About Munster

Munster is situated on the South Coast, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsMunster, South Coast

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.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Munster

The Merry Crab Beach Lodge

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The Merry Crab Beach Lodge

The Merry Crab is a secure, informal holiday hideaway carved out of the lush, tropical Admiralty Reserve and only a ... more


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Plumbago is a charming and comfortable home away from home. Plumbago offers simple, unassuming and comfortable ... more

Ocean Grove Guest House

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Ocean Grove Guest House

Ocean Grove Guest House is situated midway between Southbroom and the Wild Coast in the little town of Munster, within ... more

Reviews of Munster

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

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