Five popular attractions on the South Coast

2015-06-10 06:01
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Scottburgh beach is very popular.

PHOTO: www.safarinow.com Scottburgh beach is very popular.

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SCUBA addicts diving adventures

Umkomaas

One of the most thrilling dives in Africa has to be with tiger sharks. Throw in numerous blacktip sharks eyeing to get in on the action, and you’re up for an incredible show.

The Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks are also home to whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, devil rays, eagle rays, ribbontail rays, eels, game fish and many species of reef.

Umkomaas Golf Club

Golf Courses in Umkomaas (1.2kms from Umkomaas)

Enjoy a nice relaxing game of golf at Umkomaas Golf Course. Originally a nine-hole course, the layout was extended to 18 holes and subsequently redesigned by Robert Grimsdell in 1932.

This is a parkland layout, with nice wide, but undulating fairways, and a few elevated greens. A trademark of the course is the splendid sea view.

Crocworld

Animal Parks in Freeland Park (6.2km from Umkomaas­)

Find out how many teeth crocodiles have and other amazing facts. Daily crocodile tours offer a fascinating experience where visitors can learn about the lifestyle of crocs from newborn hatchlings to 100-year-old giants­ during their feeding times at 11am and 3pm.

TC Robertson Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Scottburgh (9.7kms from Umkomaas)

This is a 20 hectare strip of nature reserve along the banks of the Mpambinyoni River. It contains about 80 species of indigenous trees and several hundred which have been donated to the reserve.

There are also over 180 species of birds to be seen, including bushbuck, red duiker and banded mongoose.

Enjoy a picnic or a braai at the designated areas.

Scottburgh beach

Beaches in Scottburgh (9.3km from Umkomaas)

Scottburgh beach is a hub of activity throughout the year. With shark nets in place and lifeguards on duty all year round, it is a safe bathing beach with a host of fun things to do for the whole family.

Activities on the beach include a super tube waterslide, mini-golf, canoe hire (great for leisurely trips up the lagoon), fishing and body boarding.

- www.safarinow.com

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