Fathers Day – South Coast Fun

Oribi Gorge South Coast

16 JUNE 2019

How to celebrate with Dad this Father’s Day  – here on the South Coast there is plenty of amazing things to do to create a memorable day!   The South Coast is the perfect destination to help your Dad complete his bucket list!

The following list captures the possible activities on the South Coast:

Ramsgate South Coast

  • Smile with a Crocodile
  • Land the Fish of your Dreams
  • Experience beautiful beaches on a horse
  • Feel the roll of the White Water Rapids
  • Face your fear on the Gorge Swing
  • Enjoy a Great Drive Out
  • Immerse yourself in Captivating Culture
  • Experience the thrill of The Zip Line
  • Surf your Soul Out
  • Peddle Power Off Road with MTB Madness
  • Wow yourself at the Water Park FATHER’S
  • Befriend a Shark
  • Be pampered at our award-winning Spas
  • Find yourself in our Forests and Trails

Here are some suggestions to help you come up with the perfect plan!

Eco Adventures

If your Dad is an adrenaline junkie or an extreme sports athlete – there is loads to do to keep him surprised!

  • World’s highest gorge swing – Wild 5, Oribi Gorge
  • White water rafting – Wild 5 and Oribi Outdoors, Oribi Gorge
  • Africa’s longest and fastest zip line – Lake Eland, Oribi Gorge
  • Wild and wacky water sports – The Pont Holiday and Water Sport Resort, Umtamvuna River Lodge and The Boarder Post


Be different and take Dad for a Spa treatment

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Let Dad be pampered and have a peaceful day at one of our award-winning Spas

  • Camelot Spa at San Lameer
  • The Gorge at Oribi Gorge
  • Honeywood Spa at Sea Park
  • Ingwe Manor – Margate

Take Dad for a Craft Beer

Craft Beer Jaxx Umtentweni South Coast

Craft Beer at Jaxx Restaurant Umtentweni, KZN South Coast

Jaxx Restaurant in Umtentweni serves special craft beer – enjoy an afternoon of sampling different craft beers.

Go to the beach

The winter sun is at its best now and no need for too much sunblock!  The South Coast boasts 7 Blue Flag beaches and many other amazing beaches one can visit.   The Blue Flag beaches are:  Hibberdene, Umzumbe, Southport, Lucien, Ramsgate, Marina Beach and Trafalgar.

Go Fishing

The South Coast gives you choices – you can go deep sea fishing, fish from the shore or find a dam inland and go bass fishing.  Whatever you choose it will be great bonding time with the family.

Whale and dolphin watching

These are our annual visitors to the South Coast.  They migrate annually from the South Pole and they come past the coastline every winter from the end of May  on their way to Mozambique.   They then journey back to the South Pole and the last whales are seen towards the end of November.

Deep Sea Fishing

Catch a big one on a deep-sea fishing charter – that can often be found at ski boat launch sites such as:

  • Shelly Beach
  • Scottburgh
  • Rocky Bay
  • Pennington
  • Hibberdene
  • Lucien Beach
  • Ramsgate
  • Glenmore/Munster

Scuba Diving

With two world-renowned diving destination, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, the KZN South Cast is ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving and shark cage diving with numerous shark species.  Novices, including those who can’t swim, as well as experts can dive during any season and find multiple shark species on one dive to admire up close.   Give your Dad an experience of a lifetime!!

Boat launches to Aliwal Shoal are from Umkomaas, Scottburgh and Rocky Bay and to Protea Banks from Shelly Beach

  • Aliwal Shoal Scuba near Scottburgh
  • Dive-in Adventures
  • Aqua Planet at Shelly Beach
  • African Dive Adventures

Learn to Surf

Pumula Surf School

Never to old to learn to surf!   The KZN South Coast is one of Africa’s prime surfing destinations with many unique beaches to satisfy your needs.   Sign up with a surf school to make your surfer lifestyle a reality.

  • Surf Action
  • Pumula Surf School
  • Umzumbe Surf Camp
  • Southbroom Surf School

Play a game of golf

Have you ever heard a man say no to golf!

Port Shepstone Country Club

The South Coast is also known as the Golf Coast as there are 11 golf courses all within easy distance from each other.  The golf courses have beautiful scenery, spectacular ocean and countryside views which make playing golf quite unique. The golf courses are located at the following clubs:  Umkomaas Golf Club, Scottburgh Golf Club, Selborne Park Golf Estate, Umdoni Park Golf Club, Port Shepstone Country Club, Harding Country Club, Margate country Club, Southbroom Country Club, San Lameer Golf Course, Port Edward Country Club and Wild Coast Sun Country Club.

Scenic Bike Trail

Clearwater Trails

Clearwater Trails

Take your Dad for a scenic bike trail on the South Coast.  Fun and challenging with varying distances and gradings, the forest and the coastal rides will fit the whole family.  There are many cycle trails to choose from:

  • Rocky Bay Resort
  • Burry Stander Bike Park
  • Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest Lodge
  • Lake Eland Private Game Reserve
  • Beaver Creek
  • Clearwater Trails