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South Africa - Elephant Coast Map

Self Catering in South Africa - Elephant Coast

A place of natural beauty and diverse marine life, the Elephant Coast along the northern stretches of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa comprises the continent’s oldest game reserve, pristine beaches with ancient dune systems along a vast tropical coastline, unique wetlands and trib... read more

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Parkers Cottages

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in St Lucia

The fully en-suite guest cottages each have two bedrooms, air conditioning, secure parking and are fully serviced. Se...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R800.0

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Pelican's Nest Holiday Home St Lucia

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Pelican's nest St Lucia is a beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable and relaxing, three bedroom, two bathroom, ...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Aircon
Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1450.0

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The Bridge Apartments

Self Catering in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and provides cable TV, daily cleaning service, laundry an...

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R950.0

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15 The Bridge

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

The Bridge 15 is a lovely 3-bedroom self-catering unit located in a secure complex on the banks of the St Lucia Estua...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R1515.0

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St Lucia Wilds Flatlet

Apartments, Self Catering in St Lucia

We are located in the main street away from the busy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc. Units a...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
WiFi
TV

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R560.0

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Fishermans Flat

Self Catering in St Lucia

Gorgeous flatlet and house in the heart of Zululand, ideal accommodation for fisherman and families, within walking d...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R1000.0

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41 The Bridge

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

The main bedroom is en-suite with a shower The 2 other bedrooms share a bathroom. The kitchen is fully-equipped with...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1600.0

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Perna Perna St Lucia

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Perna Perna is the perfect place to come to rest, relax and rejuvenate. These two and three bedroom apartments all ha...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
TV

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R800.0

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Premier Apartments

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Located a few steps from St Lucia Tours and Charters in St Lucia, this apartment features free Wi-Fi. Guests benefit ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R1200.0

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St Lucia Villas & King's Palace

Apartments, Self Catering in St Lucia

Very luxurious, upmarket and spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R400.0

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Ingwenya Lodge

Cottages, Self Catering in St Lucia

The property borders the nature reserve with a view of both the sea and the estuary, a very unique privilege in St Lu...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
WiFi
Aircon

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R1700.0

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Flamingo

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Self catering, fully equipped and fully serviced duplex flats. Upstairs has two bedrooms and one bathroom with bath a...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
TV
Braai Area
WiFi

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R500.0

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Forest Villas

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in St Lucia

Forest Villas is an upmarket Lodge which will be opening its doors in 2017 in the town of St Lucia, iSimangaliso worl...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R910.0

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Little Eden St Lucia

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Self Catering in St Lucia

Little Eden St Lucia is a 4 Star AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Quality Assured Establishment who offers Upmarket and Tasteful...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R1200.0

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Flamboyant self catering holiday flats

Apartments, Chalets, Self Catering in St Lucia

One and two bedroom Self Catering units available in a secure complex, air condition units, kitchen, bathroom and ver...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon

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R500.0

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The South Sea's Safari

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Has a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen which also includes a washing machine and tumble dryer. It offers a fl...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R500.0

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St Lucia Wilds

Self Catering in St Lucia

Main house building around 1938 with some original features still in use. The cottages were built in 1987. Owners liv...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R750.0

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Sarah's Dynasty

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Sarah’s Dynasty is situated in the centre of the St Lucia village, as St Lucia is unique in that this village is surr...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

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R850

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Lalapanzi Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in St Lucia

There are 6 spacious and comfortable rooms, ideal for relaxing in after a day of sight seeing and tours! All the room...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R900.0

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Lake St Lucia Lodge

Self Catering in St Lucia

NOTE : Free WI-FI available

Property overlooking the Estuary.

We do not serve any meals.

Walking distance from s...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Laundry facilities

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R780.0

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Monzi Safaris

Self Catering in St Lucia

Monzi Safaris Tented Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in St Lucia. There is an outdoor swimming pool and large...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
TV

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R1600.0

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Sunset Lodge Log Cabins

Self Catering in St Lucia

Our luxurius log cabins have decks on which you can sit and relax while you enjoy our famouse African sunsets as well...

