About La Mercy Lagoon

For a getaway that is all about long, languorous days spent in still waters and balmy sunshine, the La Mercy Lagoon is just about perfect. Itís close to the Umdloti Beach Coastal Conservancy on the KwaZulu-Natal shores, and is picturesque. While it is best known for its excellent kite-surfing and kite-foiling (thanks to consistent winds and calm waters), it is an excellent getaway for families too.

Thereís place on the lagoonís banks to tan, play or build sand castles. So, families can pack a picnic and spend the day here. Thereís more than enough space to launch and land your kite on the sand or grassy areas too. Of course, because the lagoon water is calm and there arenít big waves, itís a lovely spot for families with little ones. Itís great for stand-up paddling and snorkelling too.

It is tidal, so the whole La Mercy lagoon changes throughout the day, making it especially beautiful to witness. But, fortunately, the kite-surfing opportunities arenít dependent on the tide.

There is parking available, as well as convenient ablutions. La Mercy Lagoon is also home to food outlets, so visitors can buy snacks there.

La Mercy Lagoon may feel like itís in the middle of paradise, but itís only 6 kilometres from the King Shaka International Airport, making it a really accessible attraction for locals and visitors to Durban. Itís also close to the Umhlali Country Club and Mount Edgecombe Golf Course, and uShaka Marine World is only 25 minutesí drive away.

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WhereLa Mercy Lagoon, La Mercy, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

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