Ocean and Family-friendly Activities

The warm Indian Ocean found along the Sapphire Coast makes this a top seaside destination for domestic and international tourists. The subtropical climate means sunny skies and temperate conditions year-round, with seaside activities plentiful.

Amanzimtoti Main Beach is a hub of ocean fun, with children particularly drawn to the fun slides at Splash Water World. There are a variety of restaurants, takeaways, and shops to be tried and explored along the bustling promenade with local traders selling beautiful crafts and curios.

Those looking for a family-friendly, beach holiday will enjoy the golden sands and warm waters for swimming, snorkelling and boogie boarding. The many rock pools dotted around the coast are ideal for little ones to explore, with surfing and kite surfing popular sporting activities for older family members.

Charter boats are available to take anglers out for a day of deep-sea fishing, while rock and surf fishing remains a popular pastime among the locals as well. There’s also the option of horse rides on the beach with experienced guides catering for a range of abilities.

Those in the mood for a leisurely afternoon outdoors should head to Amanzimtoti’s beautiful lagoon. Illovo River is another top spot for water sports, fishing, birding, and picnics.

There’s also the popular Crocworld Conservation Centre, home to a variety of animal species in a beautiful setting, with the on-site Fish Eagle Café the ideal spot for a meal with a sea view.

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