Oslo Beach is an endearing seaside village located between Port Shepstone and Shelly Beach on the southern coast of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Picture a neat, well laid out area with majestic views over the warm Indian Ocean and you have an idea of what to expect on your visit to Oslo Beach.
The subtropical climate rarely drops below 18° and sea temperatures remain pleasant throughout the year. Oslo Beach is part of the Hibiscus Coast, known for the bright hibiscus flower that adds colour to the magnificent lush greenery surrounding the town.
The location of Oslo Beach is perfect for those wanting a relaxed and remote seaside vacation without forgoing convenience.
Things to do
The secluded beach is a quick walk from your accommodation. Spend the sunshine hours catching rays and enjoying the waves. Oslo Beach is renowned too, as a surfing destination.
Oslo beach is a short drive from many of KwaZulu-Natal’s attractions which feature the bustling resort town of Margate, the pleasant grass embankments at the Blue Flag appointed Ramsgate beach, the child friendly lagoon & cove at Uvongo Beach and inland to the magnificent Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve.
Visit the nearby checkered Port Shepstone lighthouse and if you enjoy angling, walk down to the Umzimkulu River mouth for game fishing. Be on the lookout for Zambezi (Bull) sharks entering the mouth.
At Oslo Beach, you are never far from convenience, neighbouring Shelly Beach has the largest shopping mall along this section of the coast. Various restaurants, speciality shops and cinemas are on the premises.
The Pure Venom Reptile Park in Shelly Beach has a huge collection of indigenous and exotic reptiles. Spend some time learning about the fascinating local fauna.
There are many world-class golf courses within a 30km radius of Oslo Beach.
Where to Eat
The Waffle House Café & Restaurant in Ramsgate is a landmark around these parts. The restaurant offers organic meals freshly prepared and served to you in peaceful surroundings. Onsite art gallery and children’s play area.
Experience superb fine dining at The Cellar in Port Shepstone. The patio has subdued lighting to get you in a relaxed mood to better enjoy the sterling creations produced by their chef.
A reviewer appropriately commented on his meal at Fish on the River Restaurant on the Umzimkulu River that ‘anything fresher is still swimming’. Mainly fish dishes on offer, try the Neptune’s platter.
Flintstones at the Oslo Beach Lodge is a great place to unwind after an active day on the beach. Meet the locals over a few drinks and sample their delicious home cooked pub fare.
Pop in to the Keg & Galleon at the Margate Hotel to enjoy their beer on tap and spend a fun night of gambling in the private slots room.
Where to Stay
The lodges and resorts at Oslo Beach all offer stunning sea views, nicely appointed accommodation and the proprietors and staff will look after your every need.
Air The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 180km from Oslo Beach. Margate has a small airport for chartered flights, 20km away.
Car Several car rental agencies are based in Port Shepstone and at King Shaka airport to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online.
Taxi There are a number of metered taxi companies in Port Shepstone. Margate Coach & Shuttle Services operate a daily shuttle between King Shaka airport and Oslo Beach.
Did you know?
There are 7 Blue Flag certified beaches within a short distance of Oslo Beach.
Mpenjati Beach outside of Margate was recently declared South Africa’s first official nudist beach.