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Shelly Beach, South Coast

Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach, South Coast

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Shelly Beach is a friendly town where the true tranquillity is rivalled only by its incredible scenery. Situated in the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, Shelly Beach is famed for its hospitality and safety as well as the hordes of beautiful shells that wash up onto the shores.

Shelly Beach has become one of the fastest developing commercial and residential towns on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Shelly Beach is a slice of sub-tropical paradise abundant in lush foliage and perfect scenery. The warm waters abundant in exquisite tropical fish and coral reefs compliment the pristine beaches.

There are numerous tidal pools and lagoons. These waters are ideal for all watersports especially snorkelling and diving. Shelly Beach boasts numerous popular diving and snorkelling sites where the most spectacular varieties of tropical fish, sharks, corals as well as mystical underwater caves can be discovered. These popular sites include Potato Reef, The Caves, Deep Salmon, Arena Reef, Bo Boyi Reef and Adda Reef.

Shells on Shelly Beach, South Coast
Shelly Beach is also a shell collector's paradise. Here, the finest miniature pink lady shells can be found hidden among the many varieties. Take a leisurely stroll on these warm sands and find delight in the abundance of beautiful shells just laying there. Shelly Beach is renowned for its superb rock and surf fishing and boasts the largest ski boat base between Durban and East London. It also hosts numerous deep sea angling competitions throughout the year.

This tranquil and picturesque town boasts superb amenities including the Shelly Centre Shopping Mall, cinemas and restaurants. So if you are tired of soaking up the sun and relaxing on the beach, go and enjoy refreshing sundowners as well as some exciting shopping at Shelly Centre.

The hospitable inhabitants, tranquillity, beautiful beaches, superb amenities and exciting activities in exquisite terrains are what make Shelly Beach a perfect holiday destination. The perfect combination of serenity as well as an array of exciting activities shows that Shelly Beach has something for everyone. Add Shelly Beach to your list of ‘must go places’ now!

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average visitor rating: 5/5"Shelly Beach is your hoilday destination, with a sub tropical climate, lush vegetation and golden beaches and to add many activities, fishing, diving Protea ..." - Belinda Matthew, Shelly Beach

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Aliwal Shoal

Rated as one of the top 10 dive spots in the world, but regular divers say it is second only to the rocky ride over breakers to get there, the marine life of Aliwal Sshoal is said to be spectacular. Raggies or ragged tooth sharks are regularly spotted between August and November as they use the area to mate. They ... more information

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities. The area boasts cliffs and forests and spectacular hiking trails and picnic sites. Wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the oribi (after which the gorge is named) is rarely seen ... more information

Uvongo River Nature Reserve

From the bridge that crosses the iVungu River at Uvongo a nature reserve stretches upstream, created to protect the throng of riverine birds that make the area their home. Although a small reserve, the 28 hectare Uvongo River Nature Reserve boasts such rarities as the buff-spotted ... more information

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African Dive Adventures

Where: Shelly Beach
How much (per person): Price on request

African Dive Adventures is located on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, 150km south of Durban, South Africa. Our diving at Protea Banks is c ... more information

Aqua Planet Dive Centre

Where: Shelly Beach
How much (per person): Price on request

Protea Banks offers an exceptionally exciting specialty Shark dive for locals and international visitors alike. Situated 7,5km off Shell ... more information

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