The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Illovo Beach

Afrikaans name: Illovo Beach

Illovo Beach

Illovo Beach

Photo © Steven Herbert

The coastal village of Illovo Beach lies on the southern bank of the Illovo River.

Illovo Beach weather


The river, from which the town takes its name, was called iLovo by the Zulu people living in the area. This name stems from their name of mlovo for the trees on the banks of the river.

The village has both residential properties as well as various tourist accommodation including a caravan park.

There is a large plant nursery in the area. It is a popular destination for residents of Durban who want to escape the city for a while. Tasty meals and cake are served on a deck over the restaurant.

References and further reading

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 103

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 328


Got a comment about the content on this page?

Copyright Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2022. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use