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Convenient close to Durban.
The verdant village of Pennington on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal is blessed with a gorgeous sloping beach that backs up against a coastal forest. The area has a number of elegant homes and two of the province’s best golf courses are situated on the village outskirts.
Much of Pennington was once owned by a sugar baron who conserved a large tract of land and left it in trust for the public to enjoy. The area is called Umdoni Park. He had a great admiration for the Union of South Africa’s Prime Minister at the time, General Louis Botha, and built a mansion for him. The house, known as Botha House, was later to become a holiday retreat for South African leaders.
South Africans living away from the coast travel to Pennington during the school holidays to enjoy a restful beach vacation. But Pennington has a lot more to offer: whether you are seeking a seaside holiday, a golfing sojourn, a discovery of nature’s rare offerings, a honeymoon destination, surfing/fishing road trip or just to get away from it all, Pennington ticks all the boxes.
Top 6 reasons to visit Pennington
1. Enjoy the sunshine, the unforgettable feeling of soft sand through the toes and salt coating your skin after a warm swim in the Indian Ocean at Pennington Beach. The beach has a tidal pool for children to safely explore.
2. Fishing north of the Pennington swimming beach is popular for shad and garrick, while Umdoni Point in the south has deeper waters frequented by sharks. Hire a rod and collect bait from the kiosk at the nearby caravan park.
3. For the adventure of a lifetime, take a shark diving trip offered by The Shark Diving Company, where you are given detailed instructions and equipment to prepare you for a 1-hour open dive with dusky and black-tipped... Show more