South Coast Blue Flag Beaches, KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal Tourist Attractions

South Coast Blue Flag Beaches, KwaZulu Natal

Blue Flag certification started as an environmental and tourism campaign in Europe to assure visitors that certified beaches are clean, safe and environmentally sound. Blue Flag status is only awarded to those beaches that achieve excellence in water quality, environmental education and information, and adhere to international safety standards.

High levels of cleanliness, the quality of facilities (toilets and showers) and professional lifeguard services are key criterion of Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag assures the visitor, that the beaches are clean and environmentally friendly. The award also helps to educate the community about the need and means of caring for our coastline; to promote one of South Africa’s natural treasures.

KwaZulu Natal Beaches

Beaches with Current Blue Flag Status (2013)

Hibberdene Beach

Where to stay: Hibberdene

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When you visit Hibberdene on the South Coast make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen, because you'll more than likely be spending your days o ... more information

Lucien Beach

Where to stay: Margate

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Whilst in Margate for your summer holidays why not head to Lucien Beach for a day in the sun. This quiet but popular blue flag beach is ... more information

Marina Beach

Where to stay: southbroom / san lameer

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Marina Beach offers one of the best beaches on the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It's Blue Flag status is well deserved with its excellen ... more information

Ramsgate Beach

Where to stay: Ramsgate

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This picturesque beach is located in the quaint village of Ramsgate, south of Margate along the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. If you want ... more information

Southport Beach

Where to stay: Southport

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This fairly quiet beach is a great sport for watching dolphins frolic in the waves and occasional whale watching. Located in the hub of the ... more information

Trafalgar Beach

Where to stay: Trafalgar

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For the holidaymaker who is interested in exploring, watching or simply lazing the days away head to Trafalgar beach situated just north of ... more information

Umzumbe Beach

Where to stay: Umzumbe

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Umzumbe Beach is an unspoilt beach with dense coastal vegetation contributing to its appeal. Although a little off the popular beach track, ... more information

KwaZulu Natal Beaches

Other Beaches in KwaZulu Natal

Addington Beach

Where to stay: South Beach / Durban

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Though not as busy as its neighbouring beaches, Addington Beaches protected position near the Harbour makes it an ideal beach for families a ... more information

Amanzimtoti Beach

Where to stay: Amanzimtoti

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Amanzimtoti Beach borders the warm Indian Ocean which makes the water ideal for all year round swimming, snorkelling, diving, surfing and ... more information

Margate Beach

Where to stay: Margate

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The South Coast has many stunning beaches, with Margate Beach being very a popular beach for holidaymakers due its close proximity to ... more information

Pennington Beach

Where to stay: Pennington

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Pennington beach is located 74km south of Durban along the KwaZulu Natal South Coast and is the ideal beach holiday destination for ... more information

Willard Beach

Where to stay: Ballito

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The Blue Flag Willard Beach is considered Ballito’s main beach. At Willard Beach you can be assured of a clean beach, sparkling water and ... more information

Umdloti Beach

Where to stay: Umdloti

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It's not just the 5km stretch of beautiful beaches that causes visitors to flock to Umdloti Beach, but also the very likely possibility of s ... more information

Uvongo Beach

Where to stay: Uvongo

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Uvongo Beach is extremely popular as it is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. This is in no s ... more information

Tweni Beach

Where to stay: Umtentweni

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A little off the beaten track, Tweni Beach lies just 2km from the popular holiday hub of Port Shepstone. A safe beach with lifeguards on du ... more information

Umhlanga Rocks Main Beach

Where to Stay: Umhlanga

A breathtaking diversity of tropical fish and coral reefs wrap along the Umhlanga coastline, making it a perfect diving and snorkelling destination. Surfers flock to Umhlanga’s warm waters to make the most of ... Additional info at umhlanga attractions

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