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Doonside Holidays - South Coast, KwaZulu Natal

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With its magnificent beach and warm KwaZulu Natal Indian Ocean waters, the tiny town of Doonside, South Coast is a popular tourist destination. Although Doonside is only a little more than one square kilometre, each year it's inundated with holiday makers who return to savour the magnificent South Coast beaches, swimming, surfing and fishing in this KwaZulu Natal, sub-tropical paradise.

Doonside offers 'on the beach' Doonside Self Catering accommodation close to restaurants, bars, shopping malls, markets and other South Coast attractions, where you can escape city life in favour of a truly relaxing holiday getaway.
For outdoor family entertainment, Gary's Horses in close-by Amanzimtoti offers horse rides that will take you through coastal vegetation, and onto miles of open South Coast beaches crossing scenic lagoons.
For fine dining, Giorgio's at The View is where you can relish in a unique dining experience surrounded by glamorous décor, wooden floors, chandeliers, a cosy fire place and breath-taking sea views.

Kingsburgh, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal  - 2.3km, 5 minutes South of Doonside accommodation

Just 5 minutes drive from Doonside you'll come across Kingsburgh, a KwaZulu Natal, South Coast town described by visitors as the perfect KZN beach holiday spot for total rest and relaxation, as it's much quieter than neighbouring South Coast towns, and still retains a small village charm. If you prefer this kind of low-key beach holiday atmosphere, Kingsburgh offers luxurious Star Graded Kingsburgh Bed & Breakfast accommodation at The View Boutique Hotel & Spa, where you can wake up in the morning to the breathtaking sight of the 'Sapphire' South Coast, and enjoy superb local cuisine served with flair, alfresco under the magnificent African sky.
For longer stays, you'll find Kingsburgh Self Catering accommodation as close to the sea as you can get! Go see the Where To Stay Kingsburgh accommodation page for the full menu of these fabulous South Coast establishments.

Warner Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal  

Only metres away from Kingsburgh accommodation, Warner Beach is where life is slow and laid-back, and if you're a surfer, Warner Beach, South Coast - or "Baggies Beach" as its also known, is the place to be.  If you're more of a sun worshipper, the beaches are all shark protected and patrolled by lifeguards, with a delightful tidal pool for the kids. Besides the excellent South Coast surfing conditions, there's surf angling for the fisherman, and lagoon boating for those lazy afternoons.
For overnight Warner Beach accommodation, Warner Beach Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Sea Spray Bed & Breakfast, offers comfortable sea facing rooms situated in a tropical and tranquil bird lovers garden.  For longer stays in this relatively undiscovered South Coast treasure, you will find Warner Self Catering Apartment accommodation absolutely on the main Warner Beach. Visit the Where To Stay Warner Beach accommodation page for more info.
Eat out at The Terrace, where diners can relax and soak up the tranquil surrounds over a languid breakfast or lunch. If you're in Warner Beach for the weekend, treat yourself to a scrumptious Sunday roast, followed by heavenly lemon meringue cheesecake, known to be the best on the South Coast.

Winklespruit, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal - 4.9km, 6 minutes South of Doonside accommodation

Heading further down the South Coast, Winklespruit lies on the Illovo River mouth. Lined with lush sub-tropical vegetation, and home to a sandy South Coast beach that stretches for miles, the little seaside town of Winklespruit is yet another South Coast gem where you'll want to stay indefinitely. Although not generally known for upmarket accommodation, this and a few other South Coast towns are more geared to affordable accommodation........ideal for larger families.  Winklespruit Self Catering Apartment accommodation is plentiful, as sea-facing Winklespruit accommodation options vie for position along the Winklespruit beachfront.  For comfortable, affordable Winklespruit accommodation, try The Fig Tree, Winklespruit Youth Hostel / Backpackers accommodation situated one block from the main Winklespruit swimming beach, and within walking distance to restaurants and shopping centres.

For a taste of the Orient, the Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant in Winklespruit offers you a delicious choice of chow mein, chop suey, beef pepper and sweet & sour dishes. Closer to home, the Winklespruit 'Just Biltong Just Curries Take-Away' is famous for the best curry's and bunny chows on the South Coast, as well as its Kudu and Ostrich biltong.
While in Winklespruit, South Coast, enjoy a memorable and unique experience at the Armani Day Spa. This delightful alternative to the South Coast beach captures the essence of France in its tasteful finishes and exquisite garden, and offers a retreat from the fast pace of daily life.

When travelling North from Doonside accommodation, within just 3.3km you will come to Amanzimtoti, South Coast,  KwaZulu Natal

The ever popular South Coast town of Amanzimtoti lies 5 minutes North of Doonside accommodation, and just 6.5km from Winklespruit accommodation. Amanzimtoti is ideal for snorkelling and diving adventures, and for the South Coast diver, the nearby Aliwal Shoal - 20 minutes from Amanzimtoti, with its rich abundance of marine and plant life makes for an excellent South Coast diving spot. Other than the fish and sea life, there are also a number of shipwrecks waiting to be explored, providing visitors with a truly unforgettable experience. For accommodation on the popular South Coast Aliwal Shoal Area, see the Where To Stay South Coast accommodation page.
Besides Amanzimtoti's spectacular beaches and entertainment, its wealth of shore, rock and deep sea fishing makes Amanzimtoti famous as a South Coast angler's paradise. And for the avid golfer, the Amanzimtoti Golf Club is a year round course, and offers superb conditions to play in. This South Coast golf course is flat and fairly easy for golfers of all abilities, but expect a few challenging holes that require good driving ability. One or two holes overlooking the lagoon and ocean make for a pleasing, relaxing atmosphere for visiting South Coast golfers

When surfing the Where To Stay website for Amanzimtoti accommodation, the South Coast holidaymaker will be spoilt for choice with an array of affordable and luxury Amanzimtoti accommodation. You'll find Amanzimtoti Self Catering Apartment accommodation just a stone's throw away from Amanzimtoti's main Blue Flag beach; Amanzimtoti Self Catering Cottage accommodation with stunning 180 degree sea-views, and stylish Star Graded Amanzimtoti Bed & Breakfast accommodation nestled on the Amanzimtoti "Golden Mile". Amanzimtoti accommodation guarantees that you can't get any closer to all the fabulous South Coast fun and activities! The Amanzimtoti Beachfront road is particularly loaded with Amanzimtoti Self Catering Apartments. Many of these are privately owned and managed by the actual owners which eliminates the problem of having to pay booking commissions to letting agents. Larger families with children will find  Amanzimtoti self catering apartments of all sizes which will prove to be far more economical than South Coast B&Bs

For more info on these Amanzimtoti accommodation options, visit the Where To Stay Amanzimtoti accommodation page.

Amanzimtoti Area, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal

The KwaZulu Natal South Coast towns of Doonside, Kingsburgh, Warner Beach and Winklespruit are all included in the many quaint South Coast towns included in the Amanzimtoti Area, making this region of the KwaZulu Natal, South Coast a glorious holiday destination for the whole family. One can spend forever wandering up and down the beautiful KwaZulu Natal,South Coast, exploring charming little sea-side towns rich with vibrant cultural heritage, diverse fauna and flora, a multitude of local attractions, and of course, plentiful South Coast Amanzimtoti Area accommodation to suit all pockets and tastes. If you're an avid sun-worshipper, fisherman, surfer, scuba diver ... or anyone who loves glorious South Coast beaches, numerous places of interest, a wide choice of shopping facilities and activities, gourmet restaurants, entertainment and exciting nightlife, then the sub-tropical paradise of the KwaZulu Natal South Coast is definitely the place for your next family vacation.