• Welcome to the Sapphire Coast
    Welcome to the Sapphire Coast

    Durban offers you a variety of activities, from whale watching, shark cage diving to simply relaxing at a park

Activities and Attractions

The town of Amanzimtoti (meaning ‘sweet waters’ in Zulu) is said to have been named by the great Zulu King Shaka after tasting the fresh water that flows out of the hills at this scenic spot.

We have provided a Tourism Ideas Folder at our Reception area for your to page through to assist you with planning your leisure activities.

The Sapphire Coast

A myriad of warm water reef fish and cold water fish converge on Aliwal Shoal to create a kaleidoscope of colour.

For those who prefer to remain on terra firma, the beaches of the Sapphire Coast provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy swimming, surfing or fishing. Nature lovers can explore the Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary or stroll in one of the nature reserves.

Sapphire Coast Tourism

Go Bananaz

A place where the kids can play mini sports on a play court, learn balance and coordination in a uniquely designed air gym and also literally “Go Bananaz” in a safe and controlled environment.

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WOW Flightschool

This is one of the not-to-be-missed activities on the South Coast. Join Noel McDonogh for a joyride in your preferred choice of light-sport aircraft or microlight. 

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Aliwal Dive Centre

Aliwal Dive Centre offers some of the most exciting scuba diving in the world.
Dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks and Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Sharks. 

When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre for your South African diving adventure, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime.

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Crocworld Conservation Centre

When it comes to great family outings in the beautiful KZN outdoors, Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast,  is a number one destination! With more than 400 animals on site and so many adventures to be had, there truly is something for everyone at the centre. Enjoy a bite to eat at the on-site Fish Eagle Café which has seating on its newly-built wraparound deck with gorgeous sea views.

You can visit their Facebook or contact Crocworld Conservation Centre on 039 976 1103

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Bird Watching

Birding is so much more than a hobby, it's a lifestyle! Check out all things Birding in and around Amanzimtoti from our good friends  "The Birding Life" 

They put together a special Booklet for our area. Check it out here

Sapphire Coast Birding

The Birding Life


Amanzimtoti offers quite a few family-fueled restaurants, pubs and grills. 

We recommend the following: 

  • Lords and Legends 
  • JC's Restaurant  
  • The Thirsty Whale 
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Galleria Mall

Just a stone throw away from the Guest House is Galleria Mall, a regional shopping centre deluxe. With a combination of retail giants as well as exclusive boutiques, entertainment, fashion, dining and more. 

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Gary's Horses

Gary's Horses Amanzimtoti AKA Garys Beach Rides is located in Warner Beach, Durban, boasting some of the widest and longest beaches in KZN. What better way is there to enjoy this scenery than on horseback? 
Contact Gary: 084 205 9797

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Splash Waterworld

Splash Water World is situated on the ever-popular Toti Main Beach alongside The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar.  The water park is wheelchair friendly, with lifeguards strategically positioned throughout.

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Activities close by

Amanzimtoti and Surrounds offers a variety of activities for Tourists.

Family friendly or adventure


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Experience Durban

Popular all year round thanks to warm weather every month of the year and a great selection of hotels and attractions, Durban is the perfect place to spend the winter holidays in the sun.

Durban Tourism

Toti Brewing Company

Established in 2013 by three beer enthusiasts, The Toti Brewing Company has grown from a hobby to a microbrewery that produces some of the finest quality craft beer.

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Pia Health and Beauty Spa

PIA Health & Beauty Spa is conveniently situated in the hub of Amanzimtoti on the South Coast of KZN. The best in our book! 

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Illovo Nursery

Featuring a large nursery, Terrace restaurant, Beer Garden with a Kids' play area, weekend Craft Market, Pet Shop, Book Shop, weekend Art Gallery and much more. 

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uShaka Marine World

A day at uShaka will definitely be worth your while as there is loads to do and experience while offering fun for the whole family. 

It comprises 8 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Sea Animal Encounters Island, uShaka Beach, uShaka Village Walk, uShaka Kids World, uShaka Dangerous Creatures and Chimp & Zee.

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Explore the Outdoors

Oribi Gorge and Giba Gorge makes for a perfect family outing. 

Enjoy walks in Nature like never before. Both Oribi and Giba Gorge offer different activities for  nature lovers. 

Visit Oribi Gorge 

Visit Giba Gorge 

Pet Friendly Outings

There are a lot of Pet friendly outings you can take in Durban and surrounds. 

Read more about them on the Afristay Travel Blog

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Shuttle Service

FC Shuttle Services
081 737 4884 / 067 006 2250
Or chat to reception for more information.

Amanzimtoti Golf Course

This golf course is an ideal test for both experienced golfers looking for a challenging coastal game as well as holiday-makers looking for a fun game in the sun.

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