Scottburgh at a glance
One of the most attractive and popular resorts on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, Scottburgh’s past is steeped in both colonial and traditional Zulu culture.
During 1860, Scottburgh was the first town to be laid out south of Durban. At the turn of the century, the shallow bay was home to a fleet of fishing vessels and was, for a time a promising harbour.
Today, Scottburgh is a thriving coastal resort. Drawn by the year-round temperate sub-tropical climate and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, visitors flock to escape the cooler inland to enjoy the town’s natural and cultural attractions.
Scottburgh’s main appeal lies with it’s sheltered bathing beach, or Scott Bay as it is more commonly referred to. The beach with its vast expanse of terraced lawns and expansive sandy beaches is geared for holiday fun and together with an inviting tidal and paddling pool, supertube and protected bathing will ensure carefree family holidays.
Surfers can indulge their passion to find the perfect wave as the ocean here is blessed with the swells and points to deliver the goods. The Green Point Lighthouse, a national monument, was erected in 1905, and situated on a hilltop opposite Blamey’s Bay, beams out a powerful warning to passing ships of the perils of the Aliwal Shoal. Although no wrecks are visible along this section of coast, the perilous shoal, treacherously close to the surface and nearly a kilometre wide in places, has had its fair share of casualties.
Deep-sea diving enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with a number of excellent dive sites in close proximity to the resort, with the Aliwal shoal, rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top ten dive sites in the world, being the jewel of the south coast. This shoal is rich in marine and plant life and good visibility will ensure lasting memories. Lander’s Reef just off Scottburgh beach is perfect for deep diving to depths ranging from 20 to 36m deep. The mysteries of the deep, which are home to abundant plant life and reef fish are enhanced by shipwrecks just waiting to be explored - and good visibility which is normally around 15m.
An excursion to TC Robertson’s 60 ha of river and coastal bush offers opportunities to view over 200 species of water birds and other avifauna, as well as 15 species of mammal, including mongoose, bushbuck and duiker. Over 100 tree species have also been identified. Guided tours can be arranged for groups, although bookings are essential. There is a braai area and a marked self-guide trail. Don’t miss a walk in the magnificent Umdoni Forest and Nature Reserve in Pennington.
Take a trip to Crocworld where over 10 000 crocodile as well as raptors, snakes, tortoises, waterbirds and flamingos can be seen in a beautiful, natural setting. A tree house enables the viewing of indigenous and exotic wildlife including monkeys and parrots. Make sure the visit coincides with one of the feeding times at 11am and 3pm daily.
An added attraction is the vast choice of world class golf courses in the area, with the challenging and beautiful Selbourne Golf Course, just south of Scottburgh and the Umkomaas Golf Course, just north of Scottburgh, which is the home course to professionial Tim Clark. Tee off from either the 18-hole Scottburgh golf course or the 18-hole Umdoni Park Golf Club – their undulating fairways boast not only an unrivalled view of the Indian Ocean but also two par-5’s and five par-3 holes. Only the warmth of the welcome given to golfers from many parts of the world matches the beauty of this course.
Explore the coastal wilderness by horse on one of the trails tailored to suit riders’ levels of experience. Scottburgh Bowling Club offers hospitality and a good game to bowlers, while tennis and squash players are welcomed at the Scottburgh Country Club. This sheltered beach at Park Rynie is home to the local ski-boat club while divers and bathers are also drawn to this area. The business centre includes hotels, holiday cottages and caravan parks.
A variety of good places to eat out ranging from snacks and take-aways to fine dining are available to feed the inner soul. Watch the local press for entertainment on offer. There is a shopping centre and various individual shops which adequately serve all residents and visitors to our area.
Accommodation ranges from camping, caravanning, self- catering, bed-and-breakfasts to full-on hotel holidays. Choose the one to suit your needs and your budget. Lying just south of Scottburgh, Park Rynie offers caravanners accommodation right on the beach.
Bazely, Clansthal, Cragieburn, Elysium, Freeland Park, Ifafa, Kelso, Mtwalume, Park Rynie, Pennington, Scottburgh Cenetral, Scottburgh South, Saicor Village, Umkomaas, Umzinto, Widenham
Types of properties
Houses, Simplexes, Duplexes, Flats, Life Style Villages, Small Holdings, Farms, Vacant Land
Houses from R750 000 – R3 500 000
Simplexes & Duplexes from R800 000 – R1 500 000
Flats from R460 000 – R1 200 000
Units in Life Style Village from R495 000 – R1 350 000
Farms and Small Holdings from R1 100 000 – R3 500 000
Vacant Land from R40 000 – R1 100 000