The small beach holiday resorts of Melville Beach and Banana Beach are located just a few kilometres to the North of Port Shepstone. Bypassed by the newly built N2 highway, both Melville Beach and Banana Beach can now offer peace and tranquility, the traffic jams having vanished with the building of the new road. Banana Beach has a tidal pool, a lagoon and some excellent surfing. Add to this already inviting picture the profusion of wild banana trees and the abundant indigenous vegetation that attracts a variety of local birds, and Melville Beach takes on an added appeal.
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment. There are no fewer than seven golf courses in the area and a number of game reserves between Scottburgh and Port Edward. Oribi and Mpenjati nature reserves are within 30 kilometres and offer hiking and abseiling opportunities, the Wild Coast Sun resort and casino is a very popular day trip, and the Uvongo bird park offers hours of bird watching. The nearest shops to Melville Beach and Banana Beach are just a couple of kilometres to the South at Southport.