La Mer, 33 La Mer, 26 La Mer, 5 La Mer and 2 La Mer, Illovo Beach have a special relationship with their extraordinary location. With an emphasis on ‘inside out’ living, they offer you a chance to connect fully with the outdoors. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a few (bare) footsteps away and the superb views encompass a full sweep across the sea or a verdant riverside embankment. What could be more glorious than a sunrise wake-up call?
If you’re considering a do-nothing beach holiday or looking for an add-on stay after a visit to South Africa’s majestic Drakensberg, a game-filled safari spot or nature reserve, a rich experience of Zululand or the Valley of A Thousand Hills or if you want to relive of the heroic tales of the Zulu and Anglo Boer War battlefields, bookmark this site. And book one of our apartments.
The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal boasts sub-tropical forests, crystal clear lagoons, clean, biscuit-coloured beaches and mysterious rocky coves, all begging to be explored. This coastline is much quieter than the lively Durban hub and buzzing Golden Mile, but the myriad city attractions are a mere half hour drive away.
Consider basing yourself here if you want to take in the province’s many other attractions: the pristine eco-park iSimangaliso (formerly the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park), the beating heart of Zululand, the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the breathtaking Drakensburg Mountains, a choice of world-famous game reserves, the inspiring craft and design jaunt that is the Midlands Meander or the historical experience of a lifetime, a tour through the Zulu battlefields.
Importantly, this area’s wonderful climate, deliciously hot in summer and comfortably mild in winter, makes it a popular holiday destination all year round.