La Mercy, Dolphin Coast
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La Mercy, a secluded little village on the southern edge of the Dolphin Coast, is set just south of Ballito and roughly 25 kilometres north of Durban. It is a coastal conservancy that, together with Umdloti, is also one of the best beaches from which to view the annual whale visit, whilst dolphins visit this coastline all year round.
The advantage to staying at La Mercy - its proximity to Durban, Ballito and other north coast highlights aside - is that the town is essentially small. Roughly 450 households live along its beachside, and peace and quiet, as well as 'small town' atmosphere, are yours most of the year round. But you will find enough shops and restaurants close by not to feel marooned, and the proximity of the N2 makes travelling very easy. Alternatively use the old beach road along this part of the coastline, as it is particularly beautiful. Just be prepared for the journey to take a little longer.
This is typical of the Dolphin Coast - seaside resorts within close driving distance of one another, each with access to beautiful beaches and each with a typical seaside holiday quality. Just up from La Mercy, which has its own airport, is the extremely popular Ballito, regarded as the heart of the Dolphin Coast, and Shaka's Rock, which has access to a really lovely tidal pool and good stretch of sandy beach.
Umhlanga Rocks and access to Gateway Shopping Mall is but 11 kilometres from La Mercy, the Sibaya Casino a mere 7 kilometres, and locally you have access to fishing, kite-surfing, paddling, sea kayaking and snorkelling. What more do you need to make a holiday of it?
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"We love the small-town atmosphere of La Mercy. You really are just put at ease from the moment you arrive. The beaches and walks are gorgeous and the local La ..." - Faizal, Durban
Featured Attractions in (or near) La Mercy
Dolphin Coast offers visitors a combination of modern facilities at it's sun drenched seaside resorts in a lush, subtropical environment. The Dolphin Coast shoreline is an exciting blend of golden beaches and rock pools for safe bathing, surfing and scuba diving, rock and skiboat fishing, or just relaxing on the ... more information
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of Africa's largest super regional retail destinations. Features: Barnyard Theatre, Ster Kinekor cinema, Cinema Nouveau, IMAX, rock climbing wall, artificial waves, skateboard park, Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Game, Exclusive Books, Musica, over 30 ... more information
The only organisation of its kind in the world, the Natal Sharks Board protects beach users in KwaZulu Natal against shark attack with an extensive and effective network of shark nets that extend along 320 kilometres of coastline. The Natal Sharks Board is not only involved in preventing shark attacks, it also plays a ... more information
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