Munster, South Coast
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Just before you reach Port Edward on the south coast lies the quaint little village of Munster, midway between Southbroom and the Wild Coast.
Munster is within walking distance of adjacent Glenmore Beach and it can get a little confusing, particularly as the swimming and surfing bay in Munster is known as Glenmore beach. But life around here is relaxed enough to cater for minor irritations, and the locals barely turn a hair should your eyebrows ascend to your hairline in confusion. There’s nothing baffling about the beauty of the coast here, however. There are long stretches of unspoilt beach, lush vegetation, wild sea crashing on to boulders, and giant rocky outcrops. It is unsurprising that there are some wonderful rock-climbing opportunities and that Glenmore Beach in Munster is one of the most incredible beaches in the country.
Munster is shark protected and an excellent surfing beach, providing hours of swimming and shell collecting. The mouth of the Itongasi River has made it a perfect place for launching boats, and Glenmore beach is often the site of beauty and fishing competitions. The annual Sardine Run, which beached in Glenmore Bay in 2000 and 2001, attracts such large schools of dolphin that need to be seen to be believed.
Besides the beach, the Umtamvuma Nature Reserve, just inland from Port Edward, is a breeding ground for a colony of Cape vultures, which build their nests in the cliffs that border the river. The reserve is also home to baboons, several buck, monkeys, the black backed jackal and a rich canopied forest, thick with ferns, lichen and indigenous plants that provides hours of birding opportunities.
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"A perfect holiday destination - Munster is well worth a visit. The atmosphere is so relaxed you cant help but slip into holiday mode almost immediately ... ..." - Helen, Kearsney
Featured Attractions in (or near) Munster
Flanked on either side by the forested ravines of the Msikaba and Mtentu Rivers, Mkambati Nature Reserve is 8000 hectares of coastal reserve that consists mainly of grassland, close to the KwaZulu Natal border in north-east Pondoland. Despite being predominantly grassland, the incredible scenery is ... more information
Southbroom Golf Club continues to improve its course, year on year, and has climbed the BMW Golf Digest rankings to 63rd in the top 100 golf courses in South Africa. Southbroom Golf Club boasts one of the most popular golf courses on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. As an integral part of the ... more information
The Umtamvuna Nature Reserve is famous for its magnificent views of the deep Umtamvuna River Gorge. Umtamvuna is a treasure house of rare and endemic trees and plant species in a diversity of habitats, with spectacular wild flower displays after the spring rains. The reserve has the best nature walks ... more information
The Wild Coast Sun Country Club is a rugged beauty of a course. Carts are compulsory but this does not detract from the competitive challenge. The course may be a daunting challenge for professionals and amateurs alike but its wide fairways and huge greens, attract golfers of all levels. A first glance at the ... more information
Things To Do in Munster