About Winklespruit Beach

About half an hour south of Durban, perched peacefully on the scenic South Coast of South Africa, is the little seaside resort town of Winklespruit. It is quiet, pretty and easily accessible; making this the perfect weekend getaway for a quick family holiday, or an ideal spot for lazy summers spent soaking up the sun.

The area’s main beach, Winklespruit Beach, is clean, neat and quiet. It is safe for swimming and surfing, thanks to shark nets. Little ones love splashing around in the tranquil waters of the lagoon, which stretches all the way into the sea. The tidal pool is another hit for youngsters (and the young at heart) that want to spend their time enjoying sun, sea and spray.

Good waves make Winklespruit a popular spot for local surfers and visitors that want to take advantage of the awesome sets on offer. This beach is great for other sports too; such as kayaking, hydrofoiling, and boating. On the sand, children can build sand castles, moms can get some sun, and everyone can enjoy a game of bat and ball.

Winklespruit Beach is located between Warner Beach and Illovo, and the nearby park remains a top spot for languorous picnics in pretty surrounds.

Winklespruit is so named because, in 1875, a ship sank; full of wares that were being transported to Durban. The sailors quickly decided to salvage what they could, set up a shop (known as a “winkel” in Afrikaans) and sell the wares from the river bank.

Durban is home to the King Shaka International Airport; and is a buzzing urban epicentre of retail, industry and commerce.

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WhereWinklespruit, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal

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