About Pennington

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

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsPennington, South Coast

Pennington is part of the Umdoni coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Pennington is a quaint resort and includes the pleasant seaside villages of Kelso, Sezela and Bazley Beach. This beautiful area offers something a little different. Quiet pristine beaches, magnificent bays and safe tidal pools make Pennington a truly idyllic destination perfect for unwinding and relaxing. There are also numerous attractions to keep active minds at bay. Pennington is home to the Botha House built by General Louis Botha for his wife, Annie, on land found for him by Sir Frank Reynolds. Sir Frank Reynolds was a sugar entrepreneur and a member of the Colony’s Legislative Council.

A bit of exploration in Pennington will reveal delights like golfing at the Umdoni Golf Course and Selborne Park course where a round of golf comes complete with game and bird watching, as well as superlative views of the shimmering ocean and indigenous forest. Interestingly, Umdoni Park was established by Sir Frank to preserve the indigenous fauna and flora. He presented it to the South African nation in 1920 and the Umdoni Trust was formed. The park also offers wonderful walking trails and the Komba Bird Sanctuary and Nkumbane Dam. Also, take a stroll through the local Indigenous Nursery to see the stunning plants and birds native to South Africa.

Pennington’s warm waters boast a rich blend of fish species. Because of this aspect, it has given rise to a large sport fishing community. This beautiful area offers a large number of trophy barricuda, garrick, sharks and salmon. The annual 'Couta Classic’ is held annually in Pennington over the Easter weekend and attracts hundreds of fisherman from all over the country to participate in one of the largest fishing competitions in Kwazulu Natal. Besides the excellent bass and deep sea fishing on offer, Rock and surf fishing is very popular, with catches such as shad, sharks and rays, grunter, kingfish and pompono.

If fishing or golf doesn’t grab your interest, Pennington offers an enticing array of other activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, horse riding on the beach and bird watching and is also home to the Village Mall with convenience stores, estate agents and restaurants. Pennington’s fauna and flora are captured through a number of activities that make the most of the beautiful sights and sounds of this captivating place. Whether it’s an exciting getaway with friends, or a quiet respite with a loved one, Pennington is sure to have you coming back soon.

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Marula Mews

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Marula Mews

Marula Mews is a lovely two bedroom self catering holiday home found on Selborne Park Golf Estate, with spectacular views ... more

Villa Favola

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Villa Favola

Villa Favola is situated in the heart of Selborne Park Golf Estate. This three bedroom double storey villa is on the 1st ... more

The Magnificent Sunbird

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The Magnificent Sunbird

The Magnificent Sunbird is on the upper level of a Villa duplex and has its own private driveway entrance. From its ... more

Reviews of Pennington

I spent the best years of my life in this little town ! I worked for Eddie Murphy and surfed my brains out at all the secret spots the locals knew of ,...

Peter Langton, New zealand

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