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R795.0

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Kosi Bay Lodge

Backpacker, Cottages, Self Catering in Kosi Bay, Durban

Sip sundowners in Nhlange Pub with amazing view and enjoy cuisine with a distinctive local flavor in the cosy atmosph...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Braai Area
Bar

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R460.0

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The Cane Cutter Estate

Self Catering in St Lucia

The Cane Cutter Estate Monzi is 17 km before St Lucia is just a few kilometres from the N2, on the North Coast of Nat...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R250

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Thornwood

Self Catering in Hluhluwe

A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the indigenous bush with an abundance of bird life a...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Internet access

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R3200.0

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The Sweetest Spot

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

The Sweetest Spot is a beautiful, spacious, 4 bedroom self-catering villa with two bathrooms en-suite and 1 guest bat...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
WiFi
Internet access

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R3000.0

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Bushwillow Collection

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Cottages, Game Lodges, Self Catering in Hluhluwe

Choose Bushwillow LODGE: Tambotie for a couple, Marula for families or groups who want that TRADITIONAL African touch...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises

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R1785.0

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The Bridge Unit 30

Apartments, Self Catering in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments Unit 30, is a modern unit situated along the banks of the St Lucia Estuary. The property has fr...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Dishwasher
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R1595

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Marnik Lodge

Self Catering in St Lucia

Marnik Lodge is situated in Monzi, a small farming community 15 kilometres from St Lucia Village. The whole of Monzi ...

Swimming Pool

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R302

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Stokkiesdraai

Apartments, Backpacker, Self Catering in St Lucia

Stokkiesdraai is situated in St. Lucia Kwazulu Natal South Africa, now a "World Heritage" Site, Stokkiesdraai luxury ...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
DSTV

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R600

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More info about South Africa - Elephant Coast

A place of natural beauty and diverse marine life, the Elephant Coast along the northern stretches of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa comprises the continent’s oldest game reserve, pristine beaches with ancient dune systems along a vast tropical coastline, unique wetlands and tribal traditions.

A small settlement in the area is named Dukuduku, a Zulu word meaning ‘groping in the dark’ because of the thickness of bush and many wild animals, including large herds of elephants, in the area. This problem, along with flooding rivers and the threat of malaria and bilharzia are the likely reasons why the area remained unspoilt for so long. Today, the Elephant Coast attracts hordes of nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts and those seeking absolute solitude.  

The Elephant Coast is the ultimate location for holidaymakers wishing to combine a beach and bushveld getaway.

 

Top 8 reasons to visit the Elephant Coast

1. Take a night time tour along the beaches at Kosi Bay to watch the female loggerhead and leatherback turtles arrive in large numbers to lay their eggs in the dunes. This spectacle occurs between June and November and hatching happens 60 days later.

2. For Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo) game viewing, visit the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Park, a UNESCO world heritage site where concerted efforts are being made to conserve the rhino.

3. Scuba divers flock to Sodwana Bay for excellent reef diving. From the brilliant, colourful macro life at the Bikini Reef System to Quarter Mile Reef bursting with sharks and rays, the reef variations here are practically endless.  

4. Purchase a colourful Zulu handcrafted basket or wood carving at Ilala Weavers. The site has a museum and a village where crafters can be seen showcasing skills handed down over the centuries.

5. Visit the fish kraals used by the local Thonga people in Kosi Bay to trap fish in the estuaries. Fish are corralled into a hand-woven basket suspended at the end of a reed funnel.

6. The coastline along the Elephant Coast is well suited for swimming, fishing and surfing with over 300 days of sunshine per year to spend on the unspoilt beaches and in the warm Indian Ocean. If you’re lucky, you might encounter dolphins to join you in a swim.

7. Take an exciting 3-hour guided kayak safari along the beautiful St Lucia Estuary. Be aware that the river mouth is infested with hippos and crocodiles! The area is renowned for its birdlife.

8. Immerse yourself in the Zulu culture at the Gooderson Dumazulu Lodge and Traditional Zulu Village in Hluhluwe. Watch the locals make traditional spears, shields and clay pots. While here, taste the Zulu beer and experience a reading from a Sangoma (witch doctor).

 

Transport

The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, between 200km and 300km from the Elephant Coast, depending on where you are located. Newcastle Airport is an alternate option. There are a number of airstrips in the area for incoming chartered flights, ask your host for more details. Car Rental agencies operate in most large cities. Collect a vehicle from the airport or you could order a rental online. There are no taxi services in the region, however, several tour operators offer shuttle services from the main centres to parts of the Elephant Coast.

 

Did you know?

In the past, many Zulu men would carry a knobkerrie, a type of hunting club made from wood with a knob at its end. Security guards on the late shift began decorating their knobkerrie using discarded coloured wire woven into beautiful patterns and today this tradition lives on, the knobkerrie now viewed as a treasured ornament rather than a hunting club.

There is a malaria risk in the extreme north of the Elephant Coast, take the necessary precautions before travelling into the area.

About Self Catering

Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.