Light and breezy does it in these exceptional beach-side apartments on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
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.
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?
What to do?
The area abounds with nature reserves, hiking trails, protected estuaries and lagoons; while the ocean tempts the more adventurous with superb surfing, kiteboarding and deep-sea fishing.
For nature lovers, this stretch is famed for its bird watching, whale and dolphin viewing. And the scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.
For golfers there are nine world-class 18-hole golf courses along the coast. And where the weather’s nearly always perfect, this is a good walk (even if it’s not the best round).
Need to know!
This is South Africa’s eastern coastline. The Indian Ocean is warm all year round – which has made it one of the most popular swimming and surf spots locally and internationally. The South Coast beaches are known for their abundant, tropical vegetation that nudges right up against the dunes. Miraculously, these heavenly sun-worshipping spots don’t get too crowded or busy.
The relaxation, of course. But you simply must try out the amazing eateries up and down this coastline. From cafés and coffee shops to bistros and brush-up restaurants, they do food well here.
This part of the world is also known for its funky creativity and clever design, an arty sub-culture that is quite quirky and different from the country’s other design capitals. Check out the fashion, décor and local design genius – from the well-to-do shops to the beautiful beadwork and crafty roadside attractions.
This won’t be your only visit.