KwaZulu Natal DestinationsBrighton Beach, Durban
Better known as “the friendly suburb,” Brighton Beach on The Bluff is situated between Durban city centre and Durban International Airport, south of Durban and is renowned for its world famous surf spot “Cave Rock”, unspoilt beaches and tidal pool. There are many rock pools to explore as well as excellent surfing, diving and fishing spots.
Dolphins frolic year-round close to shore and whales are often spotted in the winter months. The thick coastal vegetation is home to many monkeys and mongoose. The Bluff Nature Reserve has two bird hides that provide excellent viewing opportunities in addition to nature trails.
With protected open spaces and no high rise buildings to spoil the coast line, Brighton Beach still maintains an environmental awareness that has prevented this area from becoming another concrete holiday town.
Situated on the outskirts of Durban it is a mere 20 minutes drive to Durban city centre, sports and soccer stadiums, Wilson’s Wharf, Botanical Gardens and uShaka Marine World. Also convenient for the business executive as it is close to the city’s southern industrial hub of Prospecton, Jacobs and Mobeni as well as the harbour.
Some of the other attractions are the Millenium Tower, a tour of the old whaling station, a game of golf on the 18-hole golf course or shopping at one of the many chain stores. There are also a variety of restaurants and take-aways in the area ranging from seafood restaurants to steak houses, pizza parlours etc.
Locals are friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere conducive to holiday fever